IBKR Educational Resources for Quant Traders

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Website: Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers Educational Resources provide a plethora of materials on financial markets, tools, and currencies, as well as API coding samples in Java, Python, C++, C# and R. The courses and commentaries are tailored for our quant audience interested in API trading, and are presented in an intuitive learning format.

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Quant Educational Resources

Traders’ Academy

Our Python TWS API and Trading Using R complimentary courses help quant traders polish their programming skills and apply them in algo trading. Each lesson comes with an engaging video presentation, Study Notes, Resources List and a quiz to validate your knowledge.

Short Videos

The Python API series, as well as our Trading Around the World and Margin short videos are designed to provide quants with valuable trading and technology information in a short and powerful format.


IBKR Live webinars on algo trading, machine learning, IBKR API and data science topics keep traders up-to-date in the latest quant and financial engineering technologies.

IBKR’s educational team, as well as leading industry experts, present on the most popular topics, such as deep learning in trading. The webinars are also available as recordings and provide access to the Webinar Notes and supplemental course outlines.

GitHub Guide

Review IBKR API Reference Guide on GitHub and the Application Programming Interface (API) Notes to get started with the syntax of our API. Be sure to download the Testbed for coding examples and sample projects.

Quant Blog

Finally, follow the Quant Blog channels dedicated to each programming language to read the latest news, commentaries and sample scripts:

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.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Interactive Brokers, its affiliates, or its employees.

Disclosure: Forex

There is a substantial risk of loss in foreign exchange trading. The settlement date of foreign exchange trades can vary due to time zone differences and bank holidays. When trading across foreign exchange markets, this may necessitate borrowing funds to settle foreign exchange trades. The interest rate on borrowed funds must be considered when computing the cost of trades across multiple markets.

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