Is Interactive Brokers better than Charles Schwab? After scoring brokers in nine separate categories for our 2019 review, Charles Schwab (84.06%) is better than Interactive Brokers (80.99%).
Best for IRA accounts
For investors seeking access to $0 stock and ETF trades alongside excellent research tools for performing market analysis, Charles Schwab will not disappoint. Charles Schwab is also our number one pick for IRA accounts and broader retirement investing. Read full review
Best For Professionals - Open Account
Exclusive Offer: New clients that open an account today receive a special margin rate
While Interactive Brokers does offer a $0 trading account type (IBKR Lite), the broker is best known for its professional traders accounts (IBKR Pro), where Interactive Brokers offers per-share pricing ($.005 per share with a $1 minimum per trade), and charges up to $20 per month between two minimum activity fees. Traders who can meet its $100,000 minimum deposit for margin trading are rewarded with an industry-leading commissions schedule, margin rates, and full support for international trading.Read full review.