Interactive Brokers

  • 88% Lower Commission Rates Than Competitors1
  • Transparent Volume-Tiered Pricing starting at $0.0035 per share, with a $1.00 Minimum Per Order.2
  • Your commission rate will be the same as stated above, whether you choose dedicated support from the professional services group at Gar Wood Securities or IB direct.
  • For commission Rates Click here
  • Lowest Margin Rate among U.S. Brokers.3 For Financing Rates Click here
  • IB Universal Account allows trading of securities and futures in a single account
  • Paper Trading Accounts are provided for testing purposes and can be linked to the VV platform with the opening and funding of a Live Account as instructed in the Blue Button Above.
Interactive Brokers

Gar Wood Securities LLC

Gar Wood Securities LLC

  • Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers since 2007, with headquarters in Chicago, IL.
  • Dedicated, High Touch Phone (Toll-Free) and Email Support - Exclusively for VectorVest clients4
  • Client-Centric Support for New Account Processing, Linking, Account Management Functionality, Funding, ACATS and Other Operational Tasks for Single or Multiple Account Structures
  • Your commission rate will be the same transparent volume-tiered pricing offered by Interactive Brokers, whether you choose dedicated support from the professional services group at Gar Wood Securities or IB direct.
  • Educational webcasts

Rated Low Cost Online Broker 15 years in a row5
& Lowest Margin Fees6 by Barrons

US Margin Loan Rates Comparison7 Commission Rates Comparison7
  $25K $300K $1.5M $3.5M Equity Trades Option Trades Futures Trades
Interactive Brokers8 2.07% 1.74% 1.44% 1.19% $2.26 no base cost
$0.70 per contract
$1.74
E-Trade 8.75% 7.25% 5.75% 5.75% $6.95 $6.95 base
+ $0.75 per contract
exchange &
regulatory fees plus

$2.99
Fidelity 7.825% 6.575% 4.00% 4.00% $4.95 $4.95 base
+ $0.65 per contract
N/A
Scottrade 7.75% 6.50% 5.50% 5.50% $7.00 $7.00 base
+ $0.70 per contract
N/A
Schwab 8.00% 6.75% 6.25% 6.00% $4.95 $4.95 base
+ $0.65 per contract
N/A
TD Ameritrade 8.75% 7.25% 6.50% 6.50% $6.95 $6.95 base
+ $0.75 per contract
exchange &
regulatory fees plus

$2.25
Vanguard 7.25% 6.00% 5.25% 5.25% $7-$20
depends on the
number of trades
$7.00 base
+ $1.00 per contract
N/A

Flow Chart of Operational and Trading Architecture

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