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Why do you use ThinkOrSwim?

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Trading Apprentice
La Crescenta
Futures Experience: None
Platform: ThinkOrSwim
Favorite Futures: /es
Posts: 4 since Nov 2016
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received


1) How long have you been using ThinkOrSwim?
1 year
2) What are your favorite features of ThinkOrSwim?
3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in ThinkOrSwim that you could not do without?
Benzinga squak box for free, able to link charts on seperate computers.
4) Do you use ThinkOrSwim in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
use is for live trading but not as my platform. charts only
5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does ThinkOrSwim help you with this?
6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use ThinkOrSwim?
still learning, but there are tons of materials to help.
7) How do you rate ThinkOrSwim's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
8) Do you believe ThinkOrSwim is competitively priced?
free? YES! (I dont use it as my platform)
9) How do you rate the community support that exists for ThinkOrSwim?

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Trading Apprentice
St. Louis
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: equity and fx futures and options
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Posts: 29 since Sep 2013
Thanks: 6 given, 16 received

I downloaded the NinjaTrader8 demo this weekend. After 10 hours with it, I decided its not for me and I'll stay with the swimmers. My simple strategies don't require the complex tools that the NinjaTrader offers, and I saw that it would require more complexity in setup and in the day-to-day operation. NT8 sports accurate volume profile and I could have looked at 2y old intraday charts, but I can live without those. NT8 has some interesting looking order ticket tools, but I couldn't find a basic 1st triggers OCO, which is very accessible in thinkorswim's DOM and chart trading tools.

I don't use indicators or scripts, so I can't compare those. I pretty much use volume and drawings only and the NT8's drawing tools require approx 3x the clicks for routine drawing work. The toolbox for any one particular drawing type is just smaller. Even the "Stay in Drawing Mode" function required clicks between drawings just to get back into drawing mode. Thinkorswim lets you crank them out quickly and the right-click menu features all the tools needed to make changes.

Also, the data problems that I've complained about in previous years have become rare events. However, the cheesy volume profile continues to disappoint daily.

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