IBKR Advantage

Earn Market Rate Interest on Your Uninvested Cash Balances

As an Interactive Brokers client, you are likely aware that client accounts are eligible to receive credit interest on long-settled cash balances in their securities accounts. After recent increases in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve, Interactive Brokers now pays up to USD 1.08% on uninvested cash balances. If the Fed raise interest rates by 75 basis points at the end of the month, this rate will likely rise to USD 1.83% because the interest IBKR pays rises in tandem with Fed interest rate increases.

Accounts with a Net Asset Value (NAV) of USD 100,000 (or equivalent) or more are paid interest at the full rate for which they are eligible. Accounts with NAV of less than USD 100,000 (or equivalent) receive interest at rates proportional to the size of the account.

For example, an account with a NAV of USD 50,000 earns credit interest at a rate equal to one-half the rate paid by IBKR to accounts with a NAV of USD 100,000 or more.

Interest accrues and is payable daily. IBKR posts the interest payments monthly on the third business day of the following month. IBKR uses a blended rate based on the tiers outlined on our website. The tiers on which interest rates are based are subject to change without prior notification.

For balances held in CHF, DKK, EUR or SEK, IBKR may apply an effective negative rate to long balances held. The negative rate applied to accounts holding these currencies is the same regardless of account size. For other currencies in which the benchmark rate plus the interest rate paid is less than zero, the interest paid is 0%.

Restrictions apply. For additional information on interest rates click here. click here.

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Traders' Insight Radio Podcasts

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Introducing
Traders' Insight Radio

Traders' Insight Radio is a new podcast series that interviews thought leaders from across the financial services industry. We discuss a wide range of interesting topics, including the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on markets, market volatility, global political dynamics, cryptocurrencies and more.

  • A Penny Saved is a Dollar Earned (When You're Trading Options at IBKR)
    Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and Founder of Interactive Brokers, explains why IBKR's proprietary best execution technology offers real cost savings for traders, and why the firm's history as a pioneering market maker gives them insights that other firms simply don't have.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Equity Options but Were Too Frightened to Ask
    Why do commodity call options cost more than put options? Why does equity market protection cost more than bullish exposure? In this podcast former market-maker Matt Cashman, now educational instructor at the OCC, explains key options concepts such as skew and volatility.
  • What's Your Investment Game Plan?
    What tools are available to help you go from financial hobbyist to savvy investor? Find out, as IBKR senior market analyst Steven Levine jumps into the financial education arena with Game Plan CEO and founder Vin McCaffrey, along with IBKR's director of trading education Andrew Wilkinson, for an exciting discussion about how they are providing – and collaborating – on offering critical, finance-related content to collegiate and professional athletes.

Traders' Insight radio's audience includes both sophisticated traders and novice investors. The latest episodes are available for free on the Traders' Insight blog, from TWS, Client Portal and IBKR Mobile, and via popular podcasting services.

GlobalTrader App

NEW TOOL

IBKR GlobalTrader:
Simple. Worldwide. Stock Trading.

IBKR GlobalTrader is a simple mobile trading application that lets investors trade stocks on over 90 stock markets from around the world, including the NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE and HKSE. The app provides clients of any experience level with a streamlined design and many of our powerful trading features.

The app includes:

  • Fractional Shares: Trade with as little as USD 1, regardless of share price.
  • Swap: With a single tap, investors can buy the stocks they want and sell the ones they don't, at the same dollar amount.
  • Crypto Trading: IBKR GlobalTrader facilitates trades of Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) for clients who are eligible for cryptocurrency trading.
  • Free Educational Resources: Investors can continually learn more about markets, trading and investing.

Recent enhancements include:

  • Enhanced portfolio reporting capabilities, including P&L and displaying other column values on the Portfolio page.
  • Added dividend history.

In addition, we will soon add support for options trading.

As an Interactive Brokers client, you can download the app and immediately log in using your existing credentials. Download IBKR GlobalTrader, show the app to your friends, and start enjoying a simplified trading experience.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial.

Trading in digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, is especially risky and is only for individuals with a high-risk tolerance and the financial ability to sustain losses. All trading and custody of digital assets is provided by Paxos Trust Company ("Paxos") in an account held in your name at Paxos. Digital assets held with Paxos are not protected by SIPC. Eligibility restrictions apply. For more information, please see ibkr.com/crypto.

