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How do you automatically invest with Interactive Brokers?

You do not. Interactive Brokers caters a very specific target crowd - and "I send money once per month, automatically invest it" is NOT it. They rather want active trading investors, which you are ...
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From which Stock Exchange should I buy ETFs?

Which factors should be considered to choose from which Stock Exchange to buy? There is no straightforward answer. Generally speaking, if exactly the same ETF is listed on many stock exchanges, you ...
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Which one is the VOO ETF I'm looking for?

The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF is listed on the NYSE ARCA stock exchange. "VOO" is the ticker symbol of the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF's listing on NYSE ARCA. This ETF is traded in many places, ...
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Limit order not executed despite price going below my limit

Order Protection The order protection rules state that market participants should not trade through the NBBO - the national best bid or offer as disseminated by the market data feed. If they don't ...
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Ishares Portfolios for EU investor

I'm in a similiar situation (age, available funds, location) and while I'm also doing a 100% equity asset allocation, the first thing I would like to point out is: Your biggest decision is already ...
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Show difference between purchase price and actual price of stocks

Right click on a column "Insert column before..." "Position and P&L" "Unrealized P&L"
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Why is the interest on EUR so much lower than USD?

Because the central banks said so. As of writing, the USA's Federal Funds Rate (which is the interbank rate target) is "4.75% to 5.00%" while the ECB deposit rate is 3.00% and fixed rate ...
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Can an online stock broker manipulate your bid and ask price?

NBBO (National Best Bid and Offer) is an SEC regulation in the US that requires brokers to trade at the best available bid and ask price. The broker cannot arbitrarily manipulate the B/A spread and "...
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How do you automatically invest with Interactive Brokers?

IBKR recently released a Recurring Investment feature. Learn more here: https://ibkr.info/article/4470 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXbOPWPezc You can now easily setup recurring investments from ...
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How do you automatically invest with Interactive Brokers?

IB has API and you can write a robot to buy certain ETF's (or funds for that matter) every month like clockwork. That is what I like but the API is complex as your Bot must communicate with an IB ...
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Limit order not executed despite price going below my limit

Odd lots are not posted as part of NBBO bid/ask data and therefore they often take longer to execute. ITIC briefly traded down to $122 twice, late in the day. 100 shares traded and price ...
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Why the Ticker on InteractiveBrokers have totally different values that in Degiro?

It is possible for the same security to trade on multiple exchanges with different currencies. For example, the Vanguard FTSE EM trades on: the London Stock Exchange in US Dollars and British Pounds ...
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How to show currency of stock in Interactive Brokers

I found out that client portal doesn't have an option to add "Trading Currency" column in watchlist, but mobile application and Trading Workstation have this option.
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IBKR: on what depends the cash settlement time?

Even though you do have the 'buying power' right away, you do not 'have' the money before it is 'settled'. Your broker is allowing you to already buy something else with that money - as do most ...
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How to discriminate among all the tickers associated with a single company?

NMS is referring to the National Market System - a standard market for equities trading in the U.S. For most people, this is the equity you'd want to trade in if you wanted to "own shares" ...
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No BID and ASK on IBKR

You took the screenshot at 8:02 pm (I'm assuming that the timezone is Eastern Time based on the timing of your post). The regular trading hours of Nasdaq is 9:30 am to 4:00 pm ET from Monday to Friday....
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Is it wise to day trade without being subscribed to real-time data?

Trading delayed data in a paper trading account has value for learning to function efficiently on that broker's platform but not much more than that. IBKR's delayed quotes are 10-20 minutes behind ...
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Can I buy with cash on IB margin account without paying margin fee?

The maintenance margin requirement is the minimum amount of equity you need in your account to hold the position. There is no fee associated with maintenance margin. You only start to pay interest ...
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Why is data not available for US treasury bonds on Interactive Brokers website?

I've never used the Bond Scanner before and when I opened it just now, it populated immediately. That may be because as you said, the data is only available during US market hours. Or not. I'd ...
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Failing to buy on IBKR

In a cash account, you can only make purchases with settled cash. That means T+1 for options and T+2 for equities. Do you have any such pending closed trades? There's a contradiction in your numbers....
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Is IBIS2 the same exchange as AEB in Interactive Brokers?

No, IBIS2 is the IBKR code for Xetra, the leading exchange in Germany.
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ETFs from Ireland and Luxembourg

If you are a Brazilian resident, you have a tax advantage to buy Ireland domiciled ETFs as long as they are accumulating rather than distributing dividends. Receive dividends is less "tax efetive&...
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How do you automatically invest with Interactive Brokers?

Although I have made a number of withdrawals from my IB account to stay under SIPC limits, it has been nearly 20 years since I funded my IB account. My somewhat vague recollection of the process is ...
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Interactive broker commissions for a Canadian trading US and Canadian options

Commissions at Interactive Brokers are based on the market you are trading not where you trade from. The basic rates are: $ 0.005 USD/share for US stocks $ 0.010 CAD/share for CAD stocks. Minimum ...
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How to buy United States 10-Year Bond and what is the code?

Check out the Bond Scanner within Trader Workstation: You can search for all kinds of bonds including treasuries.
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Fill outside RTH vs Allow pre-open

I feel the labels and the doc is not very clear. This page has a clearer explanation: Traders who want orders to fill in the pre-market session can select “Allow pre-open” on the order ticket. This ...
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Can you explain Trailing Stop Orders?

It's spelled out clearly in your link. For every penny the stock rises, the stop price rises one penny. If it drops to the trailing stop price, a sell order is generated (for a long position). Step ...
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How to remove the gap from the chart in TWS?

When you open the charting menu, down at the bottom there is a choice that says something like "Show Extended Hours". If you uncheck it, the after hours gap should disappear.
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How is it possible for a trade to be executed by a broker but cleared by another broker?

"Whereas the executing, or introducing, broker is hired by the customer and makes decisions about how to trade securities on the customer's behalf, the clearing firm performs critical back office ...
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