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How to Download and Install Thinkorswim

We’ll walk through the process of downloading and installing TD Ameritrade’s Thinkorswim platform to get you started trading stocks. While TD Ameritrade may have been purchased by Charles Schwab, Thinkorswim isn’t going anywhere. The software has loads of features for traders of most every level. Check out our video on getting started.

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Beginner Day Trading and the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) Rule

New day traders quickly come up against the limits of the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule. Let’s look into what the rule says and different ways you can work around it, such as switching from a margin account to a cash account.

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How to Lookup the Stock Float of GameStop, Inc. (GME)

Shares of GameStop, Inc. (GME) have recently exploded due to an epic short squeeze fueled in part by social media. While analysts have long predicted the demise of the failing video game retailer, traders have piled into the stock to help continue the rally. Let’s go through GME’s financial filings and calculate the stock float ourselves.

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Let’s Check the Stock Float of Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (APVO)

The stock of Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (APVO) has performed well over several sessions after the company released positive news regarding its cancer therapy trials. Let’s go through APVO’s financial filings to determine the number of shares in the float.

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What is the Stock Float of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR)?

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) recently traded higher on news that it received a significant milestone payment from its partner, biotech giant Biogen International. That news, along with its low stock price, made ACOR an attractive target for day traders. Let’s examine the company’s S.E.C. filings to determine the stock float.