Why Trade Online with Interactive Brokers?

Lowest Cost*

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, bonds and funds from a single integrated account. 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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Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

Your Gateway to the World's Markets

Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds from a single integrated account.

125Markets

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 IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBG LLC) equity capital exceeds $7.9 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.

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Best online broker 2020


Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2020 and a Top Online Broker3 for Ten Consecutive Years by Barron's

For 42 years the IB Group 4 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 $ 7.9 billion. 5 We are one of the largest US electronic brokers based on daily average revenue trades executing 797,000 trades per day. 6 Discover some of the reasons why professional traders and investors choose IBKR.
  1. Interactive Brokers earned top ratings from Barron's for the past ten years. A 5.0 star rating, February 21, 2021. A 4.5 star rating 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. Fourth Quarter 2019 Results