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Get elite-level trading tools and analytics with thinkorswim. Trade equities, options, futures, and forex in your own personal trading HQ powered by insights, education, and tools to help you nail even complex strategies and techniques.

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Elite-Level Tools

When building the tools on thinkorswim, we strove for supersonic levels of precision and speed. Feature-packed, this platform lets you monitor, plan, and execute trades in one place. So grab your inhaler, hotshot, because these aren’t your father’s trading tools.

Insight Generation

A great idea can mean all the difference. Hunt down your next big trade with features like Stock Hacker, Sizzle Index, and studies from third-party market pros John Carter and John Person. Get exclusive live squawks from S&P, bond futures, and physical commodity trading pits, and Huddle webcasts, too.

Empowering Resources

Start using thinkorswim at warp speed with an array of onboarding resources that help you get started right away, like our Learning Center, thinkManual, online Swim Lessons, and live interactive webinars launched directly from the platform.

thinkorswim trading platform features elite tools for the serious trader
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Start trading quickly with thinkorswim educational resources and guides

Comprehensive Charting Package

This thinkorswim exclusive feature gives you P&L charts and charting flexibility for revved up analysis. We’ve got hundreds of technical indicators and studies, many from rock-star traders and third-party industry professionals, such as John Carter and John Person. Plus, dynamic scanner lets you sync market scans in real-time from your desktop to your tablet, so you can stay connected to the market wherever you are.

Get comprehensive charting capabilities with the powerful thinkorswim

Market Monitor

With thinkorswim’s Market Monitor, you can see the whole market graphically displayed, all visually showcased in easy-to-read heatmapping and graphs. View your portfolio or a watch list in real time, then dive deep into forex rates, industry conference calls, and earnings.

Watch the whole market by using a graphic display with the thinkorswim

Beta Weighting

With beta weighting from thinkorswim, you’ll never trade blind. Professional traders and money managers alike use this tool to understand potential gains and losses. Using any optionable stock or index as the common denominator, the beta weighting tool converts the deltas (sensitivity to price changes) of your individual positions into stock or index equivalent deltas for you. Now, you too can see your entire portfolio’s risk updated in real time as the markets change.

Understand potential gains or losses with beta weighting on TD Ameritrade’s thinkorswim platform

Pairs Trading

Industry-recognized pairs are great, but we give you the freedom to spot your own opportunities. Trade on any pair of products you choose. If you’ve got the position sizing and market timing, our customizable pairs trading can help you trade in any market condition. So go get ‘em, boss.*

Execute pairs trading or create your own customized pairs trading selection within thinkorswim

Paper Trading

Use the paperMoney® tool to test strategies and ideas without risking your funds. It’s a realistic way to experiment with advanced order types and test new ideas. You can also perform backtesting and practice trading based on historical market data with thinkOnDemand.

Paper trading allows you to practice and learn in real or historical markets without risking your own money

Strategy Roller®

Looking to simplify your options strategy? Then look no further. With our exclusive Strategy Roller®, you can create a covered call strategy up-front using pre-defined criteria and our thinkorswim platform will automatically roll it forward month by month.** You can also stay updated on the status of your strategies and orders through prompt alerts sent via SMS text message or secure mail. Why trade options anywhere else?

Strategy Roller lets you set a covered call strategy up front and automatically rolls it forward.

Company Profile

Think you know something the analysts haven’t accounted for? Unlock your imagination and visualize your ideas with Company Profile—an interactive third-party research tool integrated into thinkorswim. See a breakdown of a company 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 might potentially impact projected company revenue.


Visualize your ideas with company profile
Stay on top of breaking news or search the CNBC video archive
Live Streaming Media

Stay on top of breaking news with CNBC, CNBC Europe, and CNBC Asia. Tap into new trading ideas with premium content streamed daily from tastytrade and hear what's happening in real time, with live audio straight from the pros in the trading pits.

thinkorswim helps you trade the forex market and compare currencies
Forex Global Currency Map

Compare the currency of your choice to the performance of others around the globe and more. Then, check out stacked comparisons for an overall perspective-all buttoned up in a logical layout of today’s action.

thinkorswim helps you trade futures from a wide variety of investments, with increased leverage and extended trading hours
Futures Calendar Spreads

Fine-tune your position expiration dates with our upgraded spread trading tools.

thinkorswim allows you to trade even complex options trades efficiently
Complex Options Trades

Enter complex options orders as fast as your fingers can type them. Switch up the layout to view different fields such as theoretical price, implied volatility, probabilities and more.

Get started quickly on thinkorswim with free education resources
Free Education & Market Commentary

Get started quickly on thinkorswim with free education resources. Our Learning Center gives you all the tools to start quickly. Take advantage of live market commentary and visit trading chat rooms.

Frequent updates and enhancements come free with the thinkorswim
Consistent, Frequent Innovations

We’re always working to improve and innovate thinkorswim, so you can depend on regular updates and enhancements.

Get new trading ideas you can put into action with market scanning tools
Trade and Market Scans

Our scanning tools search for stocks based on the criteria you set. See volatility, risk, and potential rewards.

