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Can an electronic trader from home lease or purchase an exchange seat

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Just out of curiosity, Can an independent trader sat at home in front of their computer lease or purchase an exchange seat to reduce their fees. I was under the impression that one could have traded on the floor or off-floor and on screen and have their fees reduced. Leasing a seat just gave you exchange membership and it didn't matter where you traded.

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Just out of curiosity, Can an independent trader sat at home in front of their computer lease or purchase an exchange seat to reduce their fees. I was under the impression that one could have traded on the floor or off-floor and on screen and have their fees reduced. Leasing a seat just gave you exchange membership and it didn't matter where you traded.

Yes. It was covered in a recent webinar in-depth here:



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Thanks Mike. I had listened to that webinar but I was just listening to an interview at TST and asked a question about whether a scalper who has just passed their combine intends to lease a seat in the future (some days he was spending a $1000 dollars a day in commission), but everybody including a few TST people suggested my question was tongue in cheek, and that you couldn't lease a seat if trading from home. I was sure you could but thought I would check out of curiosity.

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Thanks Mike. I had listened to that webinar but I was just listening to an interview at TST and asked a question about whether a scalper who has just passed their combine intends to lease a seat in the future (some days he was spending a $1000 dollars a day in commission), but everybody including a few TST people suggested my question was tongue in cheek, and that you couldn't lease a seat if trading from home. I was sure you could but thought I would check out of curiosity.

If you are spending $1000 a day on commission, I hope you are making close to $50k a day on your trades. For February (so far) I've spent $1,345 on commission for $51,875 profit, or roughly 2.6%. And I would argue it is far easier to make money this way than as a scalper, which is why I've been sharing all my trades:



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The trader he refers to averaged about 2.500$ per day within his 10 day combine.
While - no actually because that is far from the kind of per-trade expectancy you have, Mike, it should make quite a difference in his pocket.

I am not saying that whoever he /she is should focus on reducing fees instead of increasing per-trade expectancy / profit factor / ...

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The trader he refers to averaged about 2.500$ per day within his 10 day combine.
While - no actually because that is far from the kind of per-trade expectancy you have, Mike, it should make quite a difference in his pocket.

Many ways to skin a cat, it's what makes a market. Honestly $2500 a day is better than I thought But it would make me sick to give nearly 50% of my profits to my broker the CME.

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Contact @FuturesTrader71 on his AMA thread, he can help get you squared away with a seat.



Or @Stage5 Anthony's AMA:



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Thanks @BigMikeTrading,

We highly recommend memberships for traders who have substantial and steady volume. They can really make a difference. In fact, we recently found a low cost Russell 2000 membership on the ICE exchange that can save traders $0.79 per side ($1.58 per RT) (requires 400 sides traded per month). At the minimum volume requirement, this is a cost savings of around $3,800 per year.

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Hi,
Just out of curiosity, Can an independent trader sat at home in front of their computer lease or purchase an exchange seat to reduce their fees. I was under the impression that one could have traded on the floor or off-floor and on screen and have their fees reduced. Leasing a seat just gave you exchange membership and it didn't matter where you traded.

I work for myself from home and I lease a NYMEX seat for reduced fees (and reduced margins!)
One thing to consider - once you lease a seat your trading earnings probably become subject to Self Employement Tax's. Talk to an accountant.

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