Your home for getting started trading forex at Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC.

Whether you need help getting your account set up or looking for the latest professional perspectives on the forex market, here are some resources to help you with your forex trading experience. 

1. Make sure you have a forex-approved trading account.

A Schwab brokerage account is required to open a forex account.

Do you have a Schwab brokerage account?1 Once your new account is open, return to this page to apply for a forex account.

Have a brokerage account but don't have a forex trading account with us?

Log into, and from the Trade Forex page, choose one of your eligible brokerage accounts from the drop-down and click the "Open a forex account" button.

2. Power your forex trading with our suite of thinkorswim® trading platforms.

thinkorswim trading platforms offer a wide range of trading 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.

3. Get educated on forex trading.

Learn the basics of forex and more

Understanding the basics of forex can help you develop a forex trading strategy aligned with your overall portfolio goals. 

Explore forex education

Learn about forex trading—from placing your first trade to more advanced topics—with our 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.

Practice what you learn about forex risk-free with paperMoney®

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.

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.

4. Access live forex support when you need it.

Our teams can answer your questions, from setting up and using thinkorswim platforms, to learning about available currency pairs, and more.

Have a specific question? Clients can call our Trade Desk at 800-435-9050 from 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday through 6 p.m. ET Friday. 

Have questions about forex? We're here to help.