Stock Trading

Robust stock trading tools with a far extended access to
expand your investment horizon

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

Actively buy and hold stocks. Invest for dividend income or capital appreciation. Keep track of small-cap, mid-cap or large-cap company shares. Choose domestic or international opportunities. Our equity trading strategies will take you exactly where you want to go.

Lower fees, increased Trade

Put more of your investment profit to work and pay less brokerage fees using our industry-low equity commission structure and dividend sharing programs. The result is a possible increase in profit.

  • Trade stocks for as low as $0.005 per US share, all-in.
  • Capture best price execution., with costs around 8 cents per $1,000, all-in.
  • Generate income on your fully held shares by lending them to other
    traders via our Stock Yield Enhancement Program.

One World, One Account

Buy and sell stocks and other securities in 135 markets in 33 countries, all
from a single account.

  • Stay connected to global securities markets, 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.
  • Convert currencies for international stock trading at rates that are
    among the most competitive in the online brokerage industry.
  • Trade and multiple foreign denominated assets from one account.

Multiple Trading

Platforms
Trader Workstation (TWS) is the
engine operating our securities
trading operation, and it is
accessible across numerous
platforms: Desktop, Mobile
(iOS and Android) including the Web.

  • Desktop – Our flagship platform
    designed for active traders and
    investors who trade multiple
    products.
  • Mobile – For on-the-go traders
    and investors who need to stay
    connected.
  • IB WebTrader –
    Our comprehensive web-based
    trading platform that is firewall
    compatible.

Industry-Leading tools of trading

Our suite of trading tools supply investors with a wide range of solutions to improve performance and lower transaction costs:

  • Our strong suite or Order Types and Algos supplies state-of-the-art trading capabilities to help you speed execution, lower risk and improve overall costs.
  • Our SmartRoutingSM software frequently scans competing markets and automatically routes orders directly to the best ECN or market center. Not only taking into account the price but also factors such as the accessibility of automatic order execution.
  • Our suite of Option Labs offers support to assist you in discovering and implementing optimal options trading strategies. With our Option Strategy Lab,
    Probability Lab and Options Trader tools, you can design simple or complex multi-leg option orders based on your own price and instability forecast.

Pay Lower Commissions;
Earn Potentially Higher Returns

Our commission rates range between $0.15 and $0.70 per US options
contract.

  • Fixed – Infrequent traders
    pay a low, flat rate per contract,
    inclusive of all fees.
  • Tiered – Active traders pay
    less per transaction, and may
    earn exchange rebates for
    higher volumes.

Customizable fee schedules are available for low and high frequency traders:

OptionTrader is our proprietary trading tool for executing speculative trades or building complex, multi-leg orders to hedge a position. From a single screen, users can:

  • Trade a full range of options contracts – including equity, index and currency – on the major exchanges in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Create combinations that pair options with stocks, financial futures, foreign exchange contracts and bonds to express views on:
  • Market direction
  • Volatility
  • Time decay
  • Profit potential loss potenstial

Trade options side-by-side on a
single screen with substitute asset
classes, such as foreign exchange,
stocks, bonds and futures.T+1 accelerated stock settlement supports the purchasing of new
shares to cover assigned options,
thereby avoiding a potentially
higher tax liability.

A Robust Set of Tools for Evaluating and Trading Options

Our comprehensive product suite of tools and algorithms help investors design option strategies thatmanage risk, produce income and generate capital appreciation.

Options Analytics

Manipulate key option pricing criteria – including price, time and implied volatility – and visualize the impact on premiums.

  • Display the respective risk scenarios – Delta, Gamma, Theta and Vega. –for call and put options for the current time period through expiration

Options Portfolio

Our algorithm analyzes the risk/return profile of multiple options trading strategies to deliver low-cost trading solutions.

  • Options Portfolio continuously and efficiently scours market data for low-cost option strategies to bring a portfolio in line with user-defined objectives for the Greek risk dimensions
    (Delta, Gamma, Theta and Vega).

Options Strategy Lab

Generate potentially profitable stock and option combinations, based on your forecast for stock and ETF prices, market volatility and other market variables.

  • Trade directly from Strategy Lab once you have identified a viable strategy.

Probability Lab

Use this tool to redefine the price and volatility outlook for an underlying stock orETF, and identify potentially profitable options strategies, based on that view.

  • Calculate, visualize and adjust the profit potential of complex combination trades with just a few
    mouse clicks.

Take advantage of Trader Workstation’s real-time technical, fundamental and price/risk analysis tools. Trade large or complex orders with the help of an experienced broker at our Stocks and Options Trade Desk. Each broker on our trade desk has over 15 years trading experience, and will strive to get the best possible execution for your trades.

Competitive Commission Pricing

Buy and sell futures at commission rates that are among the lowest in the online trading industry.

Hedge a position or speculate on price movements in more than 30 financial markets in North America, Europe and Asia, using the following futures contracts:

  • Agricultural
  • Currency
  • Soft commodity
  • Energy
  • Equity index
  • Fixed income
  • Interest rate
  • Metals
  • Narrow-based indices
  • Single-stock
  • Volatility index futures and more.

Trade futures side-by-side on a single screen with substitute asset classes, such as foreign exchange, stocks, bonds, and options.

Driving Trading Efficiency with Technology

We constantly expand our comprehensive suite of order types, trading algorithms and applications to provide clients with an efficient trading experience.

SpreadTrader

Seamlessly integrated into Trader Workstation, SpreadTrader is the single-screen command center for managing futures positions.

