thinkorswim chart tutorial

thinkorswim desktop app it’s a popular brokerage to trade stocks. Below are how to steps to modify your charts user interface.


  1. First Create an Account.

2. Install thinkorswim desktop app.

Modify the charts time frame

  1. Open thinkorswim Desktop
  2. Click Favorite time frames
  3. Click on time frame and click edit
  4. Edit and click Add button
  5. Click Apply and OK button

Modify the charts ticks

  1. Open thinkorswim Desktop
  2. Click Charts
  3. Click Settings
  4. Click Appearance, and modified chart user interface.

My configuration:



Add VWAP style line to chart

  1. Open thinkorswim Desktop
  2. Click Charts -> Studies
  3. Select “All Studies” -> “V-W” -> VWAP
  4. Now the chart is going to show VWAP lines in the chart

After making changes, save your style, and you can reuse it in all your charts

Add right space to chart:

  1. Open thinkorswim Desktop.
  2. Click Charts -> Settings -> Time axis.
  3. Change “Expansion Area” to 10. Click Apply -> OK button.
  4. Now the chart shows a gap on the right side.

Thanks for reading. I’m writing my learning as I learn about trading. Let me know if I’m wrong somewhere or if there’s something that could do differently or better. I’m open to your feedback 🙌🏻


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