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Learn How To Trade Stocks: Trader and Investor Education

Learn How To Trade Stocks: Trader and Investor Education

So, there are education offerings sprinkled throughout the TD Ameritrade properties. How's a trader or investor to find/sort/make sense of them all? Education is invaluable, essential, and useful, which makes it an ideal gift for anyone. TD Ameritrade has taken its educational offerings to the next level. We’ve integrated our educational tools and are offering them ...

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My Dock: Dashboard for Streaming Watch Lists, Positions, and More
April 27, 2018

My Dock: Dashboard for Streaming Watch Lists, Positions, and More

Looking for quick access to the information that matters most to you? My Dock is a dashboard on the tdameritrade.com website that allows you to see ...

Learn How to Place Trades and Check Orders on tdameritrade.com
April 26, 2018

Learn How to Place Trades and Check Orders on tdameritrade.com

Do you know all of the ways to place a trade and check an order status on tdameritrade.com? Thanks to the Trade tab, SnapTicket® tool, and the easy-to-use ...

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Tools for Traders: Chat Rooms, Trader TV on thinkorswim®
April 11, 2018

Tools for Traders: Chat Rooms, Trader TV on thinkorswim®

There are a lot of benefits to being a trader, but unless you happen to work on a trading desk, one of the downsides is that it can be a lonely endeavor. ...

thinkorswim® Trade Flash: Where to Look for Pro Trading Ideas
April 9, 2018

thinkorswim® Trade Flash: Where to Look for Pro Trading Ideas

It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out as a trader or are a seasoned pro; sometimes the hardest part is finding trade candidates. Many traders say the ...

TD Ameritrade Chatbot for Twitter: Trading, Support, Information
April 3, 2018

TD Ameritrade Chatbot for Twitter: Trading, Support, Information

To help investors reach us quickly and to provide timely investing information, TD Ameritrade has launched a new chatbot on Twitter. Just send a direct message to ...

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March 2, 2018

"How-To" Videos: Now Available on TD Ameritrade Mobile App

Last fall, the TD Ameritrade Mobile app rolled out more than 20 educational videos to help clients succeed in their investing journeys. The videos covered investing ...

Want Powerful Charting Analysis on the Go? Mobile Trader App
February 27, 2018

Want Powerful Charting Analysis on the Go? Mobile Trader App

The market moves fast, but for most of us, life moves even faster, rarely giving us a moment during the day to sit down at a computer—or even pull out a laptop ...

Let's Get Technical: Momentum Indicators to Gauge Trend Strength
January 16, 2018

Let's Get Technical: Momentum Indicators to Gauge Trend Strength

If you remember your high school physics class, you might recall momentum as being a measure of motion, or mass times velocity. In technical analysis, you can view ...

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What’s My Potential Income? The New Dividend Income Estimator
January 3, 2018

What’s My Potential Income? The New Dividend Income Estimator

Have you ever wondered how modifying your mix of dividend stocks and ETFs might affect your income over the next 12 months? Or maybe you’re brand new to ...

Let’s Get Technical: 3 Indicators to Help Find and Follow Trends
December 18, 2017

Let’s Get Technical: 3 Indicators to Help Find and Follow Trends

Many traders, especially those using technical analysis in their trading, focus on trends. They even have many sayings related to trends. But how do you find trends ...

Boost Your Investment Knowledge with TD Ameritrade Mobile
December 1, 2017

Boost Your Investment Knowledge with TD Ameritrade Mobile

Education enables you to acquire valuable knowledge. The more knowledge you have, the better position you are in to make your important life decisions and...

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It's Harvest Time: Potentially Grow Your Savings Using DRIP
November 29, 2017

It's Harvest Time: Potentially Grow Your Savings Using DRIP

Growth is a part of our daily lives. We all seek growth in different forms, whether you’re a local farmer, a small business owner or an investor looking to build your...

New Charting Tools: Advanced Time Frames and Extended Data
November 9, 2017

New Charting Tools: Advanced Time Frames and Extended Data

Time. Chaucer said it waits for no one. Others say time is the world's most precious commodity. In other words, time is of the essence. Traders and investors use time ...

TD Ameritrade Chatbot Now on Facebook Messenger
October 27, 2017

TD Ameritrade Chatbot Now on Facebook Messenger

With just a few clicks in Facebook Messenger, you can now check stock quotes and account information, plus learn about investment topics thanks to TD Ameritrade ...

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What’s Going on in The Markets? A New Calendar to Help Keep Track
October 2, 2017

What’s Going on in The Markets? A New Calendar to Help Keep Track

Between earnings, dividends, IPOs, economic events, stock splits and investor conferences there are 2,602 events scheduled for this upcoming October alone...

