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IBKR International Trading

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International Trading

Easily trade products worldwide using a multi-currency IBKR Integrated Investment Account.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets


Market Centers

Seamless electronic market access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, commodities, fixed income, funds and ETFs from an Integrated Investment Account.

24/6 market data access.

International Trading getting started

Getting Started

Fund an Integrated Investment Account with one or multiple currencies – there is no need to open a separate account for each currency. Designate a single base currency from among 23 currencies and you are ready to trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, metals, fixed income, ETFs and funds from around the world.1

Make deposits or withdrawals in any currency offered by IBKR. An Integrated Investment Account offers currency conversions without the need for margin. All statements, reports and margin requirements are denominated in your base currency.

Looking for a specific product or exchange?

Trade Assets in Another Country's Currency

Attach currency orders to your trades using our Traders Workstation (TWS) platform. Users can take advantage of IB SmartRouting technology to route their orders to the most advantageous market center(s) and also trade in the local currency.

Additionally, our FX trading offers narrow spreads from 17 interbank liquidity providers helping you minimize costs to maximize returns.2 Simply select "FX ORDER" in the order entry panel and TWS will populate the rest for you based upon order size and destination currency.

FX Order

Currency Trading

Our tight spreads and substantial liquidity are a result of combining quotation streams from 17 of the world's largest foreign exchange dealers, which constitute more than 60%3 of the market share in the global interbank market.
  • Direct access to interbank currency trading quotes without hidden price spreads or markups.
  • An ECN-like market structure where our order book allows you to trade with other IBKR clients or with liquidity-providing banks.
  • Displayed quotes as small as 1/10 of a PIP.
  • Low commissions of 0.08 to 0.20 basis points * Trade size4
  • Convert currencies and trade currencies with leverage.5
  • Trade currencies side by side with currency futures, currency options, stocks, fixed income, futures and more.
  • Trade currency markets in our optimized FXTrader with over 100 currency pairs for trading.

Professional-Grade Trading Platforms – Desktop and Mobile

Traders Workstation (TWS)
Trader Workstation (TWS), our award winning trading software, gives clients an investing edge with advanced trading tools. Ideal for active traders and investors.
Design custom portfolios around your own investment strategies using our advanced Mutual Fund Replicator and Portfolio Builder tools. Use IBot to quickly find international trading features.
IBKR Mobile
Available in seven languages, our IBKR Mobile app is used by clients around the world. Trade and invest in a wide range of global products on iOS or Android devices.
Client Portal is a one-stop destination for checking quotes, placing trades, reviewing key account metrics, funding your account and more.
traders' academy - Trading Around the World course

Learn about Global Trading at
Traders' Academy

Visit IBKR’s Traders’ Academy to take a free course on Trading Around the World. Gain insights in available markets, trading permissions and market data available from IBKR. Learn about managing exchange rate risk, currency trading, IBKR’s FXTrader software and the related suite of IBKR trading tools.

Trading Around the World

Course Lessons:
  • Understanding FX Trading
  • TWS FXTrader
  • Mechanics of an Overseas Trade
  • Entering Overseas Stock and Currency Orders in Mosaic
  • Dual FX Display
  • Trading Overseas with IBKR

Award Winning Broker

Barron's best online broker 2020

Rated #1
Best Online Broker 20206

Best Online Broker for International  Trading 2020

Rated Best Online Broker
for International Trading 2020

Stockbrokers.com rated #1 for International Trading - 2020

Rated #1 for
International Trading 2020

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  1. Products and services may not be available in your jurisdiction. For details please visit ibkr.com/products.
  2. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
  3. Source: Euromoney FX survey FX Poll 2018: The Euromoney FX survey is the largest global poll of foreign exchange service providers.
  4. Please see ibkr.com/commissions.
  5. Subject to approval
  6. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past twelve years. A 5.0 star rating, March 23, 2022, February 26, 2021, 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.