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Trading Strategies

When the market moves, you'll be ready.
Schwab’s Trading Services Team takes questions from viewers about trade plans, down markets and more.
Schwab's Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Mike Townsend discusses what a typical day looks like for him as he focuses on issues coming out of Washington and what investors should be paying attention to.
Schwab's Chief Market Strategist Liz Ann Sonders talks with Chartered Market Technician Lee Bohl about a typical day analyzing and interpreting the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab's clients.
Schwab’s Chief Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones talks with Trading Solution Regional Manager Jeffrey Abalos about the resources she relies on during a typical day.
To illustrate the impact a trade plan can make, we’ll follow two traders as they search for a trade idea, validate it, and put it into action. One will be armed with a trade plan, one will not.

Important Disclosures

Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options." Supporting documentation for any claims or statistical information is available upon request.

Multiple-leg options strategies will involve multiple commissions. Covered calls provide downside protection only to the extent of the premium received and limit upside potential to the strike price plus premium received.

Futures trading offered and positions held through Charles Schwab Futures, Inc., a separate but affiliated company of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Both are subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation. Futures trading involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please read Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options.

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions.

Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research.

Investors in ETFs should consider carefully information concerned in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.

You can request a prospectus by calling 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investors in Closed-End Funds please note that since these securities are not continuously offered, there may be no prospectus available.

Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF. Shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).

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