So you wanna join Interactive Brokers, huh?

Well buckle up boiiii…
It’s gonna be a long ride…or…long wait…


No rly. this must be a joke lol…but…it’s not

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What time did you give up (or did it time out).

I’m going with 59 minutes - any other takers?

At about 30 min or so lol. Probably the 1 support person they have fell asleep there…

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IBKR is notorious for two things: their customer service, and the abomination that is TWS.

Of course it has its pros (which arguably outweigh the cons), but you should have known what you were signing up for before joining the queue :grin:

I swear I feel like a professional everytime I use TWS… I like it.

That is why I did not complete the registration. I needed to talk to someone, which couldn’t happen. Even the login process had a countdown delay. After while I just cancelled the registration.


Ah, yes, TWS is a great software, could make a separate thread about it…

But their statement is even better

“We are pleased to resolve this matter and pleased that the CFTC recognized our proactive compensation of our affected customers.”

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Fun fact, they made a new app called impact (released 2 weeks ago), probably because the current one is so bad :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s probably for US clients only I think, because it’s practically an IBKR Lite account

I would far rather be a small fish in a small pond than a small fish in a massive pond. The markets need competition, and I would rather play a part in that.

Then again if there was a fee incentive or something I may reconsider as I am fickle like that.