TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. : TD Ameritrade Institutional Launches First-of-Its-Kind Trading Platform for Advisors
04/19/2012| 08:35am US/Eastern
The thinkpipes® platform
provides advisors with in-depth analytics and streaming market data
Independent registered investment advisors looking to enrich their
trading experience now have access to the thinkpipes®
platform, an advanced, highly-customizable trading-platform for
advisors. thinkpipes is designed to meet the needs of many advisors -
from traders of equities or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), to those
advisors who are looking to start or expand their use of options
is based on the award-winning thinkorswim technology, from TD Ameritrade.
"thinkpipes is much more than a trading platform and has truly become
one of the most powerful tools that we leverage day-to-day," said Donald
Capone, CFA, portfolio manager at JK Financial, Inc. "If it's being
traded on the market, I no longer have to use multiple sources for
historical data or quotes. It's all right there at your fingertips in
Tailored Trading Experience
Advisors trading equities, ETFs
and options are able to customize their thinkpipes experience with a
tabbed-page design to view streaming quotes, charts and order
executions. Through seamless integration, account and trading data
automatically update in both thinkpipes and Veo®, TD
Ameritrade Institutional's1 web-based advisor platform. Using
drag and drop functionality, thinkpipes enables advisors to build
customizable screens to view account and market data in a way that best
meets their individual needs. Filtering enables advisors to quickly
search for specific assets across multiple accounts, or view expiring
Advanced Trading Capabilities
thinkpipes is a powerful tool
giving advisors enhanced ability to monitor and quickly react to changes
in the market. Advanced equity and options strategies are built into the
platform for point-and-click trading. thinkpipes provides advanced
options trading functionality from basic covered calls to more
sophisticated multi-legged option strategies. Advisors can now easily
perform pre- and post- trade allocations across client accounts with the
advanced block trading capabilities.
"Implementing options strategies in clients' portfolios has a lot of
momentum right now and advisors are demanding tools that will take their
trading experience to the next level," said Jeff Chiappetta, managing
director, Institutional trading and fixed income, TD Ameritrade
Institutional. "With the launch of thinkpipes, advisors now have access
to a tool that can execute their trading strategies efficiently and
Cost-Effective Market Data and Charting Systems
now experience potential cost savings on streaming market data delivered
to their desktop. thinkpipes offers advisors with real-time Level II
quote data to provide insight of a stock's depth and price action
throughout the trading day. Whether it's a perspective from 20 years to
20 seconds, advisors are able to analyze historic market data using more
than 150 available chart studies and indicators. While advisors are
keeping up on the market, they can now monitor the day's news as it
happens within the thinkpipes homepage with live streaming CNBC.
Advisors Leverage Options Education and Dedicated Strategy Desk
thinkpipes platform is part of TD Ameritrade Institutional's Options
Market Center; a powerful trio of technology, expertise and education
made available to advisors. The Options Market Center provides advisors
with access to a dedicated strategy desk, and an extensive options
education program. Advisors looking for options-related expertise and
support can tap into a team of specialists on the Strategy Desk. These
knowledgeable professionals can help advisors implement strategies
designed to manage risk, minimize portfolio volatility and potentially
enhance returns within their clients' portfolios. The Strategy Desk
enables advisors to leverage the experience of our seasoned team to help
understand the potential benefits and risks involved with using options.
Advisors that custody with TD Ameritrade Institutional can view
thinkpipes education modules by logging on to Veo. The online modules
provide advisors with an introduction to the thinkpipes platform, and
explore features such as order placement and the option montage
If an advisor is interested in learning more about thinkpipes' advanced
trading capabilities and streaming market data, call (800) 934-6124.
Advisors that custody assets with TD Ameritrade Institutional can email email@example.com,
or call Technology Services at (800) 431-3500, option 3.
About TD Ameritrade Institutional
TD Ameritrade Institutional1
is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody
services to over 4,000 fee-based, independent registered investment
advisors and their clients. Our advanced technology platform, coupled
with personal support from our dedicated service teams, allows
investment advisors to run their practices more efficiently and
effectively while optimizing time with clients.
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1TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade,
Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent
to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and
substantial losses. Options trading subject to TD Ameritrade review and
approval. Please read Characteristics
and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options.
Spreads and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial
transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any
potential return. These are advanced option strategies and can involve
greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades.
Advisors have not received remuneration for participation in providing
these testimonials. Advisor testimonials may not represent the
experience of all advisors using TD Ameritrade brokerage services. The
advisors mentioned are not affiliated with TD Ameritrade Institutional.
More information about the advisors is available on the SEC website (www.sec.gov).
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