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Interactive Brokers Group Reports Brokerage Metrics for July 2014, adds Reg.-NMS Execution Statistics

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported its Electronic Brokerage monthly performance metrics for July.

Highlights for the month included:

  • 528 thousand Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs), 14% higher than prior year and 7% higher than prior month.
  • Ending customer equity of $53.7 billion, 37% higher than prior year and flat to prior month.
  • Ending customer margin loan balances of $15.9 billion, 38% higher than prior year and 3% higher than prior month.
  • Ending customer credit balances of $28.5 billion, 21% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 266 thousand customer accounts, 17% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 459 annualized average cleared DARTs per customer account.
  • Average commission per cleared customer order of $4.14 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees. Key products:
                July 2014     Average Commission per     Average
Cleared Customer Order Order Size
Stocks $2.24 1,858 shares
Equity Options $6.63 10.0 contracts
Futures $6.95 3.8 contracts
                Futures include options on futures. We estimate exchange, clearing and regulatory fees to be 57% of the futures commissions.

In the interest of transparency, and to quantify our clients’ all-in cost of trade execution, from now on we will be publishing the below statistics as part of our monthly metrics.

  • In July, customers’ total cost of executing and clearing U.S. Reg.-NMS stocks through IB was 1.3 basis points of trade money1, as measured against a daily VWAP benchmark ( 0.8 basis points YTD ).

For the full multimedia release with graph see link.

Interactive Brokers Customers' Reg.-NMS Stock Trading Expense Detail
All amounts are in millions, except %








       2014 YTD

#1a - Number of orders
Buys 1.89 1.68 1.88 1.83 1.62 1.61 1.76 12.27
Sells   1.73   1.59   1.75   1.73   1.55   1.49   1.62       11.46  
Total 3.62 3.27 3.63 3.56 3.17 3.10 3.38 23.73
#1b - Number of shares purchased or sold
Shares bought 1,225 968 1,103 1,034 970 958 994 7,252
Shares sold   1,209   942   1,081   1,006   956   928   988       7,110  
Total 2,434 1,910 2,184 2,040 1,926 1,886 1,982 14,362
#2 - Trade money including price, commissions and fees
2a Buy money $51,371 $40,136 $39,492 $44,680 $36,818 $36,765 $38,783 $288,045
2b Sell money   $50,735   $39,450   $39,106   $44,685   $36,537   $35,054   $37,984       $283,551  
2c Total $102,106 $79,586 $78,598 $89,365 $73,355 $71,819 $76,767 $571,596
#3 - Trade value at Daily VWAP
3a Buy value $51,371 $40,134 $39,489 $44,661 $36,815 $36,763 $38,752 $287,985
3b Sell value   $50,743   $39,459   $39,105   $44,664   $36,543   $35,060   $37,964       $283,538  
3c Total $102,114 $79,593 $78,594 $89,325 $73,358 $71,823 $76,716 $571,523
#4 - Total trade expense, including commissions and fees, relative to Daily VWAP
4a Buys (2a-3a) $0.3 $2.7 $3.4 $18.9 $2.9 $2.4 $30.8 $61.4
4b Sells (3b-2b)   $8.0   $9.1   ($0.3)   ($20.9)   $5.5   $6.5   ($20.8)       ($12.9)  
4c Total trade expense $8.3 $11.8 $3.1 ($2.0) $8.4 $8.9 $10.0 $48.5
Trade expense as percentage of trade money
4c/2c 0.008% 0.015% 0.004% -0.002% 0.011% 0.012% 0.013% 0.008%
#5 - Trade expense categories
5a Total commissions & fees $10.0 $8.6 $9.9 $9.3 $8.0 $8.1 $8.6 $62.5
5b Execution cost (4c-5a) ($1.7) $3.2 ($6.8) ($11.3) $0.4 $0.8 $1.4 ($14.0)
#6 - Trade expense categories as percentage of trade money
Total commissions & fees (5a/2c) 0.010% 0.011% 0.013% 0.010% 0.010% 0.011% 0.011% 0.011%
Execution cost (5b/2c)   -0.002%   0.004%   -0.009%   -0.012%   0.001%   0.001%   0.002%       -0.003%  
Net Expense to IB Customers 0.008% 0.015% 0.004% -0.002% 0.011% 0.012% 0.013% 0.008%

The above illustrates that the YTD average all-in cost of a customer U.S. Reg.-NMS stock trade was 0.8 basis points.


Note 1: Trade money is the total amount of money customers spent or received, including all commissions and fees.


More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate web site,

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market making business, which executes and processes trades in securities, futures and foreign exchange instruments on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal AccountSM. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers Group continuously integrates its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The foregoing information contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the company's current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the company's operations and business environment which may cause the company's actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to the company on the date of this release. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any statements expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Additional information on risk factors that could potentially affect the company's financial results may be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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