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If knowledge is power,
you can become a superhero

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.

Essential education

Futures 101

Check this out as our Chief Strategist, JJ Kinahan, personally welcomes you to the world of futures and provides some valuable trading insights.

Free online Education Center

Learn about futures on your terms. Choose from a variety of webcasts, workshops, courses, and more—all available anytime.

thinkorswim® Learning Center

Find tutorials, demos, videos, and all the how-tos you need to help get comfortable trading futures on thinkorswim®.

Rock-solid resources

TD Ameritrade Network

Tune in to our media affiliate, the TD Ameritrade Network, every Monday to Friday, on thinkorswim® or TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader. Just log in to thinkorswim, open the Trader TV module, and select "TD Ameritrade Network" from the drop-down menu. To find out the topics for the day, follow @thinkorswim or @TDANetwork on Twitter.

  • Futures
    8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. ET: Join host Ben Lichtenstein & Kevin Hincks as they examine the latest developments in the futures markets live. This show uses charts and technical analyses to break down commodities trading and explore trading trends. Guest contributors also make appearances, sharing their insights on futures trading as it relates to market events.
  • 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.
  • paperMoney®
    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.


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