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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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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 ...
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