Traders and Investors

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

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

The IBKR Advantage

  • The lowest margin rates, with rates as low as 5.83%.1
  • Earn interest of 4.83% on instantly available USD cash balances.2
  • Our Stock Yield Enhancement Program lets you earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
  • Invest in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds and more across 150 markets in 34 countries from a single unified platform.
  • Fractional shares let you divide investments among more stocks to achieve a more diversified portfolio.
  • Powerful trading technology and advanced trading tools help you create and execute your trading strategies with ease from virtually any desktop or mobile device.

1. For more information, see our disclaimers.

2. Restrictions apply. For additional information see our interest rates. Credit interest rate as of June 3, 2024.

Professional Pricing – Maximize Your Returns

IBKR offers the lowest1 cost and access to stocks, options, futures, currencies , bonds and funds from a single unified platform. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.

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Margin rates up to 49% lower than the industry.2

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Earn interest rates of up to USD 4.83% on instantly available cash.3

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Earn extra income on your lendable shares.

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  1. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  2. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  3. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of June 3, 2024.

Discover a World of Opportunities


Invest globally in stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single unified platform. Fund your account in multiple currencies and trade assets denominated in multiple currencies. Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week.

150

Markets

34

Countries

27

Currencies*


Global Markets

*Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.

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Technology to Help Individual Investors and Traders Succeed

Trading Platforms

Powerful enough for the professional trader but designed for everyone. Available on desktop, mobile and web.

Comprehensive Reporting

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

Order Types and Algos

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

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell any eligible US or European stocks/ETFs using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific dollar amount rather than quantity of shares.

Free Trading Tools

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

Free Account Tools

Manage taxes and corporate actions, learn about T+1 settlement and trade allocations, and read about additional tools and services available to clients.

API Solutions

Our proprietary API and FIX CTCI solutions let institutions create their own automated, rules-based trading system that takes advantage of our high-speed order routing and broad market depth.

Create and Manage Your Complete Portfolio

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Identify and invest in lower cost ETFs with similar strategies to higher-fee mutual funds.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG scores from Refinitiv give you and your clients a new set of tools for making investment decisions based on more than just financial factors.

PortfolioAnalyst

Link investment, banking, checking, incentive plan and credit card accounts into a complete portfolio view to calculate returns, understand risks and measure performance against benchmarks.

Impact Dashboard

Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share the values held by your clients.

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.

IBKR

Nasdaq Listed

$14.7B

Equity Capital*

74.6%

Privately Held*

$10.4B

Excess Regulatory Capital*

2.56M

Client Accounts*

2.35M

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.

Investors' Marketplace

600+

investment
services

320+

research
services

450+

technology
services

200+

administrative
services

40+

business dev
services

The Investors' Marketplace lets individual traders and investors, institutions and third-party service providers meet and do business together.

Search for and do business with multiple advisors, brokers, and wealth managers. Access dozens of advisor portfolios, including Smart Beta portfolios, offered by Interactive Advisors. Accredited investors and qualified purchasers can search for, research and invest with hedge funds.

  • Advertise your services at no cost and reach individual and institutional users worldwide.
  • Locate third-party vendors offering API and FIX CTCI solutions.
  • Find third-party, institutional-caliber research providers and access research directly through Trader Workstation (TWS).
IBKR Campus

Traders' Academy

Webinars

Traders' Insight

Podcasts

Quant Blog

Student Trading Lab

On-Demand Educational Resources – Never Stop Learning

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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Award Winning Platform & Services

StockBrokers.com 2024 rated #1 for Professional Trading

#1 Professional Trading
#1 International Trading

Nerdwallet Award

Best Online Broker,
for Advanced Traders

Interactive Brokers was Rated #1 - Best Online Broker ... Again - 2023 by Barron's

#1 Best Online Broker
5 out of 5 stars

Investopedia 2024 Award - Best for advanced traders

Best for
Advanced Traders

BrokerChooser 2024 Award - Best Online Broker

Best Online Broker

Individual, Joint, IRA and Trust Account Structures


New Account Opening Information

You are currently on the website of Interactive Brokers LLC, a US incorporated company. If you are a resident of Asia, except India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and Singapore, and continue with the account opening process, your account will be opened with Interactive Brokers LLC in the US.

Interactive Brokers LLC is a member of NYSE, FINRA, and SIPC and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

By continuing to open an account, you agree to the above terms.


Account Types: Traders or Investors

  • INDIVIDUAL: Account owned and used by a single person.
  • JOINT: Account owned and used by two people.
  • IRA: Individual Retirement Account. See IRA Account Information.
  • UGMA/UTMA: Account for a Custodian of a minor who is a US resident.

Add up to five optional Power of Attorney users.

Individual or IRA Account
Joint Account UGMA/UTMA Account

Account Information

We offer many client account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of individual traders and investors, including Individual, Joint, IRA and UGMA/UTMA accounts.

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. See all 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.See IRA Account Information.

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.

Open an Individual, Joint, IRA or Trust Account

For information regarding your account, contact Interactive Brokers.

Looking for a different account type? Visit our website for information about our Friends and Family Advisor account.

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Disclosures

  1. According to StockBrokers.com Interactive Brokers Review: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 6, 2024. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers." View our margin rates for more information.
  2. Restrictions apply. See additional information on interest rates. Credit interest rate as of June 3, 2024.
  3. Lowest Cost Broker according to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 18, 2023. "Because Interactive Brokers' core clientele are professional traders and institutional investors (e.g., hedge funds), it is crucial to provide the lowest commissions schedule available. In our rigorous assessment, there is no question Interactive Brokers delivers."
  4. For complete information, see our margin rate comparison
  5. Available currencies vary by Interactive Brokers affiliate.
  6. Any discussion or mention of an ETF is not to be construed as a recommendation, promotion or solicitation. All investors should review and consider associated investment risks, charges and expenses of the investment company or fund prior to investing. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.
  7. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates. For additional information view our Investors Relations - Earnings Release section.