The detente in the U.S. and China trade war, coupled with central banks’ potential move to more-dovish policies, merits increased exposure to some of the world's riskiest investments.
Interactive Brokers has created a Simulated Sports Betting Exchange that awards up to $1,000 in commission credits to non-clients that use it. Fake money can be bet on real matches, with virtual winnings converted into credits that can be used toward commissions on IBKR brokerage accounts. The company's chairman Thomas Peterffy explained that the exchange was designed to teach people how probability works and illustrate that Interactive Brokers has the lowest commissions.
Interactive Brokers was rated “Best for Advanced Traders” in Benzinga's 2019 ranking. The survey cited Trader Workstation as "one of the best platforms in the entire industry" and also praised IBKR's mobile trading platforms. Benzinga also noted that Interactive Brokers offers low commissions and margin rates and pays high interest on idle cash.
Interactive Brokers was rated the Best Overall Stock Broker in New Zealand in Benzinga's 2019 ranking. Benzinga praised IBKR for providing access to 120 markets in 31 countries and 23 currencies all from a single account.
Interactive Brokers was rated the Best Overall German Stock Broker in Benzinga's 2019 ranking. The company was praised for providing access to 120 markets in 31 countries and 23 currencies all from a single account.
Barron's ranked Interactive Brokers #1 out of 14 firms in its 24th annual ranking of The Best Online Brokers. The company received 4 1/2 out of 5 stars and particular praise for its low costs, international investing offerings and highly customizable mobile apps.
Interactive Brokers received 5 out of 5 stars in Nerd Wallet's annual review. IBKR received top marks for low commissions and margin rates and the breadth of free research and data it provides. IBKR was ranked best for advanced, day, penny stock and options traders. The review notes that Interactive Brokers' Trader Workstation is among the best platforms for advanced traders.