Trade Confidently with thinkorswim Fundamentals
September 29, 2017

Trade Confidently with thinkorswim Fundamentals

Fundamentals research is a core strategy for many traders, but it can also be a daunting and time-consuming task. Looking for a helpful tool to help...

Screeners: The Fast Way to Find Potential Trade Ideas
September 29, 2017

Screeners: The Fast Way to Find Potential Trade Ideas

Finding the right stock or mutual fund to invest in can be challenging. Between the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and the over-the-counter market, there are...

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Stock Profile: A Trader’s Source for In-Depth Research
September 28, 2017

Stock Profile: A Trader’s Source for In-Depth Research

Did you know our Stock Profile page is loaded with tools to help you research securities? After you log in to your account at tdameritrade.com, go to Research & Ideas...

How Do You Find Potential Opportunities in a Huge Market? Scan It
September 28, 2017

How Do You Find Potential Opportunities in a Huge Market? Scan It

Looking for new investment ideas? The features on the thinkorswim Scan tab can get you off to a running start. The tool enables you to filter through tens of thousands...

Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool
September 27, 2017

Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool

Looking for a stock to help diversify a portfolio can feel overwhelming. With so many to choose from – literally, thousands across various markets in the U.S. – it can...

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See Your Allocations from the Inside-Out with Portfolio X-Ray
September 27, 2017

See Your Allocations from the Inside-Out with Portfolio X-Ray

Like a doctor who uses X-ray imagery to get an under-the-surface view, investors can get a fuller picture of the health of their holdings by using the Portfolio X-Ray tool...

Assess Your Positions’ Risk with Beta Weighting on thinkorswim
September 26, 2017

Assess Your Positions’ Risk with Beta Weighting on thinkorswim

Comparing all your positions can be a lot like looking at a bowl of different pieces of fruit. Not only are you weighing apples against oranges, but there are some bananas...

Monitor Tab on thinkorswim: Quick Access to Your Trading Activity
September 26, 2017

Monitor Tab on thinkorswim: Quick Access to Your Trading Activity

When you’re looking for critical information about your trading account, holdings, and activity, you don’t want to have to go poking around for key figures and stats...

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Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations
September 21, 2017

Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations

It can be hard for active traders to profit from a stock or option that doesn’t move, which is why they often look for a certain amount of volatility. But an unexpected ...

Practice Stock Trading with paperMoney® Stock Market Simulator
September 8, 2017

Practice Stock Trading with paperMoney® Stock Market Simulator

The well-known saying “practice makes perfect” is a bit misleading because it’s almost impossible to become ...

Confused by Mobile Apps? Find the Right One For You
August 22, 2017

Confused by Mobile Apps? Find the Right One For You

What do you like to trade? Answering that question can help you decide whether to choose TD Ameritrade Mobile or TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader.

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Technical Drafting Class: Making Drawings Easy and Accessible
July 24, 2017

Technical Drafting Class: Making Drawings Easy and Accessible

When new information or data conflicts with your market outlook, are you the type that allows your ego to get in the way, or are you open to change? Some would call ...

Enhanced Mobile App Offers Better Trading Experience
June 16, 2017

Enhanced Mobile App Offers Better Trading Experience

The TD Ameritrade Mobile app has a little more pep in its step after launching brand new trade tickets and a much improved options trading experience. ...

Mobile App Security: Protection While On-the-Go
June 8, 2017

Mobile App Security: Protection While On-the-Go

Using your mobile app for trading and managing your finances means access from a train, on vacation, and even while waiting in line for coffee. But not ...

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Company Profile Tool Provides Insight Into a Stock's Value
May 19, 2017

Company Profile Tool Provides Insight Into a Stock's Value

You may think it's a no-brainer. You're only going to put on a directional trade if you've got a hunch a stock's going to move in a particular direction, right? But ...

Stay in the Know With Equity IPO and Fixed-Income New Issue Alerts
April 21, 2017

Stay in the Know With Equity IPO and Fixed-Income New Issue Alerts

We are happy to announce that you can now sign up to receive an email alert whenever an equity initial public offering (IPO) or fixed-income new issue ...

You Have Nothing to Lose When Playing With paperMoney<sup>®</sup>
April 21, 2017

You Have Nothing to Lose When Playing With paperMoney®

Do you know what pilots, product engineers and online gamers all have in common? At some point in their lives they have likely all used ...

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Sound the Alarm! Price Alerts Now Available on TD Ameritrade Mobile
April 7, 2017

Sound the Alarm! Price Alerts Now Available on TD Ameritrade Mobile

Markets can move fast and tracking the price movements of all your positions and watch lists can be daunting. The TD Ameritrade Mobile app now has your back with ...

