Advanced trading platform
TD Ameritrade offers a web-based platform, a downloadable desktop environment (called Thinkorswim) and a mobile platform. The company offers advanced stock, ETFs, options, mutual funds and fixed income screeners.
The Bond Wizard enables clients to search for individual bonds and CDs or build a bond ladder based on answers to five questions. Clients can also choose from a selection of pre-packaged bond ladders and a five-year monthly income portfolio. On the web-based platform, it is possible to find an income estimator that will show what kind of income your portfolio or a hypothetical portfolio would produce in a month-to-month report. The website also has a social sentiment tool. Within the stock profile section of the website, clients can use the peer comparison tool to compare a stock to its four closest peers against a variety of fundamental and proprietary social data points.
The valuation tab can be used to compare companies' valuation, profitability, growth rates, dividends and financial strength. What is more, the thinkorswim Trade Finder helps you detect potential spreads based on market expectations. On the web, you'll find CFRA stock research with its stock appreciation research rankings. Besides, there is the MarketEdge idea generator and the TradeWise options idea generator available. However, these two require a new window each so they clutter your screen.