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Good Futures Brokerage in Canada?

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Futures and TOS

Thanks Adam for the post...

I did infact notice that TD TOS does not offer futures.

Looks like IB is the logical choice.

Thx
Jungian

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RJ Obrien

As far as RJ Obrien they have similar margins to IB but have very hefty commissions.

In live chat I was quoted at $7.00 R/T for CL, 6E.

Dont quote me on that as being gospel... do your own homework on RJO.

Jungian

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I think Open E-Cry also has a brokerage in Canada.

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You can setup an account with TD Waterhouse and thru them you can get an account with TD Waterhouse Think or Swim (TOS). It is somehow affiliated with TD Ameritrade which is owned by TD I believe. You can trade US equities, options, futures, etc. The money transfers are handled thru your TD account.

AdamGG

This must be recent development because I tried to do that with TD last year with no success

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This must be recent development because I tried to do that with TD last year with no success

Yeah, I was mistaken..... I think I corrected the issue in an earlier post... anyway, with TD-TOS you can paper trade US Futures but cannot trade live. They don't have any schedule where that might happen. I have since opened an account with IB - they have the best rates it appears and can fund/withdraw with ACH. Checked out R.J. O'Brien but too expensive. Also have a couple US Chicago based. I feel more comfortable spreading it around a bit.

Cheers!

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Yeah, I was mistaken..... I think I corrected the issue in an earlier post... anyway, with TD-TOS you can paper trade US Futures but cannot trade live. They don't have any schedule where that might happen. I have since opened an account with IB - they have the best rates it appears and can fund/withdraw with ACH. Checked out R.J. O'Brien but too expensive. Also have a couple US Chicago based. I feel more comfortable spreading it around a bit.

Cheers!


Iím with Canadian shops only and only with CIPF Members.
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I use IB for futures. Trading through NinjaTrader. Been very pleased with the setup for the past few years.
IB is great for stocks and options. Commissions are good for both.
I have a Mirus account for futures as well. Commissions and margins much better there for futures vs IB.
Only wish IB had RRSP or TFSA

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I just started using IB in Canada as I have not found a US broker that does both futures and forex that will take residents of British Columbia.

The data feed that IB provides has several problems that make it very difficult to trade with. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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I just started using IB in Canada as I have not found a US broker that does both futures and forex that will take residents of British Columbia.

The data feed that IB provides has several problems that make it very difficult to trade with. Has anyone had a similar experience?

What issues do you experience with IB feed? I did not notice anything irregular other than the
occasional 3 second feed disruption. I use IB for many years and no matter what internet service
the feed brown out always happened abt once per 8 hour period.

Finding a US broker that will accept BC traders is a problem, never mind futures and forex. I would
be happy with just a futures broker willing to make an exception.

C

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IB limits the amount of data that you can request in a 5 minute period. The platform as limitations for historical data request and rejects any further requests for 5 minutes. "Pacing Violation" is what the call it. My work around is that when I open NinjaTrader I have to have a workspace with very little in it and then slowly request data (opening market analyzers and charts) until I have enough data to get me going and then gradually request the remainder. I was told that the better option is to buy a separate data feed such as Kinetck.

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