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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

TWS Builds

Instructor: Stacey Altieri, Interactive Brokers, LLC

Overview of TWS Build Enhancements.

3 Lessons | 24 mins | Beginner | 2019/08/12

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 | Intermediate | 2019/01/30


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 | Advanced | 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 | Intermediate | 2018/11/09


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

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


Introduction to Technical Analysis

Instructor: Adam Grimes

A solid overview into modern technical analysis by long-time trader and best-selling author Adam Grimes. This course will give you a solid foundation in chart reading, understanding a trading edge, using indicators, and developing the process and skills to apply these tools in your own trading.

6 Lessons | 1 hr 10 mins | Intermediate | 2018/06/07

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


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 | Intermediate | 2018/03/02


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 | Intermediate | 2018/01/26

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