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Interactive Brokers vs Just2Trade 2019

The StockBrokers.com annual review (9 years running) takes six months to complete and produces over 30,000 words of research each year. Here's how we test.

Is Just2Trade better than Interactive Brokers? After scoring brokers in nine separate categories for our 2019 review, Interactive Brokers (80.99%) is better than Just2Trade (47.55%). While Interactive Brokers is not suitable for casual investors, it leads the industry for low-cost trading for professionals. Through the Trader Workstation (TWS) platform, Interactive Brokers offers excellent tools and an extensive selection of tradable securities.

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Overall Rating

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Overall 4 2.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $2,500.00
Stock Trade Fee (per trade) N/A $2.50
ETF Trade Fee $0.01 $2.50
Options Base Fee $0.00 $2.50
Options Per Contract Fee $0.70 $0.50
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $14.95 $12.50
Broker Assisted Trades Fee $30.00 $22.50
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Margin Rates

Feature Interactive Brokers
Open Account
Just2Trade
Under $24,999.99 3.68% 8.00%
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 3.68% 7.50%
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99 3.68% 7.25%
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99 3.18% 6.50%
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99 3.18% 6.00%
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99 3.18% 6.00%
Above $1,000,000.00 2.68% 5.75%
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Account Fees

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
IRA Annual Fee $0.00 $50.00
IRA Closure Fee $0.00 $75.00
Returned ACH Fee N/A $50.00
Returned Wire Fee N/A $25.00
Stock Certificate Processing Fee N/A N/A
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee N/A $20.00
Paper Statement Fee N/A $5.00
Paper Confirmation Fee N/A $3.00
Domestic Wire Fee $10.00 $30.00
International Wire Fee $10.00 $60.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5

Investment Options

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Stock Trading
Yes Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
Yes Yes
Options Trading
Yes Yes
Complex Options Max Legs
4 2
Futures Trading
Yes Yes
Forex Trading
No No
Commission-Free ETFs 48 0
Mutual Funds (No Load)
7558 3000
Mutual Funds (Total)
11000 3000
Bonds (US Treasury)
Yes No
Bonds (Corporate)
Yes No
Bonds (Municipal)
Yes No
Advisor Services
No No
International Trading
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 5 2.5
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Order Types

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Order Type - Market
Yes Yes
Order Type - Limit
Yes Yes
Order Type - Stop
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes No
Order Type - Contingent
Yes No
Order Type - MultiContingent
Yes No
Order Type - OCO
Yes No
Order Type - OTO
Yes No
Order Type - OTOCO
Yes No
Offering of Investments 5 2.5
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Trading Platforms

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Trade Journal
Yes No
Watch Lists - Total Fields
453 18
Two-Factor Authentication Login
Yes No
Heat Mapping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 4.5 2.5
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Charting Features

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Charting - Trade Off Chart
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
121 92
Charting - Drawing Tools
9 29
Charting - Historical Trades
Yes No
Charting - Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Automated Analysis
No No
Charting - Save Profiles
Yes No
Charting - Study Customizations
6 4
Charting - Custom Studies
No No
Platforms & Tools 4.5 2.5
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Day Trading

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Streaming Time & Sales
Yes Yes
Streaming TV
Yes No
Direct Market Routing - Stocks
Yes Yes
Direct Market Routing - Options
Yes No
Ladder Trading
Yes No
Trade Hot Keys
Yes No
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks
Yes Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Options
Yes No
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
Yes No
Short Locator
Yes No
Client Liquidity Rebates
Yes No
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Mobile Trading Apps

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple Watch App
Yes No
Trading - Stocks
Yes Yes
Trading - After-Hours
Yes No
Trading - Conditional Orders
Yes No
Trading - Mutual Funds
Yes No
Trading - Simple Options
Yes Yes
Trading - Complex Options
Yes No
Trading - Option Rolling
No No
Touch / Face ID
Yes No
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Mobile App Features

