Welcome to the Bullish Bears Interactive Brokers platform tutorial course. We show you how to set up both your Interactive Brokers paper trading and real account in our Interactive Brokers tutorials.
Interactive Brokers platform can be a bit challenging to set up but we do our best to simplify the setup process in this IB course. The videos in these Interactive Brokers tutorials will save you at least $200+ on purchasing an Interactive Brokers tutorial course elsewhere. Save your money or put it into your brokerage account!
Interactive Brokers platform is solid for day trading, shorting, options trading, their fees are reasonable, and they have very helpful customer service.
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Their charting software needs some improvement but Interactive Brokers paper trading platform is really great to use for beginner traders. We always teach our members to practice trading with virtual money first for at least a few months before trading with real money.
Their customer service is very helpful so feel free to reach out to them if you have any questions getting your Interactive Brokers platform set up.
If you want to become a consistent trader then it’s important to make at least a couple hundred trades in your Interactive Brokers paper trading account first to become comfortable with the emotions of trading before trading with real money.
Interactive Brokers paper trading account becomes much easier to learn the more that you practice. Focus and practice on making winning trades, rather than making big money. We would rather see you take small positions and work your way up as to help control your nerves and emotions. Most importantly, make sure to never trade with money that you can’t afford to lose.
This IB tutorial course is going to save you a countless number of hours and massive headaches trying to learn how to set it up all on your own.
Our IB platform course is a $200 value and we’re giving it away to you for free! We spent a lot of time, trial and error, and countless hours on the phone with Interactive Brokers so that you can enjoy the IB videos below!
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INTERACTIVE BROKERS PLATFORM COURSE
1) INTERACTIVE BROKERS DOWNLOAD
In this IB video you’ll learn learn the simple Interactive Brokers download process.
Watch our Interactive Brokers platform video on IB Download process.
2) INTERACTIVE BROKERS LOGIN
In this IB video you’ll learn the simple steps on Interactive Brokers login process.
Watch our IB Login video.
3) INTERACTIVE BROKERS CUSTOMER SERVICE
IB has great customer service. We’ve called them a TON of times and we are very satisfied with their level of support. The video below discusses our experiences and points you in the right direction on how to contact their customer service department.
Watch our IB Customer Service video.
4) INTERACTIVE BROKERS ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
In this IB video we walk you through the account management section and show you the areas on how to make changes to your account and access IB’s important informational areas.
Watch our IB Account Management video.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PLATFORM COURSE – ACCOUNT
5) INTERACTIVE BROKERS ACCOUNT MINIMUM
IB is very reasonable mid-range broker to get an account set up. They aren’t the cheapest broker but they aren’t on the expensive side either. The video below discusses how much they require to get started with a trading and retirement account.
Watch our IB Account Minimum video.
6) INTERACTIVE BROKERS MARGIN RATES
Margin is very important to traders who are going to be trading on a consistent basis. It’s really important to understand how margin works and understand the benefits and risks when using margin to trade. We break down how margin works and IB margin rates in the video below.
Watch our IB Margin video.
7) INTERACTIVE BROKERS FEES
Interactive Brokers fees are very reasonable compared to other brokers. Again, they aren’t the cheapest broker but they aren’t on the expensive side either. They are a very reasonable mid-range broker when it comes to their fees. The video below simply breaks down their fees and shows you where to reference them under your account management section.
Watch our IB Fees video.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PLATFORM COURSE – SUBSCRIPTIONS
8) INTERACTIVE BROKERS MARKET DATA SUBSCRIPTIONS
Interactive Brokers market data subscriptions section can be a bit confusing when you first get your account started. It’s common with more advanced platforms to have additional fees associated with your trading account. It can be a bit confusing understanding which subscriptions to choose with IB.
The video below shows you which subscriptions that we use but we highly suggest contacting IB directly, let them know what type of trader that you are, and then let them recommend which data subscriptions might be best for you. Every trader is different and we want you to make sure that you aren’t wasting money if you don’t use the same subscriptions that we do.
Watch our IB Market Data Subscriptions video.
