Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs)

A Multi-faceted and Flexible Asset Class

As a growing sector of the investment products universe, ETFs are well suited for implementing a variety of investment opportunities. Use ETFs to establish a core allocation, diversify existing portfolios, or implement new strategies.

ETFs trade much like stocks:

  • Capitalize on short-term fluctuations in the market by trading ETFs in Trader Workstation (TWS).
  • Invest in a wide range of equity and bond indices on 28 exchanges in 14 countries, including short ETFs and leveraged ETFs.
  • Take advantage of greater liquidity through hands-on trading.
  • ETFs are supported in options trading and short selling.
  • Enjoy greater transparency through daily reporting of the ETF's holdings.

ETFs hold some advantages vs. Mutual Funds:

Benefit ETFs Mutual Funds
Active fund management
Lower expense ratios
Hands-on intraday trading
Financial transparency Portfolio Holding
Reported Daily
Portfolio Holding Reported
Semiannually or Quarterly
Options trading
Stagnant index
Short selling
Time control
Dividends reinvested automatically

A True, Low-cost Provider

Trade ETFs for as low as $0.005 per US share, all-in.
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ETF replicator

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Use the Interactive Brokers Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator to identify and invest in lower cost ETFs with similar strategies to higher-fee mutual funds.

Expand Your Investment Choices

Create proprietary ETFs to manage risk, gain market or sector exposure or take advantage of long- and short-term investment opportunities.