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Stock, Bond & Options Block Desk

The IBKR Block Trading Desks

Trade with the Help of an Experienced Broker

IBKR Advantage

  • Concierge service for large trades - stocks over 10K shares, options over 100 contracts, bonds over USD 100k par - from IBKR traders with over 30 years of experience
  • Assistance with small-footprint price improvement inside the NBBO
  • SPX pit brokers trade on the CBOE providing on-the-ground color around order flow, volatility, trends, market mood
  • Low commissions of USD 0.01 per stock share, USD 1 per option contract and standard IBKR bond rates
  • Access to liquidity not available electronically, via relationships with ‘upstairs’ providers
  • Start-to-finish execution and monitoring of large trades as they play out
  • For Financial Advisors, funds are automatically allocated to and from client accounts

Stock, Bond & Options Block Desk

Our Order Desks help Financial Advisors, Hedge Funds, Money Managers, and Family Offices execute large or complex orders and monitor trades when clients are away from their screens or want an extra set of eyes watching orders. Each desk is manned by professional traders who build strong client relationships, adjust their approach to your needs, and use decades of high-volume, high pressure trading experience to solve problems.

The desks can help you save time and reduce costs by serving as a “swat team” for individual trades or a fully outsourced trading desk. In addition, the desks source liquidity, bring SPX color from the pit, offer price discovery services and help you calibrate and execute complex algo trading strategies. Execution services are fully integrated with Trader Workstation (TWS).

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IBKR Corporate Bond Order Desk

Our brokers help facilitate larger US and European corporate bond trades where electronic liquidity is insufficient. The Corporate Bond Order Desk brokers everything with the street and does not take positions.

The minimum size for a corporate bond trade is USD 100K, and the desk charges the regular electronic commissions plus a ticket charge of USD 50 per trade.

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IBKR Stock and Option Order Desk

Our order desk may be able to find price improvement or additional liquidity for large trades, compared to the electronic NBBO for orders in even the most liquid option classes and ETFs.

Minimums are 10K shares and 100 option contracts, and clients benefit from the skills of experienced traders, while paying the lowest cost1 with commissions of USD 0.01 per share of stock and USD 1.00 per options contract.

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Additional Resources

Bonds Marketplace

Search for the best yields from a vast universe of bonds from issuers in the Americas, Europe and Asia in our Bonds Marketplace. IBKR provides direct market access at a low cost to a wide array of corporate, government and municipal securities. Our clients get the best bids and offers with low, transparent commissions and no hidden mark-ups.

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Bonds Marketplace
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GlobalAnalyst

GlobalAnalyst is designed for investors who are interested in international portfolio diversification. It helps you find new opportunities to diversify your portfolio and discover undervalued companies that may have greater growth potential.

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Call us at 203-618-4030, or email optiondesk@interactivebrokers.com
for stocks and options, and bonddesk@interactivebrokers.com for bonds.

Disclosures
  1. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2022: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, January 11, 2022. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers."