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Old Mar 23, 2006, 8:22am   #1
 
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Looking for a good broker

I will start an account with $600k and will add more fund in the future. I mainly trade on GLOBEX emini (nq,es,er2, euro), ECBOT emini(ym, gold), NYMEX emini(QM) right now, like to expand to more products in the future. I use my Excel trading program to manage the emini trading. I hope you can supply me with Excel API interface. That means (1) you will import real-time quotes, positions (No. of contracts) and order status into Excel. (2) I can place, modify and cancel order through Excel.

If you are a broker or know some broker who can meet my needs and give me competitive commission rates, please send me a private message.

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 10:30am   #2
 
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Try interactivebrokers.com, good broker, good Excel API, although they also have much better APIs available eg C#. .net, FIX etc

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I will start an account with $600k and will add more fund in the future. I mainly trade on GLOBEX emini (nq,es,er2, euro), ECBOT emini(ym, gold), NYMEX emini(QM) right now, like to expand to more products in the future. I use my Excel trading program to manage the emini trading. I hope you can supply me with Excel API interface. That means (1) you will import real-time quotes, positions (No. of contracts) and order status into Excel. (2) I can place, modify and cancel order through Excel.

If you are a broker or know some broker who can meet my needs and give me competitive commission rates, please send me a private message.
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 5:46am   #3
 
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Try interactivebrokers.com, good broker, good Excel API, although they also have much better APIs available eg C#. .net, FIX etc

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Thanks rog! You are right. IB seems to meet all my needs. But I read a thread http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showth...threadid=65260 few weeks ago. I am a little concerned. Do you know any other good one out there?
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 2:23pm   #4
 
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I wouldn't worry about a few comments on elitetrader. I have never had any problems with IB and many others here would say the same. Go with IB.

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Thanks rog! You are right. IB seems to meet all my needs. But I read a thread http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showth...threadid=65260 few weeks ago. I am a little concerned. Do you know any other good one out there?
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 8:12pm   #5
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Hi guys

I have left IB a few years ago. could you tell me what are they commission R/T rates to trade the EUR/USD Futures....
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 7:48pm   #6
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http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en...?ib_entity=llc
If you trade volume, look at the bottom for the unbundled rate.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 12:01pm   #7
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Thanks mate,,looks like $5.00 R/T......i am paying to much with my broker at $7.00 R/T i am going to call them for a better rate, if they dont come down I may move to IB
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Thanks rog! You are right. IB seems to meet all my needs. But I read a thread http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showth...threadid=65260 few weeks ago. I am a little concerned. Do you know any other good one out there?
Well, I've an account with IB only shortly. So far my impression is that IB systems are ok. The information provided by IB is often not clear, that my english is far from perfect may have something to do with it. When asking for clarification respons is slow if any respons is given, answers are ambiguous, plainly inconsistent and I was even accused of claiming that I stated that there system was incorrect while I only explained what I expected, that these expectation were clearly not met and ask for a clarification about the marginrules applied by IB.

In short, the IB system seems to be ok, if I read the forums the chances of problems are not too big. If a real problem occurs however you'll have to deal with a pretty much useless customer service to get it fixed.

Based on my experiences with IB up to now make that I will (for now) transfer far less of my business to IB than initially planned. I surely would not recommend to be solely dependent on IB, but that is off course common sense for any broker.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 6:43pm   #9
 
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Hello Traders,

I am a broker from Global Futures and I would like to recommend my services to you to try for your futures trading. We offer 24 hour customer support with live operators, some great day margins, a large variety of trading platforms you can choose from and also simulate trade, our rates are very competitive and open for negotiation. You can visit www.globalfutures.com if you would like view more information or contact me directly.

jkhek@gfetc.com

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Old Jan 17, 2007, 7:40pm   #10
 
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$600k , sure that s because u r visiting this forum

every1 is able to indentify you. great stuff
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