Your professor or instructor will send you an email invitation to open a Paper Trading account. Follow the instructions in the email.
Paper Trading accounts will be approved and activated within 1-3 business days. You can check the status of your account by logging into Account Management from the LOG IN menu on our website using your IB username/password.
You can trade most US options, stocks, bonds, and Forex products.
Use most IB order types, and experiment with almost every aspect of the platform. Please see the Resource Center tab for links to reference and educational materials.
Note that TWS provides full access while other portals may support limited product and order types.
IB standard commissions and margin rules apply (charged in paper trading equity). Trades entered into the paper trading account will not actually execute on any exchange or settle at a clearing house, but the executions price will be determined by real market prices and sizes.
Manage your account in Account Management, which is accessible from the Login menu on our website using your IB username and password.
See our Reporting Guide for detailed information about statements and other reporting features.
Our extensive program of free, live webinars let you participate form the comfort of your home or office.
Access the PDF-formatted webinar notes from our IB Student Trading Lab webinar by clicking the following button.
In addition to our live and recorded webinars, we offer a variety of interactive tours and courses and other education resources at Traders' University.
Make a note of the date your account will expire so that you can archive your statements and other information before the account is closed.
If you have any questions about this program, or any issues with the application or Paper Trading account setup, send us an email.
Please do not contact IBKR Client Services or the Technical Assistance Group as they do not support the Trading Lab.