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Use our powerful trading platform for free and without commitment.

Begin trading a simulated account by clicking "Start Your Free Trial" and entering your email address, user name and password.

Our simulated account provides:

  • The ability to test strategies, products, exchanges and order types. Prices and account values are determined by actual market conditions – including commissions and fees – all without risk.
  • Market data for all products. Data is delayed by 10-15 minutes except for OTC spot FX and OTC spot Metals, which is non-delayed.
  • Access to IBKR’s IBIS Research Platform. The Platform includes subscriptions to some research services that are available free of charge. The services are open to all demo users and do not require an application to be approved or funded. We are not responsible for determining whether all demo users are entitled to receive or subscribe to any of the research services included in the IBIS Research Platform. Please raise a ticket to request the removal of any or more of the free subscription
  • Access to advanced trading tools such as Probability Lab, Volatility Lab, Option Strategy Lab, Charts, Market Scanner, Portfolio Builder and the IB Risk Navigator;
  • The ability to add financial instruments and customize the interface to suit your trading style or preferences.
  • The opportunity to compare our commissions, margins and low financing charges to your current broker.

Convert your free trial demo account to a live account by selecting LOG IN > Finish an Application on our website and logging in with your username and password.

Once your account is approved and funded, your customized account settings will transfer to your live account.

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