IBKR's Securities Loan Borrow (SLB) system is a fully electronic, self-service utility that lets clients search for availability of shortable securities from within our Client Portal account management platform. The system updates periodically throughout the day. Use the shortable search tool to:
The list of shortable stocks is indicative only and is subject to change. IBKR does not accept short sale orders for US stocks that are not eligible for DTC continuous net settlement (CNS) and all short sale orders are subject to approval by IBKR.
The Availability List for bonds is indicative only and is subject to change. All short sale orders are subject to approval by IBKR.
There are two factors for daily cost/revenues associated with short selling of stocks and bonds at IBKR:
For more information see: