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Forex Overview

Provide your students with an overview on forex trading.


Forex Markets

View our Traders' Academy course, which is designed to help investors understand how to trade shares of overseas-listed companies in foreign currencies, become aware of settlement concerns and know how exchange rate fluctuations can affect profits and losses when using a cash account or borrowing on margin.


Traders' Academy


The FXTrader provides an optimized trading interface with IB-designed tools to trade the forex markets.


Trade all available currencies.

Students might want to hedge positions with the currencies' derivatives (futures or options). For instance, CME forex futures trading.



Forex Order Types

Instruct your students how to place a Forex order.


Place a Forex order. For example, practice placing stop limit orders. Students may use IB's default trigger methodology or configure their own customized trigger methodology.



Trading Forex on Margin

Instruct your students to familiarize themselves with our margin requirements for forex and how to monitor the margin requirements for their own accounts.


Learning About Margin

Learn the basic principles of trading forex on margin.

Monitor Margin Requirements

Learn how to monitor margin requirements.

TWS Users' Guide

Forex Commissions

Instruct your students to familiarize themselves with our commissions.


Review IB's Forex commissions and other pertinent pricing information.


IB Website

Additional Reference Material


Read the latest Forex-related articles from IBKR's Traders' Insight, a Global market commentary from Interactive Brokers Group traders and market participants, and review the Forex Holiday Calendar.

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