Understanding Margin

Follow along with practical examples and find out how margin could help you anticipate potential outcomes so you can plan accordingly.

Futures Trader

Get a look at Futures Trader— a professional-level futures trading tool on the thinkorswim® platform. Walk through some of its features, learn how to set up the display for futures trading, and explore how to place a trade.

How Hedging Can Reduce Risk

Discover how to design a hedge to help reduce risk in your portfolio, and learn about the potential risks that come along with hedging. 

Beta Weighting a Portfolio

See how evaluating your portfolio, or beta weighting it, against a specific benchmark (like the S&P 500 Index) and its measures (like volatility) can help you make trading decisions. 

Explore the entire Fundamentals of Futures course