Schwab Trading Platforms

Trade the way you want on Schwab's desktop, web, and mobile platforms, including the entire thinkorswim® suite coming later in 2023.

What to expect when your account moves to Schwab.

For starters, you won't miss any market hours and your open orders will move to Schwab with you.

Once you create your own unique Schwab login info and your account has moved to Schwab, you can start trading on Schwab's intuitive web, mobile and desktop trading platforms. And the thinkorswim® suite of platforms you already love will be available at Schwab later in 2023. You will no longer have access to tdameritrade.com and the TD Ameritrade Mobile app.

Your platforms. Your trading strategy. Your way.

Whether you use thinkorswim, Schwab.com, or the Schwab Mobile app, you'll find what you need to trade and manage your account.

Trading Platforms Chart

Here's what you'll be able to trade on each platform at Schwab:

  • 
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
  • 
    Stocks & ETFs
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
  • 
    Equity & index options
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
  • 
    Mutual funds
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • 
    Bonds
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
    -
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • 
    Schwab Stock Slices® 
    (fractional shares)
  • Schwab.com
  • Schwab Mobile app
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
    -
  • 
    Futures*
  • Schwab.com
    -
  • Schwab Mobile app
    -
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
  • 
    Futures options*
  • Schwab.com
    -
  • Schwab Mobile app
    -
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)
  • 
    Forex*
  • Schwab.com
    -
  • Schwab Mobile app
    -
  • thinkorswim desktop
    (available later
     in 2023)
  • thinkorswim web
    (available later
    in 2023)
  • thinkorswim Mobile app (available later
    in 2023)

*Futures and Forex products are traded through Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC. Futures and forex products are expected to be available on the thinkorswim suite of platforms in 2024.

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Coming to Schwab later in 2023: thinkorswim.

Here's what to expect when the thinkorswim suite of platforms becomes available at Schwab later in 2023.

What's staying and what's new

  • What's staying the same (just about everything)

    • Your thinkorswim alerts, watch lists, performance and market data, preferences, and setups will remain intact.
    • Same desktop and mobile versions (no need for new downloads).
    • Same URL to access thinkorswim web.
    • Same trading experience and support—in fact, the entire thinkorswim product team is moving to Schwab with you.
    • Your account's current options approval level is moving to Schwab with you.
    • Your account's current margin feature is moving to Schwab with you.
  • What's changing

    • Going forward, watchlists will not sync between thinkorswim and Schwab.com. They will remain in sync within the thinkorswim suite of platforms.

More about thinkorswim at Schwab.

thinkorswim desktop

thinkorswim desktop

  • Keep trading on your existing desktop version—no new download needed.
  • Watchlists will feature new enhancements for short sellers, like viewing the availability of shares for shorting as well as the hard-to-borrow rate. 
  • You'll be able to continue to use thinkorswim desktop on both Windows and Mac computers.
  • You'll still have access to leading third-party research, although you'll see some differences in research report providers.
  • Fixed income, mutual funds, and Schwab Stock Slices (fractional shares) will be view only, same as at TD Ameritrade. You can trade these products on Schwab.com and Schwab Mobile app.
This is an image of a person trading on the thinkorswim desktop platform.

thinkorswim web

thinkorswim web

  • Expect the same look and feel you're already familiar with.
  • Enjoy continued access through trade.thinkorswim.com, plus an easy-access link on Schwab.com.
  • You'll be able to continue to use thinkorswim web on both Windows and Mac computers.
A computer laptop shows an example of the thinkorswim web platform.

thinkorswim mobile

thinkorswim mobile

  • There's nothing to download or install—enjoy a smooth and seamless mobile experience on your current app for Android™ or IOS®.

  • Look forward to a simpler money transfer process with a newly redesigned cash transfers feature.

thinkorswim trading tools, like stock performance and Buy and Sell buttons, are displayed on a mobile phone.

Trading on Schwab.com and the Schwab Mobile app.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Streaming quotes on trade tickets and in watchlists.
  • Access to robust news and research, including Schwab Equity Ratings®.
  • Numerous portfolio alerts to help you stay on top of the markets. Please be aware that alerts established on tdameritrade.com and TD Ameritrade Mobile will not move with your account to Schwab. You'll need to establish new alerts after the account move.
  • Responsive strategy chains for complex options, including vertical call and put spreads, calendar call and put spreads, buy writes, strangles, and straddles.

Put Schwab's web and mobile trading to work for you.

Schwab.com

  • Trade stocks, ETFs, options, mutual funds, fixed income, Schwab Stock Slices (fractional shares), and more.
  • Trading on margin and portfolio margin is available.
  • Trade all the same options strategies that you're currently approved for.
  • Options chains will still contain earnings and dividend information and will have an enhanced Trade Builder. Three- and four-leg options trading will also be available.
  • Access the Trade & Probability Calculator in the trade ticket.
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Schwab Mobile app

  • Download the Schwab Mobile app now and start using it on your first day at Schwab. Available for Android, iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple Watch®.
  • Trade stocks and ETFs from anywhere, plus options strategies, mutual funds, Schwab Stock Slices (fractional shares), and more.
Mobile devices demonstrate the functionality of the Schwab Mobile app.

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

Investing involves risk including loss of principal.

Schwab Stock Slices is not intended to be investment advice or a recommendation of any stock. Investing in stocks can be volatile and involves risk, including loss of principal. Consider your individual circumstances prior to investing.

The Trade & Probability Calculator provides calculations that are hypothetical in nature and do not reflect actual investment results, or guarantee future results. The calculations do not consider commissions or other costs, and do not consider other positions in your account(s) for which this specific trade is taking place. Rather, these values are based solely on the individual contract or pair of contracts in this specific trade. In addition, the calculations do not consider the specific date of dividend, early assignment, and other risks associated with option trading. Options which expire before the estimated dates have calculated values based on underlying prices as of the estimated dates, as if option is expiring on the estimated date. Investment decisions should not be made based solely upon values generated by the Trade & Probability Calculator.

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. Supporting documentation for any claims or statistical information is available upon request.

Spread trading must be done in a margin account.

Multiple leg options strategies will involve multiple commissions.

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