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Traders' Academy

Interactive Brokers' Traders Academy is intended for financial professionals, investors, educators and students seeking a better understanding of the asset classes, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available on IB's award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), IBKR Mobile, Account Management and TWS API applications.

Our complimentary courses use a blended delivery method of lessons, videos, quizzes, and notes to help TWS users improve their understanding of its tools and capabilities.


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Understanding Leveraged & Inverse ETFs

Instructor: Direxion

ETFs resemble mutual funds in structure but can be traded throughout the day like stocks. Direxion offers leveraged ETFs — daily trading tools that are designed to help increase exposure and stay agile in rapidly changing markets.


6 Lessons | 20 mins | Intermediate | 2019/11/07

Introduction to American Depositary Receipts

Instructor: Kalen Hollliday

If you are interested in investing in non-US companies, this course explains how to gain exposure through American Depositary Receipts. We explain what an American Depositary Receipt is; why an investor would use them; where and when ADRs are traded and how investing in ADRs differs from investing directly in the stock of a foreign company. This course also covers the history of ADRs and potential benefits and risks.


2 Lessons | 12 mins | Beginner | 2019/11/06

Futures Fundamental Analysis

Instructor: CME Institute

Fundamental analysis is the process of determining the model price of a futures contract, now and in the future, using factors like micro economic data, macro-economic data, and industry financial conditions.


9 Lessons | 27 mins | Beginner | 2019/10/29

Sector Investing

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course aims to help students understand some of the tools available within TWS to better analyze sector investing. The course also explains the use of Beta in understanding the economic cycle.


2 Lessons | 12 mins | Beginner | 2019/10/15

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Introduction to Stocks

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

If you are new to investing and want to begin to understand stock market fundamentals, this course will help familiarize you with some common terms and concepts surrounding investments.


2 Lessons | 19 mins | Beginner | 2019/10/15

Introduction to Indexes

Instructor: Rolf Agather

This course provides an introduction to indexes. You will learn what an index is, how it is used, and how index constituents are selected. We will discuss what it means for an index to be float-adjusted, as well as how index values are calculated, and how those values are used to calculate performance.


4 Lessons | 17 mins | Beginner | 2019/09/30

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Introduction to Eurodollars

Instructor: CME Institute

Short Term Interest Rate (STIR) markets remain a critical product within the fixed income asset class and are closely watched by investors keen to track central bankers’ policy moves. By far the largest of them all is the CME-traded Eurodollar futures market for 90-day liabilities.


10 Lessons | 25 mins | Intermediate | 2019/08/23

To view this course, you must acknowledge that you have received the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy, call 312 542-6901 or click here.

Introduction to Treasuries

Instructor: CME Institute

Broaden your understanding of futures and Treasury markets with this course.


8 Lessons | 21 mins | Beginner | 2019/08/22

Introduction to Exchange-Traded Funds

Instructor: Michael Barrer

We explain what Exchange-Traded Funds are; how they differ from mutual funds; the types of ETFs available to you; where you can buy and sell ETFs; and how the basic structure of an ETF works.


3 Lessons | 13 mins | Beginner | 2019/08/12

Introduction to Mutual Funds

Instructor: Kalen Holliday

We explain what mutual funds are and detail the different types of funds. The course also covers how mutual fund prices are determined, as well as explore different share classes and various types of mutual fund-related fees.


3 Lessons | 16 mins | Beginner | 2019/07/26

Trading Around the World

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course is designed to help investors understand the implications of trading outside of their domestic market. The goal is to help investors be aware of available markets, trading permissions and market data available through Interactive Brokers.


7 Lessons | 48 mins | Intermediate | 2018/10/10

Fixed Income Trading for TWS

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Whether you are a new to the world of fixed income trading or an experienced professional, our course is structured to help you configure and locate bonds available for trading in TWS. Each lesson addresses a specific aspect to the subject from the perspective of the user looking to quickly move ahead with distilling the world of bonds on the platform.


4 Lessons | 39 mins | Intermediate | 2018/04/12

Introduction to Futures

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course provides content to suit investors with different levels of knowledge about the futures market. Investors new to the world of futures trading can use this introductory course to learn key industry concepts and how to find information using the trading tools within TWS.


9 Lessons | 1 hr 11 mins | Beginner | 2018/01/19

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Introduction to Options

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Whether you are new to options or want to brush up on some risk basics, or you are learning TWS and want to know how to locate option fields and data, our Introduction to Options course is an excellent first step.


5 Lessons | 1 hr 13 mins | Beginner | 2017/10/18

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To view this course, you must acknowledge that you have received the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy, call 312 542-6901 or click here.