GFT....Any good?

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Old Feb 13, 2012, 8:36am   #22
 
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People always point out the slightest mistake. I actual meant I used them and not sued them and they are far from what we know as a bucket shop.I was refering to teh other broker I use
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 9:17am   #23
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Good charts, but they seem to lag the actual prices.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 10:26am   #24
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Good charts, but they seem to lag the actual prices.
Would you measure the lag it in fractions of a second?
I guess the important thing is that they give me the price on the screen.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:49pm   #25
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MoonRocket started this thread It's been two weeks now with GFT. They are a massive improvement over CMC.
GFT say they have .8 spread on the Euro but that must be an average of sorts because in the Asian session they are closer to two points and during the European session it oscillates from .6 to a 1 point spread. I don't mind because it probably simulates reality rather then the fake permanent .7 that CMC offers.
I've set my allowable slippage to 1 point and occasionally a market order is not filled which is fair enough, but every other time I got pretty well what I was after.
Their live chat is very prompt and very helpful.
Also you can have MT4 free of charge. It is very interesting to watch DealBook 360 and MetaTrader side by side. MetaTrader definitely lags DealBook by a milisecond or two and so the candles can form slightly differently. GFT told me they have the identical data feed.
Over about a four hour period I notice the occasional gap in M1 candles. Would this be gaps in the data feed or does the Euro gap minutely every now and again?
All in all GFT has been a very positive experience.
I find it interesting that they comparatively do very little marketing or advertising. So maybe they simply rely on giving quality and maybe...dare I say it......

honesty.
Time will tell.....I suppose.
When my account has grown massively, I'll come back and tell ya'all about it.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 3:42pm   #26
 
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Cant believe you didnt let me get a commission for you joining. Ive been with them a while as I've said earlier,they are miles ahead of IG and Fxcm in many ways
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 5:18pm   #27
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Cant believe you didnt let me get a commission for you joining. Ive been with them a while as I've said earlier,they are miles ahead of IG and Fxcm in many ways
How much is it worth? They don't seem to have any account opening bonuses now.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 8:34pm   #28
 
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How much is it worth? They don't seem to have any account opening bonuses now.
Lol, no idea,but I would certainly ask for something
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