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Are internet brokers selling actual shares in company or some kind of derivatives?

There are many international brokers that provide services to non-US residents, like Interactive Brokers, TD Ameritrade, etc. However I wonder if they are letting their customers to buy actual stocks, ...
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Is it possible to view a long position broken down by tax lots in Interactive Brokers?

In my Fidelity account, positions can be viewed broken down by tax lots as follows: I find this incredibly useful when selling securities, because it makes tax-harvesting and other tax saving ...
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Brexit: Interactive Brokers vs Firstrade

How come Interactive Brokers (IB) needs a UK subsidiary to service EU customers, while other brokers like Firstrade don’t? Now that Brexit is about to happen, IB will open other subsidiaries in the EU ...
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How is Current Maintenance Margin calculated by Interactive Brokers?

I am curious about how Interactive Brokers calculates Current Maintenance Margin and Current Initial Margin. Why do both have the same value? I have an all-stock account.
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Effect on margin of a cash withdrawal

I have a Reg-T margin account with Interactive Brokers. I would like to confirm my assumptions about the effect that making a cash withdrawal on margin would have on the account. Let's say I have $200 ...
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Help with understanding Interactive Broker fees, for first-time investor

Interactive Brokers says that clients with less than USD 2,000 in account balance are charged USD 20 (monthly) if they don’t generate a minimum of USD 20 in commissions (monthly). It also says: US ...
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How is money calculated when buying BRR future on CME through IB?

I tried on simulated account to buy 1 BRR future (multiplier = 5). Total amount with commissions expected was 49280 Initial margin expected was +31047 Maintenance margin expected was +24837 ...
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Can I buy with cash on IB margin account without paying margin fee?

I'm trying to understand how IB margin account works. When I buy a stock I always see there "Initial Margin" and "Maintenance Margin" fields regardless of cash available. Should I always pay margin ...
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Why is data not available for US treasury bonds on Interactive Brokers website?

I wanted to buy my first bond ever today, but when trying to get the prices for "US Treasuries" in the bond scanner page on Interactive Brokers, I was greeted with the following message: Is this ...
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How to buy shares with Interactive Brokers? Stupid question it seems but is really challenging

I had multiple accounts with different brokers. I used to just hit the buy button with the amount or quantity I need. Transaction completed in seconds. With IB I am really confused. 1) Terminology ...
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Limit order not executed despite price going below my limit

Yesterday I placed a limit buy order for 3 shares of ITIC (NASDAQ) @ $122.05. About 5-10 minutes later, a trade went through - 100 shares @ $122.00, while my order was untouched. How is that possible? ...
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Why the Ticker on InteractiveBrokers have totally different values that in Degiro?

I am trying to replicate my Degiro portfolio in InteractiveBrokers Produkt Symbol/ISIN Ticker Symbol Exchange Symbol ISHARES EUROPE IE00B1YZSC51 IMEU EAM ISHR PAC XJPN A ...
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How to show currency of stock in Interactive Brokers

I am using Client Portal in Interactive Brokers. I can see the price for an instrument (stock or etf). Where can I see the currency and prospectus/documents for the instruments?
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Using unsettled cash to buy securities on Interactive Brokers

From Interactive Broker's Availability of proceeds in a 'Cash' type account article: Account holders who wish to have access to settled funds prior to the settlement day may do so by electing an ...
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Within Interactive Brokers, what is the easiest way to 'sync' accounts so that I can execute a trade in multiple accounts from a single transaction?

My partner and I both have IRA and investment accounts with Interactive Brokers. I manage the investments in our family and so I am currently needing to log into both of our accounts separately in ...
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At which point Interactive Brokers monthly fees are applied?

From the page I've learned that Standard Activity Fee is $10. But I can't find information at which point you will be charged. I'm interested because lets say I want to transfer some amount of money ...
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IBKR: on what depends the cash settlement time?

I have a cash account without margin. Usually after selling stock cash settles according to T + 2 algorithm. But sometimes my buying power increases right after selling so the cash settles immediately....
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is it possible that a stock trades and stamp prices above the bid and the ask price?

I noticed today when looking at the bid and ask of a stock that the bid was 6.02 and the ask was 6.08 and the time and sales were stamping prices of 7.20 despite having bid and and ask unchanged. Is ...
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How to set Profit taker order from Limit to Market in bracket orders?

When I setup my bracket order in Interactive brokers, my Profit taker order is set to Limit by default. I want something like, when a market touches my limit price, I immediately want that order to ...
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Ishares Portfolios for EU investor

I am 29 at the moment at looking to start investing as much as I can and build a long term portfolio (aiming at around 2000 USD/month). Since I am based in the EU, I have no access to US based ETF ...
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Can an online stock broker manipulate your bid and ask price?

I have been using Interactive Brokers for an year and a half now, trading stocks and cfds and I have been largely successful, almost 70% return on my investment. The spread between the bid and ask ...
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How do you automatically invest with interactive brokers?

I've been using interactive brokers for a while and would like to implement an automatic trade in a regular (say monthly) interval. Specifically, I would like to dollar-cost or value average a fixed ...
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Interactive broker commissions for a Canadian trading US and Canadian options

What commission will I be charged if I trade US options from Canada using Interactive Brokers ? Details of my question below : My question has 2 scenarios Options for Stocks Options for ETFs For ...