We added functionality to IBKR Mobile, Trader Workstation (TWS) and Client Portal to create a seamless trading experience across platforms, whether you are trading from your desktop or on-the-go.
We released the following enhancements to simplify trading on-the-go:
Traders' Academy helps professionals, investors, educators and students better understand the products, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available at Interactive Brokers. Courses use a syllabus to define instructional goals. Learning objectives are clearly stated and content is delivered across multiple lessons. Quizzes and tests are used to benchmark student progress against learning objectives.
Each course uses online lessons, videos, and notes to help reinforce subject matter and let students learn at their own pace. Students can ask questions of IBKR subject matter experts, provide written feedback on each course and rate their learning experience. New courses include:
Learn how to use the IBKR Risk Navigator, which is a powerful standalone portfolio monitoring tool built to measure and aggregate real and dummy position exposure across all asset classes. The Risk Navigator can measure common size exposure according to currency and Greek metrics, such as delta, gamma and vega. This portfolio management tool can help users monitor positions according to beta or equal weightings. Its what-if functionality enables investors to measure the potential impact on investments and expected margin requirements of adding or reducing positions to and from a portfolio.
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). The course also explains the Time-in-Force attribute and distinguishes between day and good-til-cancelled orders. As we progress, the lessons explain more complex orders such as bracket, one-cancels-all and trailing order types.
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. Students will learn about IBKR's Pre-Borrow utility and how this may increase the chance of settlement. Finally, we explain the benefits to shareholders of lending out stock and how IBKR's Stock Yield Enhancement Program automates this process for enrollees.
Understand the implications of trading outside of your domestic market. This course helps investors be aware of available markets, trading permissions and market data available through Interactive Brokers. Learn about the features of your IBKR account including decisions on managing exchange rate risk and the implications of fluctuating currencies. We explain the various forms of trading currencies, how and why it might happen, and spend time reviewing the FXTrader software. We also discuss borrowing as an alternative to currency hedging, evaluate the use of margin loans and address how currency orders can be attached to equity trades occurring outside of your denominated account currency.
Algorithms are sets of instructions built to help the user perform complicated tasks easily. Trader Workstation employs many algorithmic order types with the aim of helping investors submit orders for execution subject to such a set of rules. 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.
Traders' Insight, our market commentary blog, features written and video market commentary from individuals at more than 100 firms. In addition, IBKR's Chief Options Strategist Steve Sosnick offers market commentary and Senior Analyst Steve Levine provides Asian and US weekly previews.
Did you know you can watch IBKR Traders' Insight video commentary via the News monitor panel in TWS? Just click the "expand" button in the News monitor panel and select Traders' Insight Video.
The IBKR Quant Blog serves quantitative professionals who have an interest in programming. Discussion topics include deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI), Block chain and other transformative technologies influencing modern markets. Discussions about R, Python and other popular programming languages often include sample code to help you develop your own analysis. The blog has more than 40 contributors covering markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia.