Minimize Your Trading Costs
|US Margin Loan Rates Comparison3||US Commission Rates Comparison3|
|$25K||$200K||$1.5M||$3.5M||100 Shares||1 Stock
|1 E-mini S&P 500 Future|
|Interactive Brokers has lower commission rates for larger volumes and comparable rates worldwide.||Services vary by firm.|
Best Price Execution - IB's SmartRouting Advantage
Delivering Best Price Execution for Eight Straight Years5
|IB Price Advantage*,
better than the Industry by:
(per 100 shares)
*Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc., (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that Interactive Brokers' US stock and options price executions were significantly better than the industry's7 during the second half of 2014.
Our results are even more impressive when you consider that other industry-touted statistics don't give you the whole picture. They only discuss the percentage of orders that saw price improvement, and conveniently ignore the percentage of their orders that were dis-improved or had no improvement. In contrast, our statistics are netted, showing the true bottom-line price improvement including, all improved, dis-improved and unimproved amounts.
Our smart router takes into account transaction costs along with the fee or rebate for taking/adding liquidity when determining where to route your marketable order when the inside market is shared by multiple exchanges. For customers who want even more control of their orders, TWS customers can specify stock and options smart routing strategies for non-marketable orders. For stocks, customers with the Cost Plus pricing structure can elect to have their non-marketable orders routed to:
For options, customers can choose to send their non-marketable Smart routed orders to the exchange offering the highest rebate. These routing directives can be set on a per-order basis from the "Misc" tab of the Order Ticket, or as a global default setting from the Smart Routing configuration page.
To modify your pricing structure, log into Account Management and from the Account Administration section select Pricing Structure.
|Percentage of profitable and unprofitable accounts as reported to the NFA - Q4 2014|
|% Profit||% Loss||Total Accounts||Spread Markups|
per 100 shares
|2nd half 2007||35||57|
|1st half 2008||47||53|
|2nd half 2008||42||60|
|1st half 2009||53||22|
|2nd half 2009||42||60|
|1st half 2010||28||53|
|2nd half 2010||30||21|
|1st half 2011||38||20|
|2nd half 2011||30||21|
|1st half 2012||33||19|
|2nd half 2012||41||24|
|1st half 2013||20||21|
|2nd half 2013||23||20|
|1st half 2014||14||17|
|2nd half 2014||8||50|
|((# of Price Improved Shares * Price Improvement Amount) - (# of Price Disimproved Shares * Price Disimprovement Amount))|
|Total Number of Executed Shares|
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