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With thinkorswim 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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Take a test drive with paperMoney®

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

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Ready to get started? Once you have an account, download thinkorswim and 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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The market never rests. Why should we?

In a competitive market, you need constant innovation. Explore our pioneering features.

24/5 TradingEconomic DataDevice SyncIn-App ChatCustom AlertsChat RoomsSocial Sentiment

24/5 Trading

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Trade when the news breaks

Trade select securities 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (excluding market holidays). 24/5 Trading allows you to trade on your schedule, and with an expanded list of securities that covers more international markets and sectors like tech, take advantage of even more potential market opportunities.

Economic Data

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Welcome to your macro data hub

Access a wide variety of data about the health of the US and global economies, straight from the Fed, with the new Economic Data tool. Tap into over 400,000 economic data points spanning six continents, find key economic indicators fast with the platform’s search engine, and chart data points over time to measure economic performance.

Device Sync

Device Sync

Sync your platform on any device

Stay in lockstep with the market across all your devices. With thinkorswim, you can sync your alerts, trades, charts, and more. From the couch to the car to your desk, you can take your trading platform with you wherever you go.

In-App Chat

In-App Chat

Help is always within reach

Get personalized help the moment you need it with in-app chat. Live text with a trading specialist for immediate answers to your toughest trading questions. You can even share your screen for help navigating the app.

Custom Alerts

Custom Alerts

When the market calls... answer it

Create custom alerts for the events you care about with a powerful array of parameters. Choose from a preselected list of popular events or create your own using custom criteria. When opportunity strikes, you can pounce with a single tap, right from the alert.

Chat Rooms

Tap into Trading Tools

Tap into our trading community

Trading doesn’t have to be an individual sport. Tap into the knowledge of other traders in the thinkorswim chat rooms. Share strategies, ideas, and even actual trades with market professionals and thousands of other traders.

Social Sentiment

Gauge social sentiment

Gauge social sentiment

Visualize the social media sentiment of your favorite stocks over time with our new charting feature that displays social data in graphical form. It’s yet another tool you can use when evaluating a stock to make an informed trading decision.

Trader made. Trader tested. Trader approved.

Analyze, strategize, and trade with advanced features from our pro-level trading platform, thinkorswim.

Advanced trading

Trade equities, options, ETFs, futures, forex, options on futures, and more. Set rules to automatically trigger orders that can help you manage risk, including OCOs and brackets. You may be eligible to use options and futures in an IRA; you may also be eligible for Portfolio Margin***, which could make more trading leverage available in your brokerage account.

Technical analysis

Access 400+ technical studies ranging from support and resistance to candlestick and profile. Add visuals to your charts using your choice of 20 drawings, including eight Fibonacci tools. Even build your own algorithms with thinkScript®.

Options Statistics

Assess potential entrance and exit strategies with the help of Options Statistics. See the current day’s option volume and compare it to the past five-day average with the Sizzle Index™. View implied and historical volatility of underlying securities and get a feel for the market, with a breakdown of the options traded above or below the bid or ask price or between the market.

Company Profile

Examine company revenue drivers 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 could impact projected company revenue.

Follow JJ on Twitter

Market chatter in 140 characters or less

Follow JJ Kinahan on Twitter for valuable market insights, information on the latest thinkorswim tools, and upcoming events and media appearances.

Full transparency. Full access. Smarter value.

We offer $0.00 commissions on online exchange-listed U.S. stock, domestic and Canadian ETFs, and options trades. Access to our platforms is free, with no account or trade minimums. We give you access to over 2,300 commission-free ETFs** and free level 2 data. And we deliver added value with our execution quality, with 98% of executed market orders receiving a better price than the National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) at the time of routing.1

Even more reasons to love thinkorswim.

Live-Streaming Mediavideos

Stay on top of market movement with newsfeeds from CNBC and our media affiliate, TD Ameritrade Network.

TD Ameritrade Network is brought to you by TD Ameritrade Media Productions Company. TD Ameritrade Media Productions Company and TD Ameritrade, Inc.,are separate but affiliated subsidiaries of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. 

Strategy Rollermoney

Create a covered call strategy up front using predefined criteria, and our platform will automatically roll it forward month by month. Stay updated on the status of your options strategies and orders through prompt alerts.††

Market Maker MoveTM (MMM)trading charts

MMM is a measure of the expected magnitude of price movement and can help clue you in on stocks with the potential for bigger moves (up or down) based on market volatility.†††

Stock Hackertrading graphs

Screen for stocks meeting your criteria, and easily filter out the ones that don’t using fundamental, technical, and option-related data — almost any attribute that’s important to you.


An affiliate advisory newsletter service that lets you shadow experienced former Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE) floor traders to get recommendations for opening, adjusting, and closing option trades.

Market Monitortrading tools

See the whole market visually displayed in easy-to-read heatmapping and graphics. View your portfolio or a watch list in real time, then dive deep into forex rates, industry conference calls, and earnings.

School yourself in trading

Practice accounts, demos, user manuals and more — learn however you like.



When it comes to taking on the market, a trader’s best asset is know-how. That’s why thinkorswim offers in-platform webcasts, a schedule of in-person events, and immersive courses like: Trading Options and Stocks: Technical Analysis.

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The Learning Center

Get tutorials and how-tos on everything thinkorswim. Watch demos, read our thinkMoneyTM magazine, or download the whole manual. Find everything you need to get comfortable with our trading platform.

Trade on your terms with our powerful trading app

The thinkorswim Mobile App is the companion app to thinkorswim. With it you can access our innovative features, education, and support from the palm of your hand.

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