Your base currency determines the currency of translation for your statements and the currency used for determining margin requirements. Base currency is determined when you open an account. Customers who hold a margin account may change their base currency at any time through Account Management.
Cash accounts can have multi-currency (MULT) capability and can trade non-base currency products. 1
Base currencies are available in AUD, CAD, CZK, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, INR, JPY, MXN, NOK, NZD, SEK, SGD, or USD. You are not restricted from making deposits and withdrawals in any one of the aforementioned non-base currencies. 2
- Fees are charged in the currency of the traded product and liquidations may occur if fees result in negative (short) non-base currency balances.
- Accounts opened via IB (India) Pvt. Ltd can only use INR as the base currency. Accounts opened via Interactive Brokers Securities Japan, Inc. can only use JPY as the base currency.