Interactive Brokers Ranked No. 1 Software-Based Online Broker by Barron's

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  1. Steve_IB

    Steve_IB Interactive Brokers

    Interactive Brokers Ranked No. 1 Software-Based Online Broker by Barron's

    GREENWICH, Conn., March 7 /CNW/ -- Interactive Brokers LLC (IB)
    came in as the Number One software-based broker in Barron's 2005 annual review
    of online brokerage firms.
    IB also was the only broker to score a perfect 5.0 rating in the trading
    "costs" category due to its low execution and clearing costs worldwide. No
    other broker achieved a 5.0 rating in the eight categories reviewed by
    Barron's for both software-based and browser-based brokerage rankings.
    "For the frequent traders who use software-based brokers, costs are even
    more important," Barron's wrote. "The only 'five' in this category was earned
    by Interactive Brokers, which has rock-bottom fees and no platform charges."
    A unit of the Interactive Brokers Group that pioneered trading technology
    for three decades, IB offers Universal Direct-Access Trading and sophisticated
    trade management tools at highly competitive costs to professional traders and
    investors worldwide. IB is the gateway to trading a broad array of financial
    instruments -- stocks, options, futures, corporate bonds as well as forex --
    on over 50 exchanges and marketplaces in 14 countries.
    "We provide the platform and design the tools that people need to achieve
    best execution in any class of financial instruments they choose on all major
    markets around the world," said IBG Chairman Thomas Peterffy. "We are honored
    to have achieved the top ranking in Barron's. We'll continue to broaden the
    breadth of our global offering."
    IB is the first broker to provide direct-access forex trading with
    interbank quality spreads, institutional size and no conflict of interest.
    Unlike other FX dealers that trade against the customer, IB evaluates multiple
    major bank dealers and routes its customers' orders straight to the dealer
    with the best price.
    In recent months, IB also added a number of products and features,

    -- smart-routing for spread orders where IB undertakes the risk of any
    partially executed spread order involving stocks and/or options

    -- direct-access bond trading with immediate best-execution on the New
    York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the BondDesk ECN or IB's market-making
    affiliate Timber Hill;

    -- IB SmartRouting Auto-Recovery service that automatically re-routes
    options orders when an options exchange experiences technical problems;

    -- free Secure Transaction Program (STP), with IB identity token
    generating one-time use passwords.
  2. Well deserved in my opinion. Congratulations.

  3. Choad


    Hey, this is what we have been sayin' for years!
  4. ktm


    Congrats IB. Indeed well deserved.
  5. Singer


    IB has a great reputation, and although I've never used them myself, I'd probably consider then one of the best online brokers out there. I don't think their fees/commissions are "rock bottom" though... they're pretty competitive, but I pay way less...

    Congratulations on the ranking.
  6. jckommer


    Congratulations IB...well deserved
  7. I'd like to see their customer service rating. When I was with them it was horrible, both slow and rude.

    Although to be fair, I must say this was several years ago so it may be better now.
  8. Congratulations IB. It is well deserved.
  9. best overall broker in america and i've been with a ton. there option fills are second to none and they're the only firm i've seen alwsy try to send to box for price improvment. well deserved honor
  10. now all the other guys will be trying harder to

    get the # 1 ranking away from IB next yr

    #10     Mar 8, 2005