How To Open The Options Chain On Thinkorswim

With the recent move by top brokers like TD Ameritrade to eliminate  commissions there have been lots of new traders opening new accounts there. A lot of these traders are coming from using apps like Robinhood which are popular for their simplicity so starting to use a new platform like TOS can be quite a challenge. In this guide I will show you how to Find and use the Options chain on TOS for both desktop and mobile devices. Let’s start with desktop. First you open up the platform and login then do the following:

Step 1: Click on the “Charts” tab in the upper left corner.

Step 1: How to open the options chain on thinkorswim

Step 2: Pull up the chart for the stock you are interested in.

Step2: How to open the options chain on thinkorswim

Step 3: Click on the “ Trade Tab” in the upper left next to monitor. This will open up the Options Chain

How to open the options chain on thinkorswim

Now let’s take a look at how you pull up the Thinkorswim Options Chain on the mobile app

Step1: Login to the App

How To find the options chain on Thinkorswim mobile app

Step 2: Click on “watchlist”

How to open the options chain on thinkorswim mobile app

Step 3: Type in the stock symbol that you are interested in

Step 4: The stock quote should show up with the Option chain right below it

How to open the options chain on thinkorswim mobile app

As you can see, tt is all really simple and straightforward and literally takes seconds on both the desktop and the mobile app. 

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