Online Trading - Why 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.
Generate Higher Returns

IBKR offers lower commissions, no ticket charges, no minimums, no technology, software, platform or reporting fees, low financing rates and competitive interest paid on idle cash balances.

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Transparent, Low Commissions

IBKR offers the lowest commissions and access to stocks, options, futures, forex and fixed income worldwide. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.*

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Lowest Margin Rates

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the Barron's 2019 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

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Support for Best Price Execution

IB SmartRoutingSM searches for the best firm stock, option, and combination prices available at the time of your order, and seeks to immediately execute your order electronically. ibkr pro clients received a net US dollar price improvement of $0.43 per 100 shares vs. the industry bid / offer.

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Which Plan is Best for You?

ibkr pro is the traditional IBKR pricing plan designed for sophisticated investors. ibkr pro offers the lowest cost access to more than 125 markets in 31 countries with a full suite of premier trading technologies.

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ibkr lite provides streamlined technology for market participants to enjoy unlimited, commission-free trading in US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs, low cost access to global markets and no account minimums and no inactivity fees.

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Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

Integrated Investment Management

Earn, Borrow, Spend and Invest Worldwide from One Account


Open a single IBKR Integrated Investment Account and get the best financial deal without the hassle of having to transfer between accounts. Directly deposit your paycheck and instantly earn high interest, invest in stocks, options, futures, forex and fixed income around the world at low cost and spend when needed with Bill Pay or our Debit Mastercard®5. If you have the need to borrow, you can do so at the lowest rates.3

Earn

Earn market rate interest on your idle balances and earn extra income by lending your fully paid shares. Directly deposit your paycheck and instantly earn high interest1.

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Borrow

Borrow against your account whenever needed at extremely low, market determined rates.

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Spend 5

Use our Bill Pay to pay any expense. Our Debit Mastercard allows you to make purchases anywhere or automatically pay off your existing credit card each month and maximize your card rewards.

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Invest

Invest in stocks, options, futures, forex and fixed income on over 125 global exchanges at low cost2.

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5. The Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard and Bill Pay are only available to clients of Interactive Brokers LLC that are resident in the United States.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

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

125Markets

31Countries

22Currencies

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. 18.5% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.5% 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.

On Demand Learning at Traders' University

Even the most experienced traders need to keep learning to stay ahead. Traders' University provides information about IB products and services in many different ways. Choose the method that fits your own learning style.
Best online broker 2019

Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2019 and a Top Online Broker3 for Nine Consecutive Years by Barron's

For 41 years the IB Group4 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.5 We are one of the largest US electronic brokers based on daily average revenue trades executing 828,000 trades per day.6 Discover some of the reasons why professional traders and investors choose IBKR.
Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.
  1. Credit interest rate as of 09/25/2019. USD credit interest is paid at the stated rate on balances over USD 10,000 in securities accounts with NAV exceeding USD 100,000. Accounts with less than 100,000 NAV will receive USD credit interest at rates proportional to the size of the account. The rate paid in smaller accounts is proportionally reduced, so that if the total value of the account is $60,000, the interest rate paid is reduced by 40%. For more information, see ibkr.com/interest.
  2. Barron's estimated a customer's monthly costs at each of the 16 brokers in the 2018 "Best Online Broker" ranking. Interactive Brokers was the lowest cost for the Frequent and Occasional trader. For complete information, click here.

Margin loan rates and credit interest rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BY USING THE INTERACTIVE BROKERS DEBIT MASTERCARD YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT AND FEE SCHEDULE, IF ANY. This card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. "Metropolitan Commercial Bank" and "Metropolitan" are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank© 2014.

All interest and borrowing activity is through Interactive Brokers LLC. Please see your customer agreement with Interactive Brokers LLC for further details.

Card program marketed and administered by Interactive Brokers LLC, the Program Manager of the Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard.

  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. Second Quarter 2019 Results