Добро пожаловать Interactive Brokers

Overview: 

Теперь когда Ваш счет одобрен и профинансирован, Вы можете приступить к торговле. Нижеприведенная информация поможет Вам
как новому клиенту Interactive Brokers.

  1. Ваши деньги
  2. Настройте свой счет для торговли
  3. Как торговать
  4. Торгуйте по всему миру
  5. Пять вспомогательных инструментов при торговле в IB

 

1. Ваши деньги
Общая информация о депозитах и выводе средств. Все операции производятся через Ваш защищенный Личный кабинет ("Управление счетом")
Депозиты
Сначала Вам следует создать уведомление о депозите, перейдя в Управление счетом > Финансирование > Перевод средств > Тип транзакции: "Депозит" (Как создать уведомление о депозите). Следующий шаг - запросить у своего банка безналичный перевод (wire) с использованием реквизитов, указанных в Вашем уведомлении о депозите.
Вывод средств
Создайте инструкцию на вывод, перейдя в Управление счетом > Финансирование > Перевод средств > Тип транзакции: "Изъятие средств" (Как создать инструкцию на вывод средств)
Если сумма в инструкции превысит лимиты изъятия, то вывод средств будет считаться исключительным и потребует сопоставления имеющихся у IB данных с информацией владельца банковского счета-получателя. Если банковский счет уже был использован ранее для депозита, то вывод будет осуществлен; в ином случае Вы будете должны связаться со службой поддержки и представить необходимые документы.
Диагностика ошибок
Депозит: Банк отправил деньги, но они не были зачислены на мой счет в IB. Возможные причины:
а) Перевод средств занимает 1-4 рабочих дня
б) Отсутствует уведомление о депозите. Вам следует создать его в "Управлении счетом" и отправить тикет в службу поддержки
в) Отсутствуют необходимые данные. Ваше имя или номер счета в IB не включены в детали перевода. Вам нужно связаться со своим банком и сообщить о требующихся поправках
г) Для ACH-переводов, инициированных IB, действует ограничение суммой 100 тыс. USD каждые 7 рабочих дней. Если Вы открыли счет "Маржевый портфель", начальный депозит которого составляет 110 тыс., то для сокращения времени ожидания перед началом торговли Вам подойдет безналичный wire-перевод. В случае выбора ACH у Вас два возможных выхода: ждать почти 2 недели или временно изменить тип счета на "RegT".
Вывод: Я запросил вывод средств, но они не были зачислены на мой банковский счет. Возможные причины:
а) Перевод средств занимает 1-4 рабочих дня
б) Запрос отклонен. Максимальная сумма вывода превышена. Проверьте свободный остаток на своем счете. Имейте в виду, что, согласно регулятивным требованиям, на депозиты распространяется 3-дневный период удержания, прежде чем они снова смогут быть изъяты.
в) Ваш банк вернул средства. Причиной тому может быть несовпадение имени, связанного с отправляющим и получающим банковскими счетами.

 

2. Настройте свой счет для торговли
Разница между денежным и маржевым счетом: если Вы выбрали заявку FastTrack, то по умолчанию тип Вашего счета - денежный с разрешением на акции США. Если Вы хотите торговать с маржей и кредитным плечом, то прочтите как сменить тип счета на "Маржевый RegT"
Торговые разрешения
Для возможности торговать определенным классом активов в какой-либо стране Вам необходимо получить разрешение на него в Вашем "Управлении счетом". Обращаем внимание, что торговые разрешения бесплатны. Вас могут попросить подписать уведомления местных надзорных органов о риске. Как запросить торговые разрешения
Рыночные данные
Если Вы нуждаетесь в "живых" рыночных данных по конкретному продукту/бирже, то Вам следует подписаться на соответствующий информационный пакет, оплата за который взимается биржей. Как подписаться на рыночные данные
Программа-ассистент поможет Вам выбрать подходящий пакет данных. Посмотрите видео о том, как это работает.
Клиентам также предлагаются бесплатные запаздывающие рыночные данные, активируемые кнопкой "Бесплатные данные с задержкой" в строке тикера без подписки.
Счета консультантов
Прочтите руководство "Начало работы консультантом". В нем Вы узнаете, как создать дополнительных пользователей на Вашем счете консультанта, дать им права и многое другое.