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes No
Charting - After Hours
Yes No
Charting - Drawing
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
Yes No
Customizable Homescreen
No No
Heatmapping
No No
Stream Live TV
Yes No
Barcode Lookup
No No
Mobile Trading 4.5 2.5
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Research Overview

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Research - Stocks
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Mutual Funds
No No
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB
Yes No
Research - Fixed Income
Yes No
Screener - Stocks
Yes No
Screener - ETFs
Yes No
Screener - Mutual Funds
No No
Screener - Options
Yes No
Screener - Bonds
Yes No
Misc - Portfolio Builder
Yes No
Misc - Portfolio Allocation
Yes No
Research 3.5 1
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Stock Research

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Stock Research - Reports
1 0
Stock Research - Earnings
Yes Yes
Stock Research - Insiders
Yes No
Stock Research - Metric Comp
Yes No
Stock Research - SEC Filings
Yes No
Stock Research - Social
Yes No
Stock Research - Balance Sheet
Yes Yes
Stock Research - Cash Flows
Yes Yes
Stock Research - News
Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG
Yes No
Research 3.5 1
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ETF Research

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
ETFs - Strategy Overview
Yes No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings
Yes No
ETFs - Sector Exposure
Yes No
ETFs - Risk Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Performance Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Ratings
Yes No
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap
No No
ETFs - Reports
Yes No
Research 3.5 1
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Mutual Fund Research

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview
No No
Mutual Funds - Prospectus
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Reports
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings
No No
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - StyleMap
No No
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings
No No
Research 3.5 1
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Options Trading

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Option Chains - Streaming
Yes Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns
37 22
Option Chains - Greeks
4 5
Option Chains - Quick Analysis
Yes Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts
Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis
Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis Adv
Yes No
Option Positions - Greeks
Yes No
Option Positions - Adv Analysis
Yes No
Option Positions - Rolling
Yes No
Option Positions - Grouping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 4.5 2.5
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Beginners

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Has Education - Stocks
Yes No
Has Education - ETFs
No No
Has Education - Options
Yes No
Has Education - Mutual Funds
No No
Has Education - Fixed Income
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Videos
Yes No
Webinars (Monthly Avg)
20 0
Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Live Seminars
No No
Progress Tracking
Yes No
Interactive Learning - Quizzes
Yes No
Investor Magazine
Yes No
Education 3 0.5
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Banking

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Retail Locations
0 0
Member FDIC
No No
Checking Accounts
Yes No
Savings Accounts
No No
Credit Cards
No No
Debit Cards
Yes No
Mortgage Loans
No No
No Fee Banking
No No
Banking 2 0.5
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Overall

Feature Interactive Brokers Just2Trade
Interactive Brokers Review Just2Trade Review
Overall 4 2.5
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Using data from our latest annual broker review which tested more than a dozen different online brokers over six months, we can compare Interactive Brokers vs Just2Trade to determine which broker is best. Let's dive in.

First, we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Just2Trade charges $2.50 per stock trade which is $2.50 more than Interactive Brokers which charges customers $0 (the broker charges a per share rate instead) per trade. Looking at trading options, Interactive Brokers's base fee is $0 while Just2Trade's is $2.50. Each option contract then costs $0.70 at Interactive Brokers and $0.50 at Just2Trade. Instead of flat rate fees, several brokers charge a per-share fee instead. For a complete review of trading charges, read our full online broker reviews.

Next, investors want to make sure they can trade the investment vehicle they want. Interactive Brokers alongside Just2Trade offer clients Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. As far as mutual funds go, Just2Trade trails Interactive Brokers by 8,000 total mutual funds, with Interactive Brokers offering 11000 and Just2Trade offering 3000.

Finally, by comparing the each broker's website and platform features, we can surface interesting differences. Both Interactive Brokers and Just2Trade offer virtual trading. For mobile trading, Just2Trade offer clients access to an iPhone App and Android App while Interactive Brokers has an iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Online banking is also used by many customers, and multiple full-service brokerages provide these services. Checking Accounts and Debit Cards are offered by Interactive Brokers while Just2Trade offers none of these.

Overall, between Interactive Brokers and Just2Trade, Interactive Brokers is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.

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