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Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options. Options trading privileges in your account subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Not all account owners will qualify.
Market volatility, volume, and system availability may delay account access and trade executions.
Spreads, straddles, and other multiple-leg options strategies, such as butterflies and condors, can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return. These are advanced options strategies and often involve greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades. Entering multi-leg options orders requires the appropriate level of options trading approval in your account.
Futures and futures options trading is speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options prior to trading futures products.
Futures accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).
Futures and futures options trading services provided by TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC. Trading privileges subject to review and approval. Not all clients will qualify.
Because they are short-lived instruments, weekly options positions require close monitoring, as they can be subject to significant volatility. Profits can disappear quickly and can even turn into losses with a very small movement of the underlying asset.
The risk of loss in trading securities, options, futures, and forex can be substantial. Clients must consider all relevant risk factors, including their own personal financial situation, before trading.
Delta is a measure of an option's sensitivity to changes in the price of the underlying asset.
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1The paperMoney® software application is for educational purposes only. Successful virtual trading during one time period does not guarantee successful investing of actual funds during a later time period as market conditions change continuously.
2TD Ameritrade does not provide tax advice. We suggest you consult with a tax-planning professional with regard to your personal circumstances.
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3Portfolio margining involves a great deal more risk than cash accounts and is not suitable for all investors. Minimum qualification requirements apply. Portfolio margining is not available in all account types. Portfolio margining privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Not all clients will qualify. Please consider your financial resources, investment objectives, and tolerance for risk to determine if it makes sense for your individual circumstances. Carefully read the Portfolio Margin Risk Disclosure Statement, Margin Handbook, and Margin Disclosure Document for specific disclosures and more details. You may also contact TD Ameritrade at 800‑669‑3900 for copies.
4TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 18 others in the 2018 Barron's Online Broker Review, March 24, 2018. The firm was ranked 1st in the categories "Best for Long-Term Investing," "Best for Novices," and "Best for Usability." TD Ameritrade was also awarded the highest star ratings (4.5) in "Best for Options Traders" (shared with 2 others) and (4.5) in "Best for Investor Education" (shared with 2 others). Also received 4 stars in "Best for Frequent Traders" and "Best for In-Person Service." The firm also received highest rankings for "Mobile" (4.9/5, tied with one other), "Trading Experience & Technology" (4.8/5, tied with one other), and "Research Amenities" (4.9/5, tied with three others). Star ratings are out of a possible 5. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones. L.P. All rights reserved.
5When the two months have passed, keep the TradeWise service for just $20 per strategy, per month.
6TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are separate but affiliated firms. Advisory services are provided exclusively by TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and brokerage services are provided exclusively by TD Ameritrade, Inc. A subscription to TradeWise Advisors will include a monthly fee. For more information, please see the ADV 2 on www.tradewise.com or contact TradeWise at 877‑733‑6786.
7Autotrade is a service of TD Ameritrade, Inc., available to select TD Ameritrade accounts. Please contact TD Ameritrade for more information, including eligibility requirements.
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Trading Options course access excludes TD Ameritrade accounts outside the United States and those designated as TD Ameritrade Institutional accounts, accounts managed by TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC, Stock Plan Services accounts, and paperMoney‑only users without a funded TD Ameritrade brokerage account. These accounts will not have access to the Education tab within thinkorswim®.
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Past performance of a security or strategy does not guarantee the security or strategy will be successful in the future.
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