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2015 Articles


December 2015 – Modern Trader – Top 30 Brokers of 2015

Interactive Brokers was ranked number 14 in Modern Trader’s list of the top 30 brokers. In Top 30 Brokers: Mean, Lean and Ready for What Comes Next, Modern Trader's Daniel P. Collins discusses key issues facing futures commission merchants (FCMs), including regulatory and compliance issues, consolidation in the space and where the industry is headed.

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December 2015 – HedgeWeek – Harnessing Technology to Automate Solutions

HedgeWeek Managing Editor James Williams caught up with Interactive Brokers Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development Steve Sanders to discuss the business in the publication’s latest special report "Prime Brokerage 2015." Sanders talks about the automation and technology that help drive Interactive Brokers growth in the prime brokerage space.

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December 2015 – Forbes – Investing

In The Price Of Free: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Investing And Saving Options For The 99%, Forbes Staff writer Samantha Sharf reviews offerings from some of the companies listed in the inaugural Forbes' Fintech 50, a group of startups in the financial technology space. Interactive Brokers is also mentioned in the article for its low margin financing rates.

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November 2015 – NerdWallet's review of Interactive Brokers

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November 2015 – Motley Fool Interview with Interactive Brokers' CEO Thomas Peterffy

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August 2015 – NIBA Journal - NIBA FCM Risk Management Series

The National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA) featured Interactive Brokers in its August newsletter to membership as part of the NIBA FCM Risk Management Series. The Q&A-style article discusses IB's approach to risk management.

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August 2015 – Wall Street Journal – Algorithmic Trading: The Play-at-Home Version

WSJ reporter Austen Hufford highlights interest in DIY algorithmic trading among nonprofessional investors and traders. Hufford notes that strategies among DIY algo traders range from the simple to the complex, and everything in between.

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May 2015 – Barron’s – Interactive Brokers Offers New Take on Robo Advisors

Barron's columnist Theresa W. Carey discusses recent activity in the robo advisor space and highlights Interactive Brokers’ recent acquisition of Boston-based Covestor, an online investing marketplace and digital asset management company. Carey notes the strategy behind the acquisition as laid out by Interactive Brokers president Milan Galik.

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March 2015 – Barron’s – Barron’s 2015 Best Online Broker Ranking

Interactive Brokers was awarded top honors in Barron's 20th annual ranking of Best Online Brokers, securing the #1 spot for the fourth year in a row. In addition to taking the top spot overall, IB was named Best for Options Traders, Best Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Best Trading Experience and Technology in this year's review. Barron's columnist and operator of the Best Online Brokers annual ranking Theresa W. Carey noted that IB "boasts the lowest margin fees in Barron's survey" and is "an appropriate brokerage experience for intermediate to advanced investors who want to stay engaged in the markets."

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March 2015 – Forex Magnates – Peterffy Stands Ground on Negative Balances

Specialized forex news and research source Forex Magnates published an interview with Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy in their Meet the Experts forum, an interactive platform that connects traders and readers with industry leading experts. Mr. Peterffy shared his thoughts about the January Swiss National Bank event and broker risk management with Forex Magnates site manager Jeff Patterson.

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March 2015 - Forex Magnates - Comments from Thomas Peterffy on the SNB shock

Forex news and research source Forex Magnates spoke with Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy about risk taking and the forex market in the wake of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shock in January 2015. Trading Forex Is Hardly More Dangerous Than Futures, But… was published by Victor Golovtchenko March 3, 2015 on forexmagnates.com.

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March 2015 - Barron's - Scottrade Pro to use Interactive Brokers' Technology

Barron's Electronic Investor column published on February 28, 2015 notes that brokerage firm Scottrade is retiring its OptionsFirst platform as of April 30, 2015, and is moving active traders and customers who trade complex options to a new offering called Scottrade Pro. This new platform harnesses IB's technology and allows customers to benefit from lower commissions and margin rates than were previously available.

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