Commissions

Futures and FOPs - Overview


Fixed

Fixed Rate Pricing
  • US Markets - Charges a fixed rate low commission plus exchange, regulatory and clearing fees.
  • Non-US Markets - Single flat rate per contract or percent of trade value, including all commissions, exchange, regulatory, clearing and overnight position fees.

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Tiered

Transparent Volume-Tiered Pricing
  • Our low broker commission, which decreases depending on volume, plus exchange, regulatory and overnight position fees.
  • If you trade in large volumes or tend to add liquidity, generally you will benefit from our Tiered structure. 1
  • Same for both US and non-US markets.

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Interactive Brokers, 32% lower than our competitors.



US Commission Rates Comparison 2 - 1 E-Mini S&P 500 Future
Interactive Brokers
$0.85
E-Trade
$1.50
Fidelity
N/A
Scottrade
N/A
Schwab
N/A
TD Ameritrade
$2.25
Vanguard
N/A

Interactive Brokers has lower commission rates for larger volumes and comparable rates worldwide.



Barron's

2017 Awards

Rated as a Top Online Broker
Best for Options Traders
Best for Frequent Traders
Lowest Cost Broker Rating
Low Cost for 16th Year in a Row 3

Disclosures
  1. IB's Tiered commission models are not guaranteed to be a direct pass-through of exchange and third-party fees and rebates. Costs passed on to clients in IB's Tiered commission schedule may be greater than the costs paid by IB to the relevant exchange, regulator, clearinghouse or third party. For example, IB may receive volume discounts that are not passed on to clients. Likewise, rebates passed on to clients by IB may be less than the rebates IB receives from the relevant market.
  2. Rates were obtained on June 1, 2017 from each firm's website. Services vary by firms. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request.
  3. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 16 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2002 through 2016 according to Barron's online broker review. 2002 - 5 Stars, 2003 - 4.9 Stars, 2004 - 5 Stars, 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars, 2016 - 4.5 stars, 2017 - 4.5 stars. Interactive Brokers earned a 4.5 star ranking in the March 20, 2017 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - “One More Reason to Buy Online“. Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.