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thinkorswim review by User in Pharmaceuticals
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"It has a steep learning curve but the support is available"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the platform is what I like the best. I can create just about any view I need to track and manage my stocks. I originally downloaded it to use the paper money feature but then decided to use it for my actual portfolio because I found it easier to use than the default screens.

What do you dislike?

I have a hard time searching through all the support media to find what I"m looking for. I don't have the time or money to spend on hours of investment training. While i can find how to use the tools on the interface very easily. It is difficult to understand what they are used for. The live webinars and the swim lessons are held during work hours so I can't watch them. I can't seem to find them in the overwhelming support documents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I find this platform easier to use than my account interface even though I don't understand all the investment tools it has to offer. It's an excellent platform if you know what you are doing and there is a lot of support to learn how to use everything if you have the time. It's not that great if you don't have hours to spend with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to track my own portfolio. I don't use it for business.

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thinkorswim review by Nung B.
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"The trading platform from n00bs to G33k5"

What do you like best?

I love that they take their mobile app as seriously as their desktop app. I have been using ToS for at least 9 years and have closed most of my other accounts in other platforms by now. Their desktop app is awesome, and I love the ability to arrange the windows in pieces. Their mobile (iOS) app on phone and iPad are intuitive and I can use my iPad as reliably as a desktop trading station. I love that there is an API to interface with so I can run my own bots.

What do you dislike?

There has not been much to dislike. Every time I think of something, it has been introduced in future versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sign up for a free paper money account and do your own test trading.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is my options trading platform of choice. I am also able to use their API for making bots

What Brokerage Trading Platforms solution do you use?

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thinkorswim review by Dennis T.
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"Highly recommended trading platform"

What do you like best?

Being able to research trades, stocks, and potential investments. Being able to trade stocks and options. Customizing charts and theme of the software is a plus. Real-time updates and news.

What do you dislike?

The graphical interface could be updated but not a big issue as it's still very customizable and doesn't look bad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommend this software for its research capabilities and one of the best trading platforms with regular updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to research ideas and potential trades. Having charts and real-time stock prices in front of my eyes to make better decisions.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Thinkorswim is great"

What do you like best?

I love that Thinkorswim is completely free for Ameritrade customers! Their advanced stand alone platform has all the bells and whistles for serious traders. The ability to customize and chart according to your needs is beyond any competitors.

What do you dislike?

The only downfall is because it has all the bells and whistles it can take you a while to learn. If you are not familiar with all the tools it will be quite intimidating and you won't want to spend the bulk of your time trying to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thinkorswim provides me with the ability to move money around as I see fit when I see fit. If you are familiar with the trading work there isn't a better tool than thinkorswim. It's advanced charting features has helped me see trends and patterns I never would have been able to see on a regular trading platform.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Seamless Trading Platform"

What do you like best?

thinkorswim brings all you need for intermediate to advanced investing (ETFs, mutual funds, single-value stocks, etc.) They have great rates and low commission fees along with helpful investment analysts available over chat.

What do you dislike?

There are a few bugs in the app that don't allow sync charts to always show up in the order that you last left them. Occasionally, the app will log you out (idle time-out) and that can be annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider this product if you have experience investing and can give TD ameritrade a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use thinkorswim primarily for personal investing. Occasionally I can use the app to show friends or colleagues some of the neat features of thinkorswin compare to other platforms.

thinkorswim review by User in Education Management
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"Great for the Advanced Trader!"

What do you like best?

Thinkorswim offers truly everything an advanced trader would want in a platform! Investors can use scanners to filter stocks and options, view heat maps, use the company profile tool to analyze revenue and predict how it will affect returns, and access extensive third-party research.

What do you dislike?

Thinkorswim is really for advanced traders and if you are a beginner it can be rather confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Some traders could be overwhelmed by the level of information and tools available and will feel more comfortable with a more streamlined platform or even the company’s standard web trading platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to closely monitor the market, strategize and trade all in one central location.

thinkorswim review by Adam S.
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"The ultimate trading platform in the past of your hand."

What do you like best?

The ability to quickly create trades with varying order types and manage stock alert based on numerous metrics.

What do you dislike?

The interface can take time to get used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are an on-the-go trader, this is a must use app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am now able to trade on the go effectively instead of having to remain in my office at home. That flexibility has helped me tremendously.

thinkorswim review by User in Investment Management
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"An excellent platform with valuable tools for any trader"

What do you like best?

Definitely the access to Bloomberg and CNBC. I don't have cable, so it's great to be able to be kept in the loop. Also great for checking broad indices.

What do you dislike?

The platform is very dark. Not a huge fan of the main dashboard; not very intuitive. Also, does not work well with my surface pro 3.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not use if you're a novice trader. You are better off going with a simple, commission free platform like Robinhood to learn the ropes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's just nice to be able to keep up and know what's going on with the markets, and monitors performance of my account, all in one location.

thinkorswim review by User in Government Administration
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"Inuitive, reliable software for running analysis"

What do you like best?