Alexa, Ask TD Ameritrade: Amazon Skill Reads Market Updates, Quotes and More
March 10, 2017

Alexa, Ask TD Ameritrade: Amazon Skill Reads Market Updates, Quotes and More

In today’s fast-paced world, you wake up, brew your morning coffee, frantically try to get rid of that bed ...

Tax Season (and More) Made Simpler With the TD Ameritrade Mobile App
March 3, 2017

Tax Season (and More) Made Simpler With the TD Ameritrade Mobile App

Tax season is here again. Meeting with your accountant or doing your own taxes but missing your 1099...

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5 New Features: IPOs & Fixed-Income New Issues
February 21, 2017

5 New Features: IPOs & Fixed-Income New Issues

This past fall we told you that good things were on the way in relation to our IPO and fixed-income new-issue offerings, and now they have officially ...

Cost Basis: Gains, Losses and Mythical Beings
January 27, 2017

Cost Basis: Gains, Losses and Mythical Beings

Cost basis: It’s that ever morphing figure that may elude even the best of us. So, what exactly is a cost basis? By definition, a cost basis is the original value of a ...

Your Triple Threat: Screeners, Watch Lists and Alerts
December 30, 2016

Your Triple Threat: Screeners, Watch Lists and Alerts

In Hollywood, a “triple-threat” is a performer who can not only act, but sing and dance as well. In basketball, it’s a player that is equally adept at passing, dribbling...

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New Earnings Features on thinkorswim
November 29, 2016

New Earnings Features on thinkorswim

Earnings announcements are crunch time. Each quarter, publicly-traded companies are obliged to share fundamental information on the state of their business...

New Candlestick Pattern Tool on thinkorswim
November 21, 2016

New Candlestick Pattern Tool on thinkorswim

From “Concealing Baby Swallow” to “Identical Three Crows” it may seem as though all the innuendoes and hidden trader slang has been accounted for...

Make It Your Own: New Custom Filters on My Stocks Overview
October 31, 2016

Make It Your Own: New Custom Filters on My Stocks Overview

We shared three reasons to visit the My Stocks Overview page earlier this year. The dashboard displays your recent activity and provides...

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Helpful Tools for Earnings Season (and the thinkorswim Challenge!)
September 20, 2016

Helpful Tools for Earnings Season (and the thinkorswim Challenge!)

The third annual thinkorswim Challenge virtual trading competition kicks off on Monday, October 5th which is also the beginning of the Fall Earnings Season ...

New Economic Data Tool on thinkorswim
September 1, 2016

New Economic Data Tool on thinkorswim

There’s an old saying; “The stock market has predicted nine of the last five recessions.”

Charting in thinkorswim's Economic Data Tool
September 1, 2016

Charting in thinkorswim's Economic Data Tool

By now, you’ve hopefully gotten the chance to check out the latest thinkorswim® release—the Economic News tool.

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Sharpening My Trading Habits with FRED
August 29, 2016

Sharpening My Trading Habits with FRED

I recently bought my son the Scooby Doo Lego Mystery Mansion which ended in an epic mom fail when we discovered that the most coveted character...

The Perfect Pair: Your Dock and Yahoo Finance News
August 18, 2016

The Perfect Pair: Your Dock and Yahoo Finance News

The dock on the TD Ameritrade web site was already a go-to resource for your most-used information, like account balances, stock watch lists, and important ...

Finding Investment Opportunities The Modern Way: Through Social Media
July 29, 2016

Finding Investment Opportunities The Modern Way: Through Social Media

Back in January 2014, as a polar vortex bore down on Manhattan and I was sick at home reading Twitter, I had a tech epiphany while following Brian...

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Deposits & Transfers: Four New Activity Tab Features
May 24, 2016

Deposits & Transfers: Four New Activity Tab Features

In order to make managing and moving funds in your account hassle-free, we've made a few enhancements to tdameritrade.com. In addition to our new …

Deposits & Transfers Overview: New Page, 3 New Features
April 27, 2016

Deposits & Transfers Overview: New Page, 3 New Features

It's time to meet the new page on the block. We recently added an Overview page to our Deposits & Transfers section. It’s a great place to compare all of the ...

3 Ways to Research Investment Ideas on tdameritrade.com
March 29, 2016

3 Ways to Research Investment Ideas on tdameritrade.com

Searching for a stock investment can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. After all, there are thousands of stocks and funds listed...

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3 Reasons to Visit Stocks Overview—Every Market Day
February 29, 2016

3 Reasons to Visit Stocks Overview—Every Market Day

We think you'll like the customization of TD Ameritrade’s Stocks Overview page so much that you'll want to visit it every single market day ...

Windows 10 Users: A Shiny New Trading App Just For You
February 5, 2016

Windows 10 Users: A Shiny New Trading App Just For You

For some time now, the mobile operating system (OS) market has primarily comprised of two behemoths – iOS and Android. For desktop computer users, it’s Mac OS ...

