Firm adds futures and forex to options platform

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD) today announced that futures and spot forex (foreign exchange) trading capabilities are now available via the firm’s thinkorswim from TD AMERITRADE trading platform, joining the recently introduced complex options functionality.

Self-directed investors with appropriate investment objectives, risk tolerance, and knowledge can now place multi-leg options trades quickly and simply. While intended for more experienced investors, these strategies are designed to minimize capital exposure and, in many cases, define trade risk. TD AMERITRADE’s new, single-click strategy choices include butterfly spreads, calendars, diagonals, iron condors, straddles and even customized spreads.

“Our mission is to provide the trading platform of choice for active traders and investors,” said Steven Quirk, senior vice president, trader group for TD AMERITRADE. “Frequent enhancements to our technology and product offerings, particularly the launch of futures and forex, are vital to that mission. Access to these markets through thinkorswim from TD AMERITRADE significantly furthers the development efforts toward a single integrated platform, and gives traders and investors more opportunities to diversify a portfolio or trading strategy.”

Over the past 10 years, retail trading in futures and forex has grown rapidly as new technology and educational resources have become more readily available. In fact, the firm has reported an increase in the trading of these products of nearly 60 percent over the past year on our thinkorswim trading platform.

To help clients better understand how these products work, and discover whether or not they are right for their individual trading strategies, TD AMERITRADE’s Trading Team is continually developing tutorials, webinars, in-person educational events across the U.S., and other educational tools. With programs targeted to novice and advanced traders alike, clients can learn more about forex, futures and complex options trading and how to get the most from the thinkorswim from TD AMERITRADE platform.

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