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Old Aug 17, 2007, 2:38pm   #711
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What will be a normal size of your trades? It is hard to beat IB if you are going over 100K.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 3:33pm   #712
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I trade 200k - 2m and sometimes like to scalp the market. Does Interbank execute spot fx quickly or is there a delay?
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 1:31pm   #713
 
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Opening an account

Question for a friend of mine who wishes to open an IB account.

Are there any other requirements other than age (21) and the minimum initial deposit of 5000 USD (or equivalent)?

I mean does one need to have x amounts of market experience of a proof of fixed annual income? That was not the case at the time I opened an account, but I've been hearing rumors about more stringent rules? Could someone please clarify this, or someone who recently applied or is in the process of applying for an account?

For instance, a college/graduate student who wants to try trading options for a couple of months won't be allowed?
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 1:58pm   #714
 
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It is not possible to suspend your account if you will be inactive for a long period. Thus you will have to close and reopen an account later on.
If you are inactive for a "long" period but leave money in your account nothing happens right? If you withdraw all the money from your account then it will be closed automatically I think. If I'm reading this correctly, you won't be able to reopen it later on but have to apply again manually (and go through the whole process all over again)?
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 9:47am   #715
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Nzd Usd

Hi,
I have a couple of IB accounts , I would like to be able to trade the Nzd/Usd cross , have IB any plans to add this pair ?

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Old Aug 20, 2007, 1:50pm   #716
 
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If you can make it into London,IB do very good presentations on how to use the platform it does way more than anyone knows! Have a look at their website for education,or email them -Gerry Perez is a lovely chap, and they are very helpful.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 5:48pm   #717
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IB is good for scalping and it is indifferent to your style because it takes commissions for trades and do not make markets.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 5:59pm   #718
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Thanks for the info idetkov - do you use IB to scalp spot forex?
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 10:29pm   #719
 
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IB and large Volume

hi

ive been trading with IB for around 12 months on the YM future. ive slowing been building my bank and now trading at 50 contracts round trip.

The question I have is does anyone trade large volume and have problems getting filled on all contracts? if so, what do you do to solve this problem?

thanks

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 10:50pm   #720
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hi

ive been trading with IB for around 12 months on the YM future. ive slowing been building my bank and now trading at 50 contracts round trip.

The question I have is does anyone trade large volume and have problems getting filled on all contracts? if so, what do you do to solve this problem?

thanks

d
i think the easy answer to your question would be trade the $10 future instead of the e mini ym. allways the dow big$25, allthough i havnt watched it for volume or spread.
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