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How to buy ETF on Interactive Brokers

ETF is short for exchange-traded fund. ETFs are designed to be bought and sold on trading venues and exchanges, just like stocks. An ETF can include many asset types, including equities, bonds, commodities, or even forex. For example, a fund that tracks the S&P 500 Index holds the 500 stocks that constitute the index.

Interactive Brokers has an exceptional range of ETFs, allowing you to trade with more than 13,000 ETFs.

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  • Go to the Interactive Brokers website.
  • Click on the red 'Log in' button.
  • Go to the 'Client Portal Login' or the 'Account Management' link and enter your name and password, and clear the two-factor authentication.
  • Fund your account to make the trade you want.
  • If the ETF you want to buy is not in your base currency, first you have to buy this currency - which you can do on the platform.
  • Search for the ETF you want to buy in the search function on the top right of the page.
  • Set the amount you want to buy for or sell and select an order type, such as market, limit, stop, or stop limit.
  • Set the duration of the order.
  • Preview your order to make sure you got everything right.
  • Click on 'Submit'.

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Bence András Rózsa
Bence András Rózsa

Bence is a former broker analyst for BrokerChooser. Having an MSc in international economy and finance, he focused on equities, cryptos and newcomer financial services. He also gained years of experience within the brokerage industry, specializing in stock and CFD/forex brokers, crypto providers and robo-advisors.

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