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Thinkorswim is an electronic trading platform by TD Ameritrade used for trading equities, fixed income securities, options, futures, foreign exchange, and other financial products.

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ThinkOrSwim: How to explain the coloring scheme of bar charts

Bar chart I am referring to from TOS learning center Source: https://tlc.thinkorswim.com/center/howToTos/thinkManual/charts/Chart-Modes/Chart-Types/bar In this bar chart, why are down ticks sometimes ...
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Option Price Chart Data Not Matching with Table

I am studying the option price data for SPY Call Credit Spread 373/372 expiring Jan 15, 2021. According to this chart, on 12/24/2020, the price ranged from -0.87 to -0.02. At least that is what I ...
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Calculate OTM premium from implied volatility?

ThinkOrSwim, IBKR, and others reports the implied-volatility (IV) for a given expiration. If I know the current underlying price and IV for that expiration, can I compute a rough estimate of the call ...
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How does TD Ameritrade calculate the overall volatility for each expiration? [duplicate]

The image below shows option chains in thinkorswim. Note the percentages on the right hand side: The percentage on the right hand side is the overall volatility for options in each expiration (while ...
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OTM, Long Put Options in an All-Stock acquired company - did they die?

I have a small, few hundred dollar position in an OTM Strike ($22) put option expiring Jan. 2021 for KEMET (KEM). The company was acquired by Yageo recently. Yageo trades on the Taiwanese stock ...
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How to close an expired condor position in thinkorswim

I have ten condor positions in a stock that expired last Friday. The condor was profitable and am now trying to figure out how to close the position. I thought that this was something tos would do ...
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Creating a buy stop with stop loss order on Think Or Swim

Using Think Or Swim, is there a way to create a Buy Order for a stock with a stop and simultaneously create a sell order with a stop loss that only gets triggered if the stock is purchased? I'm ...
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How to place Stop-Limit order below current price, and multiple Limit orders above?

I purchased 500 shares of an ETF at $64. I want to set up a stop-limit to sell all 500 shares if the price hits my stop of $63.80. But if the price goes up, I want to sell 200 shares at $64.50 and 300 ...
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Multiple studies in thinkscript combined into one study returns -

I am making a query that includes all the bearish candles. I know some of the studies have entries, but when I do them all at once I get nothing. input n = 0; plot data = AdvanceBlock()[n] or ...
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Is it possible to have dividends included in profits and losses with TD Ameritrade's thinkorswim?

I'm using OnDemand and have not found a section where I can see the amount I'd have earned in dividends. A TD Ameritrade support person told me that neither the paper money nor OnDemand accounts show ...
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Are there different markets between option writing and buying?

Looking at the option chain I see short term (30 days) deep out of the money calls with volume for strike 55 with volume at 16, with Bid/Ask at 0.30/1.00: However, the time and sales window notes two ...
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Indications of Buy or Sell to Open — Time and Sales Window

I am using Thinkorswim trading platform and came across something I do not understand. The options chain is as seen below with 10 open interest and volume of 315 at strike 55, (added: bid ask spread: ...
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TOS: Candlestick vs Candlestick trend

Working with ThinkOrSwim (TOS) platform, I am trying to understand the differences between candlestick styles. Specifically "Candlestick" (C) vs "Candlestick trend" (CT). Pink: Why does a C.green ...
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Selling an Iron Condor vs Selling the Put and Call as individual pieces

Is there any advantage to selling an Iron Condor over selling the Call and Put Vertical Spreads that make up the Iron Condor. In TOS I can not figure out how to adjust one side of the Iron Condor ...