Trade Futures and Future Options

Interactive Brokers, 69% lower than our competitors.



US Commission Rates Comparison 2 - 1 E-Mini S&P 500 Future
Interactive Brokers
$0.85
E-Trade
$2.99
Fidelity
N/A
optionsXpress
$3.50
Schwab
N/A
TD Ameritrade
$2.25
thinkorswim
$2.25

Interactive Brokers has lower commission rates for larger volumes and comparable rates worldwide.



Barron's

2015 Awards

Best Online Broker
Best for International Traders
Best for Frequent Traders
Lowest Cost Broker Rating
Low Cost for 11th Year in a Row 3

Interactive Brokers offers two simple, low cost pricing plans for US Futures and Futures Options.


Fixed Rate Pricing
  • US Markets - Charges a fixed rate low commission plus exchange, regulatory and clearing fees.
  • Non-US Markets - Single flat rate per contract or percent of trade value, including all commissions, exchange, regulatory, clearing and carrying fees.

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Transparent Volume-Tiered Pricing
  • Our low broker commission, which decreases depending on volume, plus exchange, regulatory and carrying fees.
  • If you trade in large volumes or tend to add liquidity, generally you will benefit from our Tiered structure. 1
  • Same for both US and non-US markets.

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Futures, Commodities & Future Options Offered on over 35 Market Centers Worldwide


  • Agriculture, Currency, Energy, Equity Index, Fixed Income, Metals, and Volatility Futures from a single platform.
  • Trade futures and future options in combination with stocks, ETFs, and options worldwide from a single screen.
  • Gain insights into the markets with our daily Futures Arbitrage and Interest Rates Tables.
  • Visit the Traders’ University to listen to one of our futures product webinars.
  • Our trading application offers specialized futures trading tools and a US Futures market scanner.


North America


Futures


United States
  • CBOT
  • CBOE Futures Exchange
  • CME (Electronic-Globex)
  • ELX
  • ICE Futures US (ICEUS)
  • NASDAQ Futures Exchange (NFX)
  • New York Board of Trade
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • NYSE Liffe
  • OneChicago (ONE)

Canada
  • Montreal Exchange

Mexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange

Futures Options


United States
  • CBOE Futures Exchange
  • CBOT
  • CME (Electronic-Globex)
  • New York Board of Trade
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • NYSE Liffe

Mexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange

Stock Futures


United States
  • OneChicago

Mexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange





Europe


Futures


Belgium
  • Euronext Brussels

France
  • Euronext France (Matif)
  • Euronext France (Monep)

Germany
  • EUREX (DTB)

Italy
  • Borsa Italiana

Netherlands
  • Euronext NL
  • TOM

Norway
  • Norway EDXNO

Spain
  • Mercado Espanol de Futuros Financial Futures & Options Exchange

Sweden
  • Stockholm Derivatives Exchange

Switzerland
  • EUREX (Soffex)

United Kingdom
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE Commodities)
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange Single Stock Futures

Futures Options


Germany
  • EUREX (DTB)

United Kingdom
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE Commodities)

Stock Futures


Germany
  • EUREX (DTB)

Spain
  • Mercado Espanol de Futuros Financial Futures & Options Exchange

Switzerland
  • EUREX (Soffex)

United Kingdom
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange Universal Stock Futures





Asia Pacific


FUTURES


Australia
  • Sydney Futures Exchange

Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE)

India
  • National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

Japan
  • Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange

Singapore
  • Singapore Exchange

South Korea
  • Korea Stock Exchange

Futures Options


Australia
  • Sydney Futures Exchange

Japan
  • Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange

Singapore
  • Singapore Exchange

Single Stock Futures


Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Futures Exchange
Disclosures
  1. IB's Tiered commission models are not guaranteed to be a direct pass-through of exchange and third-party fees and rebates. Costs passed on to clients in IB's Tiered commission schedule may be greater than the costs paid by IB to the relevant exchange, regulator, clearinghouse or third party. For example, IB may receive volume discounts that are not passed on to clients. Likewise, rebates passed on to clients by IB may be less than the rebates IB receives from the relevant market.
  2. Rates were obtained on January 14, 2016 from each firm's website. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request.
  3. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 11 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2005 through 2015 according to Barron's online broker review. 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars. Interactive Brokers earned a 4.5 star ranking in the March 9, 2015 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - "How Secure Is Your Securities Portfolio?". Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.