ComboTrader

Create proprietary combination order strategies or choose from multiple templates with pre-defined programs to execute futures trades.

Index Arbitrage Meter

Analyze index arbitrage strategies with the Index Arbitrage Meter, our measurement tool that illustrates the spread between futures contracts and their respective spot prices.

Trade a range of futures across multiple market centers, at commission rates that are among the lowest in the online brokerage industry.

Use Our Free Bond Search Tool and See How Much You Can Save

Launch Bond Search Tool

Enjoy low and fully transparent commissions on bonds, with no mark-up on bond prices. Access a full universe of US government securities, 25,614 corporate bonds, 860,977 municipal securities and 26,237 CDs.

Obtain the Bond Challenge

Search and compare available yields against those of other brokers. For corporate bonds, simply enter a suitable maturity date range into the search tool and click View Results to browse availability. Clicking the Yield or Maturity column headers will set your search results. IBKR customers can enter orders and engage with each other by posting bids and offers.

Search and compare available yields against those of other brokers. For corporate bonds, simply enter a suitable maturity date range into the search tool and click View Results to browse availability. Clicking the Yield or Maturity column headers will sort your search results. IBKR clients can enter orders and interact with each other by posting bids and offers.

IBKR acts as an agency broker and charges from 2.5 to 10 bps on corporate bonds, with a USD 1.00 minimum per order. We pass through the highest of all bids and lowest of all offers available at the electronic venues we access.

Obtain the Bond Challenge

We encourage our clients to execute their own bids or offers for issues of interest

In addition, we have the capacity to cross orders in TRACE eligible and specific non-TRACE eligible corporate bonds internally on our integrated ATS should clients post greater bids or greater offers on our platform than in the market, improving the chances of a favorable fill.

IBKR offers direct market access to US, Canadian and European corporate bonds, US government securities, US Municipal bonds,1,900+ non-US Sovereign bonds in Asia and Europe, Euro-denominated government bonds, fixed income futures and fixed income options, all from a single integrated account

Discover the strengths of bond trading at MEXEM:

  • Depth and Breadth of Offering – IBKR supplies numerous fixed income bonds to meet your trading needs. Trade municipal, corporate, or treasury bonds all from a single integrated account and single trading screen.
  • Client Bond Quotes for Trading in TWS – Unlike traditional bond platforms, our clients can both see and place bid and offer quotes for US corporate bonds. Non-marketable limit orders that meet or surpass the existing best quote will be included in the IBKR market data for other IBKR clients to trade.
  • Comparable Bonds All in One Place – To help secure fair pricing and make it easy to compare municipal bonds with comparable characteristics, TWS automatically shows a table of comparable bonds for each bond order. You can submit a Request for Quote on any of the presented bonds directly from within this table.

We route orders to further liquidity suppliers including a number of major global banks. Bond orders are SmartRouted to numerous bond market centers including:

  • Bloomberg AILS
  • Euronext
  • Tradeweb Direct
  • ICE BondPoint
  • ICE MuniCenter
  • NYSE Bonds

And assorted additional global bond venues.

  • Submit Corporate and Municipal Bond RFQs – Submit a Request for Quote on a bond that has no existing quote, to potentially improve upon an existing quote, or to get a quote for a particular trade size.

Get access to most electronically traded bonds at low and secure prices.

As a growing sector of the investment products universe, ETFs are well suited for implementing a variety of investment opportunities.

Use ETFs to establish a core allocation, diversify existing portfolios, or implement new strategies.

ETFs trade much like stocks:

  • Capitalize on short-term fluctuations in the market by trading ETFs in Trader Workstation (TWS).
  • Invest in a wide range of equity and bond indices on 28 exchanges in 14 countries, including short ETFs and leveraged ETFs.
  • Take advantage of greater liquidity through hands-on trading.
  • ETFs are supported in options trading and short selling.
  • Enjoy greater securities through daily reporting of the ETF’s holdings.

ETFs hold some advantages vs. Mutual Funds:

BenefitETFsMutual Funds
Diversification
Active fund management
Lower expense ratios
Hands-on intraday trading
Financial transparencyPortfolio Holding Reported DailyPortfolio Holding Reported Semiannually or Quarterly
Options trading
Stagnant index
Short selling
Time control
Dividends reinvested automatically

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Use the Interactive Brokers Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator to identify and invest in lower cost ETFs with similar strategies to higher-fee mutual funds.

Start reducing your stock trading costs and begin increasing your return with IBKR

As a growing sector of the investment products universe, ETFs are well suited for implementing a variety of investment opportunities.

Use ETFs to establish a core allocation, diversify existing portfolios, or implement new strategies.

  • Unlike most firms, IBKR never charges a custody fee.
  • Over 8,300 funds are available with no transaction fees, with fee funds outside the US charging EUR 4.95 (or equivalent).
  • The Marketplace is fund-agnostic – there is no conflict of interest as we do not offer proprietary funds.
  • Fund value is added in equity with loan value to increase client margin buying power.

Use our Mutual Fund Inventory Search Tool to identify funds by country of your residence, commission charged, fund type or fund family.

Choose the Best Account Type for You

Individual Accounts

Joint Accounts

Retirement Accounts

Trust Accounts

Friends and Family Advisor

Institutional Accounts

STEP 1

Complete the Application

It only takes a few minutes

 

STEP 2

Fund Your Account

Connect your bank or transfer an account

STEP 3

Get Started Trading

Take your investing to the next level