Stock Hacker keeps you informed about stock pricing, volatility, and more
Stock Hacker

Hunt down your next big trade with Stock Hacker. Find specific stocks that may be on the move. Then, see volatility, risk, potential reward and probability, all in one easy-to-read tool.

Portfolio Margin on the thinkorswim® platform

 If you are leveraging portfolio margin to diversify, hedge risk, and potentially lower margin requirements in your qualified account, only the thinkorswim platform displays portfolio margin* requirements using a theoretical pricing model. Plus, you'll receive 24/7 account support and free access to trading specialists to help you execute your strategies. Open an account today.

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Portfolio margin on the thinkorswim® platform

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

Real-time paper trading is available for funded accounts only. 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.

The paperMoney software application is for educational purposes only. Successful virtual trading during one time period does not guarantee successful investing of actual funds during a later time period as market conditions change continuously.

Third-party research and tools are obtained from companies not affiliated with TD Ameritrade, and are provided for informational purposes only. While the information is deemed reliable, TD Ameritrade does not guarantee its accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose, and makes no warranties with respect to the results to be obtained from its use. Please consult other sources of information and consider your individual financial positions and goals before making an independent investment decision.

Offer valid for one new Individual, Joint or IRA TD Ameritrade account opened by 9/30/14 and funded within 60 days of account opening with $2,000 or more. To receive $100 bonus, account must be funded with $25,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. To receive $300 bonus, account must be funded with $100,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. To receive $600 bonus, account must be funded with $250,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. Offer is not transferable and not valid with internal transfers, accounts using the Amerivest service, TD Ameritrade Institutional accounts, current TD Ameritrade accounts or with other offers.   Qualified commission-free Internet equity, ETF or options orders will be limited to a maximum of 500 and must execute within 60 days of account funding. Contract, exercise, and assignment fees still apply.  Limit one offer per client. Account value of the qualifying account must remain equal to, or greater than, the value after the net deposit was made (minus any losses due to trading or market volatility or margin debit balances) for 12 months, or TD Ameritrade may charge the account for the cost of the offer at its sole discretion. TD Ameritrade reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. Please allow 3-5 business days for any cash deposits to post to account. Taxes related to TD Ameritrade offers are your responsibility. Retail values totaling $600 or more during the calendar year will be included in your consolidated Form 1099. Please consult a legal or tax advisor for the most recent changes to the U.S. tax code and for rollover eligibility rules.  (Offer Code: 206) 

Backtesting is the evaluation of a particular trading strategy using historical data. Results presented are hypothetical, they did not actually occur and they may not take into consideration all transaction fees or taxes you would incur in an actual transaction. And just as past performance of a security does not guarantee future results, past performance of a strategy does not guarantee the strategy will be successful in the future. Results could vary significantly, and losses could result.

Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Not all account owners will qualify. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options before investing in options.

TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 19 others in the 2014 Barron's Online Broker Review, March 15, 2014, and was awarded 4.5 stars overall (along with 3 others).  The firm was ranked 1st in the categories “Best for Long-Term Investing” and “Best for Novices.” TD Ameritrade was also among those listed in the categories Best for Frequent Traders (ranked 4th), Best for Options Traders (ranked 2nd) and Best for In-Person Service (ranked 5th). Star ratings are out of a possible 5. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones. L.P. All rights reserved.

Spreads and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return.

Futures and futures options trading is speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options prior to trading futures products.

TD Ameritrade pays John Carter and John Person for research material regarding investments and securities that they may distribute to their own customers. John Person and John Carter are not representatives of TD Ameritrade.

The risk of loss in trading forex can be substantial. Clients must consider all relevant risk factors, including their own personal financial situation, before trading. Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, as well as its own unique risk factors. Forex investments are subject to counter-party risk, as there is no central clearing organization for these transactions. Please read the following risk disclosure before considering the trading of this product: Forex Risk Disclosure

Portfolio Margin will only be approved for accounts of qualified traders who can support the risks associated with greater leverage ability.

*Use of Portfolio Margin involves unique and significant risks, including increased leverage, which increases the amount of potential loss, and shortened and stricter time frames for meeting deficiencies, which increase the risk of involuntary liquidation. Client, account, and position eligibility requirements exist and approval is not guaranteed. Carefully read the Portfolio Margin Risk Disclosure Statement, Margin Handbook, and Margin Disclosure Document for more details.

**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.

***Pairs trading requires active monitoring and management and is not suitable for all investors.

A 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.  Additionally, any downside protection provided to the related stock position is limited to the premium received. (Short options can be assigned at any time up to expiration regardless of the in-the-money amount.)

Company Profile (Trefis) information/estimates provided by Insight Guru, a separate and unaffiliated firm. Stock prices are impacted by numerous factors and estimates of prices in the future are not guaranteed.

Past performance of a security or strategy does not guarantee that the security or strategy will be successful in the future.

TD Ameritrade and tastytrade, Inc. are separate, unaffiliated companies. TD Ameritrade is not responsible for any third-party content or opinions presented.

Commissions, service fees and exception fees still apply. See our commission and brokerage fees for details.

TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC / NFA . This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2014 TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission