Traders Academy Free Online Courses

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

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


Trading the News

Instructor: Barbara C. Matthews

Our “How to Trade the News” course describes the components needed to start treating public policy risk as an asset class which can be measured, managed, and hedged.

10 Lessons | 48 mins | Intermediate | 2019/09/05

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

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


IBKR’s Risk Navigator©

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

For most money managers, risk management is a key component to investing. The IB Risk Navigator is a powerful standalone portfolio monitoring tool built to measure and aggregate real and dummy position exposure across all asset classes.

5 Lessons | 24 mins | Advanced | 2018/10/26


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.

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


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 | Intermediate | 2018/03/02