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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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TWS for Beginners - Updated

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Our introduction to the TWS Mosaic platform will help you understand how to navigate it for the first time and how to maximize your use as you develop your skills. These lessons walk you through how to set up basic trades and how to configure your workspace to your satisfaction. You will learn how to configure the news panel to easily locate news and access available research from IBKR’s providers. Plus, we will help you get underway with several order types, chart configuration, creating watchlists and accessing portfolio information.


8 Lessons | 59 mins | Beginner | 2020/05/26

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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

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Python TWS API

Instructor: Joshua Beacom

This is a course in programming with the Trader Workstation Application Programming Interface (TWS API) for Python developers. In this course, we describe how to get started in developing Python applications that use the API.


8 Lessons | 1 hr 28 mins | Advanced | 2019/01/30

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TWS Algos

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

This course introduces the user to several algos available in TWS and provides a detailed overview of several complex orders that can help maximize your returns by providing a better fill at the most advantageous destination subject to customized rules.


4 Lessons | 19 mins | Intermediate | 2018/11/15

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 | Beginner | 2018/11/09

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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 | Intermediate | 2018/10/26

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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.

Advanced Trading Tools

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Each lesson centers on a specific standalone module within TWS that has a unique purpose.


6 Lessons | 43 mins | Advanced | 2018/06/20

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IBKR Mobile - iPhone© and iPad©

Instructor: Mary MacNamara

This course is about using IBKR Mobile on your iPhone and we’ll also explore the iPad user interface. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as customizing your watchlists, adding chart indicators, plus trading stocks, options, futures and forex worldwide.


7 Lessons | 49 mins | Beginner | 2018/05/31

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

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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.

IBKR Mobile -Android©

Instructor: Mary MacNamara

This course will cover using IBKR Mobile on your Android© phone. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as customizing your watchlists, adding chart indicators, plus trading stocks, options, futures and forex worldwide.


6 Lessons | 42 mins | Beginner | 2018/03/02

Introduction to Charts

Instructor: Andrew Wilkinson

Learn how to open or load a chart and access configuration menus. The lesson will teach TWS chart users simple shortcuts allowing them to change time periods and add simple studies. Control the display to show candlesticks, bars or lines.


6 Lessons | 51 mins | Beginner | 2018/03/02

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Trading Using R

Instructor: Milind Paradkar, QuantInsti

R has an array of R-packages for automated trading and performance analytics for back testing and analyzing trading strategies. The IBrokers package has been created by Jeffrey Ryan and is currently maintained by Joshua Ulrich. *Disclaimer: This software is in no way affiliated, endorsed, or approved by Interactive Brokers or any of its affiliates. It comes with absolutely no warranty and should not be used in actual trading unless the user can read and understand the source. IBrokers is a pure R implementation of the TWS API.


8 Lessons | 39 mins | Advanced | 2018/01/26