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Powerful Tools for Advanced Options Trading Worldwide

The IBKR Advantage

  • Commissions from USD 0.15 to 0.65 per US option contract
  • Trade options globally on 30+ market centers
  • Professional trading platforms and advanced options trading tools
  • Choose from four levels of options trading permissions to find choices more precisely aligned with your options trading strategies.
  • Options trading education available at IBKR Traders' Academy features strategies, tips and tools for success for beginner to advanced investors
Options trading

Low Options Commissions

Options commissions range from
USD 0.15 to USD 0.65 per US options contract

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Access to Global Markets

Trade options globally on
30+ market centers.

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Professional Trading Platforms

Trading Platforms

Powerful, award-winning trading platforms* and tools available on desktop, mobile, and web. View market data, positions and trade multiple asset classes and products side-by-side on a single screen.

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Options mobile devices

Mobile Options Trading

Stay on top of your portfolio and the markets wherever you are. IBKR GlobalTrader, the IBKR Mobile app and the IMPACT app includes everything you need to trade and manage your options on-the-go.

Options tools

Advanced Options Trading Tools

Write Options Tool

Rollover Options Tool

Generate extra income with the Write/Rollover Options tool. The Write tool scans your stock positions and calculates the number of covered options to write against your uncovered stock. Use the Rollover tool to roll over options that are about to expire to a similar option with a later expiration date.


OptionTrader displays market data for the underlying, allows you to create and manage options orders including combination orders, and provides the most complete view of available option chains, all in a single screen.

Options Analytics

Manipulate key option pricing criteria – including price, time and implied volatility – and visualize the impact on premiums.

Options Portfolio

Options Portfolio continuously and efficiently scours market data for low-cost option strategies to bring a portfolio in line with user-defined objectives for the Greek risk dimensions (Delta, Gamma, Theta and Vega).

Options tools
Options trading labs

Options Strategy Builder

Create multi-legged combination orders on the fly, and access predefined combinations (such as straddles, strangles, butterflies and condors). Point to the first desired strike and the tool will adjust to select the remaining legs.

Options Strategy Lab

Generate potentially profitable stock and option combinations, based on your forecast for stock and ETF prices, market volatility and other market variables.

Probability Lab

Redefine the price and volatility outlook for an underlying stock or ETF, and identify potentially profitable options strategies, based on that view.

Volatility Lab

Gain a snapshot of past and future readings for volatility on a stock and its industry peers then compare and contrast the option market’s view on the volatility of a stock over the coming months.

Options Trading Permissions

Clients can choose from four levels of options trading permissions to find choices more precisely aligned with their options trading strategies.

Options Trading Permission Level Summary
Level 1 Covered calls are allowed.
Level 2 Everything in Level 1, plus covered options positions such as long calls/puts, long straddles/strangles and protective calls/puts.
Level 3 Everything in Levels 1 and 2, plus options strategies that have limited maximum potential loss such as short puts and short, long or unbalanced butterflies.
Level 4 All options strategies are allowed.

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Award Winning Options Broker

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Options trading at IBKR

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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".

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.

Cryptoassets are unregulated in the UK. Interactive Brokers (U.K) Limited ("IBUK") is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a cryptoassets firm under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC ( 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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