Take thinkorswim for a test-drive–no Schwab account required.

With a thinkorswim Guest Pass, you'll have 30 days to explore and use any of our thinkorswim trading platforms. Test your strategies in a simulated market environment using industry-leading charting, analysis, and trading tools. 

A hassle-free way to try thinkorswim

No need to open and fund a Schwab account or transfer positions.

Analyze, trade, and monitor in a simulated market environment

Use thinkorswim to test your strategies and explore new ones. 

$100,000 of virtual buying power is yours to use

Trade equities, options1, futures2, and forex2 with simulated buying and margin features.

Ready to get started?

How to use your thinkorswim Guest Pass:

Once you've signed up for a Guest Pass, use the credentials you created to access the simulated market environment paperMoney®3 within any of the thinkorswim platforms.

thinkorswim desktop

This flagship of the platform suite is a fully customizable, no-holds-barred trading experience. (After downloading thinkorswim desktop, select the gear wheel on the bottom left to access Guest Pass in the drop down menu.)

thinkorswim mobile

A one-stop trading app that packs many features of the thinkorswim desktop into the palm of your hand.4



Download thinkorswim on the Apple App Store   Get thinkorswim on Google Play  



thinkorswim web

Taking the essential trading functionality from the thinkorswim desktop, this platform is streamlined and optimized for web access.



Frequently Asked Questions

Once you've created your Guest Pass credentials, use the buttons on this page to download or launch any of the thinkorswim platforms. Then, use the Guest Pass credentials you created to log in to the platform. You'll also receive an email to help get you started.

Please note: Your Guest Pass credentials (login ID and password) will not be emailed to you, so be sure to save them to your computer or write them down before you exit the sign-up process.

After your 30-day Guest Pass trial period ends, your credentials will expire and can no longer be used. A Guest Pass can't be extended; however, you can get unlimited access to thinkorswim trading platforms with a Schwab brokerage account. You can open an account online in minutes, and there are no account minimums and no opening or maintenance fees (standard pricing applies to trades placed through the platforms).

No. A Schwab brokerage account cannot be used to log in to or access a thinkorswim Guest Pass account. After the 30-day trial ends, your Guest Pass credentials expire, and your account data and settings are no longer accessible. But as a Schwab client, you'll have unlimited access to thinkorswim trading platforms and the paperMoney® feature, so you can test and optimize your trading strategies using paperMoney. You will also be able to toggle thinkorswim to "live trading" and put what you've learned into action.

paperMoney is the simulated market environment built into the thinkorswim trading platforms. It's designed to give Schwab clients a risk-free way to practice and refine their trading strategies using thinkorswim tools with virtual buying power utilizing real-time simulated market data. A thinkorswim Guest Pass provides a way to access paperMoney for 30 days—no Schwab brokerage account required. The simulated environment allows you to see what it's like to trade your strategies using thinkorswim.

As a Schwab client, you don't need a thinkorswim Guest Pass. You already have unlimited access to the full suite of thinkorswim trading platforms with paperMoney built in. Log in here to learn how to access the platforms.

Please be sure to write down or save your Guest Pass username and password, as we will not be able to provide them to you if misplaced. If that happens, you'll need to create a new Guest Pass account using a different email address. 

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