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All Interactive Brokers accounts are easily configurable to meet the needs of traders, investors and institutions. You set your initial configuration in your account application, but you can modify these settings at any time in Account Management after your account is open.
We provide real-time streaming market data for the prices listed in the sections on this page. For traders who generate at least USD 30 in commissions per month, IB will waive market data charges for US stocks, US futures and US bonds, as well as OTC Markets, Dow Jones Indices and CBOE Market Data Express Indices.
Consolidated Quote: For clients who trade US equities and do not need the precise bid, offer and size every moment of the trading day IB provides a Snapshot subscription for clients who wish to see a single quote at a particular moment and not have their quotes update on a streaming basis. These requests are called snapshots. Snapshots are typically utilized by traders who wish to keep costs as low as possible and want to know the NBBO (National Best Bid and Offer) for a specific moment to make their trading decisions. In general, pricing for snapshot quotes are 0.01 USD or 0.01 EUR depending on the exchange location.
Platform includes several news and research services that are available free of charge. These services are also open to all demo users. Additional Institutional-caliber Research can be added by subscription. These providers have been integrated into TWS and offer a one-time, 30-day free trial period. Click the logo for more information or to view a sample report.
Our accounts are designed for active traders and investors who regularly meet our required minimums. If you do not meet those minimums, we charge a monthly activity fee, based on commissions only. Generally, we waive this activity fee for any month in which:
Product Listings are provided for all trading instruments, organized by asset class and global region.
Margin Requirements are based on your country of legal residence and which products are available for the countries you want to trade. Use the Margin Wizard and drill down for additional information.
IBKR Asset Management – the future of investing! With IB Asset Management, you get the low costs and convenience of online investing, human help, and a broad selection of Smart Beta with actively managed portfolios. Also accessible via the Client Portal.
Interactive Brokers' Technology and advanced trading help our clients compete on price, speed and size across global markets.
With our powerful suite of trading platforms, discover which platform is the right one for you. Scroll to view a comparison of each platform according the products supported, trading features and analysis tools to help you choose.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the Client Portal is perfect for clients who do not need all the features of TWS. Also helpful for financial advisor clients who want a clear, understandable, real-time view of their accounts. You can place a trade, view your portfolio or access Account Management with a single click.
60 different order types and algos are available for your trades! Use this page for the various order types available by instrument type to help you limit risk, speed execution, provide price improvement, allow privacy, time the market and simplify the trading process through advanced trading functions. Each page includes a link to the user guide for step by step instructions.
This technology searches for the best firm stock, option, and combination prices available at the time of your order, and seeks to immediately execute your order electronically.
Use the Feature Explorer to quickly find brief descriptions and useful links to IB's most interesting features. Access the Feature Explorer from the home page menus on IB's website.
Interactive Brokers' Traders' Academy for investors, educators, and students seeking a better understanding the asset classes, markets, currencies, tools and functionality available on IB's platform. These complimentary courses consist of lessons, videos, quizzes, and notes to help TWS users improve their understanding of its tools and capabilities.
IB offers an extensive program of free trader webinars you can join right from your desk. Interact with instructors and industry experts who describe our technology, trading, and markets around the world. Webinars are recorded so if you can't attend a live webinar, you can easily access for on-demand viewing.
Provides more in-depth descriptions and instructions for some of our most popular features.
Net Asset Value panel shows you the total current value of your account, and the current value of each asset class in your account in pie charts and a table.
Generate daily, monthly, yearly Activity Statements for a custom date range for up to the 5 previous years.
View and download annual tax forms for the last five years.
PortfolioAnalyst allows you to evaluate the performance of your IB portfolio by creating and saving reports and comparing data to selected industry benchmarks. For details, see the Portfolio Analyst section of the Account Management.
IB provides real-time streaming market data for the prices listed on the sections below. You can also receive free delayed market data, where available, for certain financial products if you do not subscribe to those markets.
In addition, for clients who do not need streaming real-time quotes for US listed stocks you can choose a per quote option where you only pay USD 0.01 per quote request. With this service, you will also receive US futures (if you are a Non-Professional and have US Futures trading permissions) and US bonds, as well as OTC Markets, Dow Jones Indices and CBOE Market Data Express Indices. Refer to the North America > United States market data fees table for details.
Receive a free, one-time 30-day trial on many of our news and research products. The free trial will terminate once the 30-day period is over, but you can continue to receive the news or research by re-activating the paid subscription within Account Management.
Available at no additional cost, a Paper account lets you use the full range of trading features in a simulated environment where you can learn trading features without risking your capital. Trades will not be presented for clearing but you will be able to follow the trades "as-if" you were trading live. We mirror the same trading permissions and market data subscriptions from your live trading account. If you don't already have a paper account – request one today!
Trading permissions are organized by product and then by country and selected in the account application or can be upgraded at any time through Account Management. Different products require different combinations of income, objectives and experience requirements. For detailed information about these requirements, see the Trading Requirements page.
This secure web-form system is ideally suited for non-urgent issues. Submit questions directly to Client Services using inquiry tickets and track the status of your requests. Inquiries will be routed to the specialist or team best equipped to handle your request. You can add screenshots & other attachments and view follow-ups to your queries.
IB's interactive chat service, accessible to clients from Account Management. Because it is authenticated and uses secure communications, IB staff are able to provide account specific information in a secure manner. IB-Chat is recommended for Funding/Banking and Account Application inquiries.