thinkorswim lifeline - May 2, 2008


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Hello swimmers-

Sure, Grand Theft Auto IV might be grabbing the big headlines this weekend but are our programmers jealous? Hardly. The TOS dev team is living the GTA life -- fast cars, hot girls, cool sunglasses. They figure they've earned it when they push out twelve releases a year, for over seven years. Of course, bug fixes and Oracle patches bring them back to earth. Expensive gasoline keeps the cars in the garages. And the girls? Well, they're still working on that one. But the shades are definitely hip! Hey, who wants to play?

We will be releasing version 1104 on Saturday, May 3 at 5:00 am CDT.
New features include:

  • Futures: We've improved our futures display on the trade page and starting Wednesday, you can trade options on futures in a variety of products including e-mini S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, mini Dow, gold, grains, eurodollars, and more. You will need an active TOS futures account. To do so, login to the thinkorswim website and click the 'Request Futures Trading' link at the bottom of the first page.*
  • thinkLog: Our new notepad called thinkLog lets you create notes associated with quotes and orders and see them on the searchable thinkLog tab. You can also add and edit those notes so you can create a trading diary.
  • Analyze: The Analyze page now shows an expiration graph by default, sets the probability date to the expiration date of your position, updates price slices as you change symbols as well as the price axis on the graph.
  • TOS Charts: TOS Chart enhancements include showing option icons on the stock chart (see below). You can hold your cursor over the option icon to see its price, and click on it to create an option order. We've also added open interest for options, new thinkScript codes for ADX and DIPlus and DIMinus, prices for Fibonacci retracements, as well as 30 minute and 1 hour time frames to the short cut list.
  • Prophet Charts: The latest version of Prophet charts includes a new trade grid feature that creates 4 charts with a single click and system-wide permissioning for our Breakout Studies market forecast indicators (see below).

Game on!

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* Trading Futures and Futures Options carries a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the following disclosure before trading these products: Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options on Futures.

The risk of loss in trading securities, options, futures and forex can be substantial. Customers must consider all relevant risk factors including their own personal financial situation before trading. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. See the Options Disclosure Document: Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. A copy can be requested from Scott Garland, Compliance Officer, at 773 435 3270 or 600 W. Chicago Ave., #100 Chicago, IL 60610 or email sgarland@thinkorswim.com. Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk as well as its own unique risk factors, please read the following risk disclosure before considering the trading of this product: Forex Risk Disclosure. thinkorswim is compensated through a portion of the forex dealing spread.

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