Trading

Learn how to develop and implement a trading plan that consists of analyzing the markets, filtering for potential opportunities, assessing risks, executing trades, and evaluating results. 

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Investors approved of this week's inflation read and responded by pushing most of the major indices to fresh all-time highs. Although we're overbought, the near-term path of least resistance appears to be higher.

Today's Options Market Update

In addition to any insight from Fed officials on the PCE data, the latest Michigan sentiment survey should give a peak into consumers' views on inflation and jobs.

Looking to the Futures

Two months into the year, the Bloomberg Commodity Index ($BCOM) is down 2.1% at 96.78.

9 Steps to Master thinkorswim mobile for iPhone

If you're new to thinkorswim mobile for iPhone—or just reviewing the basics—these steps will take you through downloading the app to placing your first trade.

What to Know About Trading Futures Options

When trading options, it's possible to trade futures as well as stocks. Learn the similarities and differences of trading options on futures versus stocks.

Using Futures to Hedge Against Market Downturns

Learn how futures contracts can help experienced traders and investors manage portfolio risk, including the use of a beta-weighted hedging strategy.

How Futures Margin Works

Learn about futures margin trading and how leverage impacts potential profits and losses.

Trading Futures on thinkorswim® mobile (iPhone)

Learn how to trade futures on the thinkorswim® mobile app.

How To Trade Futures on thinkorswim® web

In this video, we'll demonstrate how to place futures trades on thinkorswim® web, including advanced features such as real-time pricing information and where to find open contracts.

How to Use Futures Trader on thinkorswim® desktop

Learn how to trade futures using the Futures Trader tab on thinkorswim® desktop.