I like the Interactive Brokers interface and I don’t have any issues with the login forms or white-on-white text but I’m not using dark mode etc. I’m on a Mac and use Safari if that makes a difference. It looks not bad and they have functionality other brokers don’t have. I had SQ before and the difference between SQ and IBKR is like day and night in so many aspects, e.g. price, functionality, (whereas IBKR is the positive example).
I mostly use Trader Workstation because the nice features it provides. Yes, IBKR might not look like the most recent and modern web application but it’s very stable, provides lots of features and just works. And if you have seen or worked other professional trading software, you know that they all look little bit like that (outdated design).
I prefer that they keep the stable interface and software with all those features, rather than to increase prices and create a new interface that lacks all those features and is potentially unstable, but is clicky-bunti. For clicky-bunti we have Yuh
I guess it just needs enough so that fees/commissions can be charged too. Could probably be fixed through upgrading to a margin account.
That’s maybe active trading permissions? You can login to your account on several devices / interfaces, e.g. web client, Trader Workstation, Mobile Client etc. but you can have active trading permissions only on one of them. So if you logged in on your phone with active trading permissions and then login to the web client, then you can’t trade on the web client. You would have to activate permissions on the web client but then they will be revoked on the mobile client. Meaning that you can login with standard permissions on several devices and interfaces at the same time but you can have elevated permissions only on one device / interface at the same time.
Before you confirm a trade, you can do a preview and this will show you the estimated fees. I always found the estimation to be accurate. Otherwise, you should be able to see the fees in the activity statements.
This shows that I bought 1580 GBP at 1.25465 CHF/GBP, which cost me a total of 1982.35 CHF plus 1.84 CHF in commission. My only gripe with it is that for non-currency trades it doesn’t show the currency of the commission. But that is not too hard to figure out if you do the bookkeeping soon after the trade.
I teach you a neat trick: Always censor more than there is to censor
It might be 99900.00 or 9900.00 or just 100.00. You’ll never know. eheh
…and it’s a deposit. It might be a lump sum or a daily deposit