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Traders' Academy

Traders’ Academy helps traders, investors, educators and students improve their understanding of the products, markets, currencies and tools available via IBKR’s award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), IBKR Mobile, Client Portal and TWS API applications.

Our complimentary courses use a syllabus to define instructional goals and objectives, are delivered using a blend of lessons, videos and notes, and use quizzes to benchmark progress.

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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 | Intermediate | 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 | Intermediate | 2019/10/14


CME - 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

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



Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

The PortfolioAnalyst reporting tool enables users to slice and dice portfolio investments in order to measure and compare performance against routine or complex benchmarks. From a simple snapshot of your investments to a granular detailed report, the user is able to create reports that explain portfolio performance relative to selected benchmark sectors.

5 Lessons | 30 mins | Beginner | 2018/06/29

Introduction to Margin Trading

Instructor: Alex Spruck

We will teach you the different types of margin accounts, methods and requirements in order to understand how margin rules are determined both domestically and abroad. Trading on margin is only for sophisticated traders. You may lose more than your initial investment.

5 Lessons | 56 mins | Advanced | 2018/03/02