 

3. Как торговать
Университет трейдинга - это основное место, которое научит Вас пользоваться нашими платформами. В нем Вы найдете вебинары (транслируемые в прямом эфире и записанные на 10 языках), обзоры и документацию наших программ.
Trader Workstation (TWS)
Трейдеры, нуждающиеся в более комплексной платформе, могут воспользоваться нашей программой Trader Workstation (TWS), которая повысит Вашу скорость торговли и ее эффективность при помощи простого в использовании табличного интерфейса, поддержки более 60-ти типов ордеров, специализированных торговых инструментов и мониторинга состояния и активности счета  в реальном времени. Испытайте два варианта
Mosaic TWS: интуитивный интерфейс, быстрый доступ к торговле, простое управление ордерами, списки наблюдения, графики или
Классический TWS: расширенное управление ордерами для трейдеров, которым нужны продвинутые инструменты и алгоритмы.
Описание и общая информация / Краткое руководство / Руководство пользователя
Интерактивные обзоры: Основы TWS / Настройка TWS / Mosaic TWS
Как разместить сделку:  Классический TWS (видео) / Mosaiс (видео)
Торговые инструменты: Описание и общая информацияРуководство
Требования: Как установить Java в Windows / Как установить Java на MAC / Порты 4000 и 4001 должны быть открыты
Войти в TWS / Скачать TWS
WebTrader
Трейдеры, предпочитающие простой и незагроможденный интерфейс, могут использовать WebTrader на базе HTML, который упрощает просмотр рыночных данных, отправку ордеров и отслеживание состояния счета и сделок. Доступ к WebTrader возможен через любой браузер
Краткое руководство / Руководство пользователя WebTrader
Введение: WebTrader (видео)
Как разместить сделку: WebTrader (видео)
Войти в WebTrader
MobileTrader
Наши мобильные приложения позволяют трейдерам торговать со своих счетов в IB на ходу. mobileTWS для iOS и mobileTWS для BlackBerry были специально разработаны для этих популярных моделей телефонов, в то время как стандартный MobileTrader поддерживает большинство остальных смартфонов.
Описание и общая информация
Типы ордеров Список и описание доступных типов ордеров / Видео / Обзор / Руководство
Тренировочная торговля (Paper Trading) Описание и общая информация / Как открыть тренировочный счет
Создав тренировочную учетную запись, Вы сможете просматривать рыночные данные со своего настоящего счета: Управление счетом > Параметры > Настройки > Тренировочная торговля

 
4. Торгуйте по всему миру
Счета IB - мультивалютные. На Вашем счете может храниться несколько валют одновременно, что позволит Вам торговать различными продуктами по всему миру с единого счета.
Базовая валюта
В Вашей базовой валюте будут составляться отчеты и рассчитываться маржинальные требования. Она устанавливается при открытии счета и может быть в любой момент изменена Вами в "Управлении счетом".
Мы не производим автоматическую конверсию валют в Вашу базовую
Пользователь должен осуществлять конверсию валют вручную. В данном видео объясняется, как это сделать.
Есть два варианта для открытия позиции в валюте, отсутствующей на Вашем счете:
а) Конверсия валют.
б) Маржинальный IB (недоступно для денежных счетов).
См. урок о механизме зарубежной сделке.

 

5. Пять вспомогательный инструментов при торговле в IB
1. Поиск контрактов
Здесь Вы сможете найти все наши продукты, символы и их характеристики.
2. База знаний IB
"База знаний" - это хранилище словарных терминов, советов по диагностике и руководств, предназначенных помочь клиентам IB в управлении их счетов. Просто введите интересующую Вас тему в строку поиска, и Вы найдете ответ.
3. Управление счетом
В то время, как наши платформы открывают двери на рынки, "Управление счетом" дает Вам доступ к Вашему счету IB. Используйте "Управление счетом" для выполнения таких задач, как депозит или вывод средств, просмотр выписок, настройка подписок на рыночные данные/новости, изменение торговых разрешений и проверка или корректировка Вашей личной информации.
Войти в "Управление счетом" / Краткое руководство / Руководство пользователя
4. Система безопасного входа
Чтобы обеспечить Вас наивысшим уровнем онлайн-безопасности, Interactive Brokers разработали "Систему безопасного входа". Она основывается на принципе двухфакторной аутентификации (SLS) Вашей личности в момент входа и требует двух типов идентификаторов: 1) выбранный Вами (комбинация Вашего пароля и имени пользователя); и 2) доступный только Вам (генерирование случайного одноразового кода Вашим устройством безопасности). Поскольку для входа в счет будет необходимо не только знать имя пользователя/пароль, но и физически обладать устройством безопасности, участие в "Системе безопасного входа" исключит возможность несанкционированного доступа.
Как активировать Ваше устройство защиты / Как запросить карту кодов безопасности / Как возвратить устройство защиты
Если Вы забыли свой пароль или потеряли карту кодов, пожалуйста, немедленно обратитесь к нам за помощью.
5. Выписки и отчеты
Наши легко читаемые и настраиваемые выписки и отчеты охватывают все аспекты Вашего счета в Interactive Brokers. Как посмотреть отчет по операциям

