Frequently Asked Questions (32)

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Whats the difference between the first version and second of the MTF? The first version gives signals quicker than the second. If you put both indicators on the chart together, you can see. Even AAPL recently. I am scanning and using the first versio...
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This has been a recurring problem for me the past couple of weeks, and has me at my wit’s end. When I enter a symbol, I get a screen that says “waiting for data”, and it takes a LOOOONG time to pull up the chart, sometimes over a minute. I have spoke...
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Add a question-new topic-I wasn't exactly sure to add a new topic, but after I search for my question to see if similar was answered. at the bottom I saw-where to add a new question. But, Add a question button at the bottom looked "greyed out" but it...
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I have several different layouts I use depending on the time of day and which setups I am trading. Is there a quick and easy way to save these layouts so I can easily switch between them?
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I've heard about conditional orders. Is there a way to use a custom study in Thinkorswim to trigger the execution of an order to buy or sell?
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A YouTube viewer asks: how to calculate or where i can get the data/info for market profile value areas and poc , lvn and hvn for TOS  
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Hi Pete - I know how to share charts and flexible grids in TOS. Is it possible to share a full customized "workspace" that includes custom watchlists and selected gadgets. I'm trying to get a few friends set up on the platform and want to send them m...
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I need to scan the market for potential trades. Does Thinkorswim have stock scanner?
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I can't get my chart based alerts to send text/email notifications. Is there a way to convert my chart study into an alert on Thinkorswim that will send text/email notifications?
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On the Trade Tab > Options Time & Sales Tab...Can you confirm what the color codes indicate?  For example, if a transaction quantity is highlighted IN RED (Calls or Puts) does this mean they were sold? And vice versa, if they are highlighted G...