Interactive Brokers has a fully functional web trading platform that’s simple and user-friendly. On the flip side, it is not easily customizable.
Trading online at Interactive Brokers can be done with either the Webtrader or Client Portal. For the review, we tested the Client Portal, which is the more user-friendly of the two options. It has multiple language selections that can be changed within the platform. You can operate the platform in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
|Interactive Brokers platforms to choose from|
|Web||4 / 5 stars||Yes|
|Mobile||4 / 5 stars||Yes|
|Desktop||3 / 5 stars||Yes|
Look and Feel
Interactive Brokers’ Client Portal platform is simple and very user-friendly, even for a total beginner. However, it is difficult to customize.
Login and Security
The platform features a two-step authentication login that ensures your account is safe and secured.
The search function is pretty standard and easy to use. You can find information on your preferred asset by typing in its name in the Search tab.
Customers can only make use of the following order types:
- Stop limit
The more sophisticated order types are not available. If you’d like to learn more about the different types, read our expert guide.
Alerts and Notifications
Interactive Brokers’ Client Portal lets you set alerts and notifications according to your preferences. However, the client can only set their alerts on the chatbot, which isn’t very intuitive.
Portfolio and Fee Reports
Interactive Brokers have a transparent portfolio, and fees report that shows your trading history and payment history.