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Manage your options strategy with a leader in options trading.

Manage your options strategy with a leader in options trading

Whether you're an equity trader new to options trading or a seasoned veteran, TD Ameritrade can help you pursue options trading strategies with powerful trading platforms, idea generation resources, and the education and support you need.

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Advantages of Options Trading

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

Why Trade Options at TD Ameritrade

  • 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.
  • Opportunity-Seizing Trading Platforms Quickly take advantage of opportunities with the advanced thinkorswim®  trading platform with elite tools.
  • 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.

A Powerful Options Trading 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 gives you access to research tools to help you generate options trading strategies.


Use the highly rated platform to: 

  • Execute a wide range of options trading strategies with speed and ease
  • Quickly enter complex options trades
  • Train yourself without risking funds with paperMoney®
  • View implied volatility of an option chain with at-a-glance volatility graphs

Idea-Generating Research Tools

Professional-level Toolsdesktop and mobile trading platforms

Premium trend tracking and data-mining tools empower you to identify trading opportunities.

Stock Hackertrading tools

Screen for stocks meeting your criteria using fundamental, technical, and option-related data.

Powerful Chartscharts

Feature-rich charting packages give you ammunition for new ideas.

Forex Currency Mapglobe

Get a bird's-eye view of every major currency market all on one platform.

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