TD Ameritrade

A More Flexible Approach to Learning

Take Control of How You Learn with Essentials

Every investor is different and has different financial education goals. That’s why we developed Essentials—a combination of courses, videos, and assessments based on your investment interests and current knowledge. Each Essential lets you choose your level of learning—Rookie, Scholar, or Guru—so you can quickly access what you want, the way you want it.

Explore all of our Essentials:


Open up Educational Opportunities With Online Courses

Learn about investing—straight from experienced instructors. With thoughtfully planned courses by the knowledgeable
team at our education affiliate Investools®, you’ll be put into
decision-making scenarios and challenging, interactive activities, so you can enhance your understanding of
investing and have a little fun, too.

Preview our courses:

  • Creating Your Own Portfolio

Education That’s as Unique as Your Investments

Reinforce what you've already learned and discover what you can achieve next. Our interactive approach to education will keep you coming back for more.

Practice Makes Perfect

Take our interactive assessments at the end of each Essential or course to put what you’ve learned to the test. Unlock our achievement badges such as Newbie, Founder's Club, and more. Plus, use the handy progress bar to easily stay on top of it all.

Make Your Next Move

Once you’ve completed your assessments, you’ll probably be wondering what to do next. We make it easy to take your learning a step further by recommending three additional courses and Essentials. These suggestions are customized based on the previous activities you participated in and will help broaden  your investment knowledge.


Explore a comprehensive suite of resources


Stay in the know with a detailed schedule of archived webcasts and upcoming, live webcasts.

Videos & Playlists

Check out our wide range of informative investing videos, organized by topic.

Tool Demos

Make our trading tools your own with helpful how-tos, tutorials, and more.


Get fresh new insights and
commentary every market day from
The Ticker Tape®. Active traders, check out TD Ameritrade's award-winning thinkMoney® quarterly print magazine for fresh thinking and trading how-to's.

Investools® from TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

Get access to hands-on educational coaching, in-depth coursework, live and online workshops, and a community of likeminded investors, from a recognized leader of investor education.

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