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Advanced Trading Tools

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

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Building an Option Centric Market Scanner in Mosaic TWS

Parent Course: Option Tools

Many traders like to watch for changes in implied volatility, option volume or open interest to gauge prospects for stock prices. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Commodities Margin Trading in the US

Parent Course: Introduction to Margin Trading

The Main Goals: The mechanics of commodities margin trading and the margin requirement for commodities. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Covered Calls and Buy Writes in IBKR’s Trader Workstation

Parent Course: Introduction to Options

This short video will look at the mechanics of a covered call. This strategy marries the ownership of an underlying stock position with the sale of an equivalent amount of call options. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Entering Option Spreads & Combinations with Strategy Builder

Parent Course: Option Tools

A spread order is a combination of individual orders (or legs) that work together to create a single trading strategy. In this Traders’ Academy lesson we’ll review how to enter these orders in TWS using Strategy Builder for Option Spreads. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Entering Option Spreads & Combinations with the Combo Selection Tool

Parent Course: Option Tools

A spread order is a combination of individual orders (or legs) that work together to create a single trading strategy. In this lesson we will review how to enter these combination and spread orders in TWS using the Combo Selection tool. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Estimated Price Range

Parent Course: Option Tools

In this lesson we’ll show you how standard deviations can be plotted on a TWS Chart for eligible securities using the estimated price range parameter. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

IB Probability Lab

Parent Course: Option Tools

Use the IB Probability Lab to analyze the market's probability distribution, which shows what the market believes are the chances that certain outcomes will occur. This tool can be used to locate potentially profitable trading strategies for stocks and options in the event that your view on a stock is different from that of... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

IB Risk Navigator – Calculating the forward prices for options

Parent Course: Option Tools

This lesson will show you how to use the Custom Scenario within IB Risk Navigator to estimate the forward price for option contracts. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

IB Volatility Lab

Parent Course: Option Tools

This lesson will explore the IB Volatility Lab which is a useful trader dashboard providing a snapshot of past and future readings for volatility on a stock, its industry peers and some measure of the broad market. Use the Volatility Lab to compare and contrast the option market’s view on the volatility of a... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Integrated Stock Window (ISW)

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

The focus in this lesson is on how TWS users may view and place orders in the deep order book and monitor multiple tickers from the same screen. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

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Introduction to Margin Trading

We will teach you the different types of margin accounts, methods and requirements in order to understand how margin rules are determined both domestically and abroad. Trading on margin is only for sophisticated traders. You may lose more than your initial investment. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

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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. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Introduction to Options – Pricing

Parent Course: Introduction to Options

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

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Introduction to Options – The Greeks

Parent Course: Introduction to Options

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

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Introduction to Options Using TWS Mosaic – Basic Combinations

Parent Course: Introduction to Options

The final lesson brings the concepts together to illustrate the benefits of combining single option trades into complex option strategies. Students will learn to easily identify potential profit and loss regions on the Performance Graph and understand how to configure the plot to view P&L and risk measures across different time horizons. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Introduction to Options Using TWS Mosaic – Calls and Puts

Parent Course: Introduction to Options

Building on the first two lessons in this course, this lesson introduces the investor to adding call and put orders to TWS Mosaic. Students will quickly learn how to load option chains, view different expiration months, view price as volatility, configure the display to view Greek values and learn how to access and interpret... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Margin – Getting Started

Parent Course: Introduction to Margin Trading

The Main Goals: The concept of margin and leverage; the different types of margin and margin account types; the underlying key concepts and definitions relating to margin; and the main benefits and risks of trading on margin. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Margin in Practice Part 1: Trader Workstation (TWS)

Parent Course: Introduction to Margin Trading

The Main Goals: How to execute a margin trade in TWS and how to identify the tools and features in the IB trading platform to assist with margin trading. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Mechanics of a Short Sale

Parent Course: Securities Lending and Borrowing

If you ever wondered precisely what has to happen when shares are sold short, this lesson describes it perfectly. The mechanics behind short sale transactions are detailed one step at a time to help viewers understand what the investor must do, and more importantly, what his broker must do to prevent the trade from... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Mosaic Market Scanner

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

Learn how to create a market scanner in TWS Mosaic. The market scanner scans the specified markets and returns contracts based on user-defined criteria. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Non-US Margin Trading

Parent Course: Introduction to Margin Trading

The Main Goals: The mechanics of margin trading at an international level; the key differences between US and foreign margin requirements and the concept of risk management and portfolio building. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Option Selector

