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.
The ThinkorSwim platform by TD Ameritrade could be incredibly difficult to learn at first but we do our best to simplify the setup process in this ThinkorSwim course. The videos in this ThinkorSwim course will save you at least $200+ on purchasing a ThinkorSwim tutorial course elsewhere. Keep the money in your pocket or your trading account!
TOS is overall one of our favorite and most recommended brokers of choice because their platform offers advanced level charting, custom scanners, an incredible simulated trading platform, and fantastic customer service on top of it all.
There are several other brokerage platforms that are easier to use but they don’t include the Thinkorswim paper money platform that TOS does. Their simulated platform is top notch and second to none! You could even use their simulated account without funding your real brokerage account.
By default, TD Ameritrade adds a delay to their ThinkorSwim paper money account but if you call them at 1-800-672-2098 and request “real time data” they will add it onto your virtual account. This way you’ll be able to make practice trades in real time market hours.
If you desire to become a successful trader 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.
The ThinkorSwim paper money account becomes much easier to learn the more that you practice. Focus and practice on making winning trades, rather than making big money. We would rather see you take small positions and work your way up as to help control your nerves and emotions. Most importantly, make sure to never trade with money that you can’t afford to lose.
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.
This ThinkorSwim tutorial course is a $200 value and we’re giving it away to you for free! 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 below!
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THINKORSWIM TUTORIAL COURSE
1) HOW TO DOWNLOAD THINKORSWIM
In this ThinkorSwim tutorial course video you’ll learn learn the simple process on how to download the ThinkorSwim platform.
Watch our ThinkorSwim course video on How to Download TOS.
2) THINKORSWIM LOGIN
In this ThinkorSwim tutorial video you’ll learn the simple steps on how to login to your ThinkorSwim platform.
Watch our TOS Login video.
THINKORSWIM TUTORIAL COURSE – CHARTING
3) THINKORSWIM CHART SETUP
Charting your stock is incredibly important before you enter into any trade. The way that you set up your charts is all a matter of preference. This video will show you how to get your charts set up with the style that fits you best.
Watch our TOS Chart Setup video.
4) THINKORSWIM MULTIPLE CHARTS
It’s important to look at multiple time frames when charting your stock. It makes things easier to have split screens set up with multiple time frames on one page to get a bigger picture when doing technical analysis. This video will show you how to have multiple split screens set up with several time frames of your choosing.
Watch our TOS Multiple Charts Setup video.
5) – THINKORSWIM CUSTOM SCANNER
Scanners are the lifeline to a traders success. They give traders the ideas of what potential stocks to trade. ThinkorSwim has some really good free scanners in their platform if you’re on a budget.
Watch our TOS Custom Scan Setup video.
THINKORSWIM TUTORIAL COURSE – SCANNER
If you have a budget available to trade and could afford paying for an upgraded scanner then we really recommend using Trade Ideas, which is the best stock scanner in the industry.
If you purchase Trade Ideas from our affiliate link on either our review article or video then you’ll get a 15% discount. Make sure to enter the promo code at check out!
Free scanners are great to start off with but you’ll eventually want to upgrade to a more professional scanner like Trade Ideas as you grow into trading. Barchart stocks scanner is a good free one to start out with.
6) THINKORSWIM FILTERS
In this ThinkorSwim tutorial course video you’ll learn how to set up you study filters with any indicator that you’re looking for. Their platform pretty much offers any technical analysis indicators that are available.
Watch our TOS Study Filter Setup video.
THINKORSWIM TUTORIAL COURSE – ALERTS
7) THINKORSWIM ALERTS
It’s hard to keep track of several different stocks at one time without having alerts set up. It’s really handy to be able to receive a text or email alert any time a stock that you’re watching hits a key level of support and resistance and TOS allows you this ability.
Watch our TOS Alerts video.
8) HOW TO PLACE A TRADE
In this ThinkorSwim tutorial you’ll learn the step by step live process on how to place a trade in the TOS platform.
Watch our How to Place a Trade in TOS video.
9) STOP LOSS
Managing risk is one of the most important components to becoming a successful trader and stop losses are pretty much a traders best friend if utilized properly.
Watch our TOS Stop Loss video.
