Thinkorswim Charting Tutorials

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Tutorial Videos for Thinkorswim Charting

A collection of videos and articles providing custom chart studies. Also included are instructions on how to use and navigate charts in Thinkorswim. You are encouraged to use the left side-menu to navigate among topics that interest you. (view as desktop for best experience) The left side-menu will help you keep track of where you are, and which content you have already viewed.

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Listed below you will find all the videos and articles included in the TOS Charting category.


Thinkorswim Overnight Range Scan Alert

Intraday Alerts At Overnight Highs and Lows A quick Google search on the term “Overnight Range Trading Setups” nets some very interesting results. So I spent some time writing code and looking at charts. I think there is some real evidence to support the inclusion of the overnight range in your trading setups. I’m not here to […]

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Thinkorswim Alert High Low Version Two

You get to set the start time and end time and the indicator will track the highest high and lowest low throughout that time span. Each new high or new low will trigger an audible and visual alert on your chart. The time span adjustment lets you view a chart including extended hours trade while only tracking the high and low during the regular market hours.


Thinkorswim Alert Ichimoku

Free chart based study included with video. Just watch the video to learn how to build your own study alerts and by the time you’re ready to get started we’ll present an embedded link within the video.

Thinkorswim Alert Ichimoku

Thinkorswim Alert TTM Trend

Thinkorswim Alert TTM Trend

In this brief video you will see how the TTM Trend indicator is referenced from inside a custom study. We’ll explain how this is possible and then show you how to simply add a few lines of code to include the Alert feature.


Thinkorswim Options Trading Theo Price

Thinkorswim is able to display the expected price of the underlying stock given a specific price of the option contract. It’s been there all along and perhaps you have been overlooking this very useful tool.

Thinkorswim Options Trading Theo Price

Thinkorswim Options Trading Tutorial

Thinkorswim Options Trading Tutorial 1

Did you know that you can trade options contracts on the D.O.M. just like futures contracts? If not, then this video is about to blow your mind. Did you know you can display the trade history of an individual option contract in a chart, just like Socks, Futures and Forex? This video shows you how to enter and manage a trade for individual options contracts using the D.O.M. (Depth Of Market).


Thinkorswim Alert High Low 2

Displays both the new highs and new lows over a time span you specify. Alerts, both audible and visual, are triggered at each new high and low throughout the time span you specify. The range in ticks (pips) from high to low is displayed in a chart label along with the high and low.

Thinkorswim Alert High Low