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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

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


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

Fundamental Analysis

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course walks through basic fundamental accounting concepts covering Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, using available company data in TWS.

3 Lessons | 20 mins | Beginner | 2019/10/14


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


Learn About Key Economic Events

Instructor: CME Institute

As a trader, you will come across many factors that you must consider before entering or exiting the markets. Some of the most important aspects to look for are economic events that can move the markets drastically one way or another.

9 Lessons | 23 mins | Beginner | 2019/08/20

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

Client Portal

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Client Portal enables clients of Interactive Brokers to stay connected to what matters as well as access key features and services in their accounts. Client Portal not only provides users with access to details about their accounts, but also allows them to trade using a single log in.

5 Lessons | 22 mins | Beginner | 2019/03/08


Order Types

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course covers multiple ways for investors to enter orders using TWS Mosaic. The lessons teach basic limit and market order entry, as well as setting up stop orders ( existing position or not). As we progress, the lessons explain more complex orders such as bracket, one-cancels all and trailing order types.

8 Lessons | 34 mins | Intermediate | 2018/11/09


Securities Lending and Borrowing

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course is aimed at helping investors wanting to take a short position in stocks understand what to do and where to find key information in Trader Workstation. We explain the short selling cycle and how investors can easily find out stock loan availability in the platform.

5 Lessons | 26 mins | Advanced | 2018/10/11


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

Option Tools

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This series of lessons will help deepen your understanding of options and discuss the many available TWS tools investors can use to analyze the market before making a trade. Each lesson focuses on a single tool or approach to a valuable concept about the options market.

13 Lessons | 59 mins | Advanced | 2018/05/07


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.

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 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


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.

TWS for Beginners

Instructor: Brian Guerra

You will learn how to configure the information tiles in order to easily locate news and available research from IB's providers. This overview will help you get underway with some basic explanation of several order types, chart configuration and order presets.

8 Lessons | 1 hr 42 mins | Beginner | 2017/10/18