Schwab Trading is now powered by Ameritrade.

We've combined the strengths of TD Ameritrade and Schwab to create a world-class trading experience for you. Here's what to expect when you start trading at Schwab.

Your trading won't miss a beat.

  • Full market access. Plus, open orders are moving.

    You won't miss any market hours. Your move will happen over a weekend to help avoid investing or trading disruptions, and your open orders (except trade triggers) will move.

  • Your entire team is coming with you.

    Your specialty service teams, and Financial Consultant if you have one, will move with your account.

  • thinkorswim® is here at Schwab.

    You can continue to trade (or start trading) on thinkorswim desktop, web, and mobile when your account moves to Schwab. Your thinkorswim settings and alerts will move over automatically. Plus, expect continued innovation and support on thinkorswim.

  • We're bringing over what traders need.

    Your current margin trading abilities and your approvals to trade options, futures, and forex will automatically move to Schwab, along with your cash, positions, cost basis, and more.

A lot of our clients are very, very complex traders. They're self-directed, they do their own thing.

I became the thinkorswim® expert… I became the senior specialist on the thinkorswim team.

Thinkorswim is… in a nutshell… a trading platform. It is a premiere product for traders.

On thinkorswim… the speed in which an individual investor can trade… like how is it so fast?

The thinkorswim platform is staying. They're keeping it. Of course they are keeping it. because they see the value. They understand.

"The systems that we're bringing onto our platform, and the ability to service our clients...it's tremendous. And the approach that we have at Schwab is going to continue.

That resonates to all the millions of clients we have now.

The clients. That's who comes out on top in this deal. It's only gonna offer them more education… more tools.

Schwab is going to make sure you have the resources that you need. We have people available literally 24/7/365.

We offer that education freely. It is right there. We lay it right at your feet.

We have the best of both worlds.

Great service. Great technology. Win win.

I'm a client for life.

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See our trading advantages

A lot of our clients are very, very complex traders. They're self-directed, they do their own thing.

I became the thinkorswim® expert… I became the senior specialist on the thinkorswim team.

Thinkorswim is… in a nutshell… a trading platform. It is a premiere product for traders.

On thinkorswim… the speed in which an individual investor can trade… like how is it so fast?

The thinkorswim platform is staying. They're keeping it. Of course they are keeping it. because they see the value. They understand.

"The systems that we're bringing onto our platform, and the ability to service our clients...it's tremendous. And the approach that we have at Schwab is going to continue.

That resonates to all the millions of clients we have now.

The clients. That's who comes out on top in this deal. It's only gonna offer them more education… more tools.

Schwab is going to make sure you have the resources that you need. We have people available literally 24/7/365.

We offer that education freely. It is right there. We lay it right at your feet.

We have the best of both worlds.

Great service. Great technology. Win win.

I'm a client for life.

Powerful tech. Premier service and education. A win-win for traders.

Schwab Trading Powered by Ameritrade™ unites thinkorswim platforms with Schwab's trading capabilities, education, and service to bring you the best in trading. Hear from customers and employees who know our platforms best.

See what will be waiting for you at Schwab.

Best-in-class trading platforms.

The only broker to rank in the top three for all 12 years!

Investor's Business Daily: Best Online Brokers 2024

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Best Investing Platform Overall – 2 years in a row.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Investing Platforms Awards 2024 

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U.S. News & World Report's Best Investing Platforms award was given on 04/08/2024 and is for 2024-2025. The criteria, evaluation, and ranking were determined by U.S News & World Report. See https://money.usnews.com/investing/best-brokers/methodology for more information. Schwab paid a licensing fee to U.S News & World Report for use of the award and logos.

Brokerage Products: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

Investing involves risk including loss of principal.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax, legal or investment planning advice.

Futures, futures options and Forex 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. Forex trading involves leverage, which also carries a substantial level of risk. Please read the NFA booklet Trading Forex: What Investors Need to Know Prior to Trading Forex Products.

Futures and 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.

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There is no fee to open and maintain your account. Most Schwab accounts have no minimums (International and Organization accounts do). Other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors (the "Guide") and any amendments to the Guide for comprehensive details on fees.

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