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  • Covered Call

    The Strategy Selling the call obligates you to sell stock you already own at strike price A if the option is assigned. Some investors will run this strategy after they’ve already...

  • Collar

    You can think of a collar as simultaneously running a protective put and a covered call. Some investors think this is a sexy trade because the covered call helps to pay for the protective...

  • Buy Index Mutual Funds

    An index mutual fund is typically comprised of most or all of the stocks that make up a particular index. The reason to own an index mutual fund is to take advantage of broad-based...

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Rookie Tools

  • Options Chains

    Find the right option for your trade with our powerful, flexible Options Chains – perfect for beginning to advanced traders.

     

  • Mutual Fund Screener

    Pin-point the right mutual fund for your investing goals. Create customized screens based on your own search criteria.

     

  • Most Widely Held

    See the stocks, options and ETFs most widely held by TradeKing clients right now.

     

  • ETF Screener

    Find the right exchanged-traded fund (ETF) to match your market outlook or sector interest.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Unemployment is Finally Below 6%. Now What? on 10/14/2014
The latest stats are in, and U.S. unemployment has officially dropped below 6%. Should traders be shouting “hurrah” - or not rushing to...

Dispatches From the Market Trenches - Part 2 on 02/05/2014
Welcome back to our two-part series of “lessons learned” and other nuggets of wisdom from TradeKing investors. To recap: first thing in...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - $SPX & $TGT on 05/19/2015
Featuring @BrianOverby and @MNKahn   Analysis of S&P 500 from Michael Kahn with QuickTakesPro:S&P 500 (SPX) – Sitting around 2129....

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought SDIV at 23.38 SDIV is a solid idea for longer-term investing. It is a well-diversified ETF consisting of large, international companies that pay high dividends. I view SDIV as an alternative to investing in a...

Set me straight on writers, sellers, buyers, and holders Hi Gus’s Leg: Glad to see your fellow Trader Network members have settled this question for you. I always find it handy to repeat this phrase, a popular one among options educators like TradeKing’s...

Eventually, cash will be only safe place to put money Uh oh, Incy's envy for HFTs may have caused him to go off the deep end.  An article on changes to money market funds, something that's almost equivalent to cash, has turned into a rant against...

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On-Demand Videos

Rolling Covered Calls

Brian Overby discusses alternatives for managing your covered call when the trade goes in-the-money. This includes...


Finding Potential Opportunities Using Weekly Options

Many option traders are used to only trading options that expire every month. The introduction of weekly expiring...


Trading & Taxes: What You Need to Know

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year and TradeKing’s own Mike Rasmussen is ready to help make this tax season a...


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