Traders University

On Demand Learning at Traders' University

Even the most experienced traders need to keep learning to stay ahead. Traders' University provides information about IB products and services in many different ways. Choose the method that fits your own learning style.

Webinars

We offer an extensive program of free trader webinars. Watch, listen, and ask questions from your home or office computer as our webinar instructors clearly describe our technology, trading, and markets around the world. Our webinars are also recorded so if you can't attend a live webinar, you can experience it on demand at your own convenience.


Live Online Webinars

Our extensive program of free, live webinars let you participate from the comfort of your home or office.


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Recorded Webinars

Can't attend a live webinar? All of our webinars are available as recordings for your convenience.


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Live Events

Important events for traders and investors are going on all the time. Find live events in your area.


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IB Short Videos, Courses & Tours

Our short videos, courses and interactive tours help you get up to speed quickly with Trader Workstation, TWS trading tools and Account Management features, as well as explore stocks, options, futures and forex trading.

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Courses



Mechanics of Short Sale

Mechanics of a Short Sale

The Mechanics of a Short Sale is a tutorial that is designed to show you the inner workings of how a Short Sale works.

Running Time: 2 mins

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Intro to Technical Analysis

Introduction to Technical Analysis

The Technical Analysis Tour explains the important role of the chart analyst and how technical and fundamental analyses differ. In this introductory tour, you will learn how to identify areas of support and resistance on a chart, the role of different time frames, and how to interpret basic trend formation.

Running Time: 24 mins

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Foreign Stock Transaction

Mechanics of a Foreign Stock Transaction

The Mechanics of an Overseas Stock Transaction Tour describes the choices facing investors wishing to invest in stocks denominated in currencies other than their base domestic currency. This tour attempts to explain these alternative approaches and also shows the impact of exchange rate risk on transactions that can be made overseas.

Running Time: 17 mins

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CFDs

Contracts For Difference (CFDs)

Investors using Contracts for Difference or CFDs are making almost identical decisions to those using ordinary shares in a company. CFDs are meant to mirror the performance of the underlying share price whether it goes up or down. There are, however, some key differences that we reveal in this Contracts for Difference tour. Compare the impact of tax treatment, leverage and commissions charged between regular securities trading and the treatment of CFDs.

Running Time: 12 mins

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Options 101

Options 101: Pricing

The Options Pricing 101 course is designed to familiarize traders with the variables in options pricing models.

Running Time: 9 mins

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Options 102

Options 102: The Greeks

The Options Greeks 102 course is designed to familiarize traders with a set of Greek risk factors used to monitor a portfolio's profile.

Running Time: 6 mins

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Options 103

Options 103: Strategies

The Options Strategies 103 course is designed to show how options work as a tool for hedging positions and how they can be used for speculative purposes.

Running Time: 13 mins

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Forex Markets 101

Forex Markets 101

The Forex Markets 101 Tour is designed to help investors recognize the nature and needs of participants in the currency market along with how various foreign currency instruments have been developed to create the largest traded market around the globe.

Running Time: 14 mins

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Tours



TWS Basics

TWS Basics

A high-level overview of the Trader Workstation (TWS) feature set, focusing primarily on the Mosaic workspace.

Running Time: 13 mins

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Understanding Margin

Understanding Margin

Introduces you to the basics of IB margin accounts. Learn when and how IB calculates margin and how to use the Real-Time Monitoring features in Trader Workstation to manage your trading risk.

Running Time: 24 mins

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Best Execution

Best Execution

What happens to your stock and option orders after you enter a trade in Trader Workstation? In this tour, we illustrate the mechanics of the Interactive Brokers SmartRouterSM and demonstrate its capabilities. We explain that The Transaction Auditing Group (TAG) has performed an independent analysis and determined that the execution quality of IB's customer orders is significantly better than the industry as a whole*. Better execution prices translate into additional cost savings to IB's customers. You'll also gain insight to the logic of stock and option combination order-routing.

Running Time: 14 mins

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IB Tax Optimizer

IB Tax Optimizer

Tax Optimizer allows customers to match specific lots on a daily basis, but it doesn't stop there. It also provides seven lot matching methodologies and lets customers run real-time "what if" scenarios to see the impact of each method on capital gains and losses.

Running Time: 23 mins

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IB TWS for iPhone

IB TWS for iPhone

Provides an overview of the main features of IB TWS for iPhone.

Running Time: 12 mins

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IB TWS for iPad

IB TWS for iPad

Provides an overview of the main features of IB TWS for iPad.

Running Time: 11 mins

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Documentation



Apps, Tools and Widgets



Traders Calendar

Traders' Calendar App

Have the complete schedule of trading holidays and expiration dates for all asset types on all exchanges around the globe at your fingertips - with IB's 2015 International Trading Calendar. Elect to view holidays and expiration dates in Monthly view or List view. Tap a date in Monthly view to see that day's complete listing of holidays and expirations. See only what interests you in the List view, which comprises a comprehensive catalog of expandable/collapsible list items that make it easy to find just what you need.

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Options Calculator

Options Calculator App

The Options Pricing Calculator is a free App that allows users to price options using a "what-if" type analysis. The calculator allows users to input the underlying price of a security, the striking price of an options, the number of days to expiration and other necessary inputs. The output displays not only the theoretical price for both calls and puts using those assumptions, but also the array of associated Greek values for each side of the equation. Use the calculator to make changes to any of the input fields to learn the impact on the price of an option.

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TradersU Courses

Traders' University Courses App

Interactive Brokers Traders' University provides a series of product-based video training courses to help you better understand the mechanics and considerations of trading popular products. Topics include option pricing variables and the Greeks; the mechanics of short selling stock and the concepts behind technical analysis; the basics of the futures market and interest rate trading, and what makes the exchange of currency different from other types of investing.

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Probability Lab

Probability Lab

The Probability LabSM offers a practical way to think about options without the complicated mathematics. Use the Probability Lab to analyze the market's probability distribution, which shows what the market believes are the chances that certain outcomes will occur. Adjust based on your own forecast.

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Trader's Glossary



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