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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.

The sample video below is a lesson about Securities Margin Trading in the US.

The Main Goals:

Traders’ Academy will present:

  • How margin trading works for stocks, options, and bonds
  • Margin requirement mechanics for securities and the key distinctions

To view the entire course, access IBKR’s Traders’ Academy.

IBKR’s Traders’ Academy offers complimentary courses which use a blended delivery of lessons, videos, quizzes and notes to help clients have a better understanding of the asset classes, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available on IBKR’s award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), IBKR Mobile, Client Portal and TWS API applications.  Plus, we have partnered with several third parties to create courses on a variety of introductory and intermediate topics.  It’s easy to start, just register on Traders’ Academy for full courses and begin to watch lessons and take quizzes to test your knowledge!

Disclosure: Interactive Brokers

The analysis in this material is provided for information only and is not and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. To the extent that this material discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends or other broad-based economic or political conditions, it should not be construed as research or investment advice. To the extent that it includes references to specific securities, commodities, currencies, or other instruments, those references do not constitute a recommendation by IBKR to buy, sell or hold such investments. This material does not and is not intended to take into account the particular financial conditions, investment objectives or requirements of individual customers. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.

Disclosure: Margin Trading

Trading on margin is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance. You may lose more than your initial investment.

For additional information regarding margin loan rates, see ibkr.com/interest

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