Online Trading - Why Interactive Brokers?

Lower Costs and Higher Revenue

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, and best price executions minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.
Generate Higher Returns

We offer lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees; and low financing rates, with higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K. Click below to see how our low costs compare to other brokers.

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Higher Interest on Balances

Earn revenue even when you do not trade. We pay market rate interest on your idle balances.

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Best Price Execution

Most brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. The resulting poor execution probably costs you more than the commission you pay. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Integrated Financial Management

Borrow, Earn, Spend and Invest Worldwide from One Account

Your IB account is not just for investing; it's an all-in-one financial management account gives you the power to borrow, earn, spend and invest, as well as view the performance of all of your financial accounts in one place.

Borrow

Borrow against your account at rates lower than 2.66%5.

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Earn

Earn market rate interest on your idle balances and earn extra income by lending your fully paid shares6.

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Spend

Spend and borrow directly against your account with Debit Mastercard®. Use your card to make purchases and ATM withdrawals anywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted around the world.

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Invest

Invest in stocks, options, futures, forex and bonds on over 100 global exchanges at lower cost7.

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PortfolioAnalyst lets you view the consolidated performance of all of your accounts in one place, including those held at financial institutions other than IBKR, and drill down to the transaction level.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDs from a single IB Universal Account™.

100Markets

26Countries

22Currencies

Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week to stay connected to all global markets.

Convert currencies at market determined rates as low as 1/10 of a basis point, or create a position collateralized by a non-native currency.

Fund your account in multiple currencies. Trade assets denominated in multiple currencies from a single account.

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Investors' Marketplace

Investors and clients can meet and interact with third-party service providers to connect and conduct business.

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  • Individual traders and investors, financial advisors, fund managers and third-party service providers can meet and do business together.
  • Search the marketplace and connect to a variety of service providers, including advisors, hedge funds, research analysts, business developers and administrators.
  • Advertise your own third-party services to individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Free to advertise and search, the Investors' Marketplace is open to everyone.

Financial Strength and Stability

Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls protect IB and our clients from large trading losses.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $6 billion1. 16.6% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 83.4% is owned by our employees and affiliates.

Unlike other firms, where management owns a small share, we participate substantially in the downside just as much as in the upside which makes us run our business conservatively. We hold no material positions in OTC securities or derivatives. We hold no CDOs, MBS or CDS. The gross amount of our portfolio of debt securities, with the exception of US governments debt securities, is less than 10% of our equity capital.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

On Demand Learning at Traders' University

Even the most experienced traders need to keep learning to stay ahead. Traders' University provides information about IB products and services in many different ways. Choose the method that fits your own learning style.
Top online trading broker.

Rated a Top Online Broker1 for the Seventh Consecutive Year by Barron's 2017

For 40 years the IB Group2 has been building electronic access trading technology that delivers real advantages to traders, investors and institutions worldwide. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates' equity capital exceeds $6 billion.3 We are the largest US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 657,000 trades per day.4 Discover some of the reasons why professional traders and investors choose IB.

  1. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past seven years with a 4.5 star rating. March 20, 2017, March 23, 2016, March 21, 2015, March 17, 2014, March 11, 2013, March 14, 2012 and March 14, 2011 Barron's Best Online Brokers. Criteria included Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Supporting documentation for claims and statistical information will be provided upon request. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  2. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and predecessor companies.
  3. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.
  4. First Quarter 2017 Results
Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.
  1. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on USD margin loan balances as of 8/03/17. Interactive Brokers calculates the interest charged on margin loans using the applicable rates for each interest rate tier listed on its website. For additional information on margin loan rates, see ibkr.com/interest.
  2. Credit interest rate as of 8/03/2017. USD credit interest is paid on balances over USD 10,000 in accounts with Net Asset Value exceeding USD 100,000. For more information, see ibkr.com/interest.
  3. According to Barron's Broker Survey 2017: How They Stack Up, March 20, 2017. For complete information, see ibkr.com/info

Margin loan rates and credit interest rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BY USING THE INTERACTIVE BROKERS DEBIT MASTERCARD YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT AND FEE SCHEDULE, IF ANY. This card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. "Metropolitan Commercial Bank" and "Metropolitan" are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank© 2014.

All interest and borrowing activity is through Interactive Brokers LLC. Please see your customer agreement with Interactive Brokers LLC for further details.

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