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Click here for the Exchanges' New Year's Day Holiday Schedule.
IB Events Calendar December 22, 2014
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IB Events Calendar November 24, 2014
Trade mainland shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program
Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a new program that allows investors in Hong Kong and Mainland China to trade securities in each other's markets. This program allows Hong Kong investors and international investors to trade Chinese securities on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and allows qualified investors in Mainland China to trade Hong Kong securities. Under this new program, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have established mutual order-routing connectivity and technical infrastructure to allow investors of their respective market to trade designated equity securities listed in the other’s market. Trades in both directions will settle in renminbi.
Shanghai -Hong Kong Stock Connect November 19, 2014
Investors' Marketplace is a first-of-its-kind online service where traders, investors and institutions can interact to form connections and conduct business.
The Investors' Marketplace allows advisors, brokers and hedge funds to advertise their services, and traders, investors, and institutions to keep up with changing business requirements by searching for and hiring third-party service providers. Find administrators, money managers, business analysts, financing firms, advertising firms, software developers, compliance firms and more, all through a common hub.
Investors' Marketplace November 10, 2014
IB wins "Best prime broker – technology" at the HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards 2014
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Awards November 9, 2014
IB outperforms the industry in stock and option execution quality and percentage of profitable forex accounts

IB executions continue to outperform the industry. Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc. (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that during the first half of 2014:

  • Interactive Brokers' US stock executions (for all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000 shares) showed price improvement of 14 cents per 100 shares better than the industry as a whole.1
  • Interactive Brokers' US option executions (included all market orders for all order sizes and exchange rebates received by customers under IB's cost-plus pricing structure) showed price improvement of 17 cents per contract better than the industry as a whole.1

IB was also ranked top broker in terms of execution performance. Take a look at our multi-broker TAG scorecard that compares IB price execution with five leading brokers.

Additionally, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) has once again been ranked as the leading forex broker by percentage of profitable customer forex accounts, according to a composite Forex Broker Comparison produced by the website Forex Magnates.

The comparison comprises data from six of the largest forex broker performance reports as submitted individually to the regulator, the National Futures Association (NFA), for the third quarter of 2014. The comparison can be found at http://forexmagnates.com/exclusive-q4-us-retail-forex-profitability-report-ib-1-again-while-oanda-slipping/.

There is a substantial risk of loss in foreign exchange trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

  1. The TAG analysis for US stocks included all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000 shares. The analysis for US options included all market order sizes in US options and includes exchange rebates received by customers under IB's cost-plus pricing structure. The TAG analysis of orders routed to exchanges in Europe included all orders routed for execution during regular trading hours including all market and marketable limit orders and orders near the market (orders having a limit price within one-tenth of a Euro from the quote price at time of order receipt) on stocks listed on the included exchanges, weighted by the volume executed on each exchange. The exchanges for European stocks are XETRA, EURONEXT, CHI-X, WIENER BORSE, TURQUOISE, LONDON and NASDAQ OMX.
November 8, 2014
We have fully tested and are ready for the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program
We have fully tested and are ready for the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program.  Details can be found at http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/market/sec_tradinfra/chinaconnect/Documents/Investor_FAQ_En.pdf.
Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program September 25, 2014
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August 25, 2014
Free IB Probability Lab can help you understand options without the complicated math…

The Probability LabSM offers a practical way to think about options without the complicated mathematics. Use the Probability Lab to analyze the market's probability distribution, which shows what the market believes the chances are that certain outcomes will occur. Adjust based on your own forecast.

For additional information about the Probability lab, click here or visit the Demo.

Probability Lab Demo July 28, 2014
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The Exchanges' Independence Day Holiday Schedule
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June 30, 2014
IB Traders’ Insight Continues to Grow
Last year we introduced IB Traders' Insight, a key resource for market participants seeking timely commentary directly from industry professionals on the front lines of today's fast-moving markets. Traders’ Insight continues to expand. Our most recently added contributors include Elite Wealth Management, the Montreal Exchange, ISE Holdings, the Founder of fxtraderprofessional.com, the CEO of Market Prophit, and Waverly Advisors, LLC.
IB Traders' Insight June 2, 2014
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The Exchanges' Memorial Day Holiday Schedule.
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May 1, 2014
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The Exchanges' Good Friday Holiday Schedule.
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April 11, 2014
IB rated #1 Online Broker by Barron's for the third year in a row
Interactive Brokers was awarded top honors in Barron's 19th annual ranking of the Best Online Brokers, securing the #1 spot for the third year in a row. In addition to taking the top spot overall, IB was named "Best for Frequent Traders," "Best for International Traders" and "Best for Options Traders" in this year's review. Barron’s columnist and operator of the Best Online Brokers annual ranking, Theresa W. Carey, noted that IB offers "extremely competitive pricing, and the lowest margin fees of any broker in our survey."

Click here to read more.
Barron's March 21, 2014
MultiCharts Advanced Charting Now Available through TWS
MultiCharts.net advanced charting is now integrated into TWS as a complement/upgrade to our existing interactive charts. The tool is free of charge to IB customers and includes:
  • Advanced charting
  • Drawing tools and a large library of more than 300 indicators
  • User-programmable technical indicators
  • Strategy backtesting
  • User-programmable trading strategy signals
For more details and instructions on using MultiCharts, see the TWS Users’ Guide.
TWS Users’ Guide March 11, 2014
New Account Management Login Screen
We have simplified our Account Management login screen.
Account Management Release Notes February 28, 2014
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The Exchanges' President's Day Holiday Schedule.
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February 10, 2014
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IB Events Calendar January 13, 2014