Professional Traders and Investors Choose Interactive Brokers

We are the largest US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 939,000 trades per day 1

1. First Quarter 2018 Results


Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2018!*


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Lower Your Costs to Maximize Your Return

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

We offer lower commissions, no ticket charges; no minimums; no technology, software, platform, or reporting fees; and low financing rates, with higher loan values on portfolio margin accounts over $100K. Click below to see how our low costs compare to other brokers.

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Support 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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Lowest Margin
Rates

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the Barron's 2017 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

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Stock Yield
Enhancement Program

Earn income on your fully-paid stock shares in our Stock Yield Enhancement Program. The program lets us borrow your shares in exchange for cash collateral, and then lend the shares to traders who are willing to pay a fee to borrow them. You will be paid a loan fee each day that your stock is on loan.

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Your Gateway to the World's Markets

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

100Markets

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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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. 18.1% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 81.9% 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 10% of our equity capital.

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  1. Includes Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates.

Investors' Marketplace

Investors and clients can meet and interact with third-party service providers to connect and conduct business.

500 +

investment
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300 +

research
services

400 +

technology
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160 +

administrative
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business development
services

  • 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.

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.

Webinars

We offer an extensive program of free trader webinars. Watch, listen, and ask questions from your home or office computer as our webinar instructors clearly describe our technology, trading, and markets around the world. Our webinars are also recorded so if you can’t attend a live webinar, you can experience it on demand at your own convenience.

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Courses and Interactive Tours

Take one of our courses to explore stocks, options, futures and Forex trading, or get up to speed quickly on Trader Workstation and TWS trading tools with one of our interactive tours.

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IB Traders’ Insight

Traders’ Insight is a key resource for market participants seeking timely commentary directly from industry professionals on the front lines of today's fast-moving markets.

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And more...

Traders’ University gives you easy access to a variety of documentation, including all of our users’ guides, TWS Cheat Sheets, QuickStart guides, FAQs and more to help you learn how to use our platforms, tools and services.

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Open an Account

We offer many customer account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of individual traders and investors, including Individual, Joint, and Trust accounts.





Account Information

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).


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