Welcome to the Bullish Bears ThinkorSwim tutorial course. The ThinkorSwim tutorial videos in this course will walk you through step by step on how to set up your platform and ThinkorSwim paper money account. We designed it with you in mind, building it out with all the things we would of wanted to know when we first began trading!
The ThinkorSwim platform by TD Ameritrade could be incredibly challenging to learn at first but we do our best to simplify the setup process in this ThinkorSwim course.
ThinkorSwim is overall one of our favorite and most recommended brokers because their platform offers advanced level charting, custom scanners, a wealth of indicators, a custom indicator system, streaming text news, audio news, CNBC built in, access to global markets, competitive commissions costs, educational content, webinars, chat rooms, fundamental analysis, advanced analysis of economic data, earnings data with advanced charting, an incredible simulated trading platform, and fantastic customer service on top of it all.
We use ThinkorSwim every single day. Actually, every one of our team members uses it! You'll notice most of our videos are made with it as well, though we do like some other "tools", ThinkorSwim is still our go to Swiss-Army knife for getting the job done.
There are several other brokerage platforms that you could choose from but they don’t include the Thinkorswim paper money platform that TOS does. Their simulated platform is top notch and second to none! We recommend funding your ThinkorSwim account with what you can afford, and practice trading on the simulator right away. To open a ThinkorSwim account through our referral program, email us with your first and last name, and the email address you plan to use to sign up with.
If you sign up through us, or are already signed up and using ThinkorSwim, and become a Bullish Bears Member or are currently a BB member trading with TD, then we have a special deal for you. You will receive our special commission discount on stock trades and options trades, as well as get a personalized one on one walk through session with a senior TD Ameritrade rep, email us today and let us know that you want to take advantage of this.
If you don’t fund your TD account they may not turn on real time data for paper trading. That is why we are now recommending you fund your TD account to access the paper trading platform. It’s worth its weight in gold and you’ll thank us later. If you want to watch us trade daily with the ThinkorSwim platform, you’ll get to watch us use it daily on our live streams when you become a member!
On our live streams we show you support and resistance, buy and sell signals, patterns, and all the ways we use the ThinkorSwim platform. Traders in our stock market trading community who are using ThinkorSwim use it right along side us, so they can mimic what we are showing them on their own charts.
You will not be able to "trade" effectively without a good charting platform. Just using Robinhood, Stash, or something like that will not cut it! You want the best executions, real time data, and need fast charts. You want POWER! The ThinkOrSwim platform has the tools you need to succeed. With it you'll be able to properly chart your stock like a pro.
If you desire to become successful at stock trading then it’s important to make at least 100-200 practice trades in a virtual account first to become comfortable with the flow of trading before investing real money. Trading isn't easy. You have to practice, make mistakes, and learn from them. We don't want you doing that with your hard earned money. Use the simulator and get yourself acquainted with the platform.
The ThinkorSwim paper money account becomes much easier to navigate the more that you practice. Focus on making winning trades, rather than making big money. We would rather see you take small positions and work your way up (size up your share size slowly) to help train your nerves and emotions. Most importantly, make sure to never trade with money that you can’t afford to lose. We can't stress that enough.
The stock market is not a casino. You must be disciplined and develop your skills so you can profit consistently. Luckily you've chosen one of the best trading platforms out there to trade on. So you're certainly giving yourself an edge when it comes to charting and trading. When you increase your trading knowledge, you increase your odds of being a successful trader. And safely practicing is key to your success, which is why we repeat it so often.
We want you to complete this course. Take the time and complete each of the course sections. Watch each video, twice if you have to. Pause the video and take notes, rewind parts and listen to them over if they are difficult to understand the first time. You're learning a new language, the language of trading, so give yourself the time.
This TOS tutorial course is going to save you a countless number of hours and massive headaches trying to learn how to set it up all on your own. Trading is challenging, but it makes it more challenging when you don't know the mechanics of the program you are dealing with. That is why we always tell our members SLOW DOWN! You cannot rush this process, you just have to go through it.
We spent a lot of time, trial and error, and countless hours on the phone with TD Ameritrade so that you can enjoy the TOS videos in this course. Our team now has 1,000's of hours using it and we have come to love it.
The great part about TD Ameritrade is they have the best service that we have ever experienced in the brokerage world. We have access to intelligent, skilled and friendly TD reps 24 hours a day. (Seriously, we called at about 11 pm the other evening and had a wonderful conversation with one of their reps!) There is also secured messaging if you prefer to email TD.
TD Ameritrade also has 24 hour trading now. The stocks that are available after 8pm (which is normally when extended hours trading ends) are limited. But you can trade stocks like $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD and $USO 24 hours a day. This is a big advantage over some platforms, because news often will break at night (when you may feel like trading on your schedule) and you can trade the news! There is obviously less liquidity during overnight hours, but we think its awesome that you can trade stocks in your pajamas using the ThinkorSwim platform.
Lastly, we think your education should not stop here. Be sure to use our courses throughout the site to further your trading education. Also be sure to utilize the "Education" tab in ThinkorSwim's platform for additional knowledge!
Are you ready to get started with setting up your ThinkorSwim stock training platform. If so, register for our free course below.
Also, if you're not familiar with the Bullish Bears trading services that we offer...we have three trade rooms, do live trading streaming, offer trade alerts and stock watch lists, and share our stock scanners live each day.
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