For those new to futures, there is a paper trading (also called virtual trading (read review) ) side of TOS with equivalent functionality, but no funding, which is ideal for practicing and learning the platform. Supporting documentation for any claims, comparisons, statistics, or other technical data will be supplied upon request. A New Paper Trading Alternative.
Options trading subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval.

On Tuesday, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, revealed that he spotted Bitcoin and Litecoin trading pairs appear on his TD Ameritrade Think or Swim portal. Bitcoin May Soon Trade Directly On TD Ameritrade. Once one has gained futures trading permission from TD Ameritrade and funded their account, the platform is available for trading. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options. TD Ameritrade’s thinkorswim platform is rigorous enough to suit the needs of most new active traders with their high quality data, endlessly customizable charts, and powerful stock scanning technology.