Traders Academy Free Online Courses

Introduction

Interactive Brokers' Traders Academy is intended for financial professionals, investors, educators and students seeking a better understanding the asset classes, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available on IB's award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), TWS for 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.

Available Courses


TWS for Beginners

TWS for Beginners


Our introduction to TWS and related services will help investors and programmers understand how to navigate the platform for the first time and how to maximize your use as you develop your skills. We explain some of the products and markets available for trading as an IB client and we show you where key information is stored in TWS and how to easily access it. The lessons walk users through the Getting Started process, how to set up basic trades and how to configure your workspace to your satisfaction. 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.

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Introduction to Options


Whether you are new to options or want to brush up on some risk basics, or you are learning TWS and want to know how to locate option fields and data, our Introduction to Options course is an excellent first step. We introduce you to basic concepts for call and put options and look at the associated risks from a buying and selling perspective. The importance of Greek metrics and definitions is explained demonstrated with simple examples and you will find our easy-to-use Options Calculator available for free download to help you put the pricing concepts together. As the lessons progress, you will learn how to configure TWS Mosaic for use as an option investor, and we walk you through many tools allowing you to analyze basic option trades. Later, you will learn how to combine individual option legs in TWS and how to determine profit and loss and breakeven values for trades you may want to consider.

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Introduction to Options