If knowledge is power,
Whether you're new to futures or have been trading for years, there are always strategies and techniques you can learn to help improve your knowledge. When you know your stuff, you can be better equipped for trading.
Check this out as our Chief Strategist, JJ Kinahan, personally welcomes you to the world of futures and provides some valuable trading insights.
Learn about futures on your terms. Choose from a variety of webcasts, workshops, courses, and more—all available anytime.
Find tutorials, demos, videos, and all the how-tos you need to help get comfortable trading futures on thinkorswim®.
Dive into live Swim Lessons, every Monday to Friday, on thinkorswim or TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader. Just log in to thinkorswim, go to Support/Chat > Chat Rooms > Swim Lessons > Watch. Or open your TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader app and go to More > Media > Chat Rooms > Swim Lessons. To find out the topics for the day, follow @thinkorswim on Twitter. Here's a breakdown of all the shows:
- 11:30 a.m.−12:30 p.m. ET: Analyze the trading day with a team of former floor traders. Get key market insights and education on how to use platform features to help hone your stock, option, and futures trading skills.
- 12:30−1:00 p.m. ET: Take a dip into technical analysis. Tune it to "Technically Speaking" to explore trends, support and resistance levels, and the importance of volume, moving averages, and shapes like flags and triangles.
- 1:30−2:30 p.m. ET: Join us in a virtually live session called thinkorswim Plunge. Practice what you learn by working in paperMoney® to identify trading opportunities and track profits and losses over time.
- CNBC Futures Now
Tune in as prominent third-party futures traders focus on how to trade the news of the day using futures. Find ideas that might fit with your trading plan and ways to potentially limit risks. Streams live in Trader TV on thinkorswim, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1−1:15 p.m. ET. Other times, the most recent version will be available to view on demand.
- Live audio from the pit
Hear what's happening in the futures market straight from the pit. Streaming audio will cue you in on nuances that can only be seen from the floor.
Test drive your futures trading theories before putting any money on the line. Get access to a virtual account loaded with $100,000 of play money and see how you do.
- Futures checklist
Download this handy checklist to make sure you're taking full advantage of all the tools and education we have to offer futures traders.
Get support—any time you need it
Have questions along the way? We've got answers. Contact one of our futures specialists 24/7 for help.