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Financial Futures Trading Education – a Free Service from Interactive Brokers

Expert-led Video Courses, Webinars, Podcasts, & the Latest Trends in Financial Futures News

Learn about the financial futures markets and stay informed with our comprehensive futures-related trading and investing education at the IBKR Campus. We delve into the world of trading commodities futures, equity futures, interest rate futures, index futures, VIX futures, and other futures-related contracts.

Our financial futures education resources will complement your learning style, whether through instructor-led video courses, live webinars, engaging podcasts, or the latest insights about financial futures-related news analyses from a wide spectrum of financial services futures markets experts from across the globe.

Whether you are new to financial futures trading or advanced in the field, our finance education is designed to help propel your trading and investing skills at your own pace. Explore futures trading topics across the IBKR Campus, including:

  • Futures fundamental analysis
  • Energy futures
  • Agricultural futures
  • Metal futures
  • Equity index futures
  • Futures hedging strategies
  • Impact from financial futures on food prices and inflation

Free Futures Education Offerings

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Futures Video Courses

All Lessons In Traders' Academy
Level Beginner

Introduction to Futures

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.

Level Beginner

Understanding South American Soybean Futures

Financially settled South American Soybean futures will offer a more precise tool to manage exposure to the Brazilian soybean market. Brazil plays a key role in the global soybean market as the largest producer and exporter of soybeans, driving the need for a regional benchmark for price discovery. Learn how South American Soybean futures work and how the spread trade works with our existing North American Soybean futures to easily manage pricing differences between regionally grown soybeans.

Level Beginner

Introduction to Grains and Oilseeds

Today's agriculture markets are highly complex. Agricultural grain futures and options provide the tools the industry needs to manage risk and help put food on the table for a growing global population. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals that affect supply and demand in the grain and oilseed markets. Find out how futures and options provide critical price discovery and risk management roles for a variety of market participants, from farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, traders and more. Discover the ways these contracts can fit into your portfolio.

Disclosure: Futures Trading

Futures are not suitable for all investors. The amount you may lose may be greater than your initial investment. Before trading futures, please read the CFTC Risk Disclosure. A copy and additional information are available at

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