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  • Buy Municipal Bond

    Municipal bonds (also known as “munis”) are issued by states, cities, counties and other governmental entities below the federal level in order to raise money for public improvements...

  • Long Condor Spread with Puts

    You can think of put condor spread as simultaneously running an in-the-money bull (or short) put spread and an out-of-the-money bear (or long) put spread. Ideally, you want the short...

  • Diagonal Put Spread

    You can think of this as a two-step strategy. It’s a cross between a long calendar spread with puts and a short put spread. It starts out as a time decay play. Then once you sell...

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

     

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    Compare implied and historical volatility for an underlying stock or index with listed options – in a clean, easy-to-read graphical interface.

     

  • Fixed Income Center

    Find your ideal fixed-income strategy, whether short- or long-term.

     

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All-Star Analysis

Where's the VIX future again? on 06/29/2012
TradeKing Senior Options Analyst Brian Overby discusses the VIX option contracts and how to use a VIX index option chain to help...

Americans Are Really Stressed Out About Money on 02/09/2015
Surprise, surprise: Money is America’s #1 stressor, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association. A whopping 90%...

A Little Tax Day Fun: 2015 Edition! on 04/15/2015
For several years now, I’ve shared some fun Tax-Day-themed finds to help you blow off steam on 4/15: the most nail-biting, mind-numbing,...

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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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So, What Exactly is an Option, Anyway?

Brian Overby answers the question "What is an Option?". There are two types of options: calls and puts. Brian...


Index Options: What You Need to Know

Index options have unique terms and characteristics. Trading them without full awareness of their significant...


Rookies Corner: Covered Calls as a Multi-Purpose Strategy

Join Russell Rhoads, CFA of the Options Institute at the CBOE, as he discusses Covered Calls. Like many spread...


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