Compare Interactive Brokers vs Optimus Futures


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

Interactive Brokers vs Optimus Futures
overall rating
4.9
4.0
overall pros
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Many great research tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Great platform and research
  • Fast customer service
overall cons
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Complex desktop trading platform
  • Understaffed customer service
  • High withdrawal fee
  • No mobile app, desktop app only for Windows
  • Only futures and options on futures
fees
4.2
  • Low trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading for US clients
  • Low margin rates
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low financing rate
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
3.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most account types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Confusing messages throughout the process
2.8
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • First withdrawal each month free
  • Credit/Debit card not available
1.1
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Not user-friendly
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • 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
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Slightly complicated interface
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
1.5
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
customer service
3.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow 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
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Traders looking for low fees and a professional trading environment Day traders focusing on futures and technical trading
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