 

Welcome to Interactive Brokers

Overview: 

Now that your account is funded and approved you can start trading. The information below will help you getting
started as a new customer of Interactive Brokers.

  1. Your Money
  2. Configure your account to trade
  3. How to trade
  4. Trade all over the World
  5. Five points to enrich your IB experience

 

1. Your Money
Deposits & Withdrawals General Info. All transactions are administered through your secure Account Management
Deposits
First, you create a deposit notification through your Account Management > Funding > Fund Transfers > Transaction Type: “Deposit” How to create a deposit notification. The second step is to instruct your Bank to do the wire transfer with the bank details provided in your Deposit Notification.
Withdrawals
Create a withdrawal instruction via your secure Account Management > Funding > Fund Transfers > Transaction Type: "Withdrawals" How to create a withdrawal instruction
If you instruct a withdrawal over the Withdrawal limits, it will be considered an exceptional withdrawal and we will therefore need to match bank account holder and IB account. If destination bank account has been used for a deposit, withdrawal will be processed; otherwise, you must contact customer service and provide the documents needed.
Troubleshooting
Deposits: My bank sent the money but I do not see it credited into my IB account. Possible reasons:
a) A fund transfer takes 1-4 business days
b) A Deposit Notification is missing. You have to create it via your Account Management and send a ticket to Customer Service
c) Amending details are missing. Your name or IB account number is missing in the transfer details. You have to contact your bank and ask for the full amending details.
d) ACH initiated by IB is limited to 100k USD in a 7 business period. If you opened a Portfolio Margin account where the initial requirement is 110k, a wire deposit might be the better deposit option to reduce wait time for your first trade. If selecting ACH a wait time of almost 2 weeks or a temporary downgrade to RegT can be possible solutions.
Withdrawals: I have requested a withdrawal but I do not see the money credited to my bank account. Possible reasons:
a) A fund transfer takes 1-4 business days
b) Rejected. Over the max it can be withdrawn. Please check your account cash balance. Note that for regulatory requirements, when the funds are deposited, there is a 3 day holding period before they can be withdrawn.
c) Your bank returned the funds. Probably because receiving bank account and remitting bank account names do not match.

 

2. Configure your account to trade
Difference between Cash and Margin accounts: If you have chosen the FastTrack application, by default your account type is a cash account with US stock permission. If you would like to get leverage and trade on margin, here how to upgrade to a RegT Margin account
Trading Permissions
In order to be able to trade a particular asset class in a particular country, you need to get the trading permission for it via your Account Management. Please note that trading permissions are free. You might however be asked to sign risk
disclosures required by local regulatory authorities. How to Request Trading Permissions
Market Data
If you want to have market data in real-time for a particular product/exchange, you need to subscribe to a market data package charged by the exchange. How to subscribe to Market data
The Market data assistant will help you choose the right package. Please watch this Video explaining how it works.
Customers have the option to receive delayed market data for free by clicking the Free Delayed Data button from a non-subscribed ticker row.
Advisor Accounts
Have a look at the user guide getting started as advisors. Here you see how to create additional users to your advisor account and grant them access and much more.

