Converting From a Single to Joint Account

The process of adding a second owner to an existing single account for purposes of converting to a joint account is outlined below:

1.       As the joint account structure differs from that of the individual in terms of account holder information required, legal agreements and, in certain cases, taxpayer status, direct conversion is not supported and a new joint account application must be completed online.
 
The joint application may be initiated online from the single account by logging into Account Management and clicking the Settings and Account Settings options followed by clicking the gear icon next to the words "Create, Move, Link or Partition an Account" in the Configuration section. This process will allow you to retain your existing user name, password and security device for purposes of operating the joint account. Be sure to request trading permissions and, if necessary, margin status, sufficient to maintain the positions currently carried in your individual account.  Note that if your account is managed by a financial advisor or you are a client of an introducing broker, please contact your advisor or broker to initiate the new application (you may need to make arrangements with your advisor or broker for fees that have accrued but not yet paid if the individual account closes).
 
The joint account application requires Compliance review and approval and documentation evidencing the identity and address of the second account holder may be required. If this is the case, notice as to the required documents and how to submit will be provided at the conclusion of the online application.
 
 
2.       Once you have received an email confirming approval of the joint account application, send a request from your Message Center authorizing IB to manually transfer positions from your single to joint account. Prior to submitting the request you should make sure to close all open orders in the individual account to ensure that no executions take place following the transfer.
 
Due to the manual steps and scheduling required, you should allow a minimum of one week after joint account approval and submitting your request for the transfer to take effect. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES
 
1.       Note that exchange regulations preclude ownership transfer of derivative contracts such as futures and options. If you are holding such positions you would either need to close them prior to the transfer taking place or request that they remain in your individual account.
 
2.       Prior to processing the transfer, you should make sure to close all open orders in the individual account to ensure that no executions take place following the transfer.
 
3.       The SMA (Special Memorandum Account) balance in your individual account will not transfer to the joint account. In certain cases this may impact your ability to open new positions in the joint account on the first day after the transfer is completed.
 
4.       Elective options such as market data subscriptions and participation in IB's Yield Enhancement Program will not be carried over to the joint account and must be re-initiated to continue.
 
5.       The cost basis of transferred positions as reported in the activity statements will remain unchanged for tax purposes.  The cost basis as reported in your trading platform (which is not used for tax reporting purposes) will not transfer over to the joint account but may be manually adjusted.
 
6.       Once the transfer has been completed and assuming all positions have been transferred your individual account will be designated for automatic closure. Note that certain balances such as dividend accruals can’t be transferred until paid, after which they will then be transferred and your individual account closed.
 
7.       You'll receive any applicable tax forms for the reportable activity transacted in each of your individual and joint accounts at year end. Access to Account Management for you individual account will remain after it has been closed for the purpose of reviewing and printing activity statements and tax forms.
 
8.       IBKR does not provide tax advice or investment guidance and recommends that account holder consult with qualified professionals to determine any legal, tax or estate planning consequences associated with single to joint transfer requests.

市場數據非專業客戶問卷

Overview: 

如何完成最新的非專業客戶問卷。

Background: 

紐約證券交易所(NYSE)及大多數美國的交易所均要求供應商在允許客戶接收市場數據前確認每個客戶接收市場數據的身份。未來,我們將使用非專業客戶問卷來識別及確認所有訂閱用戶的市場數據身份。根據交易所的要求,在未明確客戶為非專業人士之前,將默認客戶的市場數據接收身份為專業人士。該流程能夠保證所有新訂閱用戶的數據訂閱身份是準確的。若要獲取有關非專業人士定義的簡要指南,請見ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369。

您必須回答問卷上的所有問題,方可被定義為非專業人士。鑑於交易所要求供應商明確獲得客戶為非專業人士的證明,若問卷回答不完整或不清晰,客戶將被界定為專業投資者,直至其身份得到確認。

如您的身份有所變更,請聯繫幫助台。

問題解釋:

1)    商業及業務用途

a)    您是否出於業務需要、或代表其他商業實體接收財經信息(包括關於證券、商品及其他金融產品的新聞或價格數據)?

解釋:除個人用途外,您是否代表公司或其他組織接收及使用本賬戶中的市場數據?

b)    您是否代表公司、合夥企業、專業信託機構、專業投資俱樂部或其他實體開展證券、商品或外匯交易?

解釋:您只代表個人交易,還是也代表機構(如,有限責任公司、有限責任企業、股份有限公司、公司、有限責任合夥企業等)交易?

c)    您是否就以下事項與其他實體或個人達成過協議:(a) 分享交易活動的盈利,或(b)獲取交易酬勞?

解釋:您是否通過交易獲得酬勞,或與第三方實體或個人分享交易活動的盈利?

d)    您是否通過交易換取辦公場所、設備或其他福利?或者,您是否擔任任意個人、企業或商業實體的財務顧問?

解釋:您是否以任意形式從第三方獲得交易的酬勞,該酬勞不一定以貨幣的形式支付。

2)    擔任職務

a)    目前您是否擔任任何投資顧問或經紀交易商的職務?