Parent Course: Option Tools

This lesson will explore the TWS Mosaic Option Selector which can be opened when adding an underlying to your Quote Monitor. The Option Selector displays option chains and may be customized to display different expirations, strikes, trading classes and more! MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

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Option Tools

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. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Options Write/Rollover Tool

Parent Course: Option Tools

In this lesson we'll discuss the TWS Write Options tool which may be used to sell calls against long stock positions and sell puts against your short stock positions. We'll explore the TWS Rollover Options tool to roll over options that are about to expire to a similar option with a later expiration date. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Order Management System (OMS) / IB Blotter

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

IBKRs Order Management System makes it easy to submit, stage, manage and track client orders whether they are received electronically via FIX or over the phone. The IB OMS is fully integrated with our electronic trading platform, Trader Workstation (TWS), giving you complete access to our advanced trading tools, algos and order types, real-time... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Pegged Volatility Orders

Parent Course: Option Tools

This lesson will discuss the Pegged Volatility order type which may be used to place orders to buy and sell options according to volatility levels associated with option premiums. We’ll walk through Pegged to Primary, Pegged to Market, Pegged to Midpoint and Pegged to Surface order types. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Performance Profile for Options

Parent Course: Option Tools

This lesson will explore the Performance Profile window for options. Investors may use the Performance Profile window to examine the P&L potential for simple or complex option strategies while considering trades, as well as monitor existing positions from the portfolio window. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Portfolio Builder

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

This lesson helps users understand the TWS Portfolio Builder tool. Imagine if you could design a portfolio that bought the top ranked stocks by pretax margin, PE or ROI and sold the 10 stocks with the lowest rankings. What might the results look like over a one, two or three-year period? And how did... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Pre-Borrow US Stocks for Shorting

Parent Course: Securities Lending and Borrowing

In a normal short sale transaction, Interactive Brokers does not arrange to borrow stock on the client’s behalf until settlement, also known as T+2. In the case of a preborrow, Interactive Brokers will attempt to borrow stock on the client’s behalf the day the pre-borrow request is submitted. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Rolling Options

Parent Course: Option Tools

In this lesson learn how soon-to-expire options in your Interactive Brokers account can easily be rolled over to a further strike or expiration date in the same underlying ticker using the Roll Over Options tool. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

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Securities Lending and Borrowing

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. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Securities Margin Trading in the US

Parent Course: Introduction to Margin Trading

The Main Goals: How margin trading works for stocks, options, and bonds; and margin requirement mechanics for securities and the key distinctions. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Short Selling and Margin

Parent Course: Securities Lending and Borrowing

Understanding the role of Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board may help viewers better understand the concept of margin for short sellers. This video lesson neatly summarizes the key concepts and requirements facing investors wanting to sell short stocks at Interactive Brokers. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Shorting Stocks on IBKR’s Trader Workstation (TWS)

Parent Course: Securities Lending and Borrowing

Selling stocks short can be a straight-forward process on IBKR’s award-winning Trader Workstation platform (TWS). In this lesson you will learn how to find the number of shares available to short held at IB and the fee rate associated with selling short any stock. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

Stock Yield Enhancement Program (SYEP)

Parent Course: Securities Lending and Borrowing

Did you know that IB clients may earn additional income on their fully-paid shares by lending those shares to IB for on-lending to short sellers that are willing to pay to borrow them? Join us as we explore IB’s Stock Yield Enhancement Program. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

TWS BasketTrader – Create a Basket

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

This lesson demonstrates the capabilities of TWS BasketTrader. This integrated piece of software enables the user to create complex orders for, and save a basket of stocks to be executed simultaneously. You will learn see how basic orders can be entered into Classic TWS before advancing to the BasketTrader software, where orders can be... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

TWS FXTrader

Parent Course: Advanced Trading Tools

The FXTrader combines quotes from 14 of the world’s largest interbank dealers and offers TWS users a dedicated and highly configurable forex trading resource. In this lesson you will learn about the features of TWS FXTrader and its configuration process to help streamline your currency trading experience. MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

TWS OptionTrader

Parent Course: Option Tools

This Traders’ Academy lesson will explain the layout and some of the features of TWS OptionTrader. OptionTrader displays market data for the underlying, allows you to create and manage options orders including combination orders, and provides the most complete view of available option chains, all in a single screen. This lesson will help... MORE

Contributed by: Interactive Brokers

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