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Configuring Your Account

Trading Permissions and Market Data


Trading permissions are required in order to provide clients with all the proper regulatory disclosures and provide clients with the ability to trade. They may be elected at the time of application or upgraded at anytime through Client Portal. Upgraded permissions are subject to regulatory review, and any upgrade request received by 11:00 ET on a business day will be reviewed by the next business day under normal circumstances.


Trading permissions are broken down by asset class and country as shown below.


Stocks

  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Singapore4
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Fixed Income

  • United States
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong



Stock & Cash Index Options 1

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Futures

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Futures Options

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Mutual Funds

  • United States
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • UK



Single Stock Futures

  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Spot Currencies 2

  • Australian Dollar
  • British Pound
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • United States Dollar



ETFs

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Warrants

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong



CFDs

  • Global



Metals

  • Global



Penny Stocks 3

  • United States




Market Data and Research Subscriptions


We directly pass real-time market data fees through to the client. Exchanges generally have a two tier pricing structure for non-professionals and professionals, with professionals paying higher rates.

For specific information and schedules for market data and research subscriptions, including real-time Reuters Fundamental Analysis and Newsfeed subscription fees, click here.

For specific information about market data fees, click here.



Notes:

  1. Because of SEC restrictions, US legal resident clients are not allowed to trade non-US stock and cash index options.
  2. There are two currency permissions: Currency Conversion and Spot Currency. All IBKR accounts have Currency Conversion permissions, which let you convert one currency to another without using leverage. Spot currency, which is optional and requires additional trading permissions, lets you trade spot currencies on a leveraged basis.
  3. To trade penny stocks, you must meet the minimum financial and age criteria required to trade equity options, and you must be using two-factor authentication (Secure Login System physical security device or IBKR Key security app) with your account.
  4. Due to regulatory considerations IBKR is unable to offer trading in Singapore stocks to Singapore residents.

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy click here.

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

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