Release notes for September 30, 2018

 

It’s official, fall is again upon us. It’s time to trade in the swimsuits and flip flops for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes… or literally any other warm drink (the PSL thing is getting out of control). As the trees begin to shed their brightly colored leaves, and the kiddies begrudgingly return to school, the change of seasons is in the air.

 

Speaking of change, our beloved platform will be going through a change of its own. On September 30, 2018 we will be releasing thinkorswim version 1936, featuring two digit futures. “What are two digit futures?” you might ask. That’s a good question! And we are more than happy to do a little teaching of our own. We promise it won’t take the entire school year to learn.

 

Shall we begin our lesson? Using a single digit can make it confusing to differentiate between expiration dates that share the same digit. Two digit futures are the same futures you already know and love, but with a little more clarity.

 

For example, in the past, a single digit futures symbol would look like this:

 

/ESU8

 

Now you will see:

 

/ESU18

 

That’s it! Easy peasy!

 

Oh, and don’t worry, all of your pre-existing settings will stay the same. That is, we will update your orders, positions, watchlists, and charts to the new format. You also do not need to use the full symbol to get the active contract, just the root will do (/ES for instance).

 

Happy trading,

The Support Team,

thinkorswim by TD Ameritrade

 

 

*If you feel you need a bit of tutoring, visit out FAQ on this topic HERE.

 

 

Futures with 2 digits