Getting Started


It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Step 1:Register

Setup your username and password

Step 2:Download the desktop software

Download the software and login to start trading in your paperMoney® practice account. This will be required if you wish to trade using our desktop software platform.

By clicking "Download" below, you consent to the installation of "thinkorswim" U.S. Trading Platform. Thinkorswim is designed to provide investors with tools and resources needed to trade U.S. equities and options, including: streaming U.S. market data; powerful charting packages, advance order management, sophisticated options analytical tools, integrated trader community and interactive chatting and real-time paper trading in your paperMoney practice account. You may withdraw your consent at any time by deleting or uninstalling this program. If you require assistance, contact us by phone at 1-877-348-6722, by mail at TD CASL Office, Toronto Dominion Centre, PO Box 1, Toronto, ON, M5K 1A2, or visit U.S. Trading Platforms

Select your operating system:

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Click the download button above to start the installation and click 'Run'. The installer download can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to half an hour depending on the speed of your connection.

Once the download has completed, the paperMoney® installation wizard will start automatically. Follow the instructions and be sure to select TD Direct Investing as your account provider. Click Next, Install, and Done when so prompted for the remainder of the installation process.

Once you have clicked Done, the installation process will be complete. You will now have an icon labeled paperMoney® that displays the green and white paperMoney® logo on your desktop. If you see this icon, you have successfully completed the installation process.

Note: You do not need to install any other software. A Java virtual machine is included with this download.

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Step 3:Ready for live trading?

To begin live trading please call the Trade Desk at 1-877-348-6722 for more details on how to get started. The Trade Desk is available at 1-877-348-6722, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

Note: paperMoney® practice accounts are currently accessible through the desktop software and mobile trading platforms only.
To log in to paperMoney®, follow these instructions:
  1. Select the “paperMoney®” icon in the middle of the screen
  2. Enter your username and password chosen at the time of registration
  3. Select “OK” to complete the login process