Market Order Handling using Simulated Market Orders

To protect our clients as well as IB from losses associated with significant and rapidly changing prices, IB generally simulates market orders by submitting a series of marketable limit orders. Alternatively, where available, IB may simulate market orders by using Market With Protection orders.

Although these limit prices are set at a level intended to balance the objectives of execution certainty and minimized price risk, there exists a remote possibility that an execution will be delayed or may not take place. In addition, please note that certain exchanges may impose their own price caps or bands upon market orders at levels that can be more or less restrictive than those imposed by IB, and which may similarly affect the speed and certainty of order execution.

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.

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.

For a list of IBG memberships worldwide, see our exchange listings.