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A powerful platform customized to you

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A powerful platform customized to you

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With thinkorswim® Desktop you get access to elite-level trading tools and a platform backed by insights, education, and a dedicated trade desk. Experience the unparalleled power of a fully customizable trading experience, designed to help you nail even the most complex strategies and techniques.

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Register for paperMoney

Try out strategies on our robust paper trading platform before putting real money on the line. Sign up for a paperMoney practice account to trade $100,000 virtual money* risk-free.

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Once you have an account, download thinkorswim to start trading.

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$0 commissions on online stock,
ETF, and options trades

U.S. exchange-listed stocks, ETFs, and options. $0.65 per option contract*

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Innovative features by traders, for traders

You’re always refining your trading strategies, so we are always updating thinkorswim. Our expert trading team uses feedback, insights and suggestions from traders like you to make sure our platforms are continuously innovated with the newest tools and features. Helping you navigate the market with technology that defines the cutting edge.

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Advanced Trading

Attack more of the market

Attack more of the market

Trade an array of products, including equities, options, options on futures, ETFs, futures and forex. You may also be eligible to use options and futures in an IRA or gain even more trading leverage with margin or portfolio margin.**

Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis

Chart with more data. Forecast with more confidence.

Pull from 400+ technical studies, including your basic support, resistance, candlestick and profile charts. Plus, support your more advanced trading strategies with sophisticated charts, like monkey bars and renko charts and up to 20 drawings with eight Fibonacci tools.



The peak of customization: thinkScript

Unleash your own analysis with thinkScript. With the help of our condition wizard jumpstart tool or a little object-based coding knowledge, you can build your own order execution and strategic testing algorithms and see how your scenarios could play.

Stock Hacker

Stock Hacker

Scan. Strategize. Strike.

Scan for stocks meeting any attribute that’s important to you — even your own defined and custom attributes — and easily filter out the ones that don’t using fundamental, technical, and option related data.

Analyze: the starting line for your strategy

Built on one of the most customizable tools in the industry, our Analyze section helps you put your concepts to the test. Explore our most popular features and build your trading tool belt.

Economic Data

Put your insight head-to-head with economic data straight from the Fed. 400,000 data points across the globe help you discover new key indicators and chart them over time against your own analyses to determine the right action to take.

Company Profile

Build your analysis on top industry authorities.*** Examine company revenue drivers with company data broken down by divisions and the percentage each drives to the bottom line. Make hypothetical adjustments to the key revenue drivers for each division based on what you think may happen and see how those changes could impact projected company revenue.

Options Statistics

Our proprietary Sizzle Index™ quickly compares the day’s movements against the five-day average volume and volatility, so you can easily spot unusual conditions.1

Earnings Tool

Compare historical earnings per share, their effect on options prices, and original estimates side-by-side to pinpoint the trends in the market before putting your plan into action.

Get timely news from our experts

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The market never rests. Neither do we.

A competitive market demands that traders keep up with a constant flow of information. That’s why we offer even more insightful features, designed to help you study, strategize, select and strike with speed, precision and intelligence unmatched by any other platform.

24/5 Tradingvideos

Trade on your schedule and take advantage of more potential market opportunities with 24/5 Trading. Trade select securities that span global markets 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Custom Alertsalerts

Strike the moment opportunity knocks with custom alerts for the events you care about. Choose from pre-selected lists of popular events or create your own using our powerful array of parameters.

Social Sentimentmegaphone

Study companies from every angle and visualize the public’s attitude towards a company over time, helping you make an informed trading decision.2

Strategy Rollergears

Automate your strategy by using our predefined criteria to roll your covered call strategy forward every month. You’ll be promptly alerted on the status of your options strategies and orders, keeping you in control.3

Market Maker MoveTM (MMM)graph and chart

Determine which stocks may be making big moves by tracking the expected magnitude of price movement based on market volatility.

Market Monitorchart

In real time, view the whole market displayed in easy-to-read heat mapping and graphics. View your portfolio, dive deep into forex rates, industry conference calls, and earnings.

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#1 desktop platform and mobile app

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#1 education

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The Learning Center: answers to all your platform questions

Whether you want a comprehensive guide or a quick jumpstart via frequently asked questions, the Learning Center is the easiest way to get started on thinkorswim. We document all new features, so you’re always up to date.

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Advance your know-how with live market updates

The TD Ameritrade Network, brought to you by our media affiliate, offers real-time market insights and strategy education from industry pros. Stay on top of the market right from the thinkorswim platform or mobile app, or stream it live or on demand from your television or browser.

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thinkorswim platform for anywhere—or way— you trade

Opportunities wait for no trader. Take action wherever and however your trading style demands using our entire suite of thinkorswim platforms: desktop, web, and mobile.

Conveniently access essential tools with thinkorswim Web

With a streamlined interface, thinkorswim Web allows you to access your account anywhere with an internet connection and trade equities and derivatives in just a click.

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thinkorswim Mobile: strike whenever the moment is right

Stay in lockstep with the market with desktop alerts, trades, and charts synced and optimized for your phone on the award-winning thinkorswim Mobile app.

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We're always here to help

Whether it's to gut check a trade or fine-tune a strategy, we have real traders ready to answer your toughest questions. Talk to experienced traders, day or night.


Our trade desk is here and ready to help. Call 866-839-1100


In-App Chat

Chat with us on the platform and even share your screen with our trade desk so they can answer your questions when you need it most.

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