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Traders' Academy Offers Complimentary Courses
Interactive Brokers' Traders Academy is intended for financial professionals, investors, educators and students seeking a better understanding the asset classes, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available on IB's award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), TWS for mobile, Account Management and TWS API applications.

Our complimentary courses use a blended delivery method of lessons, videos, quizzes, and notes to help TWS users improve their understanding of its tools and capabilities.
Traders' Academy February 13, 2018
TurboTax Third Party Service Added to Responsive Account Management
Use the Token and Query ID as your credentials to link your Interactive Brokers account.

For more information, see the Account Management Users' Guide.
Account Management Users' Guide February 13, 2018
Trust Accounts Now Eligible to Apply for Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard
Trust accounts that meet all the following requirements are eligible to enroll:

  • Documented evidence of the existence of the Trust and their authority to act on behalf of the Trust - usually in the form of a copy of an executed Trust Agreement (Unless court appointed Trust Order)
  • Confirmed EIN for the entity (IRS Letter)
  • CIP/OFAC performed on each of the Trustee.
Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard February 13, 2018
IBot Helps Manage Your Account
IBot can now help you complete tasks that require log-in access to Account Management (AM). When you ask IBot about funding, reports, market data and other AM-related tasks, IBot recognizes these requests and opens the relevant AM page for you in your web browser. For example, to fund your account you could enter: “Fund my account” and IBot will open Account Management in your browser window to the correct page. IBot can put you where you need to be for many AM tasks, like depositing and withdrawing funds, viewing PortfolioAnalyst reports, accessing Activity Statements, and making changes to your market data subscriptions.
IBot February 13, 2018
2017 Tax Reporting Important Information and Dates
Tax Information and Reporting
Tax Information and Reporting January 22, 2018

Archive Web Page Date Posted
Holiday Hours
Click here for the Exchanges' New Year's Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events Calendar December 26, 2017
Holiday Hours
Click here for the Exchanges' Christmas Holiday Schedule.
IB Events Calendar December 15, 2017
Holiday Hours
Click here for the Exchanges' Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events Calendar November 20, 2017
Holiday Hours
The Exchanges' Labor Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events
August 28, 2017
New Account Management Beta
We are pleased to announce the Beta release of our new Account Management system. We have rebuilt Account Management from the ground up with a modern, easy-to-use, and intuitive interface designed for and consistent across any desktop or mobile device.
Account Management Beta Users' Guide August 10, 2017
Holiday Hours
The Exchanges' Fourth of July Holiday Schedule.
IB Events
June 29, 2017
Holiday Hours
The Exchanges' Memorial Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events
May 22, 2017
Offshore mutual funds now available to non-US residents
Interactive Brokers now offers offshore mutual funds for non-US residents. Click here for product details.
Offshore Mutual Funds May 9, 2017
PortfolioAnalyst Beta has been launched
The new PortfolioAnalyst has a sleek, easy-to-use interface designed for any desktop or mobile device, and is available at no cost. PortfolioAnalyst continues to provide easily customizable reports with a variety of sophisticated performance analyses and benchmark comparisons. Now you can view the performance, balance, assets and transactions of all of your accounts on a single screen, including your IB account and accounts held at financial institutions outside of IB.
PortfolioAnalyst Beta May 9, 2017
Use Traders’ University search to find webinars, short videos, guides, apps and tools
Even the most experienced traders need to keep learning to stay ahead. Traders' University provides information about IB products and services in many different ways. Choose the method that fits your own learning style.
Traders' University May 9, 2017
Trader's Journal allows you to record and save your trading ideas for any product in TWS
Trader's Journal is a convenient note-taking feature that lets you record and save trading notes and ideas on any product in TWS. Notes on an asset are displayed on any tool that lists the product, and are saved and will be available the next time you log in to TWS. In addition to text notes, you can also capture screen shots of various open tools in TWS including charts, and save them as part of your note.
Trader's Journal May 9, 2017
IBKR now offers over 8,900 mutual funds
Our direct low-cost policy allows us to offer more than 8,900 mutual funds from over 155 fund families.
Mutual Funds April 25, 2017
A new API is available for Python programmers
Beginning with Trader Workstation API Version 9.73, we now include a new Python client is now included in the Trader Workstation API. Use the programming language to build customized trading applications to automate trading strategies, request market data, and monitor your account.

After you install this API version, you can find the following Python API components:
  • Python API sample code – located in the samples/Python folder in your API installation directory (typically IB_973)
  • Python source code – located in the source/Python folder in your API installation directory

For more information, refer to our GitHub API guide.
API Solutions April 12, 2017
Trading in China expands with Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect
IB is an exchange participant in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, so our Hong Kong and international clients can now trade designated Chinese securities on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and enjoy expanded access to China's emerging industries.
Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect April 12, 2017
2017 International Trading Calendar Holiday HTML App is now available
Our annual calendar displays exchange holidays and contract expiration dates for the major exchanges and products around the world. View the HTML Calendar App on your mobile, tablet, desktop or laptop device. For your convenience, the calendar is also available as a PDF in poster size and wallet size.
International Trading Calendar April 12, 2017
IBKR eliminates IRA maintenance fees
In the past, our IRA customers were responsible for a 7.50 quarterly fee charged by our trustee. Beginning in January 2017, IRA customers will no longer have to pay this fee.
IRA Information April 12, 2017
Holiday Hours
Click here for the Exchanges' President's Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events Calendar February 16, 2017
Holiday Hours
Click here for the Exchanges' Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Schedule
IB Events Calendar January 10, 2017
2016 Tax Reporting Important Information and Dates
Find important 2016 tax-related information, forms and reporting dates.
Tax Information and Reporting January 3, 2017