The ease of use to put programs and analysis of stocks I am looking to invest in.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve to use the software is a bit of a hassle but once it's figured out it is an easy journey to learn about stocks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to watch all the introduction videos and the tips listed throughout the interface. It will 100% benefit you and provide an easy start into using the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've had difficulty training employees but as noted in the previous response it is easy once they've been able to fully figure it out.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Brilliant"

What do you like best?

I love that when I;m ready to invest i get a cash bonus, i have several options to choose from and no account minimums.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there were more colors and the words were a bit larger. The page when logging in are too slow at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool to get started. I highly recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since the company i work for is using the program I havent solved any problems yet. I will be sure to be on the lookout and hope to get a problem soon.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Top-notch trading platform"

What do you like best?

Live updates, news, and stock and option trading. Charts are also highly customizable. Updates in real-time and also available in mobile for iPhones and Androids.

What do you dislike?

Could use a new color theme but the current theme is still customizable with several colors available. Not much other downsides to note.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended for any active trader or for investment research on stocks or ETF's, etc. Very user friendly and software is very customizable to your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to study and research before placing trades or new investments.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Best options and futures trading platform"

What do you like best?

The level of detail one can get on individual options is excellent. As a Quant, you need this platform

What do you dislike?

High fees compared to Tastyworks. Inability to trade all options on futures that are available (like for /SI)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Active trading of Equity and Futures options

thinkorswim review by User
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"Great Trading Tool - Easy to Learn"

What do you like best?

- lots of support and tutorial programs available to learn at your own pace

- can sync across all my devices

- I trust TD Ameritrade with my banking

- I like there is an app version as well as desktop

What do you dislike?

- kind of a steep learning curve

- transfer fees

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- I like the market reports while at work but otherwise I usually just use it as a personal tool

thinkorswim review by User
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"Thinkorswim for investments "

What do you like best?

Best things are that you can trade up 120 different currency repairs. You can set up multiple watchlists and alerts, it gives you everything necessary needed for a quality platform.

What do you dislike?

There are no specific webinars or vlogs available. They also charge a relatively high commission.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We would use thinkorswim for our investments through TD ameritrade. While using, it was relatively beneficial and well put together.

thinkorswim review by Wilbur C.
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"Generally simple, easy to understand"

What do you like best?

Easy to understand, convenient interface great even for novice in the industry.

What do you dislike?

Interface is simple but process can be intimidating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trading opportunities, staying on top of accounts.

thinkorswim review by User in Telecommunications
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"Traders Who Demand The Bestest"

What do you like best?

That you can check stock information make trades and manage your account from your mobile device, giving you the freedom to take care of your investments from anywhere in the world.

What do you dislike?

Is a little complicated if your not familiar with the program and trading

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

you have access to tools to help you make trading decisions using technical analysis

thinkorswim review by Administrator
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"Thinkorswim, greatest trading platform there is! "

What do you like best?

The tools available on the platform. Support team is also great.

What do you dislike?

Occasional lag. Experienced 3x times this year. Everything on this software is great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a learning curve, but once you get used to it, it is amazing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great platform that allows us to trade options, as well as use to teach others about trading options (mentorship, education, etc)

thinkorswim review by User
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"Thinkorswim is great for amateur stock trading"

What do you like best?

Loved using this platform for trading stocks. The platform provided accurate live data as well as great candle stick charts.

What do you dislike?

I didn't like the complexity of the program. I wish there was a tutorial mode which showcased the features of the platform for easier use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making money in a day to day basis as a side hustle

thinkorswim review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Ease of Use appreciated!"

What do you like best?

This software is very user friendly in my opinion. One of my favorite features is that a chart can be detached to make it a full screen.

What do you dislike?

I think because there are so many options customizations, it can be overwhelming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software offers a wide variety of trading and investment tools.

thinkorswim review by Consultant
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"Trading Platform "

What do you like best?

I like best the option of creating your own indicators for trading based off technical analysis.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that there are not preset time series plots.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to analyze a stock from a technical perspective and well as keep track of multiple things at the same time.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Thinkorswim Review"

What do you like best?

ease of use is one standout for me. I am new when it comes software

What do you dislike?

For someone that is new, I would have to use it more

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trading on the go is the best thing about it.

thinkorswim review by User
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"Good trading platform . "

What do you like best?

Good service with great trading tools and independent research sources.

What do you dislike?

$500 account balance minimum. Higher trade rates than some other online brokers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Educating you about investing in the stock market through web resources and live seminars.

thinkorswim review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

Helps guide my trades pretty well. Thanks.

What do you dislike?

Somewhat time-consuming compared to just using index funds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better returns.

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