Why Trade Online with Interactive Brokers?

Lower Costs and Higher Revenue

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, support for best price execution, and higher interest paid minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.
Higher Interest Paid

Earn revenue on your idle cash balances automatically. We pay market rate interest on your idle balances. Earn extra income by lending your fully paid shares.

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Lower Costs

We offer low commissions on stocks, options futures, forex and fixed income worldwide. Margin interest charged is as low as 50bps above market determined overnight rates.

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Support for Best Price Execution

Many brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Your Gateway to the World's Markets

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

120Markets

31Countries

23Currencies

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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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.

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 $7 billion1. 18.1% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.9% 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.

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Best online broker.

Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2019 and a Top Online Broker 1 for Nine Consecutive Years by Barron's

For 41 years the IB Group 2 has been building electronic access trading technology that delivers real advantages to traders, investors and institutions worldwide. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates' equity capital exceeds $ 7 billion. 3 We are the largest US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 848,000 trades per day. 4 Discover some of the reasons why professional traders and investors choose IBKR.
  1. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past nine years with a 4.5 star rating. February 25, 2019, March 26, 2018, March 20, 2017, March 23, 2016, March 21, 2015, March 17, 2014, March 11, 2013, March 14, 2012 and March 14, 2011 Barron's Best Online Brokers. Criteria included Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Supporting documentation for claims and statistical information will be provided upon request. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  2. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and predecessor companies.
  3. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.
  4. First Quarter 2019 Results