Trading platforms & tools that amplify the power of you

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Web Platform

All the tools any level of investors needs to:

  • Set alerts, create watch lists, customize your workspace, and more
  • Access independent third-party research and planning tools
  • Explore innovative educational resources on topics that matter to you
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Trade Architect

An intuitive trading platform for active traders who want to:

  • View streaming CNBC and real-time news
  • Generate ideas and identify trends with heatmapping and independent research
  • Customize the way you see and trade in the market by personalizing your dashboard
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A professional-level trading platform for serious traders looking for:

  • Elite level tools to perform analyses and test strategies
  • Idea generation with market scans and ability to monitor potential risk/reward
  • Onboarding tools like thinkManual and Swim Lessons to get started quickly
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Mobile Trading

TD Ameritrade is the leader in mobile trading** with powerful mobile offerings for investors and traders that want:

  • A choice of device-optimized mobile apps
  • The ability to manage investments, seize opportunities, and more
  • The power to trade directly from smartphones and tablets

Features that Give You What You Need

Find opportunities with Heat Map
Heat Maps

Pinpoint market strength and weakness using a visual and intuitive interface.

Access research from market leaders
Objective Research

Access third-party research from top names in the market, absolutely free.

Track your ideas with Watch Lists
Integrated Watch Lists

Stay on top of your investments and trading ideas with Watch Lists, integrated across any platform, including mobile.

Get the latest market news from CNBC
Live-streaming CNBC

View streaming CNBC and CNBC International for breaking news and more.

Talk to traders like you with myTrade
myTrade Community*

Share ideas with other traders, plus get insight generation from pros.

Explore new opportunities with idea generating tools and research
Idea Generation

Use our tools and research to get ideas that help you explore the next potential trading opportunity.

Giving you more value in more ways

Like Nothing Else

Our platforms don’t just put power in your hands, they amplify it. See how technology can help you unlock your inner trader by finding the trading platform that’s right for you.

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Choose What Works for You

At TD Ameritrade, we understand that every trader and investor is different. That’s why you get your choice of the platform that best fits your needs. Plus on-the-go mobile access keeps you in the know.
Need help choosing? Call 800-454-9272 and a platform specialist can help.

Support and Training that Helps You Get Started Fast

Get access to videos, webcasts, and articles on popular investing and trading topics for all levels of experience. Onboarding resources for trading platforms, such as the thinkorswim thinkManual and Learning Center, help you to begin trading right away.

The TD Ameritrade Difference

All of our platforms come with the backing of value, support, and knowledge – giving you more than just a technical edge.

No platform fees

No platform fees***

Never pay a platform or subscription fee.

Get help when you need it

Knowledgeable support

Hit the ground running with onboarding resources and support.

Access educational resources

Exclusive education

Sharpen your trading skills with interactive resources on topics like futures, forex, options, and more.


Comparison table data as of 12/6/2012.

*myTrade is a service of myTrade, Inc., a separate but affiliated firm.  TD Ameritrade is not responsible for the services of myTrade, or content shared through the service.

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

Past performance of a security does not guarantee future results or success. Your account is self-directed and any investment decision you make is solely your responsibility. Please consult other sources of information and consider your individual financial position and goals before making an independent investment decision.Access to real-time data is subject to acceptance of the exchange agreements. Streaming News and Level II Quotes are free to non-professional subscribers. Professional access and fees differ. See our commission and brokerage fees for details.

**Mobile leadership claim based on analysis of publicly available competitor data concerning number of mobile users and daily average revenue trade levels.

***TD Ameritrade does not charge maintenance or inactivity fees. Commissions, service fees and exception fees still apply. Please review our commission schedule and rates and fees schedule for details.

Trading options, futures and forex can involve substantial risks and are not suitable for all investors. Clients must consider all relevant risk factors, including their own personal financial situation, before trading. Trading privileges are subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Not all account owners will qualify.

Before trading options, carefully read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Contact TD Ameritrade at 800-669-3900 for a copy.

****Rolling strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return.  You are responsible for all orders entered in your self-directed account.

Keep in mind that the covered call strategy can limit the upside potential of the underlying stock position, as the stock would likely be called away in the event of substantial stock price increase.

E*Trade’s Power E*TRADE Pro trading platform, including Level II quotes and streaming news, is available at no charge to Power E*TRADE active trader customers who execute at least 30 stock or options trades during a calendar quarter. To continue receiving access to this platform, you must execute at least 30 stock or options trades by the end of the following calendar quarter. Customers can also subscribe for $99.95 per month. Active Trader representatives are only available to logged-in Power E*TRADE customers.

Fidelity’s Active Trader Pro® trading platform is available to households trading 36 times or more in a rolling twelve-month period. Trading 72 times over the same period earns access to static Level II quotes. Trading 120 times over the same period earns streaming news. Active Trader Services, including dedicated trading specialists, are available to households that place 120 or more stock, bond, or options trades over the same period and maintain $25K in assets across eligible Fidelity brokerage accounts.

Schwab’s StreetSmart® tools are available to Schwab Active Trading clients. A Schwab brokerage account is required. Schwab reserves the right to restrict or modify access at any time.  Access to Nasdaq TotalView® quotes is provided for free to non-professional clients who have made 120 or more equity and options trades in the last 12 months, or 30 or more equity and options trades in either the current or previous quarter, or who maintain $1 million or more in household balances at Schwab. Schwab Active Trading clients who do not meet these requirements can subscribe to Nasdaq TotalView quotes for a quarterly fee. Professional clients may be required to meet additional criteria before obtaining a subscription to Nasdaq TotalView quotes. This offer may be subject to additional restrictions or fees, and may be changed at any time. The speed and performance of streaming data may vary depending on your modem speed and ISP connection. Access to electronic services may be limited or unavailable during periods of peak demand, market volatility, systems upgrades or maintenance, or for other reasons.

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