This course by State Street Global Advisors will discuss ETF trading factors, market structure and executions, liquidity considerations and ETFs and market volatility events.
If you are interested in investing in non-US companies, this course explains how to gain exposure through American Depositary Receipts. We explain what an American Depositary Receipt is; why an investor would use them; where and when ADRs are traded and how investing in ADRs differs from investing directly in the stock of a foreign company. This course also covers the history of ADRs and potential benefits and risks.
Short Term Interest Rate (STIR) markets remain a critical product within the fixed income asset class and are closely watched by investors keen to track central bankers’ policy moves. By far the largest of them all is the CME-traded Eurodollar futures market for 90-day liabilities.
Lesson: #1 What is LIBOR/What is Eurodollar
Lesson: #2 Understanding IMM Price and Date
Lesson: #3 What is the Eurodollar Settlement Process (cash settled)?
Lesson: #4 The Importance of Basis Point Value (BPV)
Lesson: #5 Understanding Convexity Bias
Lesson: #6 Eurodollar Intramarket Spreads
Lesson: #7 Understanding Eurodollar Strips
Lesson: #8 The Link Between Eurodollar Futures Pricing And The Forward Rate Market
Lesson: #9 Understanding Packs and Bundles
Lesson: #10 Term Mid-Curve Eurodollar Options
This course provides an overview of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), including different categories and types of ETPs, as well as some of the opportunities and risks these products present to investors. Lessons in this course will also explore physically backed commodity ETPs, such as those underpinned by gold and silver, as well as synthetic ETPs such as oil ETPs and Short and Leveraged (S&L) ETPs. Some insights into what investors should be aware of when deciding to invest in these products, and ways of mitigating certain risks, are also offered.
We explain what Exchange-Traded Funds are; how they differ from mutual funds; the types of ETFs available to you; where you can buy and sell ETFs; and how the basic structure of an ETF works.
This course provides content to suit investors with different levels of knowledge about the futures market. Investors new to the world of futures trading can use this introductory course to learn key industry concepts and how to find information using the trading tools within TWS.
Lesson: #1 TWS for Futures
Lesson: #2 CME Contract Codes and Specs
Lesson: #3 TWS Contract Specs and Descriptions
Lesson: #4 CME Tick and Price Movement
Lesson: #5 CME Margin
Lesson: #6 TWS Margin for Futures
Lesson: #7 CME Expiration and Contract Roll
Lesson: #8 CME Price Discovery, Hedgers and Speculators
Lesson: #9 TWS Futures Roll and Expiration
In this course, IBKR senior market analyst Steven Levine provides essential details about the U.S. municipal bond market, including the types of securities investors typically encounter such as general obligation bonds and revenue bonds. We’ll also offer you some tools to enable you to obtain a better understanding of the risks involved with municipal securities and how they may be mitigated, along with certain tax considerations.
Lesson: #1 Course Overview
Lesson: #2 General Obligation Bonds
Lesson: #3 Revenue Bonds
Lesson: #4 Short-Term Notes
Lesson: #5 Credit Ratings and Insurance
Lesson: #6 Secondary Market
Lesson: #7 Due Diligence (Part 1 of 3)
Lesson: #8 Due Diligence (Part 2 of 3)
Lesson: #9 Due Diligence (Part 3 of 3)
Lesson: #10 Tax Considerations
We explain what mutual funds are and detail the different types of funds. The course also covers how mutual fund prices are determined, as well as explore different share classes and various types of mutual fund-related fees.
Lesson: #1 Learn about the Treasuries Delivery Process
Lesson: #2 Understand Treasuries Contract Specifications
Lesson: #3 The Basics of Treasuries Basis
Lesson: #4 Get to know Treasuries CTD
Lesson: #5 How Can You Measure Risk in Treasuries?
Lesson: #6 Calculating U.S. Treasury Pricing
Lesson: #7 Treasuries Hedging and Risk Management
Lesson: #8 Treasury Intermarket Spreads – The Yield Curve
In this course, IBKR senior market analyst Steven Levine provides essential details about the U.S. corporate bond market, including the types of securities investors typically encounter such as secured and unsecured notes. We’ll also offer you some tools to enable you to obtain a better understanding of the risks involved with corporate bonds and how they may be mitigated, as well as recent developments that have helped shape market dynamics. Lastly, we’ll walk you through the IBKR Trader Workstation’s Global Bond Scanner, where you can locate certain corporate bonds in the secondary market, create charts and conduct due diligence to help inform your investment decisions.
Lesson: #1 Course Overview – U.S. Corporate Bonds
Lesson: #2 Default Risk
Lesson: #3 Fundamental Analysis
Lesson: #4 Interest Rate Risk and Central Bank Support
Lesson: #5 Credit Ratings
Lesson: #6 Primary Market: Constructing an Initial Sale
Lesson: #7 Secondary Market (Part I): Trading with the IBKR Bond Scanner
Lesson: #8 Secondary Market (Part II): Understanding Prices and Yields
This course covers the basics of U.S. exchanges and the rules that govern U.S. equities trading. Presented by IEX, it uses The Investors Exchange as an example for what happens to your order when it gets sent to a stock exchange. About IEX Group, Inc. IEX is a technology company committed to raising the bar for performance, fairness and transparency. In 2016, we launched the Investors Exchange, a stock exchange working to protect investors. Since then, the Investors Exchange has grown to be one of the largest exchange operators globally, by notional value traded. To learn more about the exchange and other IEX businesses visit iextrading.com or search IEX.
Lesson: #1 The Rulebook and the Regulators
Lesson: #2 The Playing Field & Referees: Exchanges and other Trading Venues
Lesson: #3 The Ball: Publicly-Listed Stocks
Lesson: #4 The Players: Broker-Dealers and Investors
Lesson: #5 The Plays: Order Types and Algorithms
Lesson: #6 Instant Replay: Tracking an order from start to finish
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.