INTERACTIVE BROKERS LLC IS A MEMBER OF NFA AND IS SUBJECT TO NFA'S REGULATORY OVERSIGHT AND EXAMINATIONS. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT NFA DOES NOT HAVE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY OVER UNDERLYING OR SPOT VIRTUAL CURRENCY PRODUCTS OR TRANSACTIONS OR VIRTUAL CURRENCY EXCHANGES, CUSTODIANS OR MARKET.

Fractional Trading

NEW TOOLS

Too Expensive?
Not Anymore with Fractional Trading for US and European Shares

Interactive Brokers now offers fractional trading for European stocks. Fractional trading lets you purchase as little as USD 1 of almost any available US or European stock, experiment with trading and investing without committing substantial sums of money or learn about building and rebalancing diversified portfolios.

You can request permission for fractional trading of stock orders by logging in to Client Portal and selecting the User Profile > Settings > Trading Permission menu item. Under stocks, click "Add" and then “Global (Trade in Fractions)", then Save to enable.

Once enabled, you can trade fractional shares from our IBKR Mobile, IBKR GlobalTrader, IMPACT App, Client Portal or Trader Workstation (TWS) trading platforms. When placing an order, simply tap or click the quantity field to show the size wand, use the toggle to switch between dollars or fractional share quantity and enter the quantity for your order.

Please let us know what you think by sending feedback to fractions-feedback@ibkr.com.

IMPACT App

NEW TOOL

Carbon Offsets can help Lower Carbon Emissions

You can now use the IMPACT App to offset a selection of carbon-emitting activities, a specific carbon-emitting activity, or a custom amount of "carbon tons".

  • Make a Difference, Quickly and Easily
    Use your IBKR account to make a lasting difference and reduce your carbon footprint. Simply pick from a list of preset activities and purchase offsets using your account.
  • Track Your Impact
    As you offset your footprint, we keep track of the number of tons of carbon you've neutralized both in the app and in your statements so you can easily see the difference you've made.
  • Protect the Planet. Seamlessly.
    IBKR handles the behind-the-scenes work, sourcing carbon credits and retiring them with the appropriate agencies to make protecting the planet a seamless process.

As an Interactive Brokers client, you can download the app and immediately log in using your existing credentials. Make an impact – download IMPACT, show the app to your friends, and use the app to better align your portfolio with the kind of world you want to create!

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

The IMPACT application is a product of Interactive Brokers ("IBKR") that allows clients to generate analysis of their IBKR brokerage accounts using environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") data provided by unaffiliated third-party data providers along with proprietary in-house algorithms and trade and account data contained in IBKR's systems. For more information, please see the "Interactive Brokers Disclosure regarding Use of IMPACT Dashboard and IMPACT App."

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial.

Refer a Friend
Refer a Friend

REMINDER

Refer a Friend. Earn USD 200.

As an experienced investor or trader, you already appreciate the value of Interactive Brokers' platforms and tools. Share this knowledge with your friends and family so they can also benefit from IBKR's low costs, access to global markets, and premier technology.

Interactive Brokers' Refer a Friend program allows eligible clients to earn USD 200 for each person they refer to IBKR. Also, your referral is eligible to earn up to USD 1,000 of IBKR stock. Spread the word - refer a friend to IBKR today!

You can view a summary of your referrals at any time by logging in to Client Portal.

Referrers are limited to 15 referrals per year and 30 referrals total. Residents of Japan, Spain and Israel are not eligible to participate in the program. Residents of Canada are eligible to participate as referrers and receive the USD 200 referral bonus but are ineligible to earn IBKR stock.

Visit our website or visit our FAQs for additional information on program requirements, terms and conditions, and restrictions.

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New Forum

Interactive Brokers for Advisors on LinkedIn

We invite our Registered Investment Advisor clients to join Interactive Brokers for Advisors, our LinkedIn group for IBKR advisor clients.

The group serves as an interactive forum for learning how to grow your business on the IBKR platform. Engage in discussion with our team of dedicated professionals and use the group to learn more about how IBKR helps advisors create competitive advantage, efficiently manage their business, and serve clients at low cost.

  • Advisor Tip: Automatically Create Additional Client Applications
    Did you know that you can use Advisor Portal to create additional accounts quickly and easily for a current client, with each account accessible from a single username for smooth and efficient management?
  • The IBKR Client Risk Profile Tool
    The IBKR Client Risk Profile tool helps you develop a detailed risk profile for your client, which may help you determine the most suitable investments for your clients based on each client's risk capacity, risk need and risk tolerance.
  • Using Advisor Portal's CRM Groups
    Portal's CRM includes Groups, a feature for segmenting your contacts to help you improve service and support, drive sales, improve retention, achieve higher productivity, and manage more efficiently.
  • Better Understand Clients with Account Queries
    Use over 40 fields to segment your client base by account attributes, demographics, investment objectives or engagement. Create greater client value by uncovering hidden dynamics, spotting niche opportunities, or creating "mass customization" capabilities to serve similar clients.