9) IB SLS OPT OUT
Interactive Brokers platform offers an extra security layer that is of great benefit but can also be annoying at times. They automatically set up your account with a double login process, which means that you have to authenticate every time that you login to your account. Some people like this feature and some turn it off. We show you how to turn it off in the video below.
Watch our IB SLS Opt Out video.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PLATFORM COURSE – STUDIES
10) IB STUDIES SETUP
Setting up your filter studies properly is going to be a very important process to pay close attention to. This is going to be where you add your moving average lines and customize your chart parameters. Make sure to double check that your coloring and specs match after you save them. Sometimes you have to redo them if you don’t save them properly so make sure to go slow and take your time.
Watch our IB Filter Studies video.
11) IB DEFAULT ORDER SIZE
The video below shows you the simple process on how to change your default order size quantity.
Watch our IB Default Order Size video.
12) IB PREVIOUS CLOSE LINE
Interactive Brokers platform offers a previous close line indicator that you’re able to add on to your charts. This is a very important indicator line to add especially for day traders. Day traders play close attention to red to green and green to red moves, so make sure to add this line to your charts if you’re going to be intraday trading.
Watch our IB Previous Close Line video.
13) IB PRE-MARKET SETUP
The Interactive Brokers platform video below shows you how to turn pre-market trading parameters off and on. Some people like to trade pre-market but others like to have this feature turned off so they don’t trade by accident in the pre-market.
Watch our IB Pre-Market video.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PAPER TRADING – SHORTING
14) INTERACTIVE BROKERS SHORT SELLING AVAILABILITY
One of the best features of Interactive Brokers platform is their shorting availability. We love using them for shorting. Their fees are reasonable and they are great for locating shares. Also, you don’t need to have a huge account to get set up like some of the major shorting brokers.
If you’re looking to short then we highly recommend Interactive Brokers platform. They have a solid shorting platform with very satisfactory shorting availability.
Watch our IB Short Selling Availability video.
15) IB SHORT SELLING AVAILABILITY – PART 2
Since we are huge fans of shorting and Interactive Brokers platform for shorting, we had to add another shorting video in our course. Again, you won’t find a more economical or reasonable broker for shorting. We are huge fans!
Subscribe to receive our video on how to go in depth with Interactive Brokers short selling tool. This private video is exclusive to paid members only under our “members only videos” page.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PAPER TRADING – TRADE
16) HOW TO PLACE A TRADE IN IB
Interactive Brokers platform is really simple to use when placing a trade. They are one of the easiest brokers to use when placing a trade. Their order entry screen is so simple to navigate. We recommend making a couple hundred virtual trades in your Interactive Brokers paper trading account before trading with real money to make sure that you’re comfortable trading.
Watch our How to Place a Trade in IB video.
17) INTERACTIVE BROKERS HOTKEY SETUP
Another awesome feature of IB’s platform is their hot keys. They have really good editable hot keys with minor limitations. If you’re going to be a casual day trader that’s not trading huge positions then their hot keys work great.
Watch our IB Hot Keys video.
INTERACTIVE BROKERS PAPER TRADING – TUTORIALS
18) INTERACTIVE BROKERS PAPER TRADING
We are really impressed with IB’s paper money platform. Just like any other broker they have their limitations but we are very satisfied with them overall and have no qualms about referring customers to use their platform. Especially, for day trading and shorting.
The video below gives you a high level overview on how to setup your Interactive Brokers paper trading and real account.
Watch our IB Paper Trading video.
19) INTERACTIVE BROKERS OPTIONS TUTORIAL
As much as we are impressed in IB’s platform for day trading, we are also really impressed with IB’s options platform as well. The video below will walk you thru how to use IB’s options chain and place a trade as well.
Watch our IB Options video.
20) INTERACTIVE BROKERS SCANNER
IB’s platform has a great scanner setup that’s really helpful for finding potential stocks to trade. It can also save you money from having to purchase a scanner elsewhere. The video below will show you how to use and setup their scanner.
Subscribe to receive our video on how to use Interactive Brokers platform advanced market scanner. This private video is exclusive to paid members only under our “members only videos” page.
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