2017 Articles

March 2017 – Barron's 2017 Best Online Brokers Ranking

Interactive Brokers earned Barron's top rating of 4.5 stars for the seventh year in a row in Barron's 22nd annual ranking of Best Online Brokers. In this year's survey, IB was named Best for Frequent Traders, Best for Options Traders and Least Expensive for Occasional Traders. Interactive Brokers has been rated a low cost broker by Barron's for 16 consecutive years.

Barron's columnist and author of the Best Online Brokers annual ranking Theresa W. Carey noted that, Interactive Brokers has expanded its products and tools to serve a broader audience. She cited the IBot artificial-intelligence assistant which responds to plain English questions about price quotes, market activity, trades and more. Carey also discussed Covestor Smart Beta portfolios, a low-fee product line introduced by IB’s robo-advisory unit.

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March 2017 – Financial Advisor magazine - Interactive Brokers Quietly Builds Major Custody Biz

Financial Advisor editor Dan Jamieson explains how Interactive Brokers has expanded the products and services it offers Registered Investment Advisors. The article discusses IB's significant RIA custody business, Greenwich Advisor Compliance Services, and the Covestor robo platform. Jamieson covers a number of benefits that IB offers, including low transaction fees and "smart" order-routing for best execution.

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February 2017 – Barron’s – Interactive Brokers Adds Voice-Activated Artificial Intelligence to Its Platform with IBot

Barron's columnist Theresa Carey tells readers how Interactive Brokers is helping its customers navigate their accounts using IBot. The new tool can respond to plain English questions with written responses. IB's Chairman Thomas Peterffy says eventually customers will be able to talk to IBot the same way they’d speak to a wealth advisor.

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February 2017 – Investor's Business Daily - Millennial Investors Seek Sophistication from Online Brokers

Millennials cited Interactive Brokers as one of the top brokers in IBD's fifth annual Best Online Broker survey. Aparna Narayanan explains to readers why a 20-something Citigroup VP selects Interactive Brokers for high-tech tools and cost-efficient trades.

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