Join the conversation today!

IBKR Trading Platform

New Tools

New Features Added to IBKR Trading Platforms

We recently added functionality to Trader Workstation (TWS) and Client Portal to deliver a powerful and seamless trading experience across our platforms, whether you are trading from your desktop or on-the-go.

IBKR Mobile
  • Trade Worldwide actionable news feed added.
  • We added support for Australian Security Exchange (ASX) futures products, which trade on YTM basis rather than currency price.
  • Limited support for directed exchanges is now available.
  • We made it easier to activate IB Key from the SMS screen.
  • Redesigned Events Calendar: Stay on top of current and upcoming economic and corporate events for companies around the globe. Use filters to view only companies in your portfolio and Watchlists, limit the events display to specific types, like corporate actions, corporate events, economic events, US IPOs, Econoday events and more.
Client Portal
  • New Menus: We introduced a new menu structure that makes it easier to monitor and place trades from Portal, access your watchlists, view market overviews, access integrated market scanners, and read news affecting your investments.
  • Wide Screen: You can now switch to Wide Screen mode to use screen real estate more efficiently and see full charts.
  • Exercise Options: Use the Option Exercise tool to manage long option positions exercise and lapse instructions.
  • Redesigned Events Calendar: Stay on top of current and upcoming economic and corporate events for companies around the globe. Use filters to view only companies in your portfolio and Watchlists, limit the events display to specific types, like corporate actions, corporate events, economic events, US IPOs, Econoday events and more.
  • Portfolio Improvements:
    • Added a new Cash Report tab
    • Added condensed view for Watchlists and Portfolio
    • Improved trading for Warrants by adding support for searching by ISIN or WARSCODE
    • You can now add derivatives contracts in the top Menu bar
  • Order Presets: Bracket order presets defined in TWS will be recognized when you use a bracket order in Client Portal.
Trader Workstation (TWS)
  • US IPOs: Added all US IPO events to TWS Events calendar, including Filings, Pricing and Listing dates, and data points about the company.
  • Advisor Reallocate Tool in Mosaic: You can open the Reallocate tool, which is used to reallocate money between a group or account's models, in Mosaic so that you can see your portfolio at the same time.

Visit the Release Notes section of the Documentation page to find out more about recent enhancements.

 

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PortfolioAnalyst

The New Standard for Portfolio Management Software and Account Aggregation

PortfolioAnalyst offers multi-custody solutions, advanced reporting, global support, benchmarks, risk metrics, GIPS® verified returns,1 and powerful on-the-go analytics. Whether you are new to trading, an advanced investor, or a financial advisor, PortfolioAnalyst is free to use.

PortfolioAnalyst consolidates, tracks, and analyzes your complete financial performance. Link your investment, checking, savings, annuity, incentive plan and credit card accounts to understand your current and historical financial state and plan for the future.

IBKR clients enjoy free, full access to PortfolioAnalyst's advanced features and receive real-time updates regarding their IBKR portfolio positions. Simply log in to Client Portal to access PortfolioAnalyst.

In April 2022, we made the following enhancements to PortfolioAnalyst:

  • There are now 165 additional benchmarks available for the Performance Attribution report.
  • You can use the allocation and selection effects to compare your portfolio's sector attribution against the new benchmarks or the S&P 500.

[1] PortfolioAnalyst was verified as calculating Time-Weighted Returns and Money-Weighted Returns in accordance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) calculation methodologies. GIPS was developed by the CFA Institute, is used by investment management firms around the world, and establishes standards for investment performance, making it easier for you to compare firms and make more informed investment decisions.

The projections or other information generated by PortfolioAnalyst regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Please note that results may vary with use of the tool over time.

GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein.

NEW PRODUCTS

New Products Available on the IBKR Platform

Options & Futures
CBOE
CME
ICE
Montreal Exchange
Spot Currencies
HKEX
No Transaction Fee ETFs
Bonds
Special Note on the Merger of DTB and SOFFEX into the EUREX Exchange Name

Please note that Interactive Brokers is merging DTB and SOFFEX into the Eurex Exchange name.