解釋:您是否通過管理第三方的資產或指導他人如何管理資產獲得酬勞?

b)    您是否擔任證券、商品或外匯方面的資產管理人?         

解釋:您是否通過管理證券、商品或外匯資產獲得酬勞?

c)     目前您是否在工作中使用此類財經信息,或將其用於管理您的雇主或公司的資產?

解釋:您使用數據是否單純出於商業目的,即,用於管理您的雇主及/或公司的資產?

d)    您交易時是否使用了其他個人或實體的資金?

解釋:您的賬戶中除了您個人的資產,是否有其他實體的資產?

3)    向其他任意實體傳播、再發布或提供數據

a)    您是否以任意方式向任意第三方傳播、再傳播、發布或提供任何從服務中獲得的財經信息?

解釋:您是否以任意形式向其他實體發送您從我方獲得的任何數據?

4)    合資格的專業證券/期貨交易商

a)    目前,您是否為任意證券機構、商品或期貨市場的註冊或合資格的專業證券交易員,或為任意國家交易所、監管機構、專業協會或公認專業機構的投資顧問?i, ii
是☐             否☐

i) 監管機構的例子包括但不限於:

  • 美國證券交易委員會(SEC)
  • 美國商品期貨交易委員會(CFTC)
  • 英國金融服務局(FSA)
  • 日本金融服務局(JFSA)

ii) 自律組織(SROs)的例子包括但不限於:

  • 美國紐約證券交易所(NYSE)
  • 美國金融業監管局(FINRA)
  • 瑞士聯邦金融局(VQF)

Market Data Non-Professional Questionnaire

Overview: 

Insight into completing the new Non-Professional Questionnaire.

Background: 

The NYSE and most US exchanges require vendors to positively confirm the market data status of each customer before allowing them to receive market data. Going forward, the Non-Professional Questionnaire will be used to identify and positively confirm the market data status of all customer subscribers. As per exchange requirements, without positively identifying customers as non-professional, the default market data status will be professional. The process will protect and maintain the correct market data status for all new subscribers. For a short guide on non-professional definitions, please see ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369.

Each question on the questionnaire must be answered in order to have a non-professional designation. As exchanges require positive confirmations of proof for non-professional designations, an incomplete or unclear Non-Professional Questionnaire will result in a Professional designation until the status can be confirmed. 

If the status should change, please contact the helpdesk.

Explanation of questions:

1)    Commercial & Business purposes

a)    Do you receive financial information (including news or price data concerning securities, commodities and other financial instruments) for your business or any other commercial entity?

Explanation: Are you receiving and using the market data for use on behalf of a company or other organization aside from using the data on this account for personal use?

b)    Are you conducting trading of any securities, commodities or forex for the benefit of a corporation, partnership, professional trust, professional investment club or other entity?

Explanation: Are you trading for yourself only or are you trading on behalf of an organization (Ltd, LLC, GmbH, Co., LLP, Corp.)?

c)    Have you entered into any agreement to (a) share the profit of your trading activities or (b) receive compensation for your trading activities?

Explanation: Are you being compensated to trade or are you sharing profits from your trading activities with a third party entity or individual?

d)    Are you receiving office space, and equipment or other benefits in exchange for your trading or work as a financial consultant to any person, firm or business entity?

Explanation: Are you being compensated in any way for your trading activity by a third party, not necessarily by being paid in currency.

2)    Act in a capacity

a)    Are you currently acting in any capacity as an investment adviser or broker dealer?

Explanation: Are you being compensated to manage third party assets or compensated to advise others on how to manage their assets?

b)    Are you engaged as an asset manager for securities, commodities or forex?         
 

Explanation: Are you being compensated to manage securities, commodities, or forex?

c)     Are you currently using this financial information in a business capacity or for managing your employer’s or company’s assets?

Explanation: Are you using data at all for a commercial purposes specifically to manage your employer and/or company assets?

d)    Are you using the capital of any other individual or entity in the conduct of your trading?

Explanation: Are there assets of any other entity in your account other than your own?

3)    Distribute, republish or provide data to any other party

a)    Are you distributing, redistributing, publishing, making available or otherwise providing any financial information from the service to any third party in any manner?

Explanation: Are you sending any data you receive from us to another party in any way, shape, or form?

4)    Qualified professional securities / futures trader

a)    Are you currently registered or qualified as a professional securities trader with any security agency, or with any commodities or futures contract market or investment adviser with any national or state exchange, regulatory authority, professional association or recognized professional body? i, ii
YES☐             NO☐

i) Examples of Regulatory bodies include, but are not limited to,

  • US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • UK Financial Service Authority (FSA)
  • Japanese Financial Service Agency (JFSA)

ii) Examples of Self-Regulatory Organization (SROs) include, but are not limited to:

  • US NYSE
  • US FINRA
  • Swiss VQF 

CFTC所有權及控制權報告

美國商品期貨交易委員會(The Commodities Futures KW1 Commission,簡稱“CFTC”)曾恪守的法規要求期貨佣金商(FCM)上報所持倉位等於或超過既定限制的客戶其信息(如大型交易者信息報告)。 2013年11月份,CFTC採用了新的法規,該法​​規擴展了此前的報告法規,它要求收集並上報有關交易美國商品期貨產品的賬戶其持有人和監控人更多且更全面的信息。這一新法規被稱為所有權及控制權報告(Ownership and Control Reporting,以下簡稱“OCR”),下方列出的是有關此規定的常見問題解答。

1. 哪些人必須提供CFTC OCR信息?
CFTC法規要求期貨佣金商在賬戶達到倉位限製或成交量限制的次日於美國東部時間09:00之前向CFTC進行報告。故此,IB要求所有交易美國商品期貨產品的賬戶提供相關信息。
 
2. 必須提供哪些信息?
賬戶所有的持有人和監控人必須提供以下信息:
• 姓名
• 街道地址
• 郵箱地址
• 包含國家代碼的直撥電話號碼
 
作為法律實體的賬戶持有人和監控人還須提供以下信息:
• 如果適用,提供法律實體標識(Legal Entity Identifier,以下簡稱“LEI”)
• 聯繫人詳細信息:
o 姓名
o 職務
o 與法律實體的關係
o 包含國家代碼的直撥電話號碼
 
作為“賬戶監控人”的所有個人還需提供以下信息:
• 與賬戶持有人的關係
• 職務
• 僱傭單位
• 如果適用,提供僱傭單位的LEI
 
3. 出於OCR目的,何人為賬戶持有人?
賬戶持有人是指直接持有交易賬戶所有者權益的個人或法律實體。

4. 出於OCR目的,何人為賬戶監控人?
CFTC對“賬戶監控人”的定義是:受委託或直接控制賬戶進行交易的自然人。一個交易賬戶可以具備多個監控人。此定義可於條例17 CFR § 15.00(bb)中尋得。
 
5. 主管”選項是指什麼?
如上所述,您必須提供所有賬戶持有人與監控人的全部OCR信息。除非您另有說明,否則出於CFTC OCR的考慮,盈透會認為您賬戶每位​​活躍TWS使用者都是賬戶監控人。
 
您公司可能會有一位指導公司賬戶進行交易的“主管”,而其他交易員只需根據這位主管的指示進行操作。如果實情的確如此,您可以通過賬戶管理OCR界面確認該“主管”,在這種情況下,“賬戶監控人”部分只需填寫此人的信息。
 
6. 何為LEI?
LEI是指單個機構具有的獨一無二的編碼,該編碼包含20位字母數字,旨在被監管機構和司法管轄區所認可。
-如果您賬戶的任何持有人或監控人具備LEI,您必須提供此編碼;
-如果您賬戶的持有人或監控人不具備LEI,您可以選擇“不適用”
 
存券信託公司(Depository Trust Company,簡稱“DTC”)與環球同業銀行金融電訊協會(Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications,簡稱“SWIFT”)為LEI的供應者,二者運行的網站(www.gmeiutility.org)可供分配新的LEI並蒐尋現有的LEI。
 
7. 何為美國全國期貨協會(National Futures Association, 簡稱“NFA”)代碼?
NFA代碼是指美國期貨組織指定給每個登記者(如公司,或亦作為商品交易顧問或商品基金經理的個人)的號碼。 NFA運行的在線登記系統(Online Registration System,簡稱“ORS”)可供客戶進行登記並可提供代碼。詳情請見www.nfa.futures.org
 
8. 本人該從何得知僱傭單位是否具有LEI或NFA代碼?
您可以請貴公司提供此信息或搜索以下網站:
 
您可以通過DTC網站搜索LEI: www.gmeiutility.org 。具體可通過搜索公司登記的合法名稱或地址獲取LEI。
 
您可以通過NFA網頁搜索NFA代碼: www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/welcome.aspx 。具體可通過搜索公司名稱,個人姓名或經理姓名獲取LEI。
 
9.  為何本人必須提供此信息?
美國聯邦監管機構要求包括盈透在內的所有期貨佣金商從其客戶處獲取這些信息。此規定具有普遍性且適用於所有個人或實體,無論其經紀商為誰。
 
10. OCR是否適用於非美國人士?
是的,如果您希望交易美國商品期貨產品,那麼您必須向我公司提供這些信息。
 
11. 盈透證券會如何處理此信息?
我們會根據盈透證券集團隱私聲明對數據進行保密。詳情請見: https://individuals.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=ibgStrength&p=priv
 
12. 本人是否可以分多次輸入OCR信息?
很抱歉,您必須一次性輸入所有信息,因為系統不提供輸入部分信息並進行保存的功能。如果您並非一次性輸入所有需要填寫的OCR信息,那麼再次輸入信息時您需要從頭填寫。
 
13. 國外經紀商是否會受OCR影響?
會的,作為國外經紀商,您必須:
a) 確保IB拿到您交易美國商品期貨產品的所有客戶其OCR信息,或
b) 您自己代表客戶提交OCR信息
 
14. 本人可從何處獲取更多信息?
您可以從CFTC網站獲取完整版的條例變更:
www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/@newsroom/documents/file/federalregister062812.pdf
 

CFTC Ownership and Control Reporting

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has historically maintained rules which require FCMs to report information relating to clients holding positions equal to or exceeding defined thresholds (e.g., Large Trader Reporting).  In November 2013, the CFTC adopted a new rule which expands the prior reporting rules and which requires the collection and reporting of more comprehensive information on owners and controllers of accounts trading U.S. commodity futures products.  This new rule is referred to as Ownership and Control Reporting (OCR) and outlined below are a series of FAQs relating to this rule. 

