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To be able to earn you have to learn. It's a fact. Education is a must in trading. But how you get educated? That's your call. Ditch the old-school way of learning and take a more interactive approach.

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See no evil

There's a lot of data out there. Our streaming videos and educational resources make sure you only see what you want to see—and leave the annoying commercial interruptions behind.

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Streaming CNBC

The market doesn’t sleep. Neither should your info stream. Get live CNBC newsfeeds from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to stay up to date on what’s happening around the clock, from around the world.

CNBC Futures Now

The name really says it all. Futures Now, the first multiplatform show devoted to futures trading, has pro traders delivering insights and research about what’s happening in the futures markets today.

thinkorswim Learning Center

Traders, meet the thinkorswim Learning Center—your new best friend. This extensive archive of tutorials, how-tos, and more will be your go-to for help with the many features and functions of thinkorswim.


Cold, hard cash for the trades of your choice? It’s yours. In paper money, of course. One of the most robust paper trading platforms available, paperMoney gives you a virtual margin account and a virtual IRA, each funded with $100,000. So you can test out strategies before putting real money on the line.14

14The paperMoney application is for educational purposes only. Successful virtual trading does not guarantee successful investing of actual funds.


"Manual." Just the sound of the word may make you cringe. But this isn’t the kind of manual that will make your brain hurt. It’s more of a digestible, quick-start platform guide—with a sense of humor.


Get to know what the pros know. When you subscribe to our affiliate advisory newsletter service TradeWise, that is. Shadow experienced former Chicago Board of Options Exchange® (CBOE) floor traders to get recommendations for opening, adjusting, and closing option trades based on your strategies.15

15TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are separate but affiliated firms. Advisory services are provided exclusively by TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and brokerage services are provided exclusively by TD Ameritrade, Inc. A subscription to TradeWise Advisors will include a monthly fee. Please contact an Option Specialist for more information, including eligibility requirements.


You don’t have to enter the world of trading alone. Get a third-party advisory service on your side. Receive recommendations, learn different strategies, and even have trades placed on your behalf automatically.16

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SEC Risk Disclosure on Auto Trading 16Autotrade is a service of TD Ameritrade, Inc., available to select TD Ameritrade accounts. Please contact TD Ameritrade for more information, including eligibility requirements.


What do you get when you mix cool trading tips, option know-hows, and clever photography? A good reason to take a coffee break. Let’s just say our award-winning thinkMoney isn’t your grandma’s magazine.

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Speak no evil

Traders aren't always trying to one-up each other. Sometimes, they can help each other, too. Share strategies, ideas, and more in one of our chat rooms.

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ShadowTraderTM Lounge

Your own personal market technician at your beck and call? Oh yeah. Get free, lively third-party commentary and analysis on sector trends, individual stocks, and more—whenever you want it.17

17ShadowTrader Technologies and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are separate, unaffiliated firms. TD Ameritrade does not endorse the content presented in the ShadowTrader lounge.

thinkScript® Lounge

Feel like showing off your latest and greatest coded creation? thinkScript Lounge is the place to be. Learn, question, and share ideas with fellow scripters who know how to speak your language.


Don't hold out on your trader buddies. When you find an iron condor or vertical spread that worked for you, shout it from the rooftops—or share it by posting to the online forum, myTrade.18

18myTrade is a service of myTrade, Inc., a separate but affiliated firm. TD Ameritrade is not responsible for the services of myTrade, or content shared through the service.
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Hear no evil

The marketplace is full of rumors. It's hard to figure out what's true or just more Wall Street gossip. But our live, third-party squawks let you hear everything straight from the trading floor, to help you determine what to act on.

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Benzinga Squawk

Filtering out the noise. It’s harder than it seems. But Benzinga Squawk gives only the most timely info on commodity and futures markets. So you know what’s worth reading and what to kick to the curb.19

19Benzinga is a trademark of Benzinga, LLC.


Wonder what really goes on in the futures pit? Hear it for yourself. Tune in to Marketcast for live S&P 500® Futures commentary straight from the floor of the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade).

Global FX News & Chat

Finally. A chat room exclusive to forex traders. Hear and comment on a live audio squawk that's solely dedicated to news and info that’s moving the global currency markets.