Interactive Brokers

Broker Assisted Options Trading: Option and Option Spreads

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Interactive Brokers’ block execution desk provides premier option execution services for clients who make their own trading decisions, but periodically need help in working large or complex orders. This service is available for option orders of 100 contracts or larger.

Our goal is to build long-term relationships, provide expert assistance, and get the best possible execution for your trade. If you are having difficulty getting an execution online, one of our brokers can help you complete your trade.

Service highlights for broker assisted trading include:

  • Real-time outright and spread quotes from open outcry markets such as SPX
  • Broker assisted trading available for equity, index, ETF and futures options.
  • Outright, spread, and delta-neutral order types are supported
  • Increased opportunity for price improvement without exposing an order
  • Access to liquidity not available electronically

To talk with an experienced options broker regarding your trading needs and goals, please contact IB’s block execution desk at 203-618-4030, or via email at

Please complete the five questions below and we will respond quickly with more information about our services.

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First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Phone Number
Email Address
1. What trading strategies do you favor?
Outright options
Option to option spreads
2. What types of options do you trade?:
Large cap
3. What is the number of contracts you typically trade per order?
4. What is the number of contracts you trade per month?
5. What is most important from voice brokers?
Price improvement vs. NBBO
Access to liquidity
Working orders
Speed of execution and reporting