Trade stocks with confidence

Trade stocks by accessing a spectrum of resources like real-time quotes, charts, third-party analysis reports, and the most advanced trading platforms to ensure you have the power to build your strategy the way you want.

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Investing Basics: Stocks

Enter Stock Orders with Confidence

With a TD Ameritrade account, you can enter your stock orders knowing that we're committed to filling your order quickly at the best available price. Our routing intelligence combined with the speed of our routing technology helps us route your stock orders fast. This dual approach dynamically sends your orders to different market centers to fill.

Three Reasons to Choose TD Ameritrade for Stock Trading

  1. No Subscription or Platform Fees - Get access to any of our trading platforms, streaming news, and expert research without an additional fee.

  2. Powerful Stock Trading Platforms - Use our web platformTrade Architect or thinkorswim to help you reach your full trading potential.

  3. Free Independent Research - Gain market insight and ideas from third-party market gurus at Morningstar, S&P Capital IQ and MarketEdge®.

Trade on Platforms that Bring Out Your Inner Trader

With Trade Architect and thinkorswim, you'll have access to the tools and research you need to generate ideas, analyze trades, and validate your trading strategy.

Stocks Trading Platforms

A Heat-Seeking Stock Trading Platform

Get free access to a straightforward trading platform with Trade Architect. Trade Architect offers robust features like heat mapping, which helps you target market opportunities, live streaming CNBC, and up to the minute news and real-time quotes.

Professional-Level Trading at Your Fingertips

Serious traders know that professional-level technology can give you an edge. The thinkorswim trading platform features elite tools and insight generation. Get streaming real-time data, customizable charts, and integrated one-click trading. Make advanced options plays, test out strategies with paperMoney®, and find new ideas with myTrade‡, all in one advanced trading platform.

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Trade stocks with confidence using Trade Architect

Trade Architect allows you to customize your view of streaming news, chart stocks, and more all on one screen.

Access exclusive charts using thinkorswim.

For professional-level charting, thinkorswim gives you rich technical features and exclusive P&L charts for unmatched technical analysis.

Trade stocks anywhere with our mobile apps

Manage accounts, trade stocks, and generate ideas with the leader in Mobile Trading on your mobile device or smartphone, anytime and anywhere.


Level II Quotes are free to non-professional clients. Access to real-time data is subject to acceptance of the exchange agreements. Professional access and fees differ. See our commission and brokerage fees for details.

All investing involves risk, including loss of principal.  When redeemed, an investment may be worth more or less than the original investment amount.

Market volatility, volume and system availability may delay account access and trade executions.

Execution price, speed and liquidity are affected by many factors, including market volatility, size and type of order and available market centers.

Orders executed in multiple lots on the same trading day will be charged a single commission. When an order is partially executed over multiple trading days, the order is subject to a separate commission charge for each trading day.

Research provided by unaffiliated third-party sources is deemed reliable by TD Ameritrade. However, TD Ameritrade does not guarantee accuracy and completeness, and makes no warranties with respect to results to be obtained from use. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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