1. Who must provide CFTC OCR information?
In order to comply with the requirement that any account meeting the position or volume thresholds be reported to the CFTC by 09:00 ET on the day following the day in which the account becomes reportable, IB requires that all accounts trading U.S. commodity futures products provide the requested information.
 
2. What information must be provided?
The following information is required of all Owners and Controllers of an account:
• Name
• Street Address
• Email Address
• Direct Phone Number, Including Country Code
 
The following details are also required for owners and controllers that are legal entities:
• Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), If Applicable
• Contact Person Details:
o Name
o Job Title
o Relationship to Legal Entity
o Direct Phone Number, Including Country Code
 
The following details are also required for all individuals who are “Account Controllers”:
• Individual’s Relationship to Account Owner
• Individual’s Job Title
• Name of Individual’s Employer
• Employer’s Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), If Applicable
 
3. Who is an "Account Owner" for the purposes of OCR?
An "Account Owner" includes any individual or legal entity who holds a direct ownership interest in the trading account.

4. Who is an "Account Controller" for the purposes of OCR?
The CFTC defines an “Account Controller” as “a natural person who by power of attorney or otherwise actually directs the trading of an account. A trading account may have more than one controller.”
This definition can be found at 17 C.F.R. § 15.00(bb).
 
5. What is the "Head of Desk" option?
As noted above, you must provide full OCR information for all Owners and Controllers of your account. Unless you indicate otherwise, IB presumes that every active TWS user on your account is an Account Controller for CFTC OCR purposes.
 
Your institution may have a "Head of Desk" who directs the trading of your institution's trading account, with the other traders simply acting under this individual's direction.  If this is the case, you can identify the "head of desk" using the Account Management OCR interface, in which case "Account Controller" information will only be required for that individual.
 
6. What is a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)?
An LEI is a unique 20 -digit alphanumeric code associated with a single organization and which is intended to be recognized universally across regulatory agencies and jurisdictions.
-If any of the Account Owners or Controllers of your account have LEIs, you must provide the LEIs;
-If an Account Owner or Controller of your account does not have an LEI, you can select "non applicable".
 
DTC, in collaboration with SWIFT, operate as the local (U.S.) source provider of LEIs and maintains a website (www.gmeiutility.org) for the assignment of new and search of existing LEIs.
 
7. What is a National Futures Association (NFA) ID?
A number which the National Futures Organization assigns to each registrant (e.g., firms and individuals such as Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators). The NFA maintains an Online Registration System (ORS) through which registration and assignment of the ID is provided. See www.nfa.futures.org
 
8. How do I know if my employer has an LEI or NFA ID?
You may ask your employer to provide you with this information or search one of the following websies:
 
LEI searches may be performed via the following DTC website: www.gmeiutility.org. Searches may be conducted by the entity's registered legal name or address.
 
NFA ID searches may be performed via the following NFA webpage: www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/welcome.aspx . Searches may be conducted by entering a firm name, individual name or pool name.
 
9. Why must I provide this information?
U.S. federal regulations require all FCMs, including IB, to obtain this information from its clients. The requirement is universal and applies to any individual or entity regardless of their broker.
 
10. Does OCR apply to non-U.S. persons?
Yes, if you wish to trade U.S. commodity futures products, we must collect this information from you.
 
11. How will Interactive Brokers treat this information?
This data will be kept confidential in accordance with the Interactive Brokers Group Privacy Statement. See link for details: https://individuals.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=ibgStrength&p=priv
 
12. Can I enter the OCR information in multiple sessions?
Unfortunately, all data must be entered within a single session and partial entry and a save option is not available. If you do not enter all required OCR information in a single session, you will need to start all over and reenter it in your next session.
 
13. Are foreign brokers subject to OCR?
Yes. As a foreign broker you must either:
a) Ensure that IB has OCR information for all of your customers that trade U.S. commodity futures products; or
b) Perform your own OCR submissions on their behalf.
 
