Trade Architect®. Smart platform. Smarter investor.

The market is always changing. You need a trading platform designed to keep up. Trade Architect’s intuitive design gives you a smarter, more streamlined approach to trading because everything you need to trade—from integrated streaming news and third-party research to custom charting tools—is all right at your fingertips.

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Trade Architect
Simple, Easy Interface and No Platform Fees*

Trade Architect puts all the data and research you need right there in front of you. Its intuitive interface lets you focus on mastering your trades, not mastering your trading platform. Plus, you don’t have to worry about platform fees—because there aren’t any.

Hear Everything. Except the Noise.

With tools like Trade Architect’s Integrated Research, you can get a consensus of what third-party analysts are saying about a stock, all in one simplified chart. Get all the info you need to trade, then, get right to trading.

Make it Your Own

Not only can you customize Trade Architect’s look, you can customize the information to fit your specific needs. Add tools like Earnings Analysis, which shows you how a company’s past estimates and actual earnings differed, in one simple chart.

Trade Architect is available to everyone without platform or data fees
Explore free investing and trading educational resources
Trade Architect is totally customizable and adapts to your trading style and personal preferences.

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Competitor data current as of 3/13/2013.

Integrated Streaming News

Access real-time and historical news, listen to market commentary from Minyanville Buzz & Banter®, and gain insight from myTrade® community conversations all in one streaming news feed. A CNBC video feed conveniently delivers up-to-the-minute information, including CNBC International, covering the Asian and European markets as well as original programming brought to you by tastytrade.

Get streaming real-time news from CNBC

Strategic and Insightful Options Tools

View a strategy chain display with a profit/loss graph for your strategy. Aspiring options traders can view a price graph illustrating the target profit zone, letting you know which direction a stock needs to travel for your strategy to be profitable. Also, S&P Capital IQ options screener and research offers valuable insight and trade ideas.


Build and execute simple or complex options trading strategies easily

Comprehensive Stock Information

Access vital stock information and features like charts, integrated third-party research, news, Level II quotes, and more, all in one place. You’ll make more informed decisions and when you’re ready to place a trade, one click is all it takes.

Access vital stock information all in one place

Trade Directly From Charts

Get customizable, interactive, trading-enabled charts to visualize your trade ideas. Simply click anywhere on a chart to bring up the Quick Order menu, then use the intuitively designed Order Pill to display the working buy and sell orders directly on the chart.

Place trades directly from charts
Get industry leading fundamental and technical research

Integrated Third-Party Research

Access research from Credit Suisse, Market Edge,, S&P Capital IQ, Ford Equity Research, and more.

Gain new ideas and insights from professional traders

Idea Generation

Get new ideas and learn about specific trades using heat mapping and advanced charting tools.

Use screeners to find investments that match your goals


Find stocks and investments relevant to your goals with dozens of criteria choices.

Target trading opportunities in up or down markets using heat map

Heat Mapping

Dynamically see which stocks are getting attention-and may deserve yours.

Verify ideas and trading strategies with probability analysis

Probability Analysis***

Analyze the probability of a stock reaching a certain range through standard deviation analytics.

Access Level II quotes quickly and easily

Level II Quotes

Trade Architect gives you better access to market depth and liquidity information.

Use third-party earnings analysis and view historical performance to assess investments

Earnings Analysis

View historical earnings and future earnings per share (EPS) projections from third-party analysts.

Conduct technical analysis with customizable charts

Custom Charting

Custom charting gives you access to a wide variety of technical studies and analytics

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All screen shots are for illustrative purposes only, and not a recommendation of any specific security or strategy.

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

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Waiver of NASDAQ Level II and Streaming News subscription fees applies to non-professional clients only. Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of exchange agreements. Professional access differs and subscription fees may apply. See our commission and brokerage fees for details.

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

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

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

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.

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) 

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Competitor data current as of March 13, 2013.

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***Probability analysis results are theoretical in nature, not guaranteed, and do not reflect any degree of certainty of an event occurring.

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 its use.

Buzz & Banter® is a service provided by Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC. TD Ameritrade, Inc. and Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC are separate, unaffiliated companies and are not responsible for each other’s products and services.

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

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

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.