 

3. How to trade
The Trader's University is the place to go when you want to learn how to use our Platforms. Here you will find our webinars, live and recorded in 10 languages and tours and documentation about our various Trading Platforms.
Trader Workstation (TWS)
Traders who require more sophisticated trading tools can use our market maker-designed Trader Workstation (TWS), which optimizes your trading speed and efficiency with an easy-to-use spreadsheet interface, support for more than 60 order types, task-specific trading tools for all trading styles, and real-time account balance and activity monitoring. Try the two models
TWS Mosaic: for intuitive usability, easy trading access, order management, watchlist, charts all in one window or
TWS Classic: the Advanced Order Management for traders who need more advanced tools and algos.
General Description and Information / Quick start guide / Usersguide
Interactive Tours: TWS Basics / TWS configuration / TWS Mosaic
How to place a trade:  Video Classic TWS / Video Mosaic
Trading tools: General Description and InformationUsers guide
Requirements: How to install Java for WindowsHow to install Java for MAC / Port 4000 and 4001 needs to be open
Login TWSDownload TWS
WebTrader
Traders who prefer a clean and simple interface can use our HTML-based WebTrader, which makes it easy to view market data, submit orders, and monitor your account and executions. Use the latest WebTrader from every browser
Quick Start Guide / WebTrader User's Guide
Introduction: Video WebTrader
How to place a Trade: Video WebTrader
Login WebTrader
MobileTrader
Our mobile solutions allow you to trade your IB account on the go. The mobileTWS for iOS and the mobileTWS for BlackBerry are custom-designed for these popular models, while the generic MobileTrader supports most other Smart phones.
General Description and Information
Order Types Order Types available and Description / Videos / Tour / Users guide
Paper Trading General Description and Information / How to get a Paper Trading Account
Once your paper account is created, you can share the market data of your real account with your paper trading account: Account Management > Manage Account > Settings > Paper trading

 
4. Trade all over the World
IB accounts are multi-currency accounts. Your account can hold different currencies at the same time, this allows you to trade multiple products around the world from a single account.
Base Currency
Your base currency determines the currency of translation for your statements and the currency used for determining margin requirements. Base currency is determined when you open an account. Customers may change their base currency at any time through Account Management.
We do not automatically convert currencies into your Base currency
Currency conversions must be done manually by the customer. In this video you can learn how to do a currency conversion.
In order to open a position denominated in a currency that you do not have in your account, you have two possibilities:
A) Currency conversion.
B) IB Margin Loan. (Not available for Cash Accounts)
Please see this course explaining the mechanics of a foreign transaction.

 

5. Five points to enrich your IB experience
1. Contract Search
Here you will find all our products, symbols and specifications.
2. IB Knowledge Base
The Knowledge Base is a repository of glossary terms, how-to articles, troubleshooting tips and guidelines designed to assist IB customers with the management of their IB accounts. Just enter in the search button what you are looking for and you will get the answer.
3. Account Management
As our trading platforms give you access to the markets, the Account Management grants you access to your IB account. Use Account Management to manage account-related tasks such as depositing or withdrawing funds, viewing your statements, modifying market data and news subscriptions, changing your trading permissions, and verifying or changing your personal information.
Log In Account Management / AM Quick Start Guide / AM Users Guide
4. Secure Login System
To provide you with the highest level of online security, Interactive Brokers has implemented a Secure Login System (SLS) through which access to your account is subject to two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication serves to confirm your identity at the point of login using two security factors: 1) Something you know (your username and password combination); and 2) Something you have (an IB issued security device which generates a random, single-use security code). As both knowledge of your username/password and physical possession of the security device are required to login to your account, participation in the Secure Login System virtually eliminates the possibility of anyone other than you accessing your account.
How to Activate your Security Device / How to Obtain a Security Code Card / How to return Security device
In case you forgot your password or lost your security code card, please call us for immediate assistance.
5. Statements and Reports
Easy to view and customize, our statements and reports cover all aspects of your Interactive Brokers account. How to view an Activity Statement 

 

Change Your Billable Account

If you have additional linked, duplicate or consolidated accounts, the Billable Account section appears on the Market Data Subscriptions screen. Use the Billable Accounts panel to change the account that is currently being billed for market data.

To change your billable account

1. Click Settings > User Settings
2. In the Trading Platform panel, click the Configure (gear) icon for Market Data Subscriptions.

The Market Data Subscription screen opens.

3. Click the Configure (gear) icon in the Billable Account panel.
4. Select the account you want to be billed for market data, then click Save.

