Currency Conversion

Securities traded on international exchanges are often denominated in the currency corresponding with their exchange. If you wish to trade a security that is denominated in a currency different than your account’s base currency, you may borrow that currency on margin (margin accounts only) or convert some, or all, of your account’s settled cash (margin or cash accounts) in order to proceed with the transaction.
An order for a currency conversion may be entered into our trading platforms like a traditional order. Each currency conversion tab below will tell you which symbol will need to be entered into the order entry box, whether it is a buy or sell order, and which currency the quantity is referring to.
Select the appropriate currency conversion to see the required inputs.

Please note that the “Quantity” and “Buy/ Sell” modifiers in the trading platform refer to the currency that is listed first.  As an example, for USD.CAD, a sell order for 300 would indicate the conversion of $300 USD to the equivalent amount in Canadian Dollars.

Currency conversions are subject to commissions which typically range from $2.00 – $2.50.

United States Dollars to Canadian Dollars

Symbol USD.CAD
Buy/Sell Sell
Quantity in: US Dollars

Canadian Dollars to United States Dollars

Symbol USD.CAD
Buy/Sell Buy
Quantity in: US Dollars

United States Dollars to Great British Pounds

Symbol GBP.USD
Buy/Sell Buy
Quantity in: Great British Pounds

Great British Pounds to United States Dollars

Symbol GBP.USD
Buy/Sell Sell
Quantity in: Great British Pounds

United States Dollars to Euros

Symbol EUR.USD
Buy/Sell Buy
Quantity in: Euros

Euros to United States Dollars

Symbol EUR.USD
Buy/Sell Sell
Quantity in: Euros

United States Dollars to Japanese Yen

Symbol USD.JPY
Buy/Sell Sell
Quantity in: United States Dollars

Japanese Yen to United States Dollars

Symbol USD.JPY
Buy/Sell Buy
Quantity in: United States Dollars

United States Dollars to Mexican Pesos

Symbol USD.MXN
Buy/Sell Sell
Quantity in: United States Dollars

Mexican Pesos to United States Dollars

Symbol USD.MXN
Buy/Sell   Buy
Quantity in: United States Dollars