Trading Tools

October 7, 2022

Learn about specialized tools traders may use to make trading decisions. Or explore other trading topics:

Trading Up-Close: Bear Markets & Bull Traps

Learn about what a bull trap is and why they show up during bear markets.

Trading Up-Close: Fibonacci Retracement Lines

Learn how you can use Fibonacci retracement lines to spot potential patterns in price charts.

Trading in an Uncertain Market

When the market takes a turn, traders may want to go back to basics.

Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

Stock Settlement: Why You Need to Understand the T+2 Timeline

Learn about main types of settlement violations, their consequences, and how to avoid them.

Calculating Potential Profit and Loss on Options

Want to calculate potential profit and loss levels on an options strategy? Find out how our options calculator works.

Get to Know the Option Greeks

Learn how option Greeks can help you evaluate the risks and rewards of options contracts.

Trading Up-Close: Getting Started as a Trader

If you think you’d like to start trading stocks, what do you need to know? Kevin Horner explains what it takes to be a trader and how it differs from long-term investing.

Options Strategies for Rising Interest Rates

Which options strategies should you consider in a rising interest rate environment?

Managing Cash-Secured Equity Puts

CSEPs may generate short-term income or enable purchase of desired stocks at a favorable price. Know what to do if the CSEP doesn't work out as planned.