Trading Configuration

Trading Permissions

Trading permissions are required in order to provide customers with all the proper regulatory disclosures and provide customers with the ability to trade. They may be elected at the time of application or upgraded at anytime through Account Management. Upgraded permissions are subject to regulatory review, and any upgrade request received by 11:00 ET on a business day will be reviewed by the next business day under normal circumstances.

Trading permissions are broken down by asset class and country as shown below.



Trading Permissions
Asset Class Available Countries
Stocks
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Fixed Income
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong
Stock & Cash Index Options 1
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Futures
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Futures Options
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
 
Mutual Funds
  • United States
   
Single Stock Futures
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
 
Forex 2
  • Australian Dollar
  • British Pound
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • United States Dollar
ETFs
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
 
Warrants
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong
   
CFDs
  • Australia
  • Global
   
Metals
  • Global
   


  1. Because of SEC restrictions, US legal resident customers are not allowed to trade non-US stock and cash index options.
  2. There are two Forex permissions: Forex-Conversion and Forex-Leveraged. All IB accounts have Forex-Conversion permissions, which let you convert one currency to another without using leverage. Forex-Leverage, which is optional and requires additional trading permissions, lets you trade Forex on a leveraged basis.