Given the wide breadth of products involved, we are migrating in three waves based on product:

Effective Trade Date Products
Monday, June 27, 2022 DTB: ENEL, SXDP
SOFFEX: SCHN, SMIM
Monday, July 11, 2022 DTB: BTS, DJ600, BAYN, BMW, SX7E, DESX5, VOW
SOFFEX: CONF, SIKA, ALC, UHR, GEBN, PGHN, VONN
Monday, July 25, 2022 DTB: All Remaining Products
SOFFEX: All Remaining Products

After the migration, GTC orders will be retained. These orders will show the new exchange name but remain active. If you are a user of the TWS API, you will be required to send the new exchange name after the product is converted.

Please note this change for the trading dates above.

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New Funds and Fund Families Available at the Mutual Funds Marketplace

The Interactive Brokers Mutual Funds Marketplace provides clients from over 200 countries and territories with access to more than 45,000 funds from over 520 fund families, including Allianz, American Funds, BlackRock, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Invesco, MFS and PIMCO.

Unlike most firms, IBKR never charges a custody fee. In addition, we offer over 17,000 funds with no transaction fees and low, transparent commissions. Inside the US, commissions are the lesser of USD 14.95 or 3% of trade value, while fee funds outside the US are EUR 4.95 (or equivalent).

To help provide you with a broad selection of funds, we recently added the following fund families to the Marketplace:

Global Fund Families
  • Aphilion Q2
  • Ashmore Investment Management Ltd.
  • Asteria Investment Management
  • AXA Framlington Unit Management Ltd. (GB)
  • AXA Investment Management (IE)
  • AXA Investment Management (LU)
  • Banque Pictet & Cie
  • Bellevue Asset Management (LU)
  • Comgest Asset Management International Ltd.
  • DECALIA Asset Management
  • Dimensional Funds Plc.
  • DNCA Finance (LU)
  • Dominion Fund Management Ltd. (MT)
  • Fullerton Asset Management (LU)
  • Fullerton Asset Management (SG)
  • Grantia Capital
  • Hereford Capital
  • iM Global Partners Asset Management
  • Kempen Capital Management
  • Magallanes Value Investors
  • MFM Mirante Fund Management
  • Mint Tower Capital Management
  • NN Investment Partners
  • Pharus MG
  • Placeuro SICAV
  • Polar Capital LLP
  • Prosperity Capital Management UK Ltd.
  • Quaero Capital
  • Ruffer LLP
  • Singular Asset Management
  • Standard Life
  • Triodos Investment Management
  • Vario Partners
  • Weisshorn Asset Management
US Fund Families
  • Absolute Capital Funds
  • The Arbitrage Funds
  • Boyd Watterson Funds
  • The Cromwell Funds
  • DF Dent Funds
  • Dunham & Associates Investments
  • IDX Funds
  • The Kensington Funds
  • LoCORR Funds
  • Ninety One
  • Sequoia Funds
  • Sunbridge Capital Partners
  • Vert Funds

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Find Your Next Opportunity at the Bonds Marketplace

Search for the best yields from a vast universe of bonds from issuers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia in our Bonds Marketplace. IBKR provides direct market access at a low cost to a wide array of corporate, government and municipal securities. Our clients get the best bids and offers with low, transparent commissions and no hidden mark-ups.

Browse availability with our Bond Search Tool and:

  • Use filters like Maturity Date to find and invest in companies that suit your strategy. Plot results based on Yield to Worst and Duration to dive deep and compare issuers.
  • Easily place orders by copying your results into a watchlist or exporting your list.
  • Save your scan and run it again at any time if you need to find other similar bonds.

41,000+

Global Corporate Bonds

20,000+

US CDs

1,300+

US Treasuries

1,000,000+

US Municipal Bonds

2,800+

Non-US Sovereign Bonds

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Additional News and Research Providers Available on the IBKR Platform

Our clients enjoy access to dozens of free and premium market research and news providers. We recently added:

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Quantum focuses on emerging growth public companies that are seeking detailed equity analysis and extensive distribution aimed at the investment community. Quantum has a strong proven track record in the fields of Biotechnology/Pharma, Technology, Telecommunication, Media/News, Transportation, Insurance and Fintech.

Quantum Research is a complimentary service.


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QuantConnect is a leading algorithmic trading platform, with 10 years of experience and more than 8 million algorithms designed by its 160,000 strong quantitative community. Its cloud provides terabytes of free historical financial and fundamental data to test your strategies.