Beginning with the next billing cycle, your market data subscriptions will be billed to the account you selected.

 

 

Linking Accounts

Overview: 

Account linkage allows for individual account holders maintaining multiple existing accounts or seeking to open a new account the ability to group those accounts together.  In the case of a new account, linkage afffords the opportunity to open the account without having to complete a full application, with the account holder providing solely that additional information which is specific to the new account.  New account linkages are initiated either from the Account Management/Client Portal of the existing account (via the Settings > Account Settings > Create, Move, Link or Partition an Account menu options) or automatically when initiating a new application from the website. The following article outlines the steps for linking one or more existing accounts.

1) Login to Account Management/Client Portal and select the Settings and Account Settings menu options. 

 

2) On the Account Settings screen, you will see a section titled "Configuration". Click the Configure (gear) icon next to the words "Create, Move, Link or Partition an Account".

 

3) The Create, Move, Link or Partition an Account screen will list the various linkage options offered for your particular account. In order to link the account to one or more existing accounts, check the box to "Link All of My Existing Accounts Under a Single Username and Password" and click CONTINUE.

 

4) The Select Username screen will open and will list the accounts eligible for consolidation. Please note that there is no ability to consolidate a subset of the accounts. If a decision is made to consolidate, it must include all. In addition, while an account holder may place the consolidation request at any time, the actual consolidation takes place as of the close of business each Friday. 

5) Select which username you want to keep from the drop down menu. The screen will update to display the security device for the selected username. Once your accounts are linked, you will use the selected username and security device to login to any of the linked accounts. When finished, click CONTINUE.

6) You will be prompted to enter the username and password for each account to be linked, followed by additional authentication using your Secure Login device. Enter the username, password and authentication values for each account to be linked on the next screens, clicking CONTINUE to advance to the next screen.

7) We aggregate the financial information and trading experience information for all accounts to be linked. Verify your financial information and trading experience for the accounts to be linked, and then click CONTINUE.

8) Verify your account information and click CONTINUE. If you need to update your financial information, trading experience or account information, wait for those updates to be approved and then restart this linking procedure.

9) Verify any saved bank information you may have and click CONTINUE. Follow the remaining prompts on screen.

For information on how to cancel a linkage request, see Canceling a Pending Link Request.

IMPORTANT NOTES

* Once linked, account access to Account Management/Client Portal and the trading platform is accomplished using a single user name and password each of which will contain a drop-down window for selecting the account that the owner wishes to act upon.

* Linked accounts use the consolidated monthy commissions to calculate the Monthly Minimum Activity fee. Total commissions between the linked accounts must be at least (number of accounts) x USD 10 in order to avoid a fee. If the monthly consolidated commissions are less than this amount, an activity fee is charged on an account-by-account basis using the Standard Activity Fee calculcation. 

* As market data subscriptions are billed at a session level (i.e., user name) and only a single TWS session can be open for any one user at a given time, account holders previously maintaining subscriptions for multiple users have the opportunity to consolidate subscriptions to a single user.  Account holders wishing to view multiple TWS sessions simultaneously may add additional users (subject to separate market data subscribtions). In addition, only those market data subscriptions already associated with the surviving user name will remain in effect following consolidation.  Account holders maintaining different subscriptions across multiple users are advised to review those subscriptions subject to cancellation in order to determine which they wish to resubscribe to under the surviving user name.  Also note that the market data subscriptions either terminated or initiated mid-month are subject to billing as if they were provided for the entire month (i.e., fees are not prorated).

Non-Objecting Beneficial Owner (NOBO)

Overview: 

A NOBO refers to an account holder who provides its carry broker (i.e., IB) permission to release their name and address to the companies or issuers of securities they hold.  These companies or issuers request this information in the event they need to contact shareholders regarding important shareholder communications such as proxies, circulars for rights offerings and annual/quarterly reports.  IB, by default, classifies clients as a NOBO but allows client to have their classification changed to that of an Objecting Beneficial Owner (OBO).  To do so, clients are required to provide formal notice of their request to be classified as an OBO through a Message Center ticket available via Account Management.

Tax Treaty Benefits

Overview: 

Income payments (dividends and payment in lieu) from U.S. sources into your IB account may have U.S. tax withheld.  Generally, a 30% rate is applied to non-U.S. accounts.  Exemption from the withholding or a lower rate may apply if your home country has a tax treaty with the U.S.  Complete the applicable Form W-8 to find out your status. 

