Options Trading Provides Many Advantages

Options trading gives the active trader a variety of powerful and useful advantages:

  1. Opportunity to speculate using the power of leverage. This allows for strong potential returns, but can also result in significant losses.

  2. Hedge your position with potential to lock in a profit in the underlying security, or to help minimize potential downside risk.

Want to learn more? Discover more about options trading.

Three Reasons to Trade Options at    TD Ameritrade

  1. No Platform Fees or Trade Minimums - Get the kind of value you deserve with TD Ameritrade. Enjoy no subscription or access fees to use our trading platforms, plus there are no trade minimums. Explore our straightforward pricing.

  2. Opportunity-Seizing Trading Platforms - Quickly take advantage of opportunities with Trade Architect, and the advanced thinkorswim trading platform with elite tools.

  3. Get in the Know - With a TD Ameritrade account, you’ll have access to social and support tools like interactive chat with other traders, live audio feeds from futures pits, and live, in-platform Swim Lessons.

An Options Trading Power Duet: Technology and Idea Generation

With TD Ameritrade, you gain access to the sophisticated thinkorswim platform and a variety of research tools to help you generate options trading ideas and sharpen your strategies.

thinkorswim and independent research can help options traders find an pursue new ideas

Use the Platform from the Broker Named Among the "Best for Options Traders" by Barron's**

With thinkorswim's professional-level research, you can execute a wide range of options trading strategies with speed and ease, so you can act on potential opportunities fast. Quickly enter complex options trades, train yourself without risking funds with paperMoney®,view the implied volatility of an option chain with at-a-glance volatility graphs, and much more.

Idea-Generating Research Tools

thinkorswim’s premium trend tracking and data-mining tools empower you with relevant, timely information for identifying potential insights and trading opportunities. Stock Hacker, powerful charting packages and Forex Global Currency Map provides even more ammunition for new ideas.

Customizable Tools for Your Trading StrategyView All Tools and Platforms

Learn how to trade options with Trade Architect

Trade Architect helps new investors get comfortable with and learn about options strategies. Access customizable components for streaming, charting and more.

Complete complex trades with thinkorswim

The thinkorswim platform allows you to place complex multi-legged
options trades.

Trade options anywhere with our mobile apps

Use mobile trading tools to trade options on your mobile device.