Interactive Brokers charges ahead in Percentage of Profitable Customer Forex Accounts

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) was recently ranked as the leading forex broker by percentage of profitable customer forex accounts according to a composite Forex Broker Comparison produced by the website Forex Magnates.


The comparison was comprised of data from 11 of the largest forex broker performance reports as submitted individually to the regulator, the National Futures Association (NFA), for the fourth quarter of 2012. The comparison is as follows and can also be found at

Percentage of profitable accounts as reported to the NFA
Q4 2012
% Profit Accounts Trading Spread
Leveraged Forex Markup
Interactive Brokers 46.50 % 16,712 NO
CitiFX Pro 43.00 % 610 YES
OANDA 40.50 % 21704 YES
Gain Capital 36.00 % 10566 YES
FX Solutions 36.00 % 3726 YES
IBFX/TradeStation 33.00 % 9828 YES
FXCM 31.00 % 20379 YES
MB Trading 31.00 % 3929 YES
FXDD 30.10 % 5242 YES
Alpari 27.60 % 2076 YES*
ILQ 22.70 % 929 YES

Interactive Brokers (IB) offers FX traders direct access to interbank forex quotes on 19 different trading currencies, never engaging in hidden price spreading, markups or kickbacks. IB combines real time prices from 13 of the world’s largest FX dealing banks plus a transparent, low commission that avoids the conflict of interest of FX platforms that deal for their own account.

IB’s FX routing provides best-execution functionality and a transparent pricing structure, with displayed spreads as small as ½ PIP and actual spreads even lower.

The same philosophy and technology that enables IB’s clients to achieve superior forex trading results also drives our clients’ trading and investing of stocks, options, futures, and bonds worldwide on over 100 markets.

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