Facebook Twitter
Now With Over 21,000 Reviews!
Sign up now and see how you can quickly earn 20 ivBucks.

Interactive Brokers

Successful traders and investors understand that superior technology and lower trading costs can result in greater returns. For 32 years the IB Group has been building electronic access trading technology that delivers real advantages.
 
 
 
166 Total Reviews
Overall:
 
5-Star       (69)
4-Star       (57)
3-Star       (24)
2-Star       (7)
1-Star       (11)
   
Top Review
 
Cheap, Quick, Safe
I've been to many brokers in my time of trading and IB is one of the best I've ever used. Their commissions are unmatched. If you...
JohnCA
 
Show:  
Sort:  
Page:   1 ...
Displaying 1-10 of 166 Total Reviews
Too high of minimum for starters
$25,000 minimum!

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Good Borrows
Great broker with good borrows. They have a required minimum balance of $10,000 unless you are under 24 (I think), then it's $3,000.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
1 of 1 people have found this review helpful.
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Great brokerage
I think IB is great. They have a very stable platform and provide low commissions to traders. Their TWS is stable but clunky. Some traders are frustrated with it because it is hard to put in orders quickly if you are scalping. The platform is great for investors who are patient. There might be issues with customer service but that's what you get with a deep discount broker. This is not a hand holding place. Unfortunately, they have higher requirements to opening an account and getting permissions to trade certain instruments. You can also use other platforms with IB and link Ninjatrader and DAS Trader Pro too if you don't like the TWS interface.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Good value but there are some problems
Love the low commissions and decent fills (they boast the best in the business), but twice now I've watched stocks trade BELOW my stop....my stop order just sits there unfilled as the stock continues to drop!!! Obviously this is completely unacceptable and when I contact customer service they just blame me somehow....super frustrating. I guess you get what you pay for ultimately.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



The best broker I've ever used
I have closed down speedtrader account because it started to suck :) and opened IB and I have to say I'm amazed. This is the real deal. Executions are great and commissions are cheap. I'm sticking with IB for life. Thank you Interactive Brokers!!

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Using IB more and more
Very Happy- Little cheaper than TOS.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Value



great for shorting
usually plenty of shares to short on all the hard to borrow stocks, pump and dumps and OTCs. customer service is rude though

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
1 of 1 people have found this review helpful.
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



so bad
always disconnected data feed , trading platform is very inconvenient to use

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
1 Comment on this Review
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



IB for life
I love Interactive Brokers. Their platform is stable and the commissions are fair. I have been profitable using them as compared to other brokerages. I was losing more money to the boutique shops over time just through commissions. I can also scale in and out frequently into positions without having to worry about commissions eating into everything.

In the beginning, IB's platform may be hard to digest but if you take the time to learn it, its pretty good. The best feature they have is the shortable indicator. I can see what stocks are easy to borrow and I don't have to go through the hassle to find out things. As for the customer service, I have had no problems. I have never complained about anything even if my fill was bad. They have been straight forward and direct with me. If you are contacting them for other reasons rather than trading or opening account privileges, I can understand why they are annoyed. They do have higher minimum requirements when it comes to opening accounts and getting certain trading privileges so be aware of that.

Executions are fast and great. The platform is stable. Good shortable indicator but borrows are not perfect. Borrows are better than most boutique shops. Higher net worth clients have more access to borrows (pre-borrows) through Portfolio Margin.

On the downside, the Level 2 and charts are very weak. Even OTC and Pink quotes are limited or non-existent on Level 2. The login process can be a little annoying too with the special added security but I understand why. I also wish they could simplify the order entry box too. They should look at Lightspeed or Das or Realtick as examples.

In an ideal world for me, I think IB has a great execution platform with fair commissions but they need the Level 2 detail of Etrade Pro and the simple charts of TOS.

4.5 out of 5.0 stars. It just needs some minor refinements.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
1 of 1 people have found this review helpful.
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Excellent value, average customer service
Strong: excellent execution, cheap commissions, good stable platform.

Weak: customer service.

Overall: recommended for active traders who know what they are doing.

This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
Embed Permalink Report
Was this review helpful?   Yes   No
Review Updated


This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials.com member and not of Investimonials LLC.

Overall Rating
Tools
Customer Service
Value



Page:   1 ...
Displaying 1-10 of 166 Total Reviews
Recommended For
Account
Virtual/Paper Trading
Education
Mobile
iPhone App
Android App
Mobile Site

Support
Live Chat Support
 
Investimonials Sponsors
 
Similar Products to Review
 
Featured Investing Products
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
Users of Interactive Brokers