thinkorswim – Getting Started & Platform Layout



https://optionalpha.com/tos – Welcome to the first video tutorial in our new thinkorswim platform course. In this video, I’ll help you get started loading up the platform and understanding the many different sections and sub-sections that make up this powerful options trading brokerage platform.

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25 thoughts on “thinkorswim – Getting Started & Platform Layout”

  1. New to trading and this video was a big help for me to setup my account. I would like to know how do you trade Dividents or do you have a video on this, Thank you.

  2. Awesome Kirk, looking forward to all your education videos, You are a great teacher! I got your software, it helps!

  3. Thanks Kirk, just starting to use TOS, and you were the first video I looked at. Plan to watch the rest. Just starting to learn the options market. Thanks again

  4. i just have started to paper day trading and this video is really helpful. thank you. will continue to watch.

  5. YES! finally! I've been searching and searching for a decent tutorial on this platform! I've been debating between TOS or Ninjatrader- just realized NT is $600 per year to use, so TOS it is! Now I need to learn it. Question: How do I know which order to watch these tutorials in?

  6. I go into the chat rooms on the platform, trying to get familiar with lingo, etc. But you are right, there is a lot of noise and the more I listen the more I think there are basically guessing.

  7. Thinkorswim really sucks now. I have been with them for years and lost money on trades when TOS lags and freezes. They always have an excuse too, but the problem stays. That free trading app called Robinhood should end up getting TOS customers for swing trading since most info is free on the web, and many folks would rather trade for free that try and trade a lagging platform. Folks say you get bad fills on Robinhood but a slow platform also creates bad fill. No difference.

  8. It'll be nice to get more of the ToS functions under my belt, especially with regards to option analysis. Most of it I'm already decent at, mostly recently.

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