Professional Traders and Investors Choose Interactive Brokers

We are the largest US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 657,000 trades per day 1

1. First Quarter 2017 Results

Lower Your Costs to Maximize Your Return

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, and best price executions
minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.
Generate Higher
Returns

We offer lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees; and low financing rates, with higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K. Click below to see how our low costs compare to other brokers.

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Best Price
Execution

Most brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. The resulting poor execution probably costs you more than the commission you pay. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Lowest Margin
Rates

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the Barron's 2017 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

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Stock Yield
Enhancement Program

Earn income on your fully-paid stock shares in our Stock Yield Enhancement Program. The program lets us borrow your shares in exchange for cash collateral, and then lend the shares to traders who are willing to pay a fee to borrow them. You will be paid a loan fee each day that your stock in on loan.

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Rated a Top Online Broker
for the Seventh Consecutive Year!*


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Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDs from a single IB Universal Account™.

100Markets

24Countries

22Currencies

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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Financial Strength and Stability

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

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $6 billion1. 16.6% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 83.4% 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. We hold no material positions in OTC securities or derivatives. We hold no CDOs, MBS or CDS. The gross amount of our portfolio of debt securities, with the exception of US governments debt securities, is less than 10% of our equity capital.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

Investors' Marketplace

Investors and clients can meet and interact with third-party service providers to connect and conduct business.

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  • Individual traders and investors, financial advisors, fund managers and third-party service providers can meet and do business together.
  • Search the marketplace and connect to a variety of service providers, including advisors, hedge funds, research analysts, business developers and administrators.
  • Advertise your own third-party services to individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Free to advertise and search, the Investors' Marketplace is open to everyone.

On Demand Learning at Traders' University

Even the most experienced traders need to keep learning to stay ahead. Traders' University provides information about IB products and services in many different ways. Choose the method that fits your own learning style.

Open an Account

We offer many customer account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of individual traders and investors, including Individual, Joint, Trust, IRA and UGMA/UTMA accounts.


Individual, Joint, Retirement Accounts, Trust, UGMA/UTMA Accounts



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What You Need


Traders and Investors Account Structure

Can be one of the following:

  • Individual - An account owned and used by a single trader or investor.
  • Joint - An account owned and used by two individuals.
  • Trust - An account in which the securities are registered in the name of the trust, while a trustee controls the management of the investments.
  • IRA - Individual Retirement Account. For more information, see IRA Information.
  • UGMA/UTMA - An account intended for a custodian of a minor who is a US resident.

Add up to five optional Power of Attorney users.

Account Information

Accounts are geared towards professional/active traders and investors; therefore we require the following from customers:

  • Good or extensive product knowledge for any product you wish to trade.
  • You must have executed at least 100 trades for any product type, or 100 simulated trades in our real-time demo.
  • A minimum equity deposit in cash or stock of USD 10,000 (or USD equivalent) or USD 5,000 for IRA Account (or USD equivalent).

Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries that are prohibited by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control. Click here for a list of available countries.

Must be 21 or older to open a margin account, 18 or older to open a cash account.

IRA accounts are only available for individual US citizens living anywhere and US resident aliens.

A UGMA/UTMA account is intended for a custodian of a minor who is a US resident, and is available as a Cash account only. Minimum deposit is 3000 USD or non-USD equivalent and the monthly activity fee for age 25 or younger applies. A UGMA/UTMA account is a single account with a default single user (the custodian), and up to five Power of Attorney users can be added. The minor for whom the account is opened must be a US legal resident and a US citizen.





For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at 1 (202) 371-8300.