Available Products:

  • QuantConnect – Research Pack
  • QuantConnect – Trading Pack

To subscribe to QuantConnect, log in to Client Portal, click the head/shoulders icon and click User Settings > select Research Subscriptions > select the Current Research Configuration icon.


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Trade Ideas is a cloud-based AI stock market analysis platform. Trade Ideas' AI watches every stock and ETF in real-time to identify opportunities everyone else is missing.

Available Products:

  • Trade Ideas Pro – Standard
  • Trade Ideas Pro – Premium
    Includes decision analytics, themed channels, charts, alerts, simulated trading, and specific AI channels.

To subscribe to Trade Ideas, log in to Client Portal, click the head/shoulders icon and click User Settings > select Research Subscriptions > select the Current Research Configuration icon.


In addition, the following services are now available for free without subscription through Trader Workstation (TWS).

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MacroRisk Analytics was created by a group of veteran Economics and Finance PhDs who have published extensive academic research explaining the foundations and evidence supporting their model. In addition, they also hold more than 10 patents covering their methodology.

MacroRisk Analytics is a two-time winner of the William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Award, given at the Global Indexing & ETFs conference, sponsored by IMN and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

MacroRisk Analytics research reports are provided via their MacroRisk Research service.


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Smartkarma is a global investment research network made up of independent insight providers who produce, curate, and publish unbiased intelligence for institutional investors.

Smartkarma's unique approach to research provides differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries worldwide. This includes areas under-reported by mainstream market coverage, including Event-Driven, IPOs & placements, and small/mid cap equities, with a special focus on fast-growing Asian and emerging markets.


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theScreener has established itself internationally as an information provider for asset managers. This is not least due to its exceptional track record, as well as the clarity and transparency of its multidimensional multi-factor model.

To cover the different approaches in the investment area, new possibilities for data consumption and visualization have been implemented. This allows to use the system flexibly, regardless of the investment approach chosen.


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Stockpulse provides inimitable decision support with Emotional Data Intelligence that collects, filters, matches, scores, and augments unstructured data and converts it into processable information.

Buzz and sentiment news texts contain information about the latest buzz and sentiment situation about equities in social media.

Stockpulse analyzes thousands of different sources such as Reddit, Discord, Telegram, Twitter, messages boards, and chats. Using the discussion in these channels, Stockpulse extracts sentiment/mood scores and wraps the content into an article.

Stockpulse's automated reports apply Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and NLP methodologies to generate daily trading signals and filter most discussed stocks based on buzz and sentiment indicators harvested from social media sources.

AI reports provide a daily overview of valuable and highly significant signals that are the result of massive data crunching. The signals are unique because the underlying data can't be easily obtained from other sources and the analysis process is highly customized and fit to social media sentiment data.


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Augment combines multiple capabilities into a single digital platform, giving you sophisticated tools to make better-informed investment decisions.

Augment delivers unparalleled ETF information and Investor behavior analysis, beautifully, on your mobile phone. They capture “Group think” using ETF sentiment & fund flow data and display it in a visually intuitive format for you to instantly view where other investors are headed. You can view nearly 2000 ETFs, along with related news and other details, all in one place.

Smart Investors
Never Stop Learning

Click the Research and Education menu in IBKR Mobile or visit our website to learn about trading, financial markets, and IBKR's trading tools or to stay on top of current events.

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Traders' Academy

Learn about trading, financial markets and IBKR's trading tools. Improve your understanding of markets and stay on top of current events.

Featured Courses

In addition, CFA holders can now self-document Professional Learning credits for the following Traders Academy courses:
  • Advanced Trading Tools
  • Client Portal
  • Excel and the TWS API
  • Fixed Income Trading for TWS
  • Getting Started for Advisors
  • IBKR Mobile - Android©
  • IBKR Mobile - iPhone®
  • IBKR Orientation
  • IBKR's Risk Navigator©
  • Introduction to Charts
  • Introduction to TWS Order Types
  • PortfolioAnalyst and Investment Reporting
  • Python TWS API
  • Taxes and Retirement
  • Trading Spot Gold and Silver at Interactive Brokers
  • Trading Using R
  • TWS Algos
  • TWS Configuration
  • TWS for Beginners
  • TWS Option Tools
  • US Taxes for Traders and Investors
  • US Taxes for US Non-Residents

IBKR Webinars
IBKR Webinars

Watch, listen and learn about current market topics, IBKR tools and more by participating in free, live webinars or viewing recorded webinars.

