Compare Interactive Brokers vs NinjaTrader


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Interactive Brokers stacks up against NinjaTrader!

Interactive Brokers vs NinjaTrader
overall rating
4.9
4.6
overall pros
  • Wide range of products
  • Many great research tools
  • Regulated by several authorities
  • Low trading fees
  • Great platform and research
  • Quality educational materials
overall cons
  • Extremely complex desktop trading platform
  • Complicated account opening process
  • High inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee
  • No mobile app and desktop is only on Windows
  • Only futures and options on futures
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Low financing rate
  • Free stock and ETF trading for US clients
  • Inactivity fee
4.6
  • Low trading fees
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High withdrawal fee
account opening
3.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most accounts types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Confusing messages throughout the process
3.5
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow
deposit and withdrawal
2.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • First withdrawal each month free
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Not user-friendly
1.6
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick withdrawal, less than 1 business day
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Too complex for beginners
4.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Many great tools for technical analysis
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Available only on Windows
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
  • Indices
  • Metals
1.8
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
customer service
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Courses only available after registration
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • High-quality help guide
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
  • Top-tier financial regulation
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Traders looking for low fees and a professional trading environment Active traders focusing on futures
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