Configuring Your Account

Trading Permissions and Market Data


Trading permissions are required in order to provide customers with all the proper regulatory disclosures and provide customers with the ability to trade. They may be elected at the time of application or upgraded at anytime through Account Management. Upgraded permissions are subject to regulatory review, and any upgrade request received by 11:00 ET on a business day will be reviewed by the next business day under normal circumstances.


Trading permissions are broken down by asset class and country as shown below.


Stocks

  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Fixed Income

  • United States
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong



Stock & Cash Index Options 1

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Futures

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Futures Options

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Mutual Funds

  • United States
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • UK



Single Stock Futures

  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Forex 2

  • Australian Dollar
  • British Pound
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • United States Dollar



ETFs

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Warrants

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong



CFDs

  • Global



Metals

  • Global



Penny Stocks 3

  • United States




Market Data and Research Subscriptions


We directly pass real-time market data fees through to the customer. Exchanges generally have a two tier pricing structure for non-professionals and professionals, with professionals paying higher rates.

For specific information and schedules for market data and research subscriptions, including real-time Reuters Fundamental Analysis and Newsfeed subscription fees, click here.

For specific information about market data fees, click here.



Notes:

  1. Because of SEC restrictions, US legal resident customers are not allowed to trade non-US stock and cash index options.
  2. There are two Forex permissions: Currency Conversion and Cash Forex. All IB accounts have Currency Conversion permissions, which let you convert one currency to another without using leverage. Cash Forex, which is optional and requires additional trading permissions, lets you trade Forex on a leveraged basis.
  3. To trade penny stocks, you must meet the minimum financial and age criteria required to trade equity options, and you must be using two-factor authentication (Secure Login System physical security device or IB Key security app) with your account.