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Attention College Students: TD Ameritrade Announces Open Registration for the 2018 Virtual Trading thinkorswim Challenge


Add it to the resume under "real-world experience." College students
across the U.S. can now through October 1, 2018 register to partake in
TD Ameritrade's fifth-annual thinkorswim Challenge – no trading
experience necessary.

Undergraduate students interested in participating can gather in teams
of two to four for a four-week competitive learning opportunity with many
rewarding prizes at stake
, including a $30,000 donation to their
college or university.

"The thinkorswim Challenge was created to help educate and build
confidence in future generations of investors," said Lee McAdoo,
managing director of investor education at TD Ameritrade. "The Challenge
is unique in that it gives students a hands-on approach to managing
money in the markets, with no true risk involved."

The thinkorswim Challenge is offered through TD
Ameritrade U
, an award-winning educational program for professors
and college-run organizations that provides free access to paperMoney,
the virtual trading version of the thinkorswim desktop and mobile
applications – both of which are recognized as advanced technology for
sophisticated traders.

Student teams are not only given $500,000 in virtual dollars to trade
stocks, options and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but also unlimited
access to an array
of valuable educational resources
. Aside from 24/7 online trading
support, features built into the platform include: access to the TD
Ameritrade Network
for real-time market insights from industry pros;
TraderTV, for streaming feeds of CNBC's global networks; and an
Education tab, which houses immersive courses and daily webcasts to help
students boost their investing IQ.

"Last year, we had 327 schools in 49 states across the U.S. competing
for the top prize, and the winning team ended up seeing
portfolio gains of 427 percent
," said McAdoo. "It's exciting to see
more schools jumping into the competition, more students using our
education, and ultimately more participants walking away with a new,
meaningful understanding of the markets and money, whether or not they
take the prize."

Accepting the TD Ameritrade U thinkorswim Challenge
participate, teams made up of two to four individuals who are students
at the same postsecondary educational institution must register at
The competition is open to the first 2,000 teams who register.
Registration is now open and closes on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59
p.m. EDT. The four-week competition officially kicks off on Monday,
October 8, 2018, and runs through Saturday, November 3, 2018.

The thinkorswim Challenge teams are responsible for managing one virtual
portfolio during the entire competition and will do so by placing
qualifying paper trades during each trading week. Prizes will be awarded
weekly to the top team with the highest percentage gain in the aggregate
value of their portfolio at the end of each trading week. At the
conclusion of the competition, an additional prize will be awarded to
the three teams with the highest percentage gains in their portfolios
overall and to their respective schools. Individual prizes include
iPads, Amazon gift cards, up to $3,500 deposited into a TD
Ameritrade brokerage account, and up to $30,000 for the schools.

The thinkorswim Challenge is subject to full Official Rules, which are
available at
For more information about TD Ameritrade U or the thinkorswim Challenge,
visit or
For competition updates, follow TD Ameritrade U, @TDameritradeu,
and like TD Ameritrade U on Facebook. You can also join conversations
about the thinkorswim Challenge using #TOSChallenge.

For the latest news and information about TD Ameritrade, follow the
Company on Twitter, @TDAmeritradePR.

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advisor, or broker-dealer. © 2018 TD Ameritrade.

The paperMoney® application is for educational purposes only.
Successful virtual trading during one time period does not guarantee
successful investing of actual funds during a later time period as
market conditions change continuously.

PRIZE. This is a simulated trading competition. Software download (via
mobile app or desktop), Internet access, & use of a valid paperMoney®
account are required to participate. Contest consists of 4 trading
weeks, each beginning at 9:30 am ET & ending at 11:59:59 pm ET:
10/8-10/13/18; 10/15-10/20/18; 10/22-10/27/18; and 10/29-11/3/18. Open
only to registered teams of 2-4 individuals who are each a legal
resident of any 1 of the 50 US or DC (or a nonresident student in the US
on a student visa) & age of majority+ as of the date of registration &
all enrolled at the same post-secondary educational institution located
in any 1 of 50 US or DC. Teams and each member must register by 11:59:59
COMPLETE REGISTRATION. Normal Internet access, data, & usage charges may
apply. Void where prohibited by law. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL
. The team with the highest P/L during each trading week will
be the potential weekly winning team, subject to verification. ARV of
each weekly prize: $500 per winning team member. Total value of all
weekly prizes: between $4,000 & $8,000 (depending on # of winning team
members). At the end of the contest, the teams with the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
highest P/L percentage over the entire contest period will be eligible
for prizes. ARV of 1st prize: $3,649 per team member & $30,000 gift to
winning team's school (total 1st prize ARV between of $37,298 & $44,596
depending on # of members). ARV of 2nd prize: $2,330 per team member &
$20,000 gift to winning team's school (total 2nd prize ARV between of
$24,660 & $29,320 depending on # of members). ARV of 3rd prize: $1,100
per team member & $10,000 gift to winning team's school (total 3rd prize
ARV between of $12,200 & $14,400 depending on # of members). Total ARV
of all prizes: between $78,158 & $96,316 (depending on # of members).
Individual cash prize amounts will be deposited into an individual,
non-IRA TD Ameritrade standard brokerage account. TD Ameritrade's normal
commissions, service fees, & exception fees apply. Funds may be
withdrawn from a TD Ameritrade standard brokerage account free of
charge, pursuant to TD Ameritrade's regular business practices and
policies. If not already a registered account holder, winner must apply
& be approved for an individual standard brokerage account. Account must
be opened within sixty (60) days of the end of the Contest Period. More
information about TD Ameritrade's standard brokerage accounts is
available here.
More information about TD Ameritrade's pricing and fees is available here.
Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of or otherwise affiliated with this
Challenge. Sponsor: TD Ameritrade Services Company, Inc., 200 S. 108th
Avenue, Omaha, NE 68154.

Each Gift Card ("GC") prize is subject to the issuer's terms and
conditions, available at the time of prize award.

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

TD Ameritrade provides investing
 and education to
more than 11 million client accounts totaling more than $1.2 trillion in
assets, and custodial
 to more than 6,000 registered investment advisors. We are a
leader in U.S. retail trading, executing an average of more than 780,000
trades per day for our clients, more than a quarter of which come from
mobile devices. We have a proud history
of innovation
, dating back to our start in 1975, and today our team
of nearly 10,000-strong is committed to carrying it forward. Together,
we are leveraging the latest in cutting edge technologies and one-on-one
client care to transform lives, and investing, for the better. Learn
more by visiting TD Ameritrade's newsroom at,
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