Cutting-Edge Trading Technology

Get free, robust trading platforms that match your experience level, like Trade Architect or the more advanced thinkorswim, plus free support anytime. Or use our advanced mobile trading apps which have helped us become the industry leader in mobile trading.*

Our free trading platforms give you real trading power

Independent Research from Industry Leaders

Get free instant access to independent third-party research that can help fuel your trading strategies. Explore expert analysis and more from the market gurus at Morningstar®, S&P Capital IQ, and MarketEdge®.

Supplement your trading strategy with objective research

Better Idea Generation

Choose from our many resources to help develop your trading strategies:

  • Third-party analyst picks
  • Screeners
  • Market commentary
  • Real-time chats
  • Trader TV with live CNBC US, Asia, and Europe news feeds and CNBC Futures now. Plus, real-time trading insights with streaming video from tastytrade
  • A live audio feed from the S&P futures trading pit
  • paperMoney® to test strategies and ideas without risking a penny
  • Heat mapping that highlights the trading day’s biggest stock moves
  • The myTrade community
  • Company Profile to visualize ideas
  • Option Huddle webcasts presented by Investools
Get inspiration and new ideas to guide your trading strategies

Any Level of Support, Any Time

Build your trader knowledge by accessing educational resources to learn about different products and research ideas to spot new opportunities. Or, if you feel like you need some help implementing your trading strategies, call or meet with one of our trading specialists to walk through your ideas with you – at no extra cost.

Discover TD Ameritrade’s Free Tools and Trading Platforms

Trade Architect

New Investor, Advanced Investor

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Trading Tools

Intermediate Investor

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thinkorswim

Advanced Investors, Expert Investors

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Value that Adds to Your Bottom Line

With TD Ameritrade, there are no data fees or trade minimums to use the platforms. Our $9.99 flat-rate commission always applies, no matter what your account balance is or how frequently you trade.

24/7 Support, Free Access to a Trading Specialist

Open a new account and you’ll get 24/7 support and access to our trading specialists who can review your trading strategies with you or help you navigate the different platforms.

Outstanding Order Execution

You’ll benefit from our proprietary order routing technology that consistently seeks the best available price on every trade.

Refine Your Trading Skills

Even veteran traders understand the need to continually sharpen their skills. Preview our interactive learning tools and take your trading to the next level. Explore our education section.