IB keeps getting better... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interactive Brokers CommuniquÃ© September 21,2001 IB Now Offers Multi-Currency Accounts IB now provides you with the unique ability to fund in a base currency and trade securities denominated in multiple currencies around the world from one account. In addition, we also will give you the ability to trade the major currencies. In order to take advantage of these new features, you must upgrade your account from a Single Currency account to a Multi-Currency account. Because Multi-Currency accounts require margin, those customers with Stock Cash Accounts must also first upgrade their account to a Stock Margin Account. Very shortly, we will add the ability to trade US Options in Multi-Currency Accounts, for those customers with Stock Option Level II Accounts. For more information on Multi-Currency Accounts click here, and for more information on upgrading your account click here. TWS Provides News, Charts and More Recent enhancements to the TWS include, CBS MarketWatch news, charts for securities, basket order trading, the ability to view positions and P&L from the Trading screen, and a redesigned Account window that will help you quickly understand the status of your account. For more information on these new TWS enhancements, click here. IB Introduces Options Interactive Analytics (IA) IB will be launching its new option analytics add-on, IA. IA uses a combination of market data, parametric values, and implied volatilities to calculate option prices and volatilities. In addition, IA will produce the standard "greeks" for risk analysis. Look for IA in the October 1st release of the TWS. For more detailed information on IA, please see the IB Users Guide. Customers May Trade Options in IRAs IB has recently enhanced its IRA services enabling its customers to upgrade their IRA Cash Only Accounts to Stock Options Level I Accounts. Now, in addition to long stock positions, clients can purchase covered calls in an IRA account. To begin trading options in your IRA account, you must upgrade your Stock Cash Account to a Stock Options Level I Account. Upgrading Your Account Is Now Easier Customers may now upgrade their Account Type at any time through the "Account Upgrade" menu item reachable from "Account Access" on the IB home page. For example, you may upgrade from a Cash Account to a Margin Account. You also may upgrade from a Single Currency Account to a Multi-Currency Account through "Account Upgrade". Please keep in mind that Account Types may not be downgraded. For more information on account upgrades, click here. New European Telephone Numbers Effective October 1, 2001, IB will be changing its toll-free Customer Service numbers in Europe. For more information on these new numbers, please visit our IB Contact Page on our website. Interactive Brokers Group Donates $1 Million to The September 11th Fund IBG's $1 million contribution to the September 11th Fund, established by the United Way and The New York Community Trust, will be used to mobilize resources to respond to the urgent needs of victims and their families affected by the recent terrorist attacks. See http://national.unitedway.org/index.cfm Attention IB Options Customers As you probably already know, the US option exchanges have recently enacted a number of rules regarding electronic option trading. Many of you will not be affected by these rule changes. However, we are required to provide you with periodic notice to ensure that you are aware of these rules and will conduct your trading accordingly. By maintaining an IB account and using the IB system, you represent that you will conduct your trading in compliance with all option exchange rules. For an overview of US Option Exchange Rules,click here. To review Regulatory Circulars from the Chicago Board Options Exchange explaining these rules, click here.