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Interactive Brokers - API for Implied Volatility Comparison chart

Does anybody know a way how to download data from Implied Volatility Comparison chart from Interactive Brokers TWS? Is there any API method (either REST API or TWS API) for that? Or do you know any ...
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Fictional "dividend" of accumulating ETFs

A question about accumulating ETFs: is there a way to determine from my Interactive Broker statements how much "fictional" dividend (the money the ETF reinvests from the dividends of each ...
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(IB / TWS) How to see price chart of different exchange places for the same stocks?

I am quite new on this field and I have an account on InteractiveBrokers in order to trade stocks. Problem is, some stocks are listed in multiple exchanges (for example on SBF - France - but also in ...
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IBKR T&S FINRA on exchange

I've opened the T&S table in IBKR and I've seen in the "Exchange" column a lot of entries with the name "FINRA". I've googled what it is and it stands for Financial Industry ...
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IBKR Trading Commissions for US stocks

I have a question regarding the commission for US stocks for IBKR pro (tiered and fixed). My first question is, what is the difference between tiered and fixed and how do you choose between the two ...
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Does IBKR require a minimum account balance in order to trade with your own cash (without margin account)?

I don't have a margin account. I have a normal cash account and I have about 700 EUR in it. When I place a limit order to buy, I get this error message: As mentioned, I don't have a margin account. ...
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Does IBKR offer free real time time and series data?

I wanted to ask if IBKR offers free real time time and series data. I didn't subscribe to market data yet, I only have the default IBKR PRO account with not added subscribtions and I've looked at the ...
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What is "IB Symbol" in Interactive Brokers?

What is "IB Symbol" in Interactive Brokers? Why is it sometimes different from the "Symbol"? For example, in Xetra exchange, the iShares Core MSCI EM IMI UCITS ETF has Symbol IS3N, ...
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Is IBIS2 the same exchange as AEB in Interactive Brokers?

I am trying to buy some SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF in Interactive Brokers. Its ISIN is IE00BFY0GT14. When I search this ISIN in Interactive Brokers, I see in the search results that I can buy it from ...
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What are the upsides and downsides if one's currency exchange order is routed as an odd lot order instead of IdealPro on Interactive Brokers?

I placed a currency exchange order on Interactive Brokers from EUR to USD. Since the amount was below 20kEUR, Interactive Brokers told me that the currency exchange order would be routed as an odd lot ...
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Can I buy mutual funds on an Interactive Broker ISA account?

I live in UK and I don't see in the interactive brokers settings a way to enable trading permissions for mutual funds in my ISA account. I wonder if this is not allowed only in Interactive Brokers or ...
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Is it possible to move cash from TD Ameritrade to Interactive Brokers?

If I have cash to move, do I have to use a bank account between my brokerage accounts or it it possible to move cash from TD Ameritrade to Interactive Brokers?
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Why is the interest on EUR so much lower than USD?

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/accounts/fees/pricing-interest-rates.php 4.330% vs 2.245% Difference isn't explained by the inflation difference
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How can I exchange EUR to USD on Interactive Brokers without going through FXCONV?

I'm looking at this Interactive Brokers account: The cash position is 77,535.00 EUR. Interactive Brokers say it's worth 84,755.45 USD. xe.com agrees with that estimate. However, converting 77,535.00 ...
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Show difference between purchase price and actual price of stocks

I would like to show the difference between the purchase price and the actual price of stocks in the Portfolio in the Interactive Brokers Trade workstation (TWS). I could not find such a column in the ...
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Can US-based Interactive Brokers accounts receive SEPA transfers?

I wonder whether an Interactive Brokers (IBKR) account based in the United States can receive a SEPA transfer. The bank sending the SEPA transfer is country that is part of the Single Euro Payments ...
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Failing to buy on IBKR

Help me to understand please. I want to stocks (i.e. VOO). I have several thousands in cash on my account. But when I submit an order I get this message Why does this happen? Why I can't buy when I ...
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What is the point of being able to exercise Dissenter or Appraisal Rights in a publicly traded company?

In the Interactive Brokers list of fees for Corporate Actions & Dividend Processing, there is a "$100 + external costs" fee for "requests to exercise Dissenter or Appraisal Rights&...
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What is a "trade bust" and how does it happen?

On the Interactive Brokers Other Fees page: Trade Busts/Adjustments If an exchange or other market center charges Interactive Brokers a trade bust, trade cancel fee or trade adjust fee because of an ...
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Is there an Interactive Brokers timeline of actions?

is there an IBKR timeline of actions? I'm looking for something like (fictional timeline) 1 january: deposited $1K to account. 2 january: bought 3x brkb shares at $300/piece 3 january: bought 1x fb ...
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IBKR keeps depositing dividends as "payment in lieu" despite not having a margin loan with them or being subscribed to their share lending program

I'm invested in a broad range of index funds that pay dividends once a quarter. Whenever they pay dividends, IBKR deposits over half of those dividends into my account as "payments in lieu" ...
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Why can't I do an adaptive order on Futures Options?

