Trading Tools

May 17, 2022

Learn about specialized tools traders may use to make trading decisions. 

Trading and Social Media

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

Reducing Risk with a Credit Spread Options Strategy

Learn how credit spreads allow you to swap a limited amount of profit potential for the opportunity to reduce risk.

Option Strategy Spotlight: Long Call vs. Bull Call Spread

With so many bullish options strategies to choose from, how do you know which is right for your next trade? In this article, we'll compare two bullish options strategies in order to assist you with the decision-making process.

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.

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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.

What Is a Micro E-Mini Future?

Micro E-mini futures offer traders exposure to four leading U.S. stock indexes in bite-size contracts.