Why trade forex through Schwab?

  • Access to over 65 different currency pairs
  • Commission-free forex trading; trade costs reflected in the bid/ask spread
  • Trade Desk assistance day and night
  • Specialized tools on thinkorswim®

Forex trading is provided by Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC.

Forex trading can allow you to speculate on changes in currency prices in the global market. Forex can also help you diversify your portfolio and is available to trade 23 hours per day, Sunday–Friday, allowing you to respond to changes in global market conditions even when the stock market is closed.

Develop your forex trading skills with education and insights.

Whether you're new to trading forex or already have experience in the global market, our educational resources can help you better understand the opportunities forex can provide.

Learn more about currency pairs and other concepts with our introduction to forex.

Looking for even more forex and trading insights?

Forex education

Learn about the foreign exchange market, from the basics to placing your first trade, with our collection of articles, videos, and more. 

Schwab CoachingTM

Join our daily webcasts—live and on-demand—to see example trades with Q&A and learn ways to apply trading principles in current market conditions using Schwab platforms and tools. 

thinkorswim trading platforms

thinkorswim trading platforms offer a wide range of tools and solutions designed to help forex traders analyze trades and receive real-time updates on profit and loss. In addition, you can access real-time market news and forex charting with hundreds of studies and indicators available.

Sharpen your forex trading skills risk-free.

Explore the paperMoney® simulated trading experience within thinkorswim that allows you to practice your trading at any time—without putting your money on the line.

Our Trade Desk is available to help answer your questions.

  • Tap into the knowledge of our dedicated teams, from account setup to learning which currency pairs are available to trade. 
  • Get help understanding how to use thinkorswim platforms.
  • Talk through your trade idea.

Need help with your first (or next) forex trade? Clients can call our Trade Desk at 800-435-9050 from 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday through 6 p.m. ET Friday. 

Supercharge your forex trading.

Introducing Schwab Trading Powered by Ameritrade™—a trading experience you can't get anywhere else, featuring the award-winning thinkorswim platforms, tailored education, and specialized support. 

Schwab NetworkTM: Real-time insights, every trading day.

Get analysis and interpretation of the market-livestreaming or on-demand—with Schwab Network, brought to you by our media affiliate. 

Schwab Network is brought to you by Charles Schwab Media Productions Company ("CSMPC"). CSMPC and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. are separate but affiliated subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation. CSMPC is not a financial advisor, registered investment advisor, broker-dealer, or futures commissions merchant.

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