I'm currently trading spot forex with Dukascopy. I'm daytrading. My position size is between 30 and 50 millions per trade on EURUSD. I'm taking on average 3-4 positions per day. I'm doing on average 3 billions per month.
I'm trading with Dukascopy for about 5 years now and I've noticed a lot of changes these last 6 months. Their platform is becoming more and more unstable. Their executions are becoming slower and slower. And their slippage is just UNACCEPTABLE. They are advertising that they can execute on EURUSD an order between 100 and 200 millions with one click almost instantly and with almost no slippage. A BIG LIE!!!
I'm trading on average 30M to 50M per trade and the execution of my order is just a joke. It takes almost 5 seconds to be executed and the slippage is just ridiculous (more than 10-15 pips) even though it shows on the depth of market from their "market place" liquidity of 200 millions. It seems to me that they simply became a MARKET MAKER. Yes they are an ECN but they also are a bank now and so they can be the other side of your trade.
I've never worked for any financial institution (bank, hedge fund, etc...) and so I don't have any knowledge about what to do to trade large orders.
I'm sure that I have to change my broker but I have no idea where to go!!!
Does anybody know a GOOD broker that fits my trading? Do I have to go to some sort of "institutional" broker?
First of all, you have some balls to day trade such a large position size on an unregulated exchange.
Second of all, depending on your trading hours and your trading method/strategy, you can solve your problem by switching to liquid futures like the ES. If you want to go with 6E, you might be limited by your size because 50 million units of EUR/USD on the spot market is equivalent to 400 contracts of 6E. I don't believe the 6E is liquid enough to handle such a large order, even during peak liquidity. But in any case, you may want to seriously reconsider the instrument you are trading.
Last edited by mangolassi; September 3rd, 2015 at 09:05 PM.
Unregulated doesn't mean anything, banks do it all day every day through ECN, it's the broker's liquidity pool that's the issue. Unregulated is only an issue if it's a bucket and no bucket is gonna take that size (and Dukas is obviously not a bucket).
Changing to ES doesn't make sense either, EURUSD FX volumes are a hell of a lot larger than ES and his edge is obviously in FX.
OP, for a guy your size you are classified as an insto so you should talk directly to any bank and plug right in to their liquidity. You don't need to go to a retail broker.
Just noticed this is from April, why was it dredged up? No less by a bad answer.