Introducing IBKR Desktop: Redefining Desktop Trading Platforms

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Interactive Brokers has taken the best of its flagship Trader Workstation platform, adding exclusive tools and a first-rate user experience, to develop IBKR Desktop for traders at all levels.

Key Takeaways

  • IBKR Desktop sports a slick design with bespoke trading features, including Screeners with MultiSort and Option Lattice.
  • The IBKR Desktop Trading Course has 10 lessons explaining how to use the platform, from submitting orders to amending charts and accessing research.
  • The software offers trading on stocks, options, futures, and more spanning 150 global markets.
  • IBKR Desktop can be downloaded to Windows and Mac devices.

IBKR Desktop offers a complete trading experience with chart orders, rapid order entry, order presets, multi-leg strategy builders, option lattice and hotkey shortcuts.

It also delivers in the research department with in-depth newsfeeds, market screeners, option performance profiles, customizable watchlists and powerful charting with multi-chart settings.

Interactive Brokers Desktop platform interface
IBKR Desktop

There’s also a selection of new features in the pipeline, from level 2 market data and inline order adjustments to custom layouts, enhanced search functionality and support for Linux.

About Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers is among the best-known brokers, with over 40 years of experience and more than 2 million clients.

The brokerage is authorized by multiple respected regulators, including the SEC, CIRO and FCA. It’s also listed on the NASDAQ, underscoring its reliability.

Although Interactive Brokers traditionally served seasoned traders and institutional investors, it has widened its appeal in recent years, reducing the minimum deposit to $0 and developing user-friendly trading applications, from Trader Workstation to the new IBKR Desktop.

Interactive Brokers (IBKR) is a premier brokerage, providing access to 150 markets in 33 countries, along with a suite of comprehensive investment services. With over 40 years of experience, this Nasdaq-listed firm adheres to stringent regulations by the SEC, FCA, CIRO, and SFC, amongst others, and is one of the most trusted brokers for trading around the globe.