Solutions for Individual Investors and Traders

IBKR's low costs and global market access help maximize your returns.4 Earn extra income1, borrow at low rates, spend directly against your account and invest globally from a single account.

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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Rated #1 - Best Online Broker 2018!*


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* See ibkr.com/info for full disclosure

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™.

120Markets

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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Integrated Investment Management

Earn, Borrow, Spend and Invest Worldwide from One Account


Open a single IBKR Integrated Investment Account and get the best financial deal without the hassle of having to transfer between accounts. Directly deposit your paycheck and instantly earn high interest, invest in stocks, options, futures, forex and fixed income around the world at low cost and spend when needed with Bill Pay or our Debit Mastercard®. If you have the need to borrow, you can do so at the lowest rates.3

Earn

Earn market rate interest on your idle balances and earn extra income by lending your fully paid shares. Directly deposit your paycheck and instantly earn high interest1.

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Borrow

Borrow against your account whenever needed at extremely low, market determined rates.

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Spend

Use our Bill Pay to pay any expense. Our Debit Mastercard allows you to make purchases anywhere or automatically pay off your existing credit card each month and maximize your card rewards.

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Invest

Invest in stocks, options, futures, forex and fixed income on over 120 global exchanges at low cost2.

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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 $6 billion1. 17.8% of IBG LLC is owned by the publicly traded company, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and the remaining 82.2% 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 debt securities, 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.

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research
services

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technology
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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.

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, Trust, IRA and UGMA/UTMA accounts.


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The registration system will be unavailable from approximately October 22, 2018, 6:00 ET to October 22, 2018, 6:45 ET due to scheduled maintenance.

Individual, Joint and Retirement Accounts


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What You Need

Trust and UGMA/UTMA Accounts



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Account Types: Traders or Investors
  • INDIVIDUAL: Account owned and used by a single person.
  • JOINT: Account owned and used by two people.
  • TRUST: Account where the securities are registered in the name of the trust, while a Trustee controls the management of investments.
  • IRA: Individual Retirement Account. Click here for additional information..
  • UGMA/UTMA: Account for a Custodian of a minor who is a US resident.

Add up to five optional Power of Attorney users.

Account Information

IBKR accounts are intended for active / professional traders and investors. Clients are asked to demonstrate:

  • Good to extensive product knowledge for any product you wish to trade.

Accounts are accepted from citizens or residents of all countries except citizens or residents of those countries or regions that are on the sanction list of the US Office of Foreign Asset Controls or similar lists, or other countries determined to be higher risk. Click here for a list of available countries.

Minimum Age Requirements:

  • Margin Account: 21 years of age
  • Cash Account: 18 years of age

IRA accounts are only available for individual US citizens living anywhere and US resident aliens.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.

A UGMA/UTMA account is only available as a cash-only account and is intended for the Custodian of a minor who is a legal US resident and a US citizen. The minimum deposit to set up a UGMA/UTMA is USD 3,000 (or USD equivalent).





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

Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance.
You may lose more than your initial investment.
  1. Credit interest rate as of 10/01/2018. USD credit interest is paid on balances over USD 10,000 in securities accounts with Net Asset Value exceeding USD 100,000. For more information, see ibkr.com/interest.
  2. Barron's estimated a customer's monthly costs at each of the 16 brokers in the 2018 "Best Online Broker" ranking. Interactive Brokers was the lowest cost for the Frequent and Occasional trader. For complete information, click here.

Margin loan rates and credit interest rates are subject to change without prior notice.

BY USING THE INTERACTIVE BROKERS DEBIT MASTERCARD YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT AND FEE SCHEDULE, IF ANY. This card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. "Metropolitan Commercial Bank" and "Metropolitan" are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank© 2014.

All interest and borrowing activity is through Interactive Brokers LLC. Please see your customer agreement with Interactive Brokers LLC for further details.

Card program marketed and administered by Interactive Brokers LLC, the Program Manager of the Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard.

  1. According to Barron's Online Broker Survey 2018: All Together Now, March 26, 2018. Lowest margin fees of any broker listed in Barron's survey of accounts having $100k or more in assets with margin rates of $10k, $25k, $50k and 100k balances.
  2. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.