Interactive Brokers was awarded top honors in Barron's 20th annual ranking of Best Online Brokers, securing the #1 spot for the fourth year in a row. In addition to taking the top spot overall, IB was named Best for Options Traders, Best Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Best Trading Experience and Technology in this year's review. Barron's columnist and operator of the Best Online Brokers annual ranking Theresa W. Carey noted that IB "boasts the lowest margin fees in Barron's survey" and is "an appropriate brokerage experience for intermediate to advanced investors who want to stay engaged in the markets."
Specialized forex news and research source Forex Magnates published an interview with Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy in their Meet the Experts forum, an interactive platform that connects traders and readers with industry leading experts. Mr. Peterffy shared his thoughts about the January Swiss National Bank event and broker risk management with Forex Magnates site manager Jeff Patterson.
Forex news and research source Forex Magnates spoke with Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy about risk taking and the forex market in the wake of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shock in January 2015. Trading Forex Is Hardly More Dangerous Than Futures, But… was published by Victor Golovtchenko March 3, 2015 on forexmagnates.com.
Barron's Electronic Investor column published on February 28, 2015 notes that brokerage firm Scottrade is retiring its OptionsFirst platform as of April 30, 2015, and is moving active traders and customers who trade complex options to a new offering called Scottrade Pro. This new platform harnesses IB's technology and allows customers to benefit from lower commissions and margin rates than were previously available.