Fundamentals research is a core strategy for many traders, but it can also be a daunting and time-consuming task. Looking for a helpful tool to help reduce the time needed for research? Meet the Fundamentals section in the thinkorswim® platform by TD Ameritrade.
The Fundamentals section, located in the Analyze tab, makes it easy for traders to browse executive summaries within the trading platform, rather than having to go to several sources like research and annual reports. The tab also aggregates all of the key fundamentals that drive a company’s stock up or down so traders can more confidently make a stock investment that is potentially profitable over time. If you’d still like the ability to browse third-party research reports, that’s also possible from the tab.
Here's a peek into what you can learn within the Fundamentals tab:
- Start with an executive summary of the company.
- Scroll past the company summary to the By the Numbers section to analyze a stock based on both annual and quarterly views. Review a company's underlying business state using key fundamental indicators like per-share earnings, profit margins, and more.
- View equity analysis ratings and reports from The Research Team, CFRA (formerly S&P Capital IQ), Credit Suisse, Ford Equity Research, The Street, and Market Edge.
- Understand what drives the stock to get ahead of ways the price could be affected.
Want more insight into a certain stock’s value? Use the Company Profile tool when you log in to thinkorswim and go to Analyze tab > Fundamentals section. The tool can help you uncover what drives a company's value, test different scenarios, and help inform your trading decisions.