IBKR offers the lowest commissions and access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from a single integrated account. If an exchange provides a rebate, we pass some or all of the savings directly back to you.*
We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the StockBrokers.com 2021 online broker review. Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.
Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account. IBKR borrows your shares to lend to traders who want to short and are willing to pay interest to borrow the shares. Each day shares are on loan you are paid interest while retaining the ability to trade your loaned stock without restrictions.
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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.
Interactive Brokers strives to provide the best deal on bonds by passing through to our clients the highest of all bids and lowest of all offers we receive from the electronic venues we access. We do not widen spreads, apply hidden fees or markup quotes.
Powerful enough for the professional trader but designed for everyone. Available on desktop, mobile and web.
Real-time trade confirmations, margin details, transaction cost analysis, sophisticated portfolio analysis and more.
100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.
Buy or sell almost any US stock 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.
Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.
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.
An actively managed robo-advisor and pioneer in online investing that offers low-cost, diversified portfolios customized for your needs.
Identify and invest in lower cost ETFs with similar strategies to higher-fee mutual funds.
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.
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.
Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share the values held by your clients.
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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.
Traders' Academy helps traders, investors, educators and students improve their understanding of the products, markets, currencies and tools available via IBKR's award-winning Trader Workstation (TWS), IBKR Mobile, Client Portal and TWS API applications.Learn More
Traders' Insight, our market commentary blog, features written and video market commentary from nearly 100 contributors. In addition, IBKR's Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick offers market commentary and Senior Analyst Steve Levine provides weekly previews.Learn More
The IBKR Quant Blog serves quantitative professionals who have an interest in programming. Discussion topics include deep learning, IBKR API, artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain and other transformative technologies influencing modern markets. Discussions about R, Python and other popular programming languages often include sample code to help you develop your own analysis.Learn More
We offer an extensive program of free trader webinars. Watch, listen, and ask questions from your home or office computer as our webinar instructors clearly describe our technology, trading, and markets around the world. Our webinars are also recorded so if you can't attend a live webinar, you can experience it on demand at your own convenience.Learn More
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Please contact the Sales department if you plan to open a corporate account to trade Japanese products with us.
Sales Department Phone: 03-4588-9705
Representative: Kakumaru |firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: Individual account holders residing in Japan are restricted from trading commodity options/futures ( Crude, Metal, and Agriculture). Note there are no restrictions on Institutional account holders. Both individual and institutional account holders may trade index/Bond/Currency Futures and Futures Options.
IB offers two types of accounts which you may select during the application.
※ Please note that an IBLLC Account does not allow you to trade Products listed on TSE, OSE, and CHI-X Japan.
Please click here for steps to complete your application.
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan (IBSJ) is a reporting financial institution subject to "Act on special Provisions of the Income Tax Act, the Corporation Tax Act, and the Local Tax Act Incidental to enforcement of Tax treaties". Therefore, those who open financial accounts with us are required to submit a self-certification. Please be advised completion of the online application will suffice the above requirement.
Meanwhile, applicants are asked to certify information stated on W-8 form upon opening an account. Please note this new process is to confirm information indicated in the self-certification, and not for external use.
Account information including account balance is subject to reporting, if the customer’s jurisdiction of residence is legally stipulated jurisdiction. Please click Here for more details.
With IBSJ accounts, you are able to trade domestic listed products as well as Japanese stock CFDs. With IBLLC accounts, you are able to trade variety of international listed products including FX. However if you are a resident of Japan, you are unable to trade Japanese domestic products. Please note you cannot transfer funds between IBSJ and IBLLC accounts.
Minimum of 1 million JPY is required to open IBSJ accounts. Minimum of 10,000USD is required to open IBLLC accounts. You would need to do an international wire transfer for funding IBLLC accounts, but JPY can be accepted. Please note you will not be able to do an international wire transfer from Mizuho accounts. You may deposit shares instead of funds of the same amount. However, if there are no transactions after 3 months, you will be charged inactivity fee of 10USD.
Please note Japanese residents that own IBLLC accounts cannot trade Gold futures, oil futures, and other agriculture futures/futures options.
Please go through frequently asked questions before opening an account.
In accordance with the October 1, 2016 amendment of the "Act of Prevention of Transfer of criminal proceeds", applicants classified under Foreign PEPs may no longer apply for an account with IBSJ (Domestic accounts). If non-applicable, please proceed with the application by clicking "continue after confirming the above......" (Should you proceed with the application, you shall be deemed non-applicable).
Foreign PEPs is defined as below:
Those who fall under any of the items below, including those who served in the past and their family members.
*Please contact IBSJ client service (03-4588-9710) if you cannot determine whether you fall under the above.
As Foreign(Non-Japanese Citizen) Ownership is limited by "Civil Aeronautics Act", "Radio law", "The broadcast act", and "The NTT Law", you may not be entitled to the shareholders benefits, as well as be listed as shareholders, in case foreign ownership exceeds the upper limit.
Please click this link for details on holding ratio and other related information.
If you wish to proceed with account opening after reading the above, see below:
Add up to five optional Power of Attorney users.
We offer many client account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of individual traders and investors, including Individual, Joint and IRA 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. Click here for a list of available countries.
Minimum Age Requirements:
IRA accounts are only available for individual US citizens living anywhere and US resident aliens.Click here for additional information.
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For information on SIPC coverage on your account, visit www.sipc.org or call SIPC at
Looking to open a Family Account instead? Click here.