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Online Trading - Why Interactive Brokers?

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 Barron's 2020 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.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated account.

135Markets

33Countries

23Currencies

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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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

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320+

research
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450+

technology
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200+

administrative
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40+

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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 Management1

Unlike other brokers with separate bank accounts in which you have to transfer cash back and forth, IBKR's cash management is integrated into our 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.

Financial Strength and Stability

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

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $8.2 billion, over $6.0 billion in excess of regulatory requirements.1 18.5% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.5% 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.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

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.
Best online broker 2020

Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2020 and a Top Online Broker1 for Ten Consecutive Years by Barron's

For 42 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 $8.2 billion.3 We are one of the largest US electronic brokers based on daily average revenue trades executing 1,746,000 trades per day.4 Discover some of the reasons why professional traders and investors choose IBKR.
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.

Card program marketed and administered by Interactive Brokers LLC, the Program Manager of the Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard.

  1. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past ten years. A 5.0 star rating, February 21, 2020. A 4.5 star rating February 22, 2019, March 26, 2018, 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. Second Quarter 2020 Results