Interactive Brokers Makes It Easy to Manage Your Group

Our Family Group Accounts provide easy management, trading and reporting for multiple accounts under a single login

Rated Best Online Broker Again,
for the Fourth Consecutive Year!*


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* Interactive Brokers was ranked with the highest total score for the fourth year in a row, according to Barron's "How Secure Is Your Securities Portfolio" - March 9, 2015. Criteria included Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Lower Your Costs to Maximize Your Return

Our transparent, low commissions and financing rates, and best price executions minimize your costs to help you maximize your returns.

Generate Higher Returns

Lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; and no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees. Low financing rates, and higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K.

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Best Price Execution

Most brokers trade against your orders or sell them to others to execute who will trade against them. The resulting poor execution probably costs you more than the commission you pay. IB SmartRoutingSM continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations.

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Frequent Trader's 1 Monthly Costs

Barron's estimated a customer's monthly costs at each of the 18 brokers in this year's "Best Online Broker" ranking. Interactive Brokers was the best deal for both the occasional and frequent trader.

Lowest
Interactive Brokers $839
eOption $875
Lightspeed Trading $1,200
Livevol $1,339
Merrill Edge 2 $1,633
Highest
E*Trade $2,947
Scottrade $2,831
Charles Schwab $2,758
Fidelity $2,529
Average (18 brokers) $2,122

All costs assume customer has a minimum of $100,000 in assets with broker.

  1. Frequent Trader: 100 stocks and 100 options trades plus $30,000 in margin debt.
  2. Assumes customer qualifies for 100 free stocks trades per month.

Trade on over 100 market centers in 24 countries.

Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDs
from a single IB Universal Account™.

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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.

Innovative Technology

We’ve been building trading technology that provides competitive pricing, speed, size, diversity of global products and advanced trading tools to our clients for 38 years.

Trading Platforms

Our trading platforms have been designed with the professional trader in mind:

  • Optimize your trading speed and efficiency with our market maker-designed Trader Workstation (TWS).
  • Trade your IB account on-the-go from just about any mobile device with mobileTWS.
  • Use our HTML-based WebTrader, a clean and simple interface that works from behind a firewall.

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Advanced Trading Tools

Our suite of Option Labs and advanced trading tools offer support to help you discover and implement optimal trading strategies. For example, our Probability Lab offers a practical way to think about options without the complicated mathematics, and the Option Strategy Lab lets you create simple and complex multi-leg option orders based on your own price and volatility forecast.

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Order Types and Algos

Trader Workstation (TWS) supports over order types, from the most basic limit order to advanced trading to the most complex algorithmic trading, to help you execute a wide variety of trading strategies.

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Sophisticated Risk Management

Real-time market-risk management and real-time monitoring provide a comprehensive measure of risk exposure across multiple asset classes around the globe and real-time data that gives you the edge you need to react quickly to the markets.

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Comprehensive Reporting

Our statements and reports include real-time trade confirmations, margin details, transaction cost analysis, sophisticated portfolio analysis, tax optimization and a variety of other supplemental reports.

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Securities Financing

From trade date to settlement date, our Securities Financing solutions provide depth of availability, transparent rates, global reach and automated lending and borrowing tools to professional traders.

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Strength and Security

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 $5 billion1. % of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining % 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 is less than % of our equity capital.

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Family Accounts
For individuals benefiting from a power of attorney or trading authorization from close family members and wishing to trade multiple accounts from a single interface for close family members.

Non-registered individuals may manage multiple sub-account(s) for a maximum of 5 close family members only. Corporations may not open master accounts.

For information regarding your account, contact Interactive Brokers by clicking here.

For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at 1 (202) 371-8300.


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.
  • Prior execution of 100 or more trades (any product).