Billionaire Thomas Peterffy founded Interactive Brokers in 1993 as an alternative to traditional and more costly brokerage firms. Although listed on the Nasdaq, it is still 76.% privately held. Interactive Brokers boasts 1.54 million client accounts and does CDN$2.26 million in daily trades. The company has remained laser focused on providing access to a wide variety of investment products at a lower cost. Its various platforms enable global trading in stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds in over 80 exchange markets.
- Account Fees Tiered pricing based on volume, fixed pricing per share or as a percentage of trade value
- Minimum Deposit $0
- Asset Types Global stocks, Options, Mutual funds, Hedge funds, Futures, Bonds, Gold, Currencies, Forex, Cryptocurrencies