If you are normally trading 1000 shares or more then a $10 flat fee will be better than 1 cent per share. If your position size is less than 1000 shares or if you plan to scale out of trades in smaller lots then you should opt for the 1 cent per share offering.
Not being familiar with tradestation what is the minimum trade? Do the flat rates include exchange fees?
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Regarding your question on lot size and charge per share versus lots;
In my opinion it would depend on the price of the stocks you trade. I prefer
Additionally, are you trading for nickels and dimes?.. or dollars.
Finally, regarding fills on 1000 share lots, personally, I only trade stocks
with 1,000,000 avg daily. tigher spreads between bids and asks w volume.
Also, if you trade too early while there are still tails on your candlesticks, then you run
a searious risk of getting crappy fills in and out, IMO.
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