Why thinkorswim’s thinkMoney Magazine Is Awesome For Option Traders


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At the end of each quarter, I desperately find myself doing two things. One, checking my performance, and two, waiting by the mailbox for the next issue of Think or Swim "Think Money" magazine.

If you're an option, trader, or even just someone who is relatively interested in the options market, then Think Money is a must-have magazine. I would highly suggest that you get on their list right away even if you're not a customer of Think or Swim.

I've been getting their magazine each quarter now for the past five years, and it's been great. I love the magazine to death. But what makes it good for options traders?

1. Amazing graphics and design.

You really can't get past this point. Who wants to read the newspaper anymore? People are consumed, especially in the investing world, with blogs and videos and brochures. ThinkMoney's design is above everyone else. It's simple, it's clever, and it's even hilarious at times.

2. Great articles for options traders.

You can't get past content. In a world where there's so much crap going around, Think Money's writers focus on the hot topics that day. Whether its volatility, portfolio margin, learning new strategies or even new products that the CBOE is experimenting with, they cover it all. Must like our blog here (shameless plug I know).

3. Sent out quarterly.

What I love about this magazine is that it's only quarterly. It's not a daily newsletter, it's not a biweekly newsletter, it's not even a monthly newsletter or magazine. It's a quarterly magazine that I look forward to reading, and I'll read it front to back, start to finish. My wife knows when this magazine comes in that it's going to be a quiet night in our household because I'm going to be reading every single page start to finish.

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4. 100% free for Think or Swim customers.

When have you ever found a great magazine, specific to the things you are involved in, absolutely free. I can't stress enough how great this magazine is for options traders. If you don't have a Think or Swim account, or a TDAmeritrade account, I would highly suggest signing up for one right away. Luckily, you have the benefit of going to Think or Swim's website right here, and looking at all the past trading articles that they already have up in the archives.

Think or Swim has been a great broker for me, and I believe Think Money magazine has been extremely helpful in finding new ideas, learning new strategies, and even creating content for this blog.

Add your comments below, and let me know what you think of the Think Money magazine!

About The Author

Kirk Du Plessis

Kirk founded Option Alpha in early 2007 and currently serves as the Head Trader. In 2018, Option Alpha hit the Inc. 500 list at #215 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. Formerly an Investment Banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group for Deutsche Bank in New York and REIT Analyst for BB&T Capital Markets in Washington D.C., he's a Full-time Options Trader and Real Estate Investor. He's been interviewed on dozens of investing websites/podcasts and he's been seen in Barron’s Magazine, SmartMoney, and various other financial publications. Kirk currently lives in Pennsylvania (USA) with his beautiful wife and three children.