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Practical Guide to Trading

Interactive Brokers via Coursera Specialization


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Imagine you’re an experienced oil trader and have been watching the volatility in the world markets and would like to hedge your risk using commodity futures, or you have been trading stocks and want a more diverse portfolio. This specialization is designed for those students who may already be deeply involved in one facet of the capital markets, but who desire a better understanding of how capital flows around the world. Those who participate will be able to leverage their understanding of the financial markets to explore how a parallel market may influence, or be influenced by, that asset class in which they have familiarity. 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. Students may also further their involvement with this material by opening a Paper Trading account, enabling them to enjoy a hands-on experience in a safe, simulated trading environment, while being fully immersed in the fundamentals that underpin the capital markets. For more information about Interactive Brokers visit:


Course 1: Fundamentals of Equities
- Offered by Interactive Brokers. In this course, will look at industries and economic sectors that neatly define an economy. We will also ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Forex - Trading Around the World
- Offered by Interactive Brokers. In this course, we’ll introduce you to the foreign currency market, including who participates in it and ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: U.S. Bond Investing Basics
- Offered by Interactive Brokers. In this fixed income course, you will learn to distinguish between different types of U.S. ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Derivatives - Options & Futures
- Offered by Interactive Brokers. While investing and trading in the options market may seem somewhat more daunting than other asset classes ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Andrew Wilkinson, Jeff Praissman, Lucas Deaver, Mary MacNamara and Steven Levine


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