How to Use Thinkorswim: Bruce Marshall’s Tutorial

Want to be a better options trader? It may be as simple as knowing a few tips and tricks about the TOS platform.


Discover how much you can improve your trading results by improving your ability to navigate TOS faster and more efficiently. Check out Bruce Marshall's recorded, step-by-step ‘shortcut’ tutorial on how he uses ThinkorSwim charts, scans, and more. Unlock the full potential of the TOS platform today with the help of Bruce and his almost 30-years option trading experience, both for his own account and for some of Wall Street’s largest institutions and hedge funds.

What Will You Learn?

  • Bruce walks you step-by-step through several example trades from scratch using the Charts tab, the Trade tab, and then the Analyze tab. You’ll see how Bruce sets up trades front to back, top to bottom, every step of the process
  • How to unlock each position’s full profit potential (and minimize risk) with a few tricks to help you get the most out of your brokerage platform
  • How to get an almost unfair advantage over traders who don’t know how to properly analyze their options strategies
  • How to exploit the “hidden gems” inside TOS that are designed to make your trade decisions quicker and easier – especially because most traders don’t even know how to use the basic features of these powerful tools
  • How Bruce uses each Tab in TOS through organized tutorials
  • How to use the Analyze Tab to visually “see” how your trade will react to Volatility changes BEFORE you enter the trade
  • How to anticipate the optimum time to exit a position using little-known features
  • Why a single setting can make the key difference between profit and loss on a trade
  • How to quickly slice and dice trade ideas to model the risk to reward ratios in advance
  • A simple and efficient checklist to follow when evaluating trading ideas
  • And so much more…

Course Breakdown

  • Strategy Session Total Run Time: 4 hours and 44 minutes
    • – Introduction (15 mins)
      – Chart Tab (24 mins)
      – Random Tabs Scans Tools (13 mins)
      – Market Watch Tab (16 mins)
      – Analyze Tab (28 mins)
      – Analyze Risk Profile (73 mins)
      – Trade Tab (30 mins)
      – Monitor Tab (32 mins)
      – Recap and Summary (53 mins)

About the Content Providers:

  • Bruce Marshall

    About Bruce: Bruce is our Income Trading Specialist and devoted mentor. After spending many years on Wall Street managing institutional and retail accounts, we are lucky to have him trading in our Gold room most days. Bruce’s style is very versatile. Great for beginners, because he makes sure to give detailed explanations and also for experienced traders who are looking for new ideas. If you have a full-time job and can’t sit in front of the computer and watch markets all day, this is a great trading style for you.