THINKORSWIM PAPER MONEY – BIG BUTTONS
10) BIG BUTTONS
There are several different ways that you could place a trade within the TOS platform. It’s all a matter of preference. The big buttons feature is a popular method to use within their platform.
Watch our TOS Big Buttons video.
11) ACTIVE TRADER
The TOS active trader setup is one of the best features of their platform. It’s also one of the most advanced and difficult to learn but it’s worth it to practice and learn it. It’s one of our favorite features of their platform. It includes a trade ladder with level 2 built in which is really important to follow when trading.
Watch our TOS Active Trader video.
12) ONE CANCELS THE OTHER
One cancels the other (OCO) is a feature that allows you to have a stop loss and limit order to sell in place at the same time. This is a helpful way to protect your losses as well as lock in your gains.
Watch our One Cancels Other Order video.
THINKORSWIM PAPER MONEY – CHARTS
13) THINKORSWIM SAVE CHART
It’s important to practice live trading in your virtual account first before using real money in your brokerage account. This video will show you how to move your virtual account chart setups into your live account when you’re ready to trade with real money.
Watch our TOS Save Chart video.
14) HOW TO SHORT A STOCK
Shorting is one of the most misunderstood yet highly effective forms of trading. The ThinkorSwim platform isn’t the best for shorting because many of times they don’t offer shares to short on some of the most popular small cap stocks. They offer some but it’s not easy for them to locate shares.
The best shorting brokers are Interactive Brokers, Speed Trader, and Centerpoint. However, it’s really important to practice shorting before you do it with real money and the TOS platform is a great place to practice.
Watch our How to Short a Stock in ThinkorSwim video.
THINKORSWIM PAPER MONEY – SHORTING
15) SHORTING A STOCK
This video is going to give you an in depth look into the process of shorting. You’ll see a live shorting trade and the thinking that goes into the process of entering a short using the most important technical analysis indicators.
Watch our Shorting a Stock Example in ThinkorSwim video.
16) HOW TO PLACE AN OPTIONS TRADE IN THINKORSWIM
This ThinkorSwim tutorial course video will show you the step by step process on how to purchase options within the TOS platform.
Watch our TOS Options Trading Tutorial video.
17) THINKORSWIM OPTIONS SCANNER
The TOS platform offers a cool options hacker scanner which makes it convenient to find options trading strategies. It’s able to be customized the way that you’d like.
Watch our TOS Options Hacker video.
18) THINKORSWIM PAPER MONEY
This video will give you an in depth tutorial on how to use the ThinkorSwim paper money.
Watch our TOS Paper Money Tutorial video.
19) SWING TRADE SCANNER
If you’re looking to apply the same strategies that we show you in our momentum trading course with swing trading then you don’t want to miss this video. We show you step by step how to set up your scanner to find potential swing trades. Make sure to take our options trading course to learn how to buy calls and puts using using a swing trade strategy.
Watch our Swing Trade Scanner video.
THINKORSWIM PAPER MONEY – PDT
20) PDT RULE
The PDT rule is an annoyance that most newbie traders find out when it’s too late. If your account is less than $25,000 and you make more than 3 day trades within a 5 calendar period then your account will get flagged as a pattern day trader. This video is very important to watch if you’re a new trader.
Watch our Pattern Day Trader video.
The Bullish Bears team sends out day trade and swing trade watch lists daily to our subscribers. The two videos below describe how we make our watch lists as well as how to import our daily watch lists into your TOS platform. If you’d like to receive our daily watch lists, and trade alert set ups then you can Subscribe Here.
Subscribe to receive our how to create a stock watch list video. This private video is exclusive to paid members only under our “members only videos” page.
Watch our TOS Watchlist Import video to see how to import our daily watch lists.
CHOOSE A COURSE THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU
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STOCK TRADING COURSE
Simple day trading strategies on how to become a consistent and profitable day trader
DAY TRADING COURSE
Advanced day trading techniques
Basics of swing trading and also some advanced swing trading strategies
SWING TRADING COURSE
Basic and advanced options trading strategies and how to buy and sell options contracts
OPTIONS TRADING COURSE
Set up your virtual trading platform in Interactive Brokers