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- 1 Manage your options strategy with a leader in options trading
- 2 A Powerful Options Trading Duet: Technology and Idea Generation
- 3 Idea-Generating Research Tools
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Call, email 24/7 or visit a branch
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Trade commission–free for 60 days
+ get up to $600*
Manage your options strategy with a leader in options trading
Whether you’re an equity trader new to options trading or a seasoned veteran, TD Ameritrade can help you pursue options trading strategies with powerful trading platforms, idea generation resources, and the education and support you need.
Advantages of Options Trading
- Opportunity to speculate using the power of leverage. This allows for strong potential returns, but can also result in significant losses.
- Hedge your position with potential to lock in a profit in the underlying security, or to help minimize potential downside risk.
Why Trade Options at TD Ameritrade
- No Platform Fees or Trade Minimums Get the kind of value you deserve with TD Ameritrade. Enjoy no subscription or access fees to use our trading platforms, plus there are no trade minimums. Explore our straightforward pricing.
- Opportunity-Seizing Trading Platforms Quickly take advantage of opportunities with the advanced thinkorswim ® trading platform with elite tools.
- Get in the Know With a TD Ameritrade account you’ll have access to social and support tools, like interactive chat with other traders, live audio feeds from futures pits, and live, in-platform Swim Lessons.
A Powerful Options Trading Duet: Technology and Idea Generation
With TD Ameritrade, you gain access to the sophisticated thinkorswim platform and a variety of research tools to help you generate options trading ideas and sharpen your strategies.
Use the Platform from the Broker Named Among the «Best for Options Traders» by Barron’s in their 2017 Online Broker Ranking
- Execute a wide range of options trading strategies with speed and ease
- Quickly enter complex options trades
- Train yourself without risking funds with paperMoney ®
- View implied volatility of an option chain with at-a-glance volatility graphs
Idea-Generating Research Tools
Premium trend tracking and data-mining tools empower you to identify trading opportunities.
Screen for stocks meeting your criteria using fundamental, technical, and option-related data.
Feature-rich charting packages give you ammunition for new ideas.
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Third-party research and tools are obtained from companies not affiliated with TD Ameritrade, and are provided for informational purposes only. While the information is deemed reliable, TD Ameritrade does not guarantee its accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose, and makes no warranties with respect to the results to be obtained from its use.
Market volatility, volume and system availability may delay account access and trade executions.
Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options.
Spreads, Straddles, and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return. These are advanced option strategies and often involve greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades.
Access to real-time market data is conditioned on acceptance of the exchange agreements. Professional access differs and subscription fees may apply. See our commission and brokerage fees for details.
*TD Ameritrade does not charge platform, maintenance, or inactivity fees. Commissions, service fees, and exception fees still apply. Please review our commission schedule and rates and fees schedule for details.
Past performance of a security or strategy does not guarantee future results or success.
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