Background: 

Tax Treaties*

U.S. tax treaties with some countries have different benefits.  Legal tax residents of the following countries may be eligible for the treaty benefits.  Below is a list of the tax treaty countries.  Benefits vary by country.

Australia Czech Republic India Lithuania Sweden
Austria Denmark Indonesia Poland Switzerland
Bangladesh Egypt Ireland Portugal Thailand
Barbados Estonia Israel Romania Trinidad & Tobago
Belgium Finland Italy Russia Tunisia
Bulgaria France Jamaica Slovak Republic Turkey
Canada Germany Japan Slovenia Ukraine
China, People's Rep. Of Greece Kazakhstan South Africa United Kingdom
Commonwealth of Ind. States Hungary Korea, Rep. of Spain Venezuela
Cyprus Iceland Latvia Sri Lanka  

*Country list as of April 2009

 

Refer to IRS Publication 901 for details on withholding rates for your tax residence country and your eligible benefits.

 

Why am I required to provide a W-8 if I am not a US citizen or resident?

As IB LLC is a carrying broker domiciled in the U.S., it is required to report information and, in certain instances, make payment of withholding taxes to the U.S. tax authority, the Internal Revenue Service for all account holders. To certify oneself as a non-U.S. person, a Form W-8 is requested at the time of application and is required to be re-certified every three years thereafter. If IB does not receive the W-8 or the account holder fails to re-certify the W-8 in a timely manner, then the account holder is presumed to be a US person and, absent a W-9, may then be subject to back-up withholding taxes on interest, dividends and substitute payments in lieu, as well as gross proceeds.

By certifying yourself as a non-U.S. person through a properly completed W-8, your U.S. withholding is limited to dividends issued by US corporations. Note that virtually all countries apply withholding taxes when local companies seek to distribute dividends to externally based shareholders (whether those shareholders are corporate or not). The rate at which IB is obligated to withhold for a given payment depends largely upon whether there is a tax treaty in place between the country where the dividend paying country is based and the country of residence of the dividend recipient.

SIPP Overview

 

What is a SIPP?
 
A SIPP account is a pension account that allows customers to control their retirement savings and where they are invested. SIPPs provide customers with more flexibility and self control over their savings, and are available to all UK residents between the ages of 18 and 75. Customers who are employed or self-employed may contribute up to 100% of their earnings (up to £235,000) in any one tax year. Further they allow retired and unemployed customers to invest up to £3,600 per year. You can trade financial products, property and other items in a SIPP.
 
Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited does not accept SIPP’s outright, rather it does accept a SIPP Administrator of a SIPP to open a master account. Afterwards, a SIPP Administrator's clients can open sub accounts and trade their SIPP through Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited.
 
For more information about SIPP’s in the UK, refer to the HM Revenue & Customs website www.hmrc.gov.uk
 
Can I open a SIPP account with Interactive Brokers LLC (US) or (Hong Kong)?
 
No, the SIPP Administrator account and its sub accounts can only open an account with Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited.
 
Can I trade property and other acceptable investments through my SIPP at Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited?
You can only trade regulated financial products through your SIPP that is held with us.
 
What is a SIPP Administrator?
A SIPP Administrator is a regulated company with the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom that acts as the trustee of the SIPP. Further it provides various administrative duties on behalf of the SIPP e.g., reporting to HM Revenue & Customs.
 
How do I get my SIPP Administrator to open a master account?  
Refer to our Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited website www.interactivebrokers.co.uk under Account, then under SIPP. From here a SIPP Administrator can open a master account (at no cost). Alternatively you can contact an Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited sales representative.
 
What qualifies a SIPP Administrator to open a master account?  
We only accept UK registered companies with the Financial Conduct Authority which are authorised SIPP Administrators that are in good standing and adhere to our terms and conditions.
 
Is there a cost to open a master account?  
No, unless the master account wants to view market data then fees apply.
 
Can anyone trade a SIPP sub account with Interactive Brokers?
Only UK residents and individuals between the ages of 18 and 75 who have good or extensive knowledge of any product they wish to trade and that we support, prior execution of 100 or more trades (of any product) and will make a minimum deposit of $5,000 or equivalent in stock.
 
