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kenjonesr
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I have been paper trading /SI over the last couple of years in ThinkorSwim and have identified a couple of successful setups. My 10k live account with TDAmeritrade will not allow me to trade futures. Any suggestions on brokers/platforms that I could transfer 10k or less and trade silver futures?

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IBKR should do it.

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I have been paper trading /SI over the last couple of years in ThinkorSwim and have identified a couple of successful setups. My 10k live account with TDAmeritrade will not allow me to trade futures. Any suggestions on brokers/platforms that I could transfer 10k or less and trade silver futures?

You won't find much lower margins than this:

https://www.deepdiscounttrading.com/TradingMargins.html

But it's still $17655 to hold a full size contract overnight.

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Check out SIL E-Micro silver. Looks to be 1/5 of full size silver contract. Margin is around 3600. You could trade 2 and scale up with profits. I have never traded that market but I assume it tracks SI pretty well. No idea of liquidity.

My broker (Tradestation) has SI around 18k initial margin so not possible with them but you could trade the SIL.

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 myrrdin 
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Whereas the daily volume of the regular July contract is approx. 20000 - 40000 contracts this week, the daily volume of the mini contract (1/5 size) is approx. 2000 - 6000 contracts.

You have to check if bid / ask is ok for your trading system.

I assume that you only trade the contract with the largest volume and not contracts further out in time.

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