14. Where can I learn more?
The full text of this rule change is available on the CFTC website

 

中華通—滬港通/深港通

滬港通與深港通(統稱“中華通”) 是一項互聯互通機制,香港和國際投資者可以通過香港聯合交易所有限公司(以下簡稱“香港聯交所”)及其清算所交易并清算上海證券交易所(以下簡稱“上交所”)和深圳證券交易所(以下簡稱“深交所”)的上市股票。

上交所/深交所有不同類型的掛牌證券,但滬港通和深港通目前階段只能交易A股(在中國證券交易所交易的大陸公司股票)。

滬股通股票包括所有上證180指數與上證380指數的成分股,以及不在上述指數成份股內但有H股同時在聯交所上市及買賣的上交所A股。

滬港通上交所產品列表和股票代碼

深港通股票包括深證成份指數和深證中小創新指數成份股中所有市值不少於60億元人民幣的成份股,以及有相關H股在聯交所上市的所有深交所上市A股。

深港通深交所產品列表和股票代碼

盈透交易上交所/深交所證券的佣金

與交易港股的佣金相同,盈透只向客戶收取交易額的0.08%作為佣金費用,每筆定單的最低佣金為15元人民幣。交易所要求的交易所費用、清算費用和印花稅將另行徵收。費用詳情請參見滬港通及深港通–北向交易費用表。

每日額度

通過滬港通和深港通達成的交易設有每日額度限制。每日額度根據“淨買槃”計算,會限制滬港通和深港通下每日跨境交易的最高買槃淨額。

如果北向每日額度余額在開市集合競價時段降至零或交易已超過余額,則新的買槃將被駁回。如果北向每日額度余額在持續競價時段或收槃集合競價時段降至零或交易已超過余額,則當天都不會再接受買槃。聯交所將於下一交易日再恢復北向買槃服務。

聯交所也會公布總額度和每日額度的余額情況。

詳情請參見聯交所滬港通/深港通常見問題聯交所滬港通/深港通規則1407

滬港通/深港通交易信息

交易貨幣

人民幣

定單類型

盈透提供多種定單類型,但會以限價定單的形式執行交易。詳情請參見我們的網站

 

最低上落價位/價差d

統一為人民幣0.01元

每手單位

100股(僅適用於買槃)

碎股

僅限賣槃(應只在一個定單中出現碎股)

最大買賣槃

100萬股

價格限制

前一日收槃價的±10%(對於被納入風險警示版的股票,即ST和*ST股票,則為前一日收槃價的±5%)

日內(回轉)交易

不允許

大宗交易

不支持

非自動對槃交易

不支持

定單修改

盈透會取消并替換定單

結算周期

證券:T

滬港通/深港通交易的現金款項:T+1

外匯*:T+2

*由於結算周期不同步,交易離岸人民幣的客戶應於股票交易的前一日(T-1)執行外匯交易,以避免不必要的利息(在不涉及假日的證券結算程序下)。

交易時段(香港時間)

上交所/深交所交易時段

交易時間

開市集合競價

09:15 - 09:25

連續競價(早市)

09:30 – 11:30

連續競價(午市)

13:00 – 14:57

收市集合競價

14:57 – 15:00

注:上交所和深交所在上午09:20到09:25和下午14:57到15:00之間不受理取消定單的請求。

半日市

若某一北向交易日為香港市場的半日市,則北向交易將繼續開放直至相關中華通市場收市。有關滬股通及深股通的節假日交易安排和其它信息,請參見香港交易所網站。

披露責任

如果客戶持有或控制中國內地上市發行人已發行股份達5%,則其必須於達到5%的三個工作日內以書面形式向中國證監會及相關交易所上報,并通知該上市發行人。

在這一三個工作日的通知期內,客戶不得繼續買賣有關上市發行人的股份。更多信息請訪問IBKR知識庫

持股限制

單個境外投資者在一家中國內地上市公司的持股比例不得超過該公司已發行股份總數的10%;所有境外投資者在一家上市公司A股的持股比例總和不得超過該公司已發行股份總數的30%。更多信息請訪問IBKR知識庫

強制出售

根據現行中國內地法規,每位盈透客戶在一家上交所/深交所掛牌公司的持股不得超過該公司已發行股份總數的指定百分比。如果持股超出以下指定比例, 香港交易所將要求客戶執行強制出售安排

情境

持股

單個境外投資者

大於等於掛牌公司已發行股份總數的10%

所有境外投資者

大於等於掛牌公司已發行股份總數的30%

保證金融資

中華通證券的保證金交易將受到限制,僅部分A股可以進行保證金交易。上交所和深交所會不時更新可以使用保證金的證券名單,詳情請參見香港交易所網站

根據上交所和深交所相關規定,如果某只A股保證金交易活動的交易量超出規定的上限,則上交所和深交所可暫停該股票在其市場的保證金交易活動。保證金交易量降至規定上限以下時,市場會再恢復該股票的保證金交易活動。

可供借貸股票

中華通證券的股票借貸受上交所和深交所的限制規限,有關內容已納入聯交所的《交易所規則》之中。
盈透暫時不提供此項服務。

合資格賣空證券

供賣空用的證券借貸將僅限於可通過滬港通和深港通同時買入和賣出的中華通證券,即不包括只可賣出的中華通證券。
盈透暫時不提供此項服務。

節假日安排

客戶只能在香港及內地市場均開放交易且兩地銀行於相應的結算日均開放服務的工作日交易中華通。此安排將確保兩地市場投資者和經紀商可在相關結算日通過銀行收發相關款項。

下表列舉了上交所/深交所證券北向交易的節假日安排:

 

內地

香港

是否開放北向交易

第一天

工作日

工作日

開放

第二天

工作日

工作日

不開放,款項結算日當天香港市場不開市

第三天

工作日

公共假日

不開市,交易日當天香港市場不開市

第四天

公共假日

工作日

不開放,內地市場不開市

惡劣天氣情況

惡劣天氣情況下的交易安排可參見香港交易所網站

在哪里可以了解更多信息?

