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Cindy moved to TOS Live real money platform ... upper left Support/Chat oval -->>Swim Lessons for daily TOS platform open Q&A in the chat room Monday - Friday 1:30pm-5pm central. ... she can be reached at cfaber@thinkorswim.com

 

BRAND NEW --- Beginning Monday, Feb 13 2012

Sign into your account at https://trade.tdameritrade.com/ta for FREE Trade Architect chat with Cindy Faber and guests as they discuss the market, trading ideas, and TA trading tools

every Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 8:15am-9:15am CST Chicago time (to prepare you for the trading day)

every Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 2:15pm-3:15pm CST Chicago time (to wrap up and prepare for next day)

Link to enter Trade Architect Chat at any of the above days and times:  https://tdameritrade.webex.com/tdameritrade/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661144568

 

NOTE: December 29, 2011 was the last weekly TOS platform lesson from Cindy. A special THANK YOU!!! from Cindy to everyone who has attended these events the past 4 years.

6-2-11 Futures and Forex Tools on the TOS Platform (Analyze tab BONUS at beginning)

6-16-11 TOS Charts tab (including custom Buy/Sell arrows on chart and buttons to far right of chart)

6-30-11 TOS Platform Basics (if new) tips / tricks (if experienced)

11-3-11 TOS Chart tools (including entering and managing trades from the chart)

11-10-11 TOS Scan tab tools - StockHacker, SpreadHacker, SpreadBook, ISE SpreadBoo

11-17-11 TOS Trade Tab Tools (including fundamentals and a "what if?" pre-trade analysis tool)

11-24-11 no lesson - Happy Thanksgiving !

12-1-11 High Probability Trading Tools on TOS Platform (tools for trading like a Market Maker)

12-8-11 NEW TOS TOOLS & Risk Defined Trading on TOS Platform (strategy selection, analyzing, order entry, risk management tools

12-15-11 TOS Trading Tools for Managing Risk (during busy holiday season

12-22-11 TOS Order Entry Tools (including custom Order Entry tools

12-29-11 TOS Analyze Tools ("what if?" and probabilities for stock or options traders)

NOTE:  December 29th was the last weekly TOS platform lesson from Cindy.  A special THANK YOU!!! from Cindy to everyone who has attended these events the past 4 years. 

Cindy moved to TOS Live real money platform ... upper left Support/Chat oval -->>Swim Lessons for daily TOS platform open Q&A in the chat room Monday - Friday 1:30pm-5pm central. ... she can be reached at cfaber@thinkorswim.com

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tos support | 12/22/2009 6:59:32 PM | 3 Comments
TOS Market Cast chat room SQUAWK BOX TERMS

ALL DAY:  Used a summation term usually regarding quantity 
Example…XYZ Bank is offering 20 contracts at 500 and XYZ Bank offers 50 at the same price I will say there are 70 offered ALL DAY

BEST:    Highest bid or lowest offer at that given time
Example…XYZ Bank has 50 offered at 500 Merrill Lynch is bidding 450 on 50, 500 trade, still 450 bid BEST

BID:  The current price you would get if you sold at market

CHOPPY:   No real trend.  Market is erratic and usually controlled by local's

DEALERS:  A generic term used for cash dealers that do business in small increments
Example…DEALERS offer 20 at 500 

EVEN:  Price is at an even dollar level:  1445.00 OR 1444.00, etc.

FADING or FADES:   When a local bid or offer disappears without trading at the price quoted
Example…locals 450 bid XYZ Bank has 50 offered at 500, 450 bid FADES 400 bid best

FIFTY TIMES:  Fifty contracts

GIVEN:  When a resting and quoted bid is sold into therefore taking out all at that price
Example…XYZ Bank has a 500 bid for 50 GIVEN locals sell

HALF:  Price is at the half-dollar level: 1445.50 1444.50  etc.

LIGHT:  Small contract lot.  Not a big order.

LOCAL MARKET:  Locals are on both sides of the market, the bid and the offer, no paper present at all

LOCAL ONLY:  Same as above

LOCALS:   Local floor traders.  No paper (retail) or institutions.
"007":  A dealer who the quoter watches trading 10 & 50 lots

OEX:   There are three desks in front of where the quoter stands that receive business from traders at the options exchange, that use the S&P's as a hedge

OFFER:   The current price you would pay  if you bought at market

OFFERED:  This means offered for SALE.  100 Offered at 50 means 100 contracts offered for sale at ,say 1445.50
If you hear a big offer, this means someone wants to sell a big number of contracts above the market

ON THE BID:   "XYZ House is on the Bid".  "ABC joins the Bid".  They have orders to buy on the Bid - usually limit orders.

PAPER:   Pre-existing written orders held by brokers usually from retails or institutions, not locals.

PRICE TRADES (TRADING):  Price actually trades and is printed

PRINT:   A price that is actually traded and sent out (printed) to real-time data

PULLS (OR PULLED):  When an offer or bid quoted gets cancelled/withdrawn
Example…20 offered at 500, 450 bid on ten, 500 offer PULLS

RETAIL:  Retail brokerage business usually from individual traders calling their brokers

SIZING UP:  When locals check quantity on a paper bid or offer 
Example…XYZ Bank 50 offered at 500, 450 bid paper, locals SIZING UP the bid

SMALL:  Small contract lot.  Not a big order.

TAKEN:  When a resting and quoted offer is bought therefore taking out all at that price
Example...XYZ Bank has 50 offered at 500 TAKEN locals buy

TEN TIMES:  Ten contracts

THIN:  Very few traders on the floor.  Pit is empty or slow and trading is 'thin'. Very little paper.

tos support | 11/2/2009 12:11:43 PM | 0 Comments