Forex Product Highlights

Direct access to interbank forex quotes,
no hidden price spreads, no markups,
just transparent low commissions1


We deliver price quotes in
of a basis point.

Interactive Brokers' forex
vendors provide 84.25%2
of global market share.

Our tight spreads and substantial liquidity are a result of combining quotation streams from 13 of the world's largest foreign exchange dealers which constitute more than 84%2 of the market share in the global interbank market. This results in displayed quotes as small as 1/10 of a basis point.

Our forex spreads and substantial liquidity have helped
our customers become among the most profitable

Data provided by, includes the impact of any commissions

Percentage of profitable and unprofitable accounts as reported to the NFA - Q4 2014
  % Profit % Loss Total Accounts Spread Markups
Interactive Brokers 44.1% 55.9% 25,056 NO
OANDA 35.8% 64.2% 20,698 YES
Gain Capital 29.0% 71.0% 11,203 YES
IBFX/TradeStation 31.6% 68.4% 1,801 YES
FXCM 30.0% 70.0% 26,975 YES
CitiFX 43.0% 57.0% 630 YES
MB Trading 28.2% 71.8% 2,799 YES

There is a substantial risk of loss in foreign exchange trading.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Any currency or futures symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation.

There is a substantial risk of loss in foreign exchange trading. The settlement date of foreign exchange trades can vary due to time zone differences and bank holidays. When trading across foreign exchange markets, this may necessitate borrowing funds to settle foreign exchange trades. The interest charges on borrowed funds must be considered when computing the cost of trades across multiple markets.

  1. Commission Tier based on monthly volumes, minimum commission is USD 2.00 (or currency equivalent) per trade.
  2. Source: Euromoney FX survey FX Poll 2013: The Euromoney FX survey is the largest global poll of foreign exchange service providers.