I've had both, velocity, mirus, and even amp.
I can tell you that your not missing out on a thing if you use a different data feed to power your charts. I actually like velocity alot more because of their online tools which give you trading statistics... Mirus doesn't offer that.
If your happy with velocity, stay with them...
If i didn't have problems with ninja, i would still be with velocity.
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Thanks for all the input. I apreciate all the comments I've got so far. Keep them coming!
I believe that a broker/dealer etc. is really showing us who they are, when bad things shows up. Most of the dealers/brokers out there are happy to show/offer us their services/products, and most of their action is based on that spot.
Now, I don't want to be a pessimist. What I'm saying above is pretty important stuff as well, and it should function. BUT because I normally take that for granted, I'm mostly impressed with brokers/dealers that can handle a stinky situation good enough in order to make me feel secure and safe. That's when I do trust them.
In terms of Mirus, I've decided to open an account with them. If I'm going to fund it or not, that's a final decision to make, that I've not done yet.
I also like to show you how these steps are working out.
I send Tony an email with a question I had. And he answered me in less than 1 minute.
Pretty impressive right?
In my my second email I send him the final forms and asked him to confirm that he got them, and that they're in order.
That I did at 15:08 Est Time. And that should be YESTERDAY!
I'm still waiting for an answer!
I'll keep you updated on this!
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I feel the same as Jerry. It is about what your expectations are. Opening an account requires a little patience.
Now I expect my guy to get me the answers I want when I need them, but it took a week to get my 2 computer set up working exactly like I wanted. Since it was special. But not so special that it could not be done.
Mirus has done more for my needs than any other broker and I worked for a really big one back in the day. So I know this from the inside and out. Most of what the reps do is prospect and a little hand holding. I expect nothing more than when I click to get as close to that in pips as possible & be able to pull out funds on a regular basis without much trouble.
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What you might be experiencing here is a clash of culture. I'm not trying to make excuses for them , but Chicago has a very, VERY different culture than most other places. I'm originally from Chicago, but moved away 25 years ago. When I'm there on business, I find all the people as a whole to be abrupt, rude and generally miserable to deal with. That is just the way they are there. Now that I've lived away from the windy city for so long, I can't stand to go back.
When I'm there (Thank god only a couple times a year!) I've learned not to take their attitude personally. I've been on jobs where I've been cussed-out and called every name in the book, then 5 minutes later they ask if I want to head out for dinner and drinks with them.... it's very confusing at first. I've come to learn that is just the way they communicate. No chit-chat and as little conversation as necessary. It can be quite unsettling for people from cultures that are more sociable.
This may not be comforting to you, but basically I'm saying "It's a Chicago thing". I think it's crucial that you have a good rapport with your broker/rep. You don't need either one of you to be uncomfortable contacting the other. I highly doubt if he will be offended if you ask to switch to another rep.
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