Assuming that one opens a universal account with them, are the funds used to trade FX with Ideal Pro protected as well as equity trades? Their security FAQ at the following URL simply states that one should take in to accout that FX is OTC and unregulated. However, nothing specific is mentioned with regard to fx fund's safety. " Likewise, IB allows you to trade foreign currencies. This market is by its very nature lightly regulated or unregulated and not subject to a central counterparty clearinghouse. You should take this into account in trading forex products." http://individuals.interactivebrokers.com/en/general/education/faqs/safetyFAQ.php?ib_entity=llc Thank you.