Big companies that have been around and are regulated by the NFA and all that, aren't going to steal your money. Just be wary of small, unheard of outfits that haven't been given the stamp of approval.
It's the trader, not the platform IMO. Personally, I haven't had much of a problem with delays or execution.
Here's my mentored student's stats day trading the /ES using the thinkorswim platform.
He's missing the average profit factor of his trades but I think the rest speaks for itself.
This is with 2 lots maximum. All in all out and all in, scale out.
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If I could figure out how to transfer my scripts to ninja, I would definitely be checking out Optimus, Matt.
I've given it a few attempts but with no luck so far. The main reason I want to try ninja is to run
my strategy through automation.
I appreciate the opportunity and definitely look forward to having you one day. I work with a few guys that I trust could help you with the code transition. All rule based systems could be potentially programmed in c#.
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???? I'm not sure what to say. Let me try to rephrase my original comment: most businesses, both large and small, are legitimate. But the odd scam is hardly going to go through the trouble of registering with the NFA, SPIC, etc. ... So what I'm saying is that if you open an account with a firm that's registered at those places they're definitely not going to "steal" your money. I think that was the concern of the original post that I was responding to