thinkMoney - Winter - 2022 - 54

December 2021

In this issue:

  • Trading Long Options Without Short-Changing Yourself
  • Risk Management: The Un-fun Must-Know Part of Trading
  • Twin Tops: Considerations on How and When to Set Up a Double Calendar
  • Taking the Fear out of the Fear Index: Trading VIX Options



• SINCE WE STARTED thinkMoney back in 2008, the world has evolved. The industry has evolved. You as traders have evolved. The way you get your market news, trade on our platforms, and educate yourself has taken a digital shift. The market is constantly changing, and you need to always have the most up-to-date info on hand. Simply put, that pace is faster than a quarterly magazine. By the time you open the cover, the content is already old news.

In the spirit of this digital age and delivering resources that keep up with this fast-changing market, we’re saying “so long” to thinkMoney magazine. However, just because this is your last issue and thinkMoney is going away, doesn’t mean the great insights you get from it are too. We have other ways for you to keep up with the market, track trends, and help master thinkorswim.

Let’s start with one of our favorites (and the closest thing to an online version of think- Money magazine), The Ticker Tape . Here, you can peruse a library of educational articles at your leisure, read thinkMoney archives for some nostalgia, and get daily market commentary from JJ Kinahan. Plus, with a fast and easy subscription, you can get the timely market info that matters most to you, delivered right to your inbox. Just choose the topics you want to know more about and boom—you’ve got mail. Visit tickertape. to sign up today.

If learning about thinkorswim is your focus, you don’t have to go far. Just click the Education tab in the platform to see available webcasts and tutorials—or go to to view our webcast calendar. You can also check out the Learning Center for more info.

Last, but not least, you also have our media affiliate, TD Ameritrade Network*. With more than nine hours of live broadcasts every market day, this programming doesn’t just bring you the news but interprets it, so you understand how to confidently apply what’s going on in the markets to your strategies.

So, even though we’ll all miss thinkMoney, you have many options to help you stay innovative, relevant, and informed. As we sign off for the last time, we leave you with this: The best asset any trader can have is knowledge. So, keep exploring, keep learning, keep trading. After all, there’s a reason why TD Ameritrade is where smart investors go to get smarter.

Happy trading,


Editors, Contributors, and Staff