A powerful, innovative platform designed to help advisors trade the way they want.

Flexible features to empower your trading

Enrich your trading experience with access to real-time market data, extensive charting capabilities, and sophisticated portfolio analytics. Because thinkpipes is fully integrated with Schwab Advisor Center®, trading and account information easily flows between applications.

Upgrade your trading toolkit

  • Advanced trading capabilities such as pre- and post-block trade allocations, robust analysis, and complex options functionality
  • Smart navigational features including customizable menus and point-and-click trading
  • Flexible data solutions that offer easy-to-import orders and allocations, simple Excel exporting, and one-click access to account views

Put the power of the Strategy Desk to work for you

Whether you're looking for alternative ways to potentially generate portfolio income, protect positions, or mitigate risk through options, the Strategy Desk can help. This free service gives you the tools you need to help your clients pursue their investing goals. Access one-on-one consultations, weekly trading webcasts, market insights, and more.


Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of the exchange agreements. Fees apply.

Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the Options Disclosure Document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before considering any option transaction. Supporting documentation for any claims or statistical information is available upon request.

Investing involves risks, including loss of principal. Hedging and protective strategies generally involve additional costs and do not assure a profit or guarantee against loss.

Market volatility, volume, and system availability may delay account access and trade executions. Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of the exchange agreements.