Our most powerful, customizable trading platform.

Experience thinkorswim® desktop—fully customizable trading software filled with elite-level tools and real-time insights designed to help you nail even the most complex strategies and techniques.

Robust charting and analysis.

Built-in insights and education.

Deep customization.

Innovative features made for traders, by traders.

thinkorswim desktop offers features designed to help you study, strategize, and strike with speed and precision. And to keep thinkorswim as innovative as possible, we continually update our tools based on real feedback from traders—so that you're always navigating the market with the latest cutting-edge technology.

Innovative features made for traders, by traders.


Deep customization
Tailor the platform to your trading style with an array of customization options—from interfaces to charts and orders.

Unleash your own analysis with thinkScript. With the help of our condition wizard jumpstart tool or a little object-based coding knowledge, you can build your own order execution and strategic testing algorithms and see how your scenarios could play out.

Screenshot of thinkorswim on a desktop computer showing how you can customize the platform interface.

Find opportunities

Stock Hacker
Scan for stocks that match the criteria that's most important to you—even your own defined and custom attributes—and easily filter out the ones that don't use fundamental, technical, and option-related data.

Screeners and watchlists
Create a screener to help you find stocks that match your trading goals based on your own criteria, or choose a pre-defined screen to get you started. Then easily keep track of all the stocks you're interested in using watchlists.

Trade Flash
Be ready to strike the moment a trade-related event happens with Trade Flash. This gadget on thinkorswim displays third-party analyst up/downgrades, block trades, trade imbalances, trading floor events, and more.

Screenshot of thinkorswim on a desktop computer showing screeners and watchlist.

Research and analyze

Put your concepts to the test with analysis techniques of many kinds, including simulations of "what-if" scenarios on both real and hypothetical trades, volatility and probability analyses, the Economic Data indicator database, and options back-testing.

Technical analysis
Pull from 400+ technical studies, including your basic support, resistance, candlestick, and profile charts. Plus, support your more advanced trading strategies with sophisticated charts, like Monkey Bars and Renko charts and up to 20 drawings with eight Fibonacci tools.

Screenshot of thinkorswim on a desktop computer showing the Analyze section of thinkorswim.

Trade and monitor

A wide range of trading products
Act on nearly any trade idea with stocks, ETFs, options, futures4, and forex4

24/5 trading
Trade on your schedule and take advantage of more potential market opportunities with 24/5 trading. Trade select securities that span global markets 24 hours a day, five days a week. Keep in mind, 24/5 trading has unique risks and is not suitable for everyone. Learn more about this extended hours trading feature.

Live market news and insights
Get up-to-the-minute information and ideas on how to apply what's going on in the markets to your strategies. Follow the global market with live video streaming from CNBC.

Screenshot of thinkorswim on a desktop computer showing how to place a trade.

Explore other ways to trade on thinkorswim. Check out thinkorswim mobile and thinkorswim web.

Practice trading on thinkorswim with paperMoney.

Built in to all thinkorswim platforms, paperMoney®1 is a virtual trading environment that allows you to test and refine strategies in a live market simulation—using many thinkorswim tools and features.

Screenshot of the virtual trading environment on paperMoney

#1 Desktop Stock Trading Platform: thinkorswim,4  2024 

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Award-winning thinkorswim platforms.

Trade with cutting-edge tools and technology made for traders, by traders.

More trading education than ever before.

Sharpen your skills with an expanding library of resources tailored to traders.

Real support from real traders.

Get platform, product, and trading strategy support from a Trade Desk team of trading specialists.

Commission-free trading experience.

Trade listed equities online for $0 commission and options for $0.65 per contract.3

Try thinkorswim for 30 days with a Guest Pass.

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