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Time to look for a different broker, who's got the lowest margin and commissions?

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I currently use Ninjatrader. There commissions and margin are better than IB by far but as I'm digging around (and there seem to be dozens of brokers all claiming the best rates, very confusing), I'm seeing that there's other brokers with even better rates. Tradovate seems too good to be true, is it? What about others?

I day trade futures and trying to cut costs. Who's got the best margin rates and commissions? I'll be switching from Ninjatrader as soon as I find one.

Thanks in advance

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What are your reasons for wanting to leave NinjaTrader?

Are you wanting to switch platforms? Or only to switch brokers to one that supports NinjaTrader, assuming you have a grandfathered license?

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Some brokers will work with you on commissions if you have a big enough trade volume. Might be worth giving them a call.

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What are your reasons for wanting to leave NinjaTrader?

Are you wanting to switch platforms? Or only to switch brokers to one that supports NinjaTrader, assuming you have a grandfathered license?

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Doesn't really matter much for day trading, I'd be open to any platform. I want to reduce commission costs. I'm paying 1.88 all in rate, per side, per contract. It's not terrible but I believe others are cheaper. Whats the reputation of Tradovate? Optimus? There's so many out there I'm hoping you guys can help me narrow them down to like 3 so I can decide.

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I currently use Ninjatrader. There commissions and margin are better than IB by far but as I'm digging around (and there seem to be dozens of brokers all claiming the best rates, very confusing), I'm seeing that there's other brokers with even better rates. Tradovate seems too good to be true, is it? What about others?

I day trade futures and trying to cut costs. Who's got the best margin rates and commissions? I'll be switching from Ninjatrader as soon as I find one.

Thanks in advance

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Doesn't really matter much for day trading, I'd be open to any platform. I want to reduce commission costs. I'm paying 1.88 all in rate, per side, per contract. It's not terrible but I believe others are cheaper. Whats the reputation of Tradovate? Optimus? There's so many out there I'm hoping you guys can help me narrow them down to like 3 so I can decide.

Just a polite FYI: Your platform makes a huge difference in daytrading.

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