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Online Trading - Why Interactive Brokers?

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

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Global Market Access

Clients in over 200 countries and territories trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds, crypto and more on 150 global markets from a single unified platform.

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Fund your account in 24 currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies.

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Scan world markets for undervalued stocks with IBKR GlobalAnalyst.

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Lowest Costs*

  • Commissions start at USD 0 on US listed stocks and ETFs with low commissions on other products, and there are no added spreads, ticket charges or account minimums.1

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  • Earn extra income on your lendable shares.

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Which Plan is Best for You?

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IBKR Lite provides retail clients with USD 0 commissions on US listed stock and ETF trades.


IBKR Pro is for sophisticated investors and active traders. It accesses IB SmartRoutingSM. IB SmartRoutingSM helps support best execution by searching for the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations across exchanges and dark pools.

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Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.

  1. IBKR Lite provides commission-free trades in US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs. For complete information, see ibkr.com/commissions.
  2. View our margin rates for more information.
  3. Restrictions apply. For additional information on interest rates, click here. Credit interest rate as of 11/04/2022.

Award-winning Trading Platforms

Whether you’re a beginning investor or an advanced trader, we have a platform for you.

Trading Platforms by Trading Experience

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
IBKR GlobalTrader

Simply trade global stocks, options, ETFs, mutual funds, and crypto from your mobile device.

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Client Portal

Our easy-to-use web application is your one-stop destination to check quotes and place trades, see account balances, get reports, and manage your account.

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IBKR Mobile

Easily trade and monitor your IBKR account on-the-go from your mobile device.

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Trader Workstation (TWS)

Our flagship desktop platform designed for active traders and investors who trade multiple products and require power and flexibility.

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From our easy-to-use Excel API to our industrial strength FIX API, we offer APIs for every experience level.

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Specialty Trading Platforms by Trading Experience

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
IBKR EventTrader

Our web-based platform for trading Event Contracts makes it easy for investors to trade on their knowledge or opinion about a specific question with a "yes or no" outcome.

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An app that makes it easy to put your money where your heart is. Download to your iOS or Android device (tablet or smartphone) and find and invest in companies that share your values, options or cryptocurrencies.

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Which Platform is Best for You?

Our award-winning platforms are powerful enough for professional traders
but designed for everyone. Pick one platform or use them all.

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Premier Technology

Leverage Technology Built to Help You
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Research and News

Discover new investment opportunities with over 200 free and premium research and news providers.

Free Trading Tools

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

Order Types and Algos

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

Comprehensive Reporting

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

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.


Nasdaq Listed


Equity Capital*


Privately Held*


Excess Regulatory Capital*


Client Accounts*


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 by clicking here.

On-Demand Educational Resources at Interactive Brokers

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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Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2021 by Barron's

#1 Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

StockBrokers.com 2022 rated #1 for Professional Trading

#1 Professional Trading
#1 Offering of Investments

Benzinga Award

Lifetime Achievement,
Best Paper Trading Platform

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2021 by Barron's

#1 Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Investopedia 2022 Award - Overall

4.6 out of 5 stars

NerdWallet Award

Best Broker for
Low-Cost Investing

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