Interactive Brokers has the ability to adaptive algorithmic orders that (I'm simplifying this greatly) can split the difference in the bid ask price without human intervention. I can do these types of ...
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Margin: Is my math correct?

I was recently introduced to the concept of margin and have been reading about it on and off for the last 2 months. I want to use margin funds for my house remodeling, and would appreciate if someone ...
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Does it matter on which exchange and which currency I buy ETF?

I am citizen of EU member state and using Interactive Brokers. I am in for a long time and let's say I am averse to euro, so I focus on US equity ETFs. As EU citizen, I have to buy their UCITS ...
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Will US brokers accept me? I'm a citizen of Iran but a resident of Georgia

Any citizens of Iran here who can share their experience?
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Should I enable trading?

While looking for Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX) on IBKR I landed at: And the Enable Trading at the bottom caught my attention. Do we negotiate this in a different way than i.e. VOO ...
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Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF, fixed income? [closed]

It seems some ETFs pay dividends other are fixed income. How can I know the one I'm interested in (i.e. Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF) pays dividends or have fixed incomes?
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ETFs from Ireland and Luxembourg

From Nonresident alien's ETF domicile decision table: "Ireland is the most common domicile for non-US domiciled ETFs, although Luxembourg is another popular non-US domicile for ETFs" "...
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From which Stock Exchange should I buy ETFs?

I'm considering to buy ETFs through IBKR, which seems to be a safe bet investment. The same ETF can be bought from different Stock Exchanges (different countries), one example is the Vanguard S&P ...
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Which one is the VOO ETF I'm looking for?

I'm starting my investment education. From udemy - Complete Investing Course 2021 (Stocks, ETFs Investing) I found I should look for VOO ETF. So I searched for it on IBRK but there are many: So ...
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How to discriminate among all the tickers associated with a single company?

While following Interactive Brokers (IBKR Mobile) Tutorial | From Zero to Hero on my iPhone, I noticed there are many options linked to a company. In the screenshot we see, looking for Tesla will give ...
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Moving money around the world

I was born in Brazil, also have Luxembourg citizenship. I have US based IBKR account (starting to play with it) linked to my current address in China. I'm working and saving money in bank in China. ...
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No BID and ASK on IBKR

While following Interactive Brokers (IBKR Mobile) Tutorial | From Zero to Hero on my iPhone, I noticed I don't have any numbers in the BID and ASK sections. What does that mean?
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Is it wise to day trade without being subscribed to real-time data?

If data is delayed then am I literally trading on data or events that already transpired? How does that effect what I see on the DOM, the charts, time & sales? The bid/ask are always fluctuating ...
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How to buy United States 10-Year Bond and what is the code?

To trade a the Amazon stock, the code is AMZN. Is there a code for United States 10-Year Bond? Investment.com shows US10YT but there is no such code in the Interactive Trader platform.
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Interactive Brokers: Looking for asset classes similar to stock market that I can practice buy/sell outside business hours

I am in EST Timezone and I work during the business hours. I am trying to practice trading using IB's Trading Workstation. I have Trading Workstation installed on my machine and I've a practice ...
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Is there a way I can transfer my stocks to another person?

I want to transfer some of my stocks to another person. Right now, my stocks are in Interactive Brokers. The other person's account is in Fidelity. It seems that ACATS does not support transfer ...
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Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account?

(I'm a beginner) Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account? Is that because it is paper trading?
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Fill outside RTH vs Allow pre-open

In the following drop-down, I only can select one checkbox. How to choose pre-open and after-hours both? Are not these options correspond to pre hours and after markets? Image source: Times in Force ...
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Can you explain Trailing Stop Orders?

Interactive Broker has an order type named Trailing Stop Orders. I need some help as even after reading its help page it's still a mysterious order type for me! How can this be used in an increasing ...
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How to remove the gap from the chart in TWS?

TWS shoes a gap for the time which the market is offline. How to remove the gap? Is there any way to see the pre-market and aftermarket time but hide them for the tickers which are not exchanged out ...
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How is it possible for a trade to be executed by a broker but cleared by another broker?

The Interactive Brokers U.S. Microcap Stock Restrictions page says: Execution-only clients (i.e., execute trades through IBKR, but clear those trades elsewhere) may not trade U.S. Microcap Stocks ...
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Why broker charge me for BORROW fees when I have a long unsettled position as well to counter the short in the same account [duplicate]

The only reason why I put it here is to find out whether I am a victim or just ignorant of the way brokers deal with option positions that were exercised. Whether I am a victim or just ignorant will ...
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IBKR's 1099 Forms not what I expected

I just received my 1099 Forms from Interactive Brokers, and there are a few things that do not line up: Foreign Tax Paid on 1099-DIV shows $0. I owned shares the entire year in an ETF that invests in ...
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Are there universal trade logs on Interactive Brokers?

I would be interested in seeing all trades of a day, say, in a specific option product. Not my trades, but all trades made by any market participant. Does Interactive Brokers (IB) offer this ...
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InteractiveBrokers: Cash Balance

I started a Cash account at IKBR, transferred USD and made some trades in various currencies. When I ask "IBot" about the Cash Balance, the balance is negative and changes frequently. On my ...
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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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