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What brokerages are you using/do you recommend for short term futures trading?

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Trading Experience: None
Platform: NT8,NT7,TWS,FOREX.COM app
Broker/Data: InteractiveBrokers, NinjaTrader Brokerage FOREX.COM, IQFeed
Favorite Futures: The one I'm creating in the present....ES, ZF, ZN, ZB, FX pairs
 
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IB does have good security, but data feed is agg and api with NT is clunky. Also margins high as well during rth compared to AMP. If you are new to trading, I would not start out with a 15k account or more. Margins are $500 a contract during rth with AMP so you could start with a much lower account which I would highly recommend.

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I recently started to use IB's gateway connection and find I like it much better than TraderWorkStation (TWS), IB's platform.

With the gateway I can have the connection up all the time there are no server resets that kick you off once a day like with TWS. Runs super smooth, too bad I only discovered the gateway option about a month ago. Shame on me.

Ron


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