Interactive Brokers
Practical Guide to Trading Specialization
Interactive Brokers

Practical Guide to Trading Specialization

Understand the interconnectedness of the global capital markets with a practical emphasis on trading. By the end of this specialization, the interweaving of several capital markets will be apparent to students keen to learn about its mechanics, as well as those investors whose strengths are limited to their existing trading knowledge.

Mary MacNamara
Steven Levine
Andrew Wilkinson

Instructors: Mary MacNamara

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Understand the interconnectedness of the global capital markets

  • Learn how to trade options, futures, currencies, and equities

  • Acquire knowledge of fixed income products such as corporate and municipal debt

  • Hands-on experience with IBKR’s global trading platform using a simulated trading account

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Specialization - 4 course series

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Specialization - 4 course series

Fundamentals of Equities

Course 111 hours4.3 (294 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Acquire skills and understanding related to stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and mutual funds

  • How to perform basic fundamental analyses

  • Learn how to examine investment benefits and risks

  • Gain hands-on know-how through practical demonstrations of certain online trading methods

Skills you'll gain

Category: Business Cycle
Category: Fundamental Analysis
Category: Sectors
Category: Mutual Funds
Category: Stocks

Forex - Trading Around the World

Course 211 hours4.3 (157 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore the FX market such as its participants and motives, products, risks, margin accounts, related trading platform methods and tools. 

  • Acquire the skills to make stock transactions in the foreign currency market on an online trading platform

  • Understand major and minor currency pairs, trading products, risks, market participants and their motives, as well as margin accounts.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Monetary Policy
Category: Foreign Exchange Market (FOREX)
Category: FX Case Study
Category: currency pairs
Category: FX Trading

U.S. Bond Investing Basics

Course 315 hours4.6 (46 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Distinguish between types of U.S. dollar-denominated corporate and municipal debt issuance

  • Identify corporate and municipal bonds available to purchase and sell on an online trading platform

  • Grasp the market mechanics underlying each type of fixed income instrument

  • Conduct basic analyses and flag critical investment risks

Skills you'll gain

Category: Corporate Bond
Category: Interest Rate
Category: bond analysis
Category: Credit Rating
Category: municipal bonds

Derivatives - Options & Futures

Course 416 hours4.5 (169 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Language of stock options, understanding of the roles and responsibilities of buyers and sellers. The mechanics of trading in the futures markets.

  • Learn how to deconstruct options, distinguish between call and puts and the roles of contract writers and owners

  • Examine multiple stock option payoff charts and determine breakevens and maximum profit and loss

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mechanics of Futures Market
Category: Option Terminology
Category: Practical Demos
Category: Options Strategies
Category: Option Risks

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