How To Run A Report on Your Past and Future Dividends In Interactive Brokers

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One top goal of investment accounts we manage is to generate consistently growing dividend income. Obviously, for accounts with income as a primary investment goal, the default account display showing how the market value of your account moves up and down day to day is not as relevant as a simple report showing how much […]

How to add trading permissions in your Interactive Brokers account

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Every now and then, you may find that a stock, ETF, option, or futures contract traded on a certain exchange is not available on Interactive Brokers.ย  This can happen to accounts that thought they “enabled everything” when their account was set up, only later to see Interactive Brokers add new capabilities later (e.g. crypto futures, […]

Trading Indian Single Stocks From Offshore

Trading Indian Single Stocks from Offshore: 12 Dec Webinar with SGX

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India has recently surpassed China as the fastest growing large economy in the world, and is expected to surpass China in population within the next few years. By 2050, PwC forecasts that India will catch up in overall size to the US economy. Despite this growth, India remains a difficult market for foreign investors to […]

IB Chatbot and Alexa app

IB Chatbot and Alexa app

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This week I’ve started testing Interactive Brokers‘s developing chatbot and Alexa app. The IB chatbot, or “IBbot” for short”, is available on Facebook messenger as well as Alexa and within the IB portal. I’ve so far had several hiccups trying to get stock quotes and fundamental data from the chats, but keen to keep trying […]

Interactive Brokers transfer positions

How to transfer shares to Interactive Brokers

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Most transfers into GFM-managed Interactive Brokers accounts are in cash, but occasionally we are asked how to transfer shares to Interactive Brokers accounts.ย  Below are some quick how-to steps which will hopefully be a helpful supplement to those posted on other websites.ย  These instructions should work for shares of stock and ETFs, as well as […]

Interactive Brokers vs Saxo Trader Pro

Interactive Brokers vs Saxo: Best Online Broker for International Accounts

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As two of the world’s leading international low-cost online brokers, we have been very glad to be able to offer a choice to clients on whether they want to hold their GFM-managed accounts at Interactive Brokersย (IBKR for short) or Saxo, so naturally we are often asked to compare the relative strengths, advantages, and costs of […]

Currency futures webinar: Tariq presents with SGX and Interactive Brokers

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Today we completed another successful webinar with SGX and Interactive Brokers explaining how everyday investors can use currency futures contracts to access and hedge FX risk at institutional prices in the US$5 trillion/day currency market. Feel free to contact me for a copy of the spreadsheet, or information on how to sign up for our […]

GFM’s Tariq Dennison presents SGX-sponsored webinar on Japan futures trading with Interactive Brokers

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Register for our free webinar presented by GFM’s Tariq Dennison and sponsored by Singapore Exchange on strategies for trading SGX-listed Japan futures on Interactive Brokers.ย  The webinar will be held at November 15th, 2017 at 4:30pm Hong Kong time (8:30am GMT / UTC, 3:30am New York time, 12:30am California time).ย  If you can’t make it […]

Getting Interactive Brokers statements automatically e-mailed to you, monthly or even daily

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Interactive Brokers is known for being far more trader friendly and tech friendly than user friendly, and many users may feel they have too much choice in how to customize their statements.ย  Below is a quick guide with screenshots that will hopefully help clients log in to Account Management and set up statements for one-time […]