Trading Tools

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

Trading Up-Close: Measures of Financial Strength

On this episode of Trading: Up-Close, Joe Mazzola takes a look at three key measures of financial strength you can look at before buying stock in a company.

Trading Up-Close: Average True Range

On this episode of Trading Up-Close, Lee Bohl explains what Average True Range is and how it can be a useful tool for setting exit levels as a part of your risk-management strategy.

Trading Up-Close: Getting Started as a Trader

If you think you'd like to start trading stocks, what do you need to know? Kevin Horner explains what it takes to be a trader and how it differs from long-term investing.

Trading Up-Close: Fibonacci Retracement Lines

Learn how you can use Fibonacci retracement lines to spot potential patterns in price charts.

Trading Up-Close: SMA vs EMA

On this episode of Trading Up-Close, Lee Bohl explains the differences between simple moving average (SMA) and exponential moving average (EMA).

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.