Introducing Schwab Trading Powered by Ameritrade™.
Get ready to trade brilliantly.
We've combined the strengths of Schwab and Ameritrade to create a world-class trading experience. That means traders at Schwab now get the best in trading—award-winning platforms, tailored education, and specialized support—all from one of the most trusted brands in the industry. Trade brilliantly with this supercharged trading experience you won't find anywhere else.
Dive deeper with thinkorswim.
Award-winning thinkorswim® trading platforms and all their cutting-edge tools are now available at Schwab. Get ready to analyze, strategize, and trade like never before.
Go from "how?" to "know-how."
Crafted specifically for traders, our expanding education library offers more curated content based on a variety of interests and skill levels. All to help you get the info you want, just how you want it.
Traders helping traders.
You now have access to a growing Trade Desk team with passionate traders who not only speak your language, but are ready to help tackle your trading needs—no matter how complex. Go ahead—try and stump them.
Explore Schwab's trading products.
Trading products for a range of strategies.
Trading products for any strategy.
$0 online commission for listed stocks2
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
$0 online commission for listed ETFs2
$0 online base commission + $0.65 per-contract fee2
$2.25 per contract for futures and futures options
(Coming to thinkorswim in 2024.)3
Awards speak louder than words.
#1 in Customer Service
#1 Desktop Trading Platform: thinkorswim (10 of the last 11 years)
#1 Trader App: thinkorswim mobile
Ready to trade brilliantly?
Frequently asked questions.
Schwab Trading Powered by AmeritradeTM is the name of our newly upgraded trading offer. We combined the strengths of Ameritrade and Schwab to create a world-class trading experience—one that gives traders more.
You get more powerful trading platforms, including the thinkorswim® platform suite. More tailored education with an expanding library of resources. More specialized support from a Trade Desk team of trained, passionate traders. All wrapped into one supercharged trading experience, all now available at Schwab.
Schwab Trading Powered by AmeritradeTM is only available to Schwab clients. If you don't have an account with us, you can open an account now. Once you have an account, you can access the trading platforms, education, and support in several ways.
To access thinkorswim® desktop, you can install the software directly onto your computer. For thinkorswim mobile, you can download the thinkorswim mobile trading app here. And for thinkorswim web, visit trade.thinkorswim.com.
To view our expanding library of educational resources, you can visit our Insights and Education hub or take advantage of the in-platform resources on thinkorswim.
For platform help, strategy, support, and more, clients can contact our Trade Desk team at 800-435-9050—or even through our in-platform chat on thinkorswim.
Keep in mind: You can also always log in to Schwab.com for more information on all of the above.
The features of Schwab Trading Powered by AmeritradeTM are available for most Schwab self-directed brokerage accounts. Accounts not eligible include managed, corporate, educational, and specialty accounts such as Schwab Charitable™, Pledged Asset Line®, etc. Futures accounts are also not currently eligible to use thinkorswim®.
No. While thinkorswim® offers a full suite of powerful trading platforms (desktop, web, and mobile), Schwab clients can also use Schwab.com and the Schwab Mobile app to trade. You can use all of our platforms—or pick and choose—it's entirely up to you. For example, if you want to use the charting tools on thinkorswim but trade on Schwab.com, you can. The choice is yours.
No. Schwab clients get access to the thinkorswim® platform suite for no charge. However, when it comes to trades placed through each platform, Schwab's standard pricing applies.