Direct Routing

Customers can give specific instructions for an order to be routed to a particular exchange or venue for execution instead of using IBKR's SmartRouting technology. Note that the specified exchange may have exchange fees/rebates. Direct routing orders is available in Mosaic & Classic TWS.


The Reference Table to the upper right provides a general summary of the order type characteristics. The checked features are applicable in some combination, but do not necessarily work in conjunction with all other checked features. For example, if Options and Stocks, US and Non-US, and Smart and Directed are all checked, it does not follow that all US and Non-US Smart and direct-routed stocks support the order type. It may be the case that only Smart-routed US Stocks, direct-routed Non-US stocks and Smart-routed US Options are supported.

Products Availability Routing TWS
Bonds US Products Smart Attribute
Combos Non-US Products Directed Order File
EFPs Time in Force
Forex Destination
Futures Options

Creating a Direct Routed Order in TWS Mosaic

Creating a Direct Routed Order in Classic TWS

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