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Market Wizard
Linz Austria
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Zaner360, TWS, Vantage
Broker/Data: DeCarley, IAB, RJO
Favorite Futures: Commodities
Posts: 1,546 since Nov 2014
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alchemist74 View Post
Cant explain why DeCarley looks strange for me. May be i am wrong but ....

RJO has only options on futures as far i understood.

IB are great and they have all i need but their auto-liquidation algorithm is worst i ever seen. Add their secret margin formula and it can be nightmare.

You might want to open a second account - one for options on futures and IB (or someone else) for options on stocks.

There is another reason why I work with three brokers. I am concerned about counter party risk given the four bankruptcies in the FCM business in recent years. Thus, I have only about 1/3 of my capital with each broker. But this is of course also a matter of how large your account is.

Best regards, Myrrdin

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