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Recommend futures, options Broker?

I am leaving IB and looking for new broker. Can you help? I tried Tradestation and TOS before and not interested in going back.
Read many posts here and saw recommendations on several including CTS, Mirus. Concerned about the safety of my capital and looking for financially sound firm to trade GC, SI, CL, Fx futures and large volume options. Love to get market profile. I cant get GOM stuff to display MP for me.

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I am leaving IB and looking for new broker. Can you help? I tried Tradestation and TOS before and not interested in going back.
Read many posts here and saw recommendations on several including CTS, Mirus. Concerned about the safety of my capital and looking for financially sound firm to trade GC, SI, CL, Fx futures and large volume options. Love to get market profile. I cant get GOM stuff to display MP for me.

Thanks much.

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Thanks. I like to hear about more updated feedback about different brokers. I read reviews that go bak to Feb 2010 about different brokers.

Where do you find good platform, execution, commission, customer service....?

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Where do you find good platform, execution, commission, customer service....?

Personally I am extremely happy with Velocity Futures, and I've used several others. You need to just read what people have to say, then contact your list of brokers and make a decision based on your own personal needs and how you feel you are being taken care of.

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Personally I am extremely happy with Velocity Futures, and I've used several others. You need to just read what people have to say, then contact your list of brokers and make a decision based on your own personal needs and how you feel you are being taken care of.

Mike

Thanks Mike. I checked Velocity and they do not trade options. I think Mirus also do not trade options.

I need to check CTS, light speed, AMP and read bigtrader recommending TOS but that was in sept. 2010. I do not know if TOS still the same company after being bought. My experience with their customer service was negative recently. they changed. However, it might be the lesser evil than IB.


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Thanks Mike. I checked Velocity and they do not trade options. I think Mirus also do not trade options.

I need to check CTS, light speed, AMP and read bigtrader recommending TOS but that was in sept. 2010. I do not know if TOS still the same company after being bought. My experience with their customer service was negative recently. they changed. However, it might be the lesser evil than IB.

Sorry, I forgot you were looking for options. IB is a good equities and options broker. ThinkOrSwim is probably the biggest options house and their platform was built with options in mind and has a lot of options features you won't find elsewhere, but they are also one of the most expensive. However, based on my understanding, if you do any kind of decent volume you can email and explain you will only open an account if you get a better commission rate and they will usually oblige.

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Need help?
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3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Sorry, I forgot you were looking for options. IB is a good equities and options broker. ThinkOrSwim is probably the biggest options house and their platform was built with options in mind and has a lot of options features you won't find elsewhere, but they are also one of the most expensive. However, based on my understanding, if you do any kind of decent volume you can email and explain you will only open an account if you get a better commission rate and they will usually oblige.

Mike

I am with IB now and have been for some years. I want to leave IB after several bad experiences. Zenfire is another name I see on the forum. Thanks much.

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I am with IB now and have been for some years. I want to leave IB after several bad experiences. Zenfire is another name I see on the forum. Thanks much.

Zen Fire is a by product of Rithmic. Neither support equities or options.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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I use and have used ATC Brokers. I like them, good service and good people.

However, I have gotten whacked by a few bad trades that their system malfunctioned, but they are a reseller through Open E Cry anyways and have always refunded me WHEN I recorded the errors.


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