tastytrade vs Thinkorswim

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Thinkorswim is the trading platform of TD Ameritrade, one of the biggest US-based stockbrokers. Consequently, Thinkorswim in and of itself is not a standalone broker. As a result, this comparison provides insights primarily into the pros and cons of tastytrade' trading platform and TD Ameritrade’s trading platform. When we describe other aspects, like the account opening process or customer service, the name Thinkorswim refers to TD Ameritrade.

In a nutshell, the tastytrade web platform is great for experienced traders, especially for options trading, while thinkorswim offers a good web trading platform with a clean design.


Common pros of tastytrade and thinkorswim


  • The platforms offer a safe, two-step authentication for certain important functions

  • Both are available in web, mobile and desktop versions


Common cons of tastytrade and thinkorswim


  • Limited customizability of the charts and the workspace

  • Availability only in a few languages: tastytrade is available in English, while thinkorswim is available in English and Chinese.

tastytrade vs TD Ameritrade
  tastytrade TD Ameritrade
Overall score 4.6 4.7
Fees score 4.3 stars 4.2 stars
Account opening score 5.0 stars 3.7 stars
Deposit and withdrawal score 1.9 stars 1.9 stars
Web platform score 3.4 stars 4.3 stars
Markets and products score 3.1 stars 3.7 stars


The difference in the overall score of the two brokers is not substantial and in terms of fees as well as depositing / withdrawing money, both tastytrade and thinkorwsim (TD Ameritrade) score low.

However, it’s much easier to open an account with tastytrade. This is because TD Ameritrade may ask you to confirm your identity by mailing or faxing a copy of your ID documents, while at tastytrade the account opening is fully digital. But once you open your account, the functions and features of the Thinkorswim (TD Ameritrade) platforms rank significantly better.

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