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ThinkorSwim: Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to some of the most common questions related to ThinkorSwim. Be it using the platform or managing your account, we've got you covered.

Is ThinkorSwim free?

ThinkorSwim is available for free to TD Ameritrade customers. As long as you can log in using your TD Ameritrade account, you can use the trading platform at no cost.

Where to download ThinkorSwim?

You can download the ThinkorSwim software for Windows, Mac, or Linux using this link.

How much does ThinkorSwim charge per trade?

According to the ThinkorSwim commissions page, there is no fee for online stock and ETF trades. It's the same for options trading, but you have to pay $0.65 fee per contract. A $2.25 fee per contract is applied to Futures and Options on Futures.

Does ThinkorSwim charge a monthly fee?

There is no monthly fee on any of ThinkorSwim trading account including taxable, non-taxable, and retirement accounts.

Can I paper trade in ThinkorSwim?

ThinkorSwim supports both live trading and paper trading. Before logging in to the platform, you have the option to choose between a live account and a paper trading account.

Can ThinkorSwim trade after hours?

ThinkorSwim clients can trade during extended hours (pre-market and after-hours trading sessions).

Can ThinkorSwim do automated trading?

ThinkorSwim does not support auto trading at the moment. However, you can explore their APIs to assist with your development.

Can ThinkorSwim run on iPhone and iPad?

The ThinkorSwim mobile app is available in the Apple App Store. This means you can run it on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Can ThinkorSwim be used in Canada?

ThinkorSwim is available in Canada through TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage.

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