How to Choose a Broker? - Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading

How to Choose a Broker?
Updated: Views / Replies:2,364 / 12
Created: by Cisco Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 100,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors – all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you don’t need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Thread Tools Search this Thread

How to Choose a Broker?

  #11 (permalink)
Elite Member
Near Vancouver BC CANADA
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader -- IB
Favorite Futures: Futures
cme4pif's Avatar
Posts: 32 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 28 given, 56 received

Advice for Canadains - brokers

That depends on what you want to trade. In Canada the broker with the best platform is probably TD waterhouse, Scotia iTrade is cheaper but what a lousy platform and really bad execution.

If you want to trade US Futures, like oil, (that’s what I do) I use Interactive Brokers. Their support is awful – boarding on rude, their TWS software is ugly, but they accept Canadian based accounts (in US funds only) and they have great execution and low cost. I trade IB with NinjaTrader as the front end. If you are an options guy you might like Think or Swim – more expensive but a great real time interface.

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Saxobank
Favorite Futures: Forex
Piperion's Avatar
Posts: 18 since Apr 2012
Thanks: 6 given, 8 received

I'd look for tight spreads, good platform, and relatively established name first, then everything else. Don't go for anything crazy like EURUSD spread 3 pips etc :P

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)
Elite Member
Calgary, Canada
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IB, AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: Futures
Posts: 11 since Apr 2012
Thanks: 11 given, 11 received

IB Canada is probably your best bet to get started. Their margin requirements are high, but that can also keep you out of trouble. Good commissions.

Like was mentioned previous, use a NinjaTrader license to trade from a DOM or charts. TWS is cumbersome and probably not well suited to a thin market like CL.


Reply With Quote


futures io > > > > How to Choose a Broker?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

futures io is celebrating 10-years w/ over $18,000 in prizes!

Right now

60 Minutes to Better Decisions & Better Trades w/Agustin Lebron

Elite only

Live Day Trading the E-MICROS w/Ilan @ Cannon (special time: 12PM ET)

May 30

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me choose my career path while keeping trading too , thanks seawinde Traders Hideout 21 March 4th, 2013 10:50 AM
would like 3 good market profile trading rooms to choose fro anniebee321 Trading Reviews and Vendors 23 July 10th, 2011 10:35 AM
Too Many Beauties to Choose rtrade Off-Topic 0 June 16th, 2011 02:12 PM
How to choose a Trading Instrument Gavroche Beginners and Introductions 4 March 17th, 2010 09:48 PM
4 System Rules - Which would you choose? daedalus Psychology and Money Management 9 February 25th, 2010 10:46 AM

account size, amp, amp global, broker, brokers, cftc, cl, clearing house, crude, data, data feed, dom, dow, es, eurusd, fcm, forex, futures, global futures, going live, how to, information, interactive brokers, margin, metals, ninja, ninja trader, ninjatrader, oil futures, options, platform, real time, size, spread, spreads, support, think or swim, top, trading, trading software, tws, us futures

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 AM. (this page content is cached, log in for real-time version)

Copyright © 2019 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432 WhatsApp Business,
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2019-05-27 in 0.20 seconds with 21 queries on phoenix