Technical Analysis

Interpret market data to identify patterns and trends to make more educated predictions. Or explore other trading topics:

Unbalanced Butterfly and Strong Directional Bias

A trader's guide to tweaking a butterfly when they have a strong directional bias, time to expiration is short, and they want to squeeze as much as they can out of their position.

How to Use Volume-Weighted Indicators in Trading

The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) indicates the average price of an intraday period weighted by volume. Here's how to use VWAP in technical trading.

3 Technical Indicators to Check Before the Trade

By adding technical indicators to your charts, you might be able to determine directional bias and use this information as part of your trading strategy.

Adjusting Losing Trades: Four Scenarios

You have a losing trade, but you don't want to sell. Here are four options strategies to try and adjust losing trades.

Using thinkorswim® to Analyze Earnings

Learn how to use thinkorswim® to research the effects earnings announcements can have on a company's share price.

Price Movement Indicator: Market Maker Move

Is the market pricing in a greater-than-typical move in a stock? Check the Market Maker Move™ indicator on the thinkorswim® platform. It can help inform your trading decisions.

How to Use the Monitor Tab on thinkorswim®

The Monitor tab on the thinkorswim® platform offers information about your trading accounts, account positions and performance, and other key data points.

5 thinkorswim® Trading Tools & Tips for Traders

Learn more about the tools and features available on the thinkorswim® trading platform that are designed to help traders and investors identify opportunities and trades.

Coding for Traders: Building Your Own Indicator

The thinkorswim® platform offers a way for traders to code their own indicator customized to their specifications so they can make more informed trading decisions.

Create a Momentum Indicator with Moving Averages

Learn to use simple moving averages (SMAs) to track stock momentum by creating scripts with the thinkScript® Editor on the thinkorswim® trading platform.