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Intro to thinkorswim® Part 1

Learn how to use your favorite features and functions of StreetSmart Edge® on the thinkorswim® platform.

October 17, 2023

Intro to thinkorswim® Part 2

This video will familiarize you with the thinkorswim® platform so you can take advantage of your favorite features and functions of StreetSmart Edge® when using thinkorswim.

October 17, 2023

thinkorswim® Android

Learn how to navigate and place trades on the thinkorswim® mobile app for Android.

October 11, 2023

thinkorswim® iOS

Learn how to navigate and place trades on the thinkorswim® mobile app for iPhone.

October 10, 2023

Market updates

Schwab Center for Financial Research

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
February 23, 2024
Schwab Center for Financial Research

Schwab Market Update: Closing

Schwab Center for Financial Research
February 23, 2024
Nathan Peterson

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nathan Peterson
February 23, 2024
Stock Graph

Looking to the Futures

Tom Essig
February 22, 2024

thinkorswim basics

Intro to thinkorswim® Desktop

Welcome to thinkorswim®. In this video we'll provide a high-level tour of the most commonly used features of the thinkorswim trading platform.

August 28, 2023

Set Up thinkorswim® for Stocks

In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate ways to set up the thinkorswim® desktop platform for stock trading.

August 28, 2023


Set Up thinkorswim® for Options

How to customize the thinkorswim® desktop platform especially for options—streamlining the option chain based on your trading style, setting up custom options screeners, and more.

August 28, 2023

thinkorswim® Web Overview

In this tutorial, we'll take a tour of the thinkorswim® web platform and show you how to get started.

August 28, 2023

thinkorswim® iOS

Learn how to navigate and place trades on the thinkorswim® mobile app for iPhone.

October 10, 2023

thinkorswim® Android

Learn how to navigate and place trades on the thinkorswim® mobile app for Android.

October 11, 2023

Options trading for beginners

Single Options thinkorswim iOS

Learn how to buy and sell call and put options using the thinkorswim® mobile app for iPhone.

August 28, 2023

Options on thinkorswim® Web

In this video, we'll show you how to trade long calls and long puts using thinkorswim® web.

August 28, 2023

Set Up thinkorswim® for Options

How to customize the thinkorswim® desktop platform especially for options—streamlining the option chain based on your trading style, setting up custom options screeners, and more.

August 28, 2023

Spread Orders on thinkorswim®

Learn how to create options spread orders on thinkorswim® desktop.

August 28, 2023

paperMoney® Options Tutorial

In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to use thinkorswim® paperMoney® to practice trading options.

August 28, 2023

A guide to futures and forex

Trading with technical analysis

What's new in stock trading

Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

February 23, 2024

What Are Stock Sectors?

Here are key facts to know about equity sectors—what they are, what they do, and how stock sectors can be used in investing.

February 23, 2024


Perspective: Confidence Gains

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.

February 16, 2024

Q4 Bank Earnings Preview

Earnings season starts Friday as major investment banks report, and the focus is on rates.

January 10, 2024

Q4 Outlook: A Delicate Balance

The Federal Reserve weighs the data while investors wonder: Is the rate-hike cycle over?

September 20, 2023

Will Rising Debt Slow Growth?

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it's not a simple relationship.

September 20, 2023

Expand your options trading

Spread Orders on thinkorswim®

Learn how to create options spread orders on thinkorswim® desktop.

August 28, 2023

Newest trading videos

Intro to thinkorswim® Part 1

Learn how to use your favorite features and functions of StreetSmart Edge® on the thinkorswim® platform.

October 17, 2023

Intro to thinkorswim® Part 2

This video will familiarize you with the thinkorswim® platform so you can take advantage of your favorite features and functions of StreetSmart Edge® when using thinkorswim.

October 17, 2023

thinkorswim® Android

Learn how to navigate and place trades on the thinkorswim® mobile app for Android.

October 11, 2023

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The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision.

All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. Data contained herein from third-party providers is obtained from what are considered reliable sources. However, its accuracy, completeness or reliability cannot be guaranteed.

Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

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. Call Schwab at 1‐800‐435‐4000 for a current copy. 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. With long options, investors may lose 100% of funds invested. Spread trading must be done in a margin account. Multiple leg options strategies will involve multiple per-contract charges. Covered calls provide downside protection only to the extent of the premium received and limit upside potential to the strike price plus premium received.

Futures and futures options trading involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options prior to trading futures products. Futures and forex accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Futures, futures options, and forex trading services provided by Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC. Trading privileges subject to review and approval. Not all clients will qualify.

Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC (NFA Member) and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC) are separate but affiliated companies and subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

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