Featured Webinars

  • Options Open Interest
    Dmitry Pargamanik of Market Chameleon explains the difference between volume and open interest. In this webinar, we discussed what open interest indicates, and what we can learn from open interest.
  • How to Survive (And Thrive) in a Bear Market
    In this webinar, TOGGLE AI reviewed how to leverage AI technology to find beaten down stocks that could be early to bottom in a bear market. Similarly, we covered strategies for shorter-term trading in a down market.
  • Why the Yen has Depreciated, And What To Expect Going Forward
    Join Ed Lalanne, Chief Investment Officer of Astra Ventures, as he summarizes the story behind the yen's decline. He will also outline the challenges facing the BOJ at their policy meeting, and profile a couple possible outcomes for markets in the U.S. and Japan.

Traders' Insight
Traders' Insight

Watch or read market commentary and analysis from nearly 100 industry pros, including IBKR's Chief Strategist and Senior Analyst.

Featured Articles

Connect with Traders' Insight:

Traders' Insight Radio Podcasts
Traders' Insight Radio

Traders' Insight Radio is a podcast series that interviews thought leaders from across the financial services industry.

Featured Episodes

  • A Penny Saved is a Dollar Earned (When You're Trading Options at IBKR)
    Thomas Peterffy, Chairman and founder of Interactive Brokers, explains why IBKR's proprietary best execution technology offers real cost savings for traders, and why the firm's history as a pioneering market maker gives them insights that other firms simply don't have.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Equity Options but Were Too Frightened to Ask
    Why do commodity call options cost more than put options? Why does equity market protection cost more than bullish exposure? In this podcast former market-maker Matt Cashman, now educational instructor at the OCC, explains key options concepts such as skew and volatility.
  • What's Your Investment Game Plan?
    What tools are available to help you go from financial hobbyist to savvy investor? Find out, as IBKR senior market analyst Steven Levine jumps into the financial education arena with Game Plan CEO and founder Vin McCaffrey, along with IBKR's director of trading education Andrew Wilkinson, for an exciting discussion about how they are providing – and collaborating – on offering critical, finance-related content to collegiate and professional athletes.

IBKR Quant
IBKR Quant

A blog for quantitative professionals with an interest in programming, deep learning, API, AI, Blockchain and other transformative technologies influencing modern markets.

Featured Articles


Student Trading Lab
Student Trading Lab

The Student Trading Lab is a free online resource for college and high school educators looking to blend finance, blockchain or computer science classwork with real-world trading experiences.

New Features

  • Simulated trading on global markets
  • Virtual trading of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum & Litecoin cryptocurrencies
  • The GlobalTrader app offers students a simple worldwide paper trading experience
Connect with Student Trading Lab:

IBKR AWARDS 2022

IBKR Takes Top Spot in Multiple Broker Evaluations

During 2022, Interactive Brokers has remained in a familiar spot by being recognized for its low costs, breadth of product offering and advanced trading technology.

For the 5th year in a row, Barron's named Interactive Brokers as #1 – Best Online Broker

  • 5 out of 5 stars Overall
  • Best Broker for International Trading
  • Best Online Broker for Advanced Traders

Investopedia Online Broker Awards 2022

  • 4.6 out of 5 stars Overall
  • Best Broker for International Trading
  • Best Online Broker for Advanced Traders

2022 StockBrokers.com Review

  • #1 for Professional Tools
  • #1 for Futures Trading
  • #1 for Offering of Investments
  • #1 International Trading
  • 5 out of 5 stars Offering of Investments
  • 5 out of 5 stars Research

2022 ForexBrokers.com Online Broker Review

  • #1 Offering of Investments
  • #1 Innovation
  • #1 Institutional Clients
  • 5 out of 5 stars Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars Commissions & Fees
  • 5 out of 5 stars Offering of Investments

2022 BrokerChooser Best Online Brokers

Interactive Brokers was recognized by Benzinga as Best Online Broker for Bonds and Best Online Broker for Mutual Funds.

  • Best Online Broker – 2022
  • Best Broker for Day Trading – 2022
  • Best Broker for Investing – 2022

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy click here.

Investing in financial products involves taking risk. Your investments may increase or decrease in value, and losses my exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Interactive Brokers Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Interactive Brokers Central Europe Zrt is regulated by the MNB.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

For a list of IBG memberships worldwide, click here.

Margin borrowing is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance. You may lose more than your initial investment.

Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request.

Options and Futures are not suitable for all investors. The amount you may lose may be greater than your initial investment. Before trading options read the “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options”. Before trading futures, please read the CFTC Risk Disclosure. Copies of these disclosures are available here.

Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations.