Compare IBKR Lite and IBKR Pro

Which Plan is Best for You?

Features IBKR Lite IBKR Pro
Commissions:

US Exchange-Listed Stocks / ETFs

Commission-free Fixed or Tiered Pricing

Other Stocks / ETFs

Fixed Pricing Fixed or Tiered Pricing

Options

Fixed Pricing1 Fixed or Tiered Pricing

Futures

Fixed Pricing Fixed or Tiered Pricing

Forex

Tiered Pricing Tiered Pricing

Fixed Income

Tiered Pricing Tiered Pricing

Mutual Funds

Fixed Pricing Fixed or Tiered Pricing
Account Fees:

Minimum Balance

USD 0 USD 0

Maintenance Fee

USD 0 Up to USD 10 per month (less commission paid that month)

Interest Paid on Idle Cash Balances2

Benchmark minus 1.5% Benchmark minus 0.5%

Interest Charged for Margin Loan

Benchmark plus 2.5% Begins at Benchmark plus 1.5%, with lower rates for higher loan values.3
Account Features:

Stock Yield Enhancement Program

Market Data

Free snapshot market data for US listed stocks and ETFs Premium Subscriptions Available

Outside Regular Trading Hours4

07:00 - 20:00 04:00 - 20:00
Trading Technology:

Client Portal

IBKR Mobile

IBot

Trader Workstation (TWS)

IBKR Web Trader

IBKR APIs

Order Types & Algos

No Algos, Limited Order Types

Conditional Orders

Paper Trading

Limited

Mutual Fund / ETF Replicator

Risk NavigatorSM

Back Testing

= Included
  1. Where available in North America.
  2. Accounts with a NAV of less than USD 100,000 (or equivalent) will be paid at a rate proportional to accounts with a NAV of USD 100,000 (or equivalent) or more. The proportion is determined by the ratio of the account's NAV to USD 100,000 (or equivalent). The negative rate applied to accounts holding these currencies is the same regardless of account size.
  3. For more information, see ibkr.com/interest
  4. Regular trading hours for IBKR Lite and IBKR Pro are 09:30 - 16:00

We understand your investment needs change over time. You can switch between the IBKR Lite and IBKR Pro plan at any time. Your first three reclassifications are processed on a weekly basis while subsequent reclassifications happen on a quarterly basis.