Enter the Wading Pool and Dive into Swim Lessons
December 28, 2015

Enter the Wading Pool and Dive into Swim Lessons

Chart reading, options trading, futures contracts, and more. You can find free daily trading education offerings in the Swim Lessons chat room ...

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Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is)
November 23, 2015

Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is)

Ask any trader: markets deliver potentially newsy and stock-driving events that can be well-telegraphed and those that are surprises.

Options for Earnings? Order Entry for Option Spreads
October 30, 2015

Options for Earnings? Order Entry for Option Spreads

Earnings season—pageant time for the companies that you’re not only familiar with, but whose products you possibly consume daily ...

New thinkorswim® Reskin is More Than Just a Pretty Face
September 18, 2015

New thinkorswim® Reskin is More Than Just a Pretty Face

The year was 1999. Bill Clinton was wrapping up his second term as president, Cher was topping the music charts, and the tech-bubble was pushing the U.S. ...

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GPS for Markets: Introducing Trade Finder
August 31, 2015

GPS for Markets: Introducing Trade Finder

Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers or math. And sophophobia is the fear of learning anything new. For many, options trading can seem daunting ...

(More) Cool Toys to Play With
August 1, 2014

(More) Cool Toys to Play With

The stock market is a sum-of-all-its–parts thing—lots of parts, always moving, and giving off signals that may or may not be valid. Recent enhancements to...

Come Play with the Newest Toys
June 1, 2014

Come Play with the Newest Toys

Keeping up with fast-moving markets is difficult enough these days. Your investing and trading platform should make your life easier, not harder. The recently...

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Fundamentals Even a Trader Could Love
March 1, 2014

Fundamentals Even a Trader Could Love

If you’re wondering which company fundamentals might help you as a trader, wonder no more. With the Fundamentals page on the thinkorswim® platform from...

Copilot: Great Vantage Point
February 1, 2014

Copilot: Great Vantage Point

Even independent investors sometimes need someone in the seat next to them. Don’t see yourself using an advisor but sometimes question DIY investing?...

How Much Will It Move? Calculating Risk with Fast Beta
January 13, 2014

How Much Will It Move? Calculating Risk with Fast Beta

If only there were a way to guess how much a stock might move when the market does...Oh, there is. And it just got better.

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How Your Trading Platform Can Help with Math: Stats on Stats
November 13, 2013

How Your Trading Platform Can Help with Math: Stats on Stats

Not all traders aced math. Some even had that recurring dream where they showed up for the test—with no pants on. The reality is traders need statistics...

Trader Routines Revealed: Nothing Wrong with Good Habits
September 13, 2013

Trader Routines Revealed: Nothing Wrong with Good Habits

Traders are creatures of habit. In fact, those living...

Play Stock Analyst…For Real: How to Profile Companies
July 13, 2013

Play Stock Analyst…For Real: How to Profile Companies

Sometimes the only difference between seemingly similar stocks is buried in the fine print. What if you could pull a lever and bring those details to light?

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Calling all Chatter Boxes: Stock Trading and Social Media
July 12, 2013

Calling all Chatter Boxes: Stock Trading and Social Media

Traders yap—well, type—all the time, turning to social media with hopes of snagging a great market idea. Check out how TD Ameritrade keeps up.

Options Rolls: New Tools That Work Your Complex Strategy
June 5, 2013

Options Rolls: New Tools That Work Your Complex Strategy

String on your finger? Alarm on your smart phone? Forget it. thinkorswim’s Strategy Roller™ takes out some of the guesswork for when and how to roll options...

Screening For Sizzle: Revealing Secrets of Options Volume
May 5, 2013

Screening For Sizzle: Revealing Secrets of Options Volume

Tracking unusual flare-ups in options activity can offer potential stock ideas. Following the options crowd —or at least seeing what they’re up to—can be a valuable...

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How Might Your Strategy Fare? Backtest with thinkOnDemand®
October 24, 2012

How Might Your Strategy Fare? Backtest with thinkOnDemand®

It’s a DVR of the markets’ every move. See how you might have fared during the last earnings blast or Federal Reserve bombshell. Imagine being able to play...

Screening Stocks, Options, ETFs, & More: Who Makes the Cut?
September 20, 2012

Screening Stocks, Options, ETFs, & More: Who Makes the Cut?

Take a few minutes to narrow down which stocks, options, ETFs, and mutual funds might deserve a second look based on your goals and strategies. There’s a lot...

It's Only paperMoney®: How to Practice Trading Without Losing
May 15, 2012

It's Only paperMoney®: How to Practice Trading Without Losing

Pilots, product engineers and online gamers agree: computer simulation programs sharpen skills. Join their ranks by practicing trading with paperMoney.

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