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Online Trading - Why Interactive Brokers?

IBKR is the Professional’s Gateway
to the World’s Markets

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Lowest Cost*

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, support for best price execution, and stock yield enhancement program help minimize costs to maximize your returns.
Low Trading Costs

IBKR Lite clients enjoy commissions as low as $0 for US listed stocks and ETFs and the lowest commissions on stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated account. IBKR Pro clients access the IB SmartRoutingSM system, which provides $0.47 per 100 shares price improvement vs. the industry.

Lowest Financing Costs

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the StockBrokers.com 2021 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

Earn Extra Income

Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account. IBKR borrows your shares to lend to traders who want to short and are willing to pay interest to borrow the shares. Each day shares are on loan you are paid interest while retaining the ability to trade your loaned stock without restrictions.

Which Plan is Best for You?

IBKR Lite

IBKR Lite provides retail clients with $0 commissions on US listed stock and ETF trades, no account minimums and no inactivity fees.

IBKR Pro

IBKR Pro is the IBKR Plan for sophisticated investors and active traders. IBKR Pro clients access the IB SmartRoutingSM system, which provides $0.47 per 100 shares price improvement vs. the industry.

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Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

Discover a World of Opportunities


Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated account. Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

135

Markets

33

Countries

23

Currencies


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Premier Technology

Leverage Technology Built to Help You
Get Ahead

Trading Platforms

Powerful enough for the professional trader but designed for everyone. Available on desktop, mobile and web.

Free Trading Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Comprehensive Reporting

Real-time trade confirmations, margin details, transaction cost analysis, sophisticated portfolio analysis and more.

Investors' Marketplace

600+

investment
services

320+

research
services

450+

technology
services

200+

administrative
services

40+

business dev
services

The Investors' Marketplace lets individual traders and investors, institutions and third-party service providers meet and do business together.

Search for and do business with multiple advisors, brokers, and wealth managers. Access dozens of advisor portfolios, including Smart Beta portfolios, offered by Interactive Advisors. Accredited investors and qualified purchasers can search for, research and invest with hedge funds.

  • Advertise your services at no cost and reach individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Locate third-party vendors offering API and FIX CTCI solutions.
  • Find third-party, institutional-caliber research providers and access research directly through Trader Workstation (TWS).

Integrated Cash Management

Unlike other brokers with separate bank accounts in which you have to transfer cash back and forth, IBKR's cash management is integrated into your broker account. This means that you can always borrow at the lowest rates without having to worry about first transferring cash.

The IBKR Debit Mastercard

Automatically borrow against your broker account at our low margin rates without monthly minimum payments or late fees by adding an IBKR Debit Mastercard to your account. The IBKR Debit Mastercard provides you with the convenience of accessing your account funds anywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted around the world.

Use Bill Pay to Conveniently Pay any Invoice

Use our Bill Pay to conveniently send funds to such vendors as the tax authorities, your cellular provider, or you cable company electronically. If your payee isn’t electronically available, we’ll print a check to send funds to any vendor such as your dentist or doctor. If there isn’t enough idle cash in your account, you can automatically borrow at the lowest rates.

Easily Transfer Money Between Your Bank and IBKR

US-based clients can conveniently transfer funds between their IBKR account and US-based bank accounts electronically through ACH.

Conveniently Deposit Funds

Use our mobile app to deposit checks anywhere, or sign up for automatic payroll deposit.

A Broker You Can Trust

When placing your money with a broker, you need to make sure your broker is secure and can endure through good and bad times. Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls are designed to protect IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

IBKR

Nasdaq Listed

$9B

Equity Capital*

78.2%

Privately Held*

$6.5B

Excess Regulatory Capital*

1.33M

Client Accounts*

3.31M

Daily Avg Revenue Trades*


IBKR Protection
IBKR Broker You Can Trust

*Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section by clicking here.

On Demand Learning at Interactive Brokers

Even the most experienced traders or investors need to keep learning to stay ahead. Interactive Brokers provides several resources to help you better understand IBKR products and services, markets and technology.

AWARD WINNING PLATFORM & SERVICES

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2021 by Barron's

#1 - Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 for commissions and fees, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers

5 out of 5 stars
Overall

Benzinga Award

2020 Benzinga
Best Trading Technology

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2021 by Barron's

#1 - Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Investopedia Overall

4.4 out of 5 stars
Overall

NerdWallet Award

Best Broker for
Low-Cost Investing

Thomas Peterffy

Why IBKR

Thomas Peterffy

Founder and Chairman, Interactive Brokers

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Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.

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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