Traders and Investors

IBKR is the Professional's Gateway to the World's Markets

IBKR is the Professional's Gateway to the World's Markets

The IBKR Advantage

  • The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as 5.83%.
  • Earn interest of up to 4.83% on instantly available USD cash balances.
  • Our Stock Yield Enhancement Program lets you earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
  • Invest in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds and more across 150 markets in 34 countries from a single unified platform.
  • Fractional shares let you divide investments among more stocks to achieve a more diversified portfolio.
  • Powerful trading technology and advanced trading tools help you create and execute your trading strategies with ease from virtually any desktop or mobile device.

Professional Pricing – Maximize Your Returns

IBKR offers the lowest1 cost and access to stocks, options, futures, currencies and bonds from a single unified platform. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.

Learn About Commissions

Margin rates up to 49% lower than the industry.2

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Earn interest rates of up to USD 4.83% on instantly available cash.3

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Earn extra income on your lendable shares.

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  1. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  2. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  3. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.

Discover a World of Opportunities


Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single unified platform. Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

150

Markets

34

Countries

27

Currencies*


Global Markets

*Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.

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Technology to Help Individual Investors and Traders Succeed

Trading Platforms

Powerful enough for the professional trader but designed for everyone. Available on desktop, mobile and web.

Comprehensive Reporting

Real-time trade confirmations, margin details, transaction cost analysis, sophisticated portfolio analysis and more.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell any eligible US or European stocks/ETFs using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific purchase price rather than quantity of shares.

Free Trading Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.

Free Account Tools

Manage taxes and corporate actions, learn about T+1 settlement and trade allocations, and read about additional tools and services available to clients.

API Solutions

Our proprietary API and FIX CTCI solutions let institutions create their own automated, rules-based trading system that takes advantage of our high-speed order routing and broad market depth.

Create and Manage Your Complete Portfolio

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG scores from Refinitiv give you and your clients a new set of tools for making investment decisions based on more than just financial factors.

PortfolioAnalyst

Link investment, banking, checking, incentive plan and credit card accounts into a complete portfolio view to calculate returns, understand risks and measure performance against benchmarks.

Impact Dashboard

Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share the values held by your clients.

A Broker You Can Trust

When placing your money with a broker, you need to make sure your broker is secure and can endure through good and bad times. Our strong capital position, conservative balance sheet and automated risk controls are designed to protect IBKR and our clients from large trading losses.

IBKR

Nasdaq Listed

$14.1B

Equity Capital*

74.6%

Privately Held*

$10.2B

Excess Regulatory Capital*

2.56M

Client Accounts*

1.931M

Daily Avg Revenue Trades*


IBKR Protection
IBKR Broker You Can Trust

*Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.

Investors' Marketplace

600+

investment
services

320+

research
services

450+

technology
services

200+

administrative
services

40+

business dev
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The Investors' Marketplace lets individual traders and investors, institutions and third-party service providers meet and do business together.

Search for and do business with multiple advisors, brokers, and wealth managers. Access dozens of advisor portfolios, including Smart Beta portfolios, offered by Interactive Advisors. Accredited investors and qualified purchasers can search for, research and invest with hedge funds.

  • Advertise your services at no cost and reach individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Locate third-party vendors offering API and FIX CTCI solutions.
  • Find third-party, institutional-caliber research providers and access research directly through Trader Workstation (TWS).
IBKR Campus

Traders' Academy

Webinars

Traders' Insight

Podcasts

Quant Blog

Student Trading Lab

On-Demand Educational Resources – Never Stop Learning

Even the most experienced traders or investors need to keep learning to stay ahead. Interactive Brokers provides several resources to help you better understand IBKR products and services, markets and technology.

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Award Winning Platform & Services

StockBrokers.com 2024 rated #1 for Professional Trading

#1 Professional Trading
#1 International Trading

Nerdwallet Award

Best Online Broker,
for Advanced Traders

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2023 by Barron's

#1 Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Investopedia 2024 Award - Best for advanced traders

Best for
Advanced Traders

BrokerChooser 2024 Award - Best Online Broker

Best Online Broker

Individual, Joint, Trust and RSP/TFSA Account Structures

Account Types

Interactive Brokers Canada offers the following account types:

  • Individual, which includes the following sub-types:
    • Individual
    • Joint (two parties only)
    • Trust:
      • Informal Trust (same as individual application for IB Canada)
      • Formal Trust (start individual application, then select Trust)
    • Registered, which includes the following sub-types:
      • Regular Retirement Savings Plan
      • Spousal Retirement Savings Plan
      • Tax-Free Savings Accounts

Accounts are geared towards professional/active traders and investors; therefore we require the following from customers:

  • Good or extensive product knowledge for any product you wish to trade.
  • You must have executed at least 100 trades for any product type, or 100 simulated trades in our real-time demo.
  • Prior execution of 100 or more trades (any product).

Open an Individual, Joint or Retirement Account

For information regarding your account, contact Interactive Brokers.

Looking for a different account type? Visit our website for information about the Family Advisor or account.

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Disclosures

  1. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers." View our margin rates for more information.
  2. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of April 2, 2024.
  3. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  4. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  5. Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.
  6. Any discussion or mention of an ETF is not to be construed as a recommendation, promotion or solicitation. All investors should review and consider associated investment risks, charges and expenses of the investment company or fund prior to investing. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.
  7. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.

Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) and Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Know Your Advisor: View the CIRO AdvisorReport. Trading of securities and derivatives may involve a high degree of risk and investors should be prepared for the risk of losing their entire investment and losing further amounts. Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than using cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines. Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. is an order execution-only dealer and does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding the purchase or sale of any securities or derivatives. Our registered office is located at 1800 McGill College Avenue, Suite 2106, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3J6, Canada.


Know Your Advisor: View the CIRO AdvisorReport