Can I trade on margin (leverage)?
No, all SIPP sub accounts can only trade in a cash account.
 
What is a cash account?
A cash account only allows a sub account to trade stocks, bonds, equity options, futures, futures options, single stock futures (SSFs), ETFs, forex and warrants.  An individual can only deposit one base currency that Interactive Brokers supports, but can trade products denominated in other currencies after using a Forex transaction to acquire the currency. You must wait for the Forex trade to settle (two business days following trade date) before the currency is available for trading. Cash accounts can only trade the following order types: long stock (no shorting), long calls or puts, covered calls, protective puts, short naked puts and call spread, put spread.
 
What are the costs to open a sub account?
Initial deposit $5,000 + $10 minimum brokerage fee per month + IB brokerage fees (applicable) + Market data fees (if applicable) and other costs may apply.
 
Can I trade my ISA through Interactive Brokers?
No, we only accept SIPP accounts.
 
Does Interactive Brokers give advice in trading within your SIPP?
No, Interactive Brokers give no trading advice as it is a non discretionary broker.
 
Do you accept cheques to fund my SIPP?
No we only accept wire transfers or positions (FREE of PAYMENT).    
                       
What is a FREE of PAYMENT transfer?
The transfer of securities for which there is no need for a cash exchange. Rather the securities are already paid up in full.
 
Can I transfer physical shares (FREE of PAYMENT) in my sub account?
No we only accept dematerialized shares.
 
How many users can trade my SIPP sub account?
Only one.

Cash Accounts: Does a cash account require completion of a W8 form?

If you are a non-US person or entity, Interactive Brokers is required to have a valid form W8 certifying your country of tax residence at the time of application. You may update your W8 form at any time in Account Management.

Adding (non-employee) users to an individual account

Overview: 

Individual account holders have the ability to add multiple users to their IBKR account. The account holder may wish to add a second user registered under their own name for the purpose of opening two TWS sessions simultaneously (one for normal access and the other for connecting via an API). The account holder may also provide access to up to 5 (non-employee) individuals, such as a family members, pursuant to a Limited Power of Attorney agreement. In addition, each of these individuals may also be provided with a second user access.

In each case, the additional user will be assigned a unique user name which is required for log in both to Client Portal/Account Management and the trading platform of choice. Procedures for adding a (non-employee) individual user are outlined below (search KB1004 for procedures for adding a second user for an individual account holder).

Background: 

Procedures for adding a non-employee user are as follows: 

  1. Log into Client Portal/Account Management.
  2. Select the Settings and then Account Settings menu options.
  3. Click on the gear icon in the Users & Access Rights section.
  4. Click on the plus sign in the top right corner. You will be presented with the Add User page.
  5. The process of adding a user and assigning access rights is divided into several screens. When you complete each screen, click Continue to advance to the next screen. If you want to make changes to a previous screen, click Back.
    1. On the first screen, enter information about the user, including the username, password, name, relationship to the primary account holder and email address.
    2. On the next screen, select a user role, if you have saved any. User roles automatically apply a set of previously configured access rights to the new user. If you do this, you can skip any additional screens and continue to the review screen.
    3. Each screen that follows lets you give the new user rights to access a specific group of functions, organized to match the main menu of Account Management: User Settings, Trading, Reporting, Funding and Account Settings. On each screen, grant access to functions by clicking the box next to each one.
  6. The last screen in the process lets you review all of the information about the new user, including access rights. Rights that have been assigned to the new user are shown checked and in green; rights that have not been assigned to the new user are shown crossed out. Click Continue if everything is correct. Click Back to make changes.
  7. If you do not participate in the Secure Login System for two-factor authentication, you will receive an email with a confirmation number. Enter the confirmation number sent to you via email, then click Continue. If you have not received a confirmation number, click Request Confirmation Number to have a new confirmation number sent to your email address.
  8. Click OK to save the new user, which will appear in the Users panel on the Users & Access Rights screen and in the Users & Access Rights panel of the Account Settings screen.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. In accordance with market data vendor requirements, the primary user on the account will be assessed a separate market data subscription fee for each user account added. 

2. Account holders may delete a user account by clicking on the delete link next to the user name located within the Account Settings and then Users & Access Rights menu options.

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