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Options Trading

A superior option for options trading

Options can be a useful tool, especially in volatile markets, allowing for greater leverage and the ability to hedge your positions and potentially generate additional income. And when you add educational resources and support from options trading specialists, innovative platforms, and straightforward pricing with no hidden fees, you'll find we offer everything traders need to trade options.

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Study up. Gain confidence. Trade options.

Our free immersive education can help you hone your options trading skills and techniques. Get a taste of our articles, videos, events, and more
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24/7 support from former floor traders

Our trade desk is filled with former floor traders who offer you 24/7 support to help answer your options trading questions, and more importantly help you understand the potential benefits and risks of options trading. You can message us via in-app chat or call us at 866-839-1100 day or night.

Technology built by traders for traders

With features like Options Statistics, Options Probabilities, and the Analyze Tab, our #1 rated trading platform thinkorswim desktop1 and the thinkorswim mobile app can help position you for options trading success. We put the tools you need to make more informed options trading decisions, quickly and efficiently, all in one place.

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Options Statistics

Refine your options strategy with our Options Statistics tool. Look at the put-call ratio to identify the potential direction of the underlying security. Assess the IV% to determine a buying or selling strategy. And use our Sizzle Index to help identify if option activity is unusually high or low.
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Options Probabilities

Weigh the potential risk of your trade against the potential reward using our Option Probabilities tool built right in the option chain.
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Analyze Tab

Our Analyze Tab allows you to see risk/reward graphs showing potential profit and loss based on “what if” scenarios so you can craft your options strategy with confidence.

Even more reasons to trade options with TD Ameritrade

  • #1 in options trading

    TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 in Options Trading, Active Trading and more in the 2022 Online Broker Review.

  • Innovative platforms

    Our trading platforms, like thinkorswim, make it easier to seize potential opportunities in an approachable setting. Watch experienced traders make their options trades and share ideas on our in-platform community forums.

  • Extensive product access

    Options trading is available on all of our platforms. Qualified investors can also use options in an IRA account, and options on futures and portfolio margin in a brokerage account.

  • No hidden fees

    Take advantage of straightforward pricing with $0 commissions on online stock, ETF, and options trades for all new and existing clients. (Applies to U.S. exchange-listed stocks, ETFs, and options. A $0.65 per contract fee applies for options trades, with no exercise or assignment fees. Service and exception fees still apply. Please review our rates and fees schedule for details.) There are no trade minimums, and access to our platforms is always free.**

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Call us: 800-454-9272

175+ Branches Nationwide

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