IB account : part " Securities " and part " Commodities "

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Citta, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Citta


    An IB account enabling to trade options and futures
    is divided in two parts : " Securities " and " Commodities ".

    I looked at the huge doc of TWS (980 pages)
    but could not find a definition for the meaning of those terms at IB's.

    For example, I think that "Options on indice" are included in the " Commodities " part.
    But in general, who can tell me exactly, in an IB account,
    # which products are eligible to the " Securities " part ?
    # which products are eligible to the " Commodities " part ?

    And... it is a bit urgent: I have a written presentation to do.
    Thank you for you help.