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2020 Media Coverage

April – Bankrate - Top online brokers for a 401(k) rollover in April 2020

Interactive Brokers is showcased as one of the best places to rollover a 401(k) retirement plan. The article also mentions the company pays the highest rates Bankrate has seen on cash balances in clients’ accounts and offers thousands of no-load and no transaction fee mutual funds.

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March – Benzinga – Options Trading: What It Is and How to Do It

The author describes options and explains how to use them for investing. The article also describes top investing platforms based on cost, trading style and experience level. Interactive Brokers is highlighted as the top platform for professionals.

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March – Seeking Alpha – The Stock Market Has Tanked: What to Do Next

The article explains several opportunities to take advantage of during these current market conditions. The author notes that clients of Interactive Brokers can borrow at very low margin rates and invest in a variety of securities currently offering attractive yields. A graphic shows how Interactive Brokers’ rates compare to those of its major competitors.

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March – Investopedia – 2020 Best Online Brokers Awards

Interactive Brokers earned 4.4 out of 5 stars in Investopedia’s second annual ranking. The company was also selected as Best for Advanced Traders, Best for International Trading, Best for Low Margin Rates and Best for Day Trading. IBKR was also honored for its Low Costs, ETF offerings, and Mobile trading application. Author Theresa Carey commended the company’s wealth of tools, range of offerings and numerous other offerings.

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February – Business Insider – Interactive Brokers Has Upended Wall Street Time and Time Again.

Its Founder Explains How Causing Chaos is Key to Staying Competitive.

The profile details how Interactive Brokers has led the way in many areas of the brokerage business, from announcing commission-free trades to introducing fractional share trading. Chairman Thomas Peterffy notes that the company’s technology expertise helps set Interactive Brokers apart from competitors.

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February – CNBC – Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy Says He Passed on Pursuing Etrade Purchase

Thomas Peterffy discusses Morgan Stanley’s plans to acquire E-Trade and the impact of consolidation in the brokerage industry.

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February – Barron's – The Best Online Brokers Right Now — for Almost Every Kind of Investor

Interactive Brokers was rated #1 by Barron's.

The company earned 5 out of 5 stars and was rated Best for Active Traders and Best for International Traders. The company was praised for its global reach, advanced technology, low margin rates and high interest paid on idle cash balances.

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February – Hubbis – Interactive Brokers: Boosting its Penetration of Asia's Vibrant Wealth Management Market

David Friedland, managing director of Interactive Brokers in Asia, met with Hubbis to discuss how he is immensely bullish about the region and why the firm's state-of-the-art electronic trading platform is ideally suited to the challenges facing investors.

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February – Globe & Mail – Rob Carrick Grades Canada’s Online Brokerages for 2020

Interactive Brokers earned a B+ in the Globe & Mail’s 21st annual ranking. The company was commended for its sophisticated platform and providing the lowest prices.

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February – AdvisorHub – The Tony Sirianni Podcast – Interview with Interactive Brokers EVP of Marketing and Product Development Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders discusses how Interactive Brokers uses technology to automate everything in order to service both large and small clients and provide them with a broad product line and complete turn-key solution at a very low cost. He also shares his perspectives on zero commissions; how advisors can add value and differentiate themselves from competitors; millennials and investing; and more.

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January – NerdWallet - Interactive Brokers Review 2020: Pros, Cons and How It Compares

NerdWallet rated Interactive Brokers the best for low-cost investing, stock trading platform, and research. The review also praises the company’s low margin rates, broad product selection, and IBKR Lite service, which provides commission-free trades on US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs.

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January – Investor’s Business Daily – Best Brokers 2020: Interactive Brokers Adds New Features to Its Trading Arsenal

In IBD's eighth annual Best Online Brokers awards, Interactive Brokers placed in the top 5 overall and secured top spots in 9 out of 15 categories. The company earned the highest scores for Low Commissions & Fees, Broad Choice of Investments, Mobile Trading Platforms / Apps, Options Trading Platform, Portfolio Analysis & Reports and Website Security.

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January – StockBrokers.com – Interactive Brokers Review

StockBrokers.com rated Interactive Brokers 4.5 stars out of 5 overall in its 10th Annual Best Online Brokers Review. Interactive Brokers won 1st place with a 5 star rating for Commissions & Fees and was awarded 4.5 stars for Offering of Investments, Platforms & Tools and Mobile Trading. The company earned 4 stars for Research, Education, and Customer Service. The review notes that Interactive Brokers leads the industry for low-cost trading for professionals and praises the company for its tools and product selection.

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