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AMP Futures / AMP Global Review

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AMP Came Through Quickly

To their credit, AMP resolved the address issue pretty quickly and was responsive by email.

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..rolled an IRA...

very few brokers specialize in handling IRA for future trading. I used to have it with Vison Future I think they are out of business now. Your best bet is to go with InteractiveBrokers.

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eCheck Payment



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I assumed BillPay was an eCheck. I was wrong - at least with one of my financial institutions. The bank/credit union just writes a check on my account and physically mails it with snail mail.

I see how BillPay could be convenient for someone that still pays by check, but in the era of electronic payments, it is a bit archaic IMO.

The USPS is not exactly foolproof. My neighbor brings my mail incorrectly delivered to him about 6 to 12 times per year.

"Assumption is the mother of error."

P.S. I recently used BillPay also. Waiting, waiting, waiting...


For many of my utilities and other payees, Billpayer is an eCheck because they have the capability to receive funds electronically. AMP does have that capability but does not facilitate eCheck anywhere close to as well as other places I have used Billpayer or eCheck payment. If I had to pay $30 (AMP's charge for wire transfer) for every bill payment, I couldn't afford very much after paying all my bills.

AMP's ACH method of removing funds from my account seemed to work pretty well. We'll see how well tomorrow when the funds are supposed to be in my account. But, it turns out, their ACH process for funding an account is not quite as good as tying a check to a rock and launching it east (from the Left Coast) with a trebuchet. I think I would have figured out sooner that the trebuchet didn't work and would have spent less time messing with it.

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Self Directed IRA's


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very few brokers specialize in handling IRA for future trading. I used to have it with Vison Future I think they are out of business now. Your best bet is to go with InteractiveBrokers.

Mike may scold us for going of topic but I couldn't resist saying I THINK my IRA rollover to a self-directed TD Ameritrade account is going SWIMmingly.

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very few brokers specialize in handling IRA for future trading. I used to have it with Vison Future I think they are out of business now. Your best bet is to go with InteractiveBrokers.

Most of the time, it's a straight forward process if the broker/FCM has a relationship with the custodian. In our experience, Midland has been great, and they work with most FCMs (including AMP).

Matt Z
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PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.

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For many of my utilities and other payees, Billpayer is an eCheck because they have the capability to receive funds electronically. AMP does have that capability but does not facilitate eCheck anywhere close to as well as other places I have used Billpayer or eCheck payment. If I had to pay $30 (AMP's charge for wire transfer) for every bill payment, I couldn't afford very much after paying all my bills.

AMP's ACH method of removing funds from my account seemed to work pretty well. We'll see how well tomorrow when the funds are supposed to be in my account. But, it turns out, their ACH process for funding an account is not quite as good as tying a check to a rock and launching it east (from the Left Coast) with a trebuchet. I think I would have figured out sooner that the trebuchet didn't work and would have spent less time messing with it.

I think Wire In, ACH Out is pretty standard. $30 may be a little high for a wire, but everybody charges $20+

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Wire in, ACH out?


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I think Wire In, ACH Out is pretty standard. $30 may be a little high for a wire, but everybody charges $20+

I am too new to electronic trading dispute this. TD Ameritrade and Schwab must be exceptions because with both of them, I funded using ACH and was up and trading in a day or two. Application, funding, trading in less than a week vs 6 weeks of fumbles and foibles on both sides (AMP and mine) and account canceled the day before funding was cleared. In my narrow view of the trading land, AMP was the odd funding labyrinth.

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Is it possible to trade concurrently the Sierra Chart and MetaTrader 5 platforms ? Or will one of the two be read-only ?
Ideally, I would like to trade futures from SC but monitor the trades on MT5 where I’ll use a trade copier (mql script) to slave another MT5 CFD account. Can it be achieved ?


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Is it possible to trade concurrently the Sierra Chart and MetaTrader 5 platforms ? Or will one of the two be read-only ?
Ideally, I would like to trade futures from SC but monitor the trades on MT5 where Iíll use a trade copier (mql script) to slave another MT5 CFD account. Can it be achieved?

Yes, it is possible to view MT5/Sierra via the same account. But, CQG charges an additional fee for the 2nd user, and additional data feed because you will need different credentials for each machine. However, to the best of my knowledge, you can later between the two while paying one fee (in case you do not need both at the same time).

MT5 could be connected also to a CFD broker, but why would you use a market maker to trade futures or vice versa? (rhetorical question) different quotes and markets (exchange versus a single market maker).

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Matt Z
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There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of futures results.

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