要了解有關滬港通和深港通的更多信息,請點擊下方的交易所網站鏈接:

如關於滬港通/深港通有任何疑問,請聯系盈透客戶服務獲取更多信息。

Hong Kong - China Stock Connect

Hong Kong – China Stock Connect (“China Connect”) is a mutual market access program through which Hong Kong and international investors can trade shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) via the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) and their existing clearinghouse. As a member of SEHK, IBKR provides you with direct access to trade with eligible listed products on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. IBKR clients with China Connect trading permissions will be eligible to trade SSE/SZSE securities through Shanghai and Shenzhen - Stock Connect.

Among the different types of SSE/SZSE-listed securities, only A shares (shares in mainland China-based companies that trade on Chinese stock exchange) are included in the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect.

Shanghai Connect includes all the constituent stocks of the SSE 180 Index, SSE 380 Index and all the SSE-listed A shares that have corresponding H shares listed on the SEHK.

Product List and Stock Codes for SSE

Shenzhen Connect includes all the constituent stocks of the SZSE Component Index, the SZSE Small/Mid Cap Innovation Index that have a market capitalization of not less than RMB 6 billion and all the SZSE-listed A shares that have corresponding H shares listed on SEHK.

Product List and Stock Codes for SZSE

IBKR Commission for Trading SSE/SZSE Securities

Same as trading Hong Kong stocks, IBKR charges only 0.08% of trade value as a commission with a minimum CNH 15 per order. Detailed fee rates can be found in the Hong Kong – China Stock Connect Northbound fee table.

Daily Quota

Trading under Shanghai Connect and Shenzhen Connect is subject to a Daily Quota. The Daily Quota is applied on a “net buy” basis. The Daily Quota limits the maximum net buy value of cross-boundary trades under Shanghai Connect and Shenzhen Connect each day.

If the Northbound Daily Quota Balance drops to zero or the Daily Quota is exceeded during the opening call auction session, new buy orders will be rejected. Or if it happens during a continuous auction session or closing call auction session, no further buy orders will be accepted for the remainder of the day. SEHK will resume the Northbound buying service on the following trading day.

SEHK will also publish the remaining balance of the Aggregate Quota and Daily Quota.

For details, please refer to HKEX Stock Connect FAQ or HKEX Stock Connect Rule 1407

Trading Information of Shanghai and Shenzhen Connect

Trading currency

RMB

Order Type

IBKR offers various order types but will stimulate the order into limit order for execution. More information can be referred to our website.

 

Tick Size / Spread

Uniform at RMB 0.01

Board Lot

100 shares (applicable for buyers only)

Odd Lot

Sell orders only (odd lot should be made in one single order)

Max Order Size

1 million shares

Price Limit

±10% on previous closing price (±5% for stocks under special treatment under risk alert, i.e. ST and *ST stocks)

Day (Turnaround) Trading

Not allowed

Block Trade

Not available

Manual Trade

Not available

Order Modification

IBKR will cancel and replace the order for any order

modification

Settlement cycle

Securities: Settlement on T day

Cash from China Connect trades: Settlement on T+1 day

Forex*: Settlement on T+2 day

*Due to the unsynchronized settlement cycle, clients who exchange CNH themselves should execute the Forex trade one day prior to the stock trade (T-1) to avoid the extra day’s interest payment (considering normal settlement without involving holidays).

Trading Hours

SSE/SZSE Trading Sessions

SSE/SZSE Trading Hours

Opening Call Auction

09:15 - 09:25

Continuous Auction (Morning)

09:30 – 11:30

Continuous Auction (Afternoon)

13:00 – 14:57

Closing Call Auction

14:57 – 15:00

Note: SSE and SZSE will not accept order cancellations from 09:20 to 09:25 and 14:57 p.m. to 15:00.

Half-day Trading

If a Northbound trading day is a half-trading day in the Hong Kong market, it will continue until respective Connect Market is closed. Refer to the exchange website for holiday trading arrangements and additional information.

Disclosure Obligation

If client holds or controls up to 5% of the issued shares of China Connect, the client is required to report in writing to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) and the relevant exchange, and inform the Mainland listed company within three working days of reaching 5%.

The client is not allowed to continue purchasing or selling shares in that Mainland listed company during the three days notification period. Visit the IBKR Knowledge Base for more information.

Shareholding Restriction

A single foreign investor’s shareholding in a Mainland listed company is not allowed to exceed 10% of the company’s total issued shares, while all foreign investors’ shareholding in the A shares of the listed company is not allowed to exceed 30% of its total issued shares. Visit the IBKR Knowledge Base for more information.

