The combination of both internal supply and external relationships allows us to offer our clients a vast array of securities to trade:
In addition to the Stock Yield Enhancement Program, we offer a variety of securities financing tools:
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.
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.
|Execution Price Improvement Comparison*|
(per 100 shares)
(per 100 shares)
Net Dollar Price Improvement vs. National Best Bid/Offer 1
*Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc., (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that Interactive Brokers' US stock and options price executions were significantly better than the industry's during the second half of 2014. 2
Our trading platforms have been designed with the professional trader in mind:
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.
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.
Our proprietary API and FIX CTCI solutions let institutions create their own automated rule-based trading system that takes advantage of our high-speed order routing and broad market depth.
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.
IB's Order Management System (OMS) makes it easy to submit, stage, manage and track client orders whether they are received electronically via FIX, input directly by traders or placed over the phone.
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.
PortfolioAnalyst, our online reporting and analysis interface, lets you analyze the performance of your account portfolio online by creating and saving customizable PDF reports based on a set of measurement criteria and optionally comparing the data to selected industry benchmarks.
Run and customize activity statements to view detailed information about your account activity, including positions, cash balances, transactions, and more.
Create statement templates called Flex Queries, which let you customize your activity data at the most granular level and download in XML or text format.
Save your statements in PDF or Excel format, or download them to a variety of third-party formats such as Quicken, Tradelog or CapTools.
Daily margin reports detail requirements by underlying.
TCA tracks the quality of your orders’ transaction prices versus market conditions either at the time the orders were submitted or after the trade executes.
Tax Optimizer lets you change your tax lot-matching method to optimize your gains and losses.
We offer two types of Proprietary Trading Group account structures. Both account types provide institutions with the flexibility of trade execution, clearing and prime broker services all within the same account.
Multiple users can view and modify other traders' activity.
Link to Administrators for the purpose of providing administrative services such as reporting. Shop for registered Administrators at the Administrator Marketplace.
Master, sub accounts and users are part of the same legal entity.
Funds are deposited in the master account and transferred between the master and sub accounts to control individual trader limits.
Initial margining is determined for each individual account, while maintenance margining is determined at a consolidated account level.
Master users can set trading limits on individual sub accounts based on order size and value.
Link to Administrators for the purpose of providing administrative services such as reporting to your sub accounts. Shop for registered Administrators at the Administrator Marketplace.
For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at 1 (202) 371-8300.