Thinkorswim Strategies Tutorials

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Tutorial Videos for Thinkorswim Strategies

A collection of videos and articles providing custom Strategies. Also included are instructions on how to convert custom Strategies to Scans, Study Alerts and Conditional Orders. 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 Strategies category.


Thinkorswim AutoTrade Almost 4

AutoTrades are not fully supported on Thinkorswim as on other platforms. However if you learn how to connect the pieces you can place conditional orders that await the signal created by a set of defined rules. Once the conditions are satisfied, the order is release from hold and becomes a live order.

Thinkorswim AutoTrade Almost

Thinkorswim Strategy Guide MTF

Thinkorswim Strategy Guide MTF

After a brief slide show explaining the differences, you will see how to use the MTF MACD Strategy to extract theoretical trades from Thinkorswim into a spreadsheet for analysis. Thinkorswim Strategy Guide MTF is a more advanced version of previous videos published on this topic.


Thinkorswim Strategy Ichimoku

See exactly how the Ichimoku indicator performs across bear and bull markets. This Thinkorswim custom strategy plots the profit and loss graph for several Ichimoku based setups. Cloud breakouts, or cloud breakdowns, trend continuation, with and without confirming signals. It’s all covered in one package. Track long and short strategies on the same chart. Exits are handled via an adjustable Parabolic SAR.

Thinkorswim Strategy Ichimoku

Thinkorswim Strategy Analysis

Thinkorswim Strategy Analysis

So you know how to use the Strategies tool in the Thinkorswim platform. But do you know how to export the strategy data and create a “P/L Curve” and “Equity at Work” plots on a graph? Do you think you can do this for multiple stocks and plot all the trade data on the same graph?


TOS Strategy Analysis 2

Well here I am late into a Saturday evening and I don’t have anything recorded yet. No worries, I spent the day developing some great material. I know exactly what the next video is about. I am very excited to get started, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. I decided to write this brief article for you, to give you an idea what is going to be covered in the next video. As the title suggests, the video is going to be all about TOS Strategy Analysis.

Strategy Equity & P/L Graph

Thinkorswim Scan To Strategy

Thinkorswim Scan To Strategy

Do you know how to convert a custom Scan on Thinkorswim into a custom Strategy? You will not believe how simple it is. This video shows the step-by-step instructions on how to convert custom Scans into custom Strategies. There is also a quick demo of how to convert a Strategy back into a Scan. After watching this video you will be better equipped to take your trading ideas and put them into practical use.


Thinkorswim Strategy Guide 4

So you have this trading strategy but you have no idea how it performs. Wouldn’t you love to be able to have Thinkorswim automatically test your strategy for you? And wouldn’t it be great if it let you export the trade details so you could analyze them in a spreadsheet? Yeah, it can do that. This video, “Thinkorswim Strategy Guide”, shows you how.

Thinkorswim Strategy Guide