Forced-sale Arrangement

Each IBKR client is not allowed to hold more than a specific percentage of the China Connect listing company's total issued shares. HKEX requires the client to follow the forced-sell requirements if the shares exceed the limit:

Situation

Shareholding (in a listed company)

A single foreign investor

> = 10% of the company’s total issued shares

All foreign investors

> = 30% of the company’s total issued shares

Margin Financing

Margin trading in China Connect securities will subject to restrictions and only certain A shares will be eligible for margin trading. Eligible Securities, as determined by SSE and SZSE from time to time, are listed on the HKEX website

According to the relevant rules of SSE and SZSE, either market may suspend margin trading activities in specific A shares when the volume of margin trading activities for a specific A share exceeds the prescribed threshold. The market will resume margin trading activities in the affected A share when its volume drops below a prescribed threshold.

Stock Borrowing and Lending (SBL)

SBL in China Stock Connect Securities is subject to restrictions set by the SSE or SZSE and stated in the Rules of the Exchange.
IBHK does not offer this service at the moment.

Eligible Short Selling Securities

SBL for the purpose of short selling will be limited to those China Stock Connect Securities that are eligible for both buy orders and sell orders through Shanghai and Shenzhen Connect (i.e., excluding Connect Securities that are only eligible for sell orders).
IBHK does not offer this service at the moment.

Holidays

Clients will only be allowed to trade China Connect on days where Hong Kong and Mainland markets are both open for trading and banking services are available in both Hong Kong and Mainland markets on the corresponding settlement days. This arrangement is essential in ensuring that investors and brokers will have the necessary banking support on the relevant settlement days when they will be required to make payments.

The following table illustrates the holiday arrangement of Northbound trading of SSE/SZSE Securities:

 

Mainland

Hong Kong

Open for Northbound Trading

Day 1

Business Day

Business Day

Yes

Day 2

Business Day

Business Day

No, HK market closes on money settlement day

Day 3

Business Day

Public Holiday

No, HK market closes on trading day

Day 4

Public Holiday

Business Day

No, Mainland market closes

Severe Weather Conditions

Information on the trading arrangement available under severe weather conditions can found on the HKEx website

Where to Learn More?

Please refer to the following exchange website links for additional information regarding Hong Kong China Stock Connect:

If you have any questions regarding Hong Kong-China Stock Connect, please contact IBKR Client Services for further information.
 

Foreign Acount Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

What is FATCA?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) represents the United States efforts to combat tax evasion and abuse by US persons holding investments outside of the United States.  The Act establishes a new set of tax information reporting and withholding procedures.  While not expressly aimed at non-US persons, the regulations do impose withholding taxes on certain non-US entities that decline to disclose their US investors or account holders.

Under FATCA, US persons must report to the US tax authority, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), their assets held in offshore accounts.  In addition, the regulations seek to require non-US financial institutions to report to the US tax authority certain information about financial accounts of US or US-owned investors and account holders.

 

How does this impact US Brokers, including Interactive Brokers?

As a broker based in the United States, Interactive Brokers is required to report information and make payment of withholding taxes to the IRS, for all of our customers.  FATCA simply creates additional practices and withholdings to the current requirements for all US brokers.

Interactive Brokers will comply with the new rules.  This may require additional disclosures by investors during the account application process, as well as expanded tax reporting.  For all US institutions, FATCA becomes effective January 1, 2013.  Any FATCA tax withholding requirements begin on January 1, 2014.

Additional aspects of the regulations will be phased-in over the next few years, including an expansion of US brokers reporting on US source income to non-US accounts through Form 1042-S.

 

What action is required for US persons?

No additional action is required for US persons holding Interactive Brokers accounts.   US persons, who include US citizens, Green Card holders and other legal residents,  need only to complete Form W-9 during the account application process to certify their tax status. 

 

Does FATCA affect non-US accounts?  

Yes.  FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to furnish certain data directly to the IRS about any of their US taxpayer accounts or foreign entity accounts in which US taxpayers hold a certain level of ownership.  FFI compliance with the new regulations becomes effective July 1, 2013 with the submission of electronic FFI applications to the IRS.  The application forms are scheduled to be available through the IRS in January 2013.

All non-US persons and entities applying for and maintaining Interactive Broker accounts will continue to be  required to fully disclose and indentify the identity of their account's beneficial owner(s).  Through the IRS Form W-8, our account holders certify the beneficial owner's country of tax residence.  If you fail to provide a Form W-8, or do not resubmit a new W-8 when prompted upon the three-year expiration, additional withholding will apply.

Some entities not ordinarily considered to be financial institutions may be categorized under FATCA as an FFI.  Therefore, it is important to review the details outlined by the IRS.

 

Is there a summary of FFI requirements? 

While the regulations and compliance are far more complex than a brief FAQ can describe, the following offers a short summary of actions required by those defined foreign financial institutions.

  • Identify US taxpayers.  If US taxpayers refuse to waive your non-US country's privacy or secrecy rules, then the US taxpayer account must be closed.
  • Report to the IRS on the related US taxpayer activity within defined financial accounts.
  • Withhold 30% US tax on US source income against any US taxpayer or foreign entity failing to disclose information or comply with the FATCA regulations.

