Trading Tools

Learn about specialized tools traders may use to make trading decisions.

Stock Settlement: Why You Need to Understand the T+2 Timeline

Learn about main types of settlement violations, their consequences, and how to avoid them.

How Traders Can Apply Margin

There are several ways traders can use margin in their trading. Factors for how a trader uses margin include a trader's objectives, risk tolerance, and the products they trade.

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.

Trading Futures on thinkorswim® mobile (iPhone)

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

How to Use Futures Trader on thinkorswim® desktop

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

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 Set Up thinkorswim® for Trading Futures

Watch this video for some insider tips on how to customize thinkorswim® for trading futures.

Overview of Schwab.com & the Schwab Mobile app

Here are the basics when it comes to learning how to use Schwab.com and the Schwab Mobile app.

How to Save for an Emergency Fund

On this episode of Personal Finance 101, we take a closer look at what factors to consider when saving for an emergency fund.

Identifying Head-and-Shoulders Patterns in Stock Charts

Identifying so-called head-and-shoulders patterns can be tricky.