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.
For more experienced traders and investors, Traders’ Academy provides an extensive educational program dedicated to stock options, as well as other options-related products. These course offerings include introductory lessons about calls, puts, Greeks, and option valuation, as well as basic – and more advanced trading strategies. The educational material is complemented by a long list of ‘How To’ lessons that demonstrate how to use IBKR’s suite of options tools, available through its award-winning Trader Workstation platform, including the IBKR Probability Lab, Option Chains, Option Market Scanners, and Trading Option Volatility, among many others.
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.
Lesson: #1 Introduction to Option Tools
Lesson: #2 Accessing Option Chains in Mosaic
Lesson: #3 Using Strategy Builder in Mosaic
Lesson: #4 Performance Profile for Options
Lesson: #5 IBKR Probability Lab
Lesson: #6 Option Strategy Lab – Estimated Price Range
Lesson: #7 Using the TWS Option Layout Library
Lesson: #8 Trading Option Volatility
Lesson: #9 Option Market Scanners
Lesson: #10 TWS Options Write / Rollover Tool
Understand a few of the popular option strategies, plus how to define long calls and puts, covered calls and puts, and short puts. For each of the popular option strategies discussed, determine the: Market Outlook, Volatility View, Profit Potential and Loss Potential. Examine how to practically construct these basic option strategies using an online trading platform.
Lesson: #1 Basic Option Strategies Overview
Lesson: #2 Bull Market – Long Call
Lesson: #3 Practical Usage – Bull Market – Long Call
Lesson: #4 Bull Market – Short Put
Lesson: #5 Practical Usage – Bull Market – Short Put
Lesson: #6 Bull Market – Covered Call
Learn how to define short straddles and short strangles; learn how to construct these option strategies and under what conditions they may pose positive or adverse effects on profits and losses and understand how to calculate breakevens, as well as learn about the roles of implied volatility and time value.
Learn about more about advanced option strategies.