 

Additional Information & Resources

The IRS remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource about FATCA compliance, implementation, and document filing.  The IRS continues to issue news releases and forms.  Please feel free to visit the IRS FATCA Website for details. 

 

IRS Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

IRA: Retirement Account Resource Center

IMPORTANT NOTE: This article has been customized for use by self-directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners for information purposes only.  Persons are encouraged to consult a qualified tax professional with the investments and elections within the IRA.   IB does not provide tax advice.  For detailed information regarding IRAs, you may consult the IRS Publication 590-A about IRA contributions and the IRS Publication 590-B about IRA distributions.

This resource center provides a central reference point for information concerning the various IRA account types offered by IB. 

Important Notice - Select IRA Tax Reporting for key information with transaction and tax reporting in your IRA.

 

Account Management IRA Reference

Account Management IRA Tab

Beneficiary Options

Charitable Distributions

Conversions to a Roth IRA

Direct Rollovers - How & When

Frequently Asked Questions

Recharacterizations from a Roth IRA

Required Minimum Distributions

Rollover Rules & Conditions

Understanding Tax Forms

 

 

 IRS Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

How to send documents to IB using your smartphone

Overview: 

Interactive Brokers allows you to send us a copy of a document even if you do not currently have access to a scanner. You can take a picture of the requested document with your smartphone.

Below you will find the instructions on how to take a picture and send it to IB per email with the fllowing smartphone operating systems:

iOS (iPhone)

Android (i.e. Samsung Galaxy, HTC One X, Sony Xperia, Motorola Droid)

Windows Phone (i.e. Nokia Lumia, HTC Titan, Samsung Focus)

 If you already know how to do so, please consult the instructions about the information you will need to send us aside from the document picture. Click HERE - Where to send the email to and what to include in the subject.

iOS
1. Press the power button to turn your iPhone screen on. Tap, hold and slide upwards the
Camera icon on the bottom right of your screen then drag it upwards to access the Camera.

slide up from the lock screen to take a picture

- If you do not have the Camera icon, you may access the Camera app from the home screen
of your iPhone.
2. Place your iPhone above the document and take the desired portion or page of the document
and tap on the Camera button (designated with 1 on the below illustration - Fig. 3) to take a
photo. Then you need to access the picture - tap the image in the lower left-hand corner (number 2 in the
illustration)

Tap here to take a picture

3. Exit to the home screen by pressing the round Home button on the face of the iPhone.
4. Open the Photos app
5. Next, tap the album ‘Camera Roll’. Make sure that the picture is clear and the document
is well legible, if it isn’t, please repeat the previous two steps.
6. Touch once the picture to make the menus appear and tap the share icon
designated with 1 in the illustration below.

Share button iOS

5. Select the first option - Email Photo. Please consult the following instructions for the next step - what address you should send the picture to and what else to include aside from the document, HERE.
Note: to send emails your phone has to be configured for that. Please contact your email
provider if you are not familiar with this procedure.


Android
1. Open your applications list and start the camera app. Depending on your phone model, make or setup it might be called differently.
2. Place your phone over the document and take the desired portion or page of the document and
tap the icon for the camera. (The generic button will look like the one shown below.)

Tap to take a picture
3. Press the Home key to go back to the idle screen. Go back to the apps list and start the Gallery
application. On some phones it may be called Pictures or Photos.
4. Open the album called Camera or All pictures. The last image in either of those should be the
document you just took a picture of. Tap the screen once to bring up the buttons and tap the share
icon, which generically should look as shown below.

Share on Android
5. In the sharing menu that will be displayed now tap on Email. Please consult the following instructions for the next step - what address you should send the picture to and what else to include aside from the document, HERE.
Note: to send emails your phone has to be configured for that. Please contact your email
provider if you are not familiar with this procedure.

Send per email

 

Windows Phone
1. Press the camera button in the Desktop menu of Windows phone. (If you do
not see the camera in the desktop menu, please scroll to the right and choose
camera in the listed applications)
2. Take a picture by pressing the trigger button on the side of the phone.
3. Open the picture by scrolling to the left and press the ‘...’ menu item
at the bottom task bar to see the available options.
4. Please choose send and the configured Email account you would like to use.
5. In the upcoming email, please add the destination email address, the
subject and the text you would like to send and press the ‘Send email’ button in
the bottom menu. Please consult the following instructions for the next step - what address you should send the picture to and what else to include aside from the document, HERE.
Note: to send emails your phone has to be configured for that. Please contact your email
provider if you are not familiar with this procedure.


WHERE TO SEND THE EMAIL AND WHAT TO INCLUDE IN THE SUBJECT
The email has to be created observing the below instructions:
1. In the ‘To:’ field type...
a. newaccounts@interactivebrokers.com if your you are a resident of a non-European country
b. newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk if you are a European resident
2. The subject field must contain all of the below:
a. Your account number (it usually has the format Uxxxxxxx, where x are numbers) or your
username
b. The purpose of sending the document. Please use the below convention:
i. PoRes for a proof of residential address
ii. PID for a proof of identity

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