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Cryptocurrency Trading

Exposure to the crypto market

While TD Ameritrade doesn't offer trading in individual cryptocurrencies, we do provide numerous ways to get exposure to the cryptocurrency market — no crypto wallet required.

Ways to invest in cryptocurrency at TD Ameritrade


  • OTC Trusts

    These products allow investors to trade shares in trusts holding large pools of a cryptocurrency, although these can involve high volatility, hefty fees, and other risks. They trade over-the-counter (OTC) and behave like closed-end funds. The list of available products includes ETHE, BITW, BCHG, GDLC and LTCN.

  • Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Several third-party ETFs and mutual funds available at TD Ameritrade invest in cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency futures contracts, or equities that may benefit from the development or utilization of cryptocurrencies.  These funds can be found in Morningstar Category "Digital Assets"  using TD Ameritrade's Mutual Fund or ETF screeners.

  • Bitcoin Futures

    If your account is futures approved, you can request access to trade Bitcoin futures and Micro Bitcoin futures through the CME exchange.  Learn more.

Find out more about cryptocurrency

Explore articles, videos and other educational resources on cryptocurrency so you can navigate the market with confidence. 

The risks and rewards

When you invest in cryptocurrencies, you get the benefits of portfolio diversification and the potential for appreciation. Before investing directly or indirectly, consider the volatility of the crypto market and the potential to lose money. Indirect investing in trusts, ETFs and mutual funds can involve high expenses, with fees exceeding 2% or more of the investment. Cryptocurrency futures are leveraged products, meaning you could lose more than you initially invested.

Virtual currencies, including bitcoin, experience significant price volatility. Fluctuations in the underlying virtual currency's value between the time you place a trade for a virtual currency futures contract and the time you attempt to liquidate it will affect the value of your futures contract and the potential profit and losses related to it. Investors must be very cautious and monitor any investment that they make.

Seize the crypto market with TD Ameritrade

  • 24/7 Support

    Get live help from our Trade Desk, with hundreds of years of combined experience.
  • Advanced Platform

    Our thinkorswim trading platform is a premier derivatives trading platform for serious futures traders. 
  • Award-winning Education

    Named Best in Class in education by StockBrokers.com

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