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Hi All. I was day trading /swing trading the MES (baby of ESMINI) using NinjaTrader 8 using price action only and tick charts

I want to now move to trading the UK Markets as I am UK based.

I want to trade the FTSEs markets as a whole- the same way I was doing the MES.

Can anyone let me know what platform to use, what feeds, broker and if leverage is possible.
I don't want to just trade single shares or stocks but the index as a whole but if single shares or stocks are available that would be also good.

Thank you.
Novice Trader.

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Hi Waqarshah, in NT8 the FTSE100 equivalent is the Z instrument, but I believe there isn't the micro.
In the CME Group there is E-MINI FTSE100 with globex code FT1H1.

I hope I was helpfull.

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Lots of brokers are offering the FTSE 100 index. You can google "Brokers For Trading FTSE 100" and check what platforms are available for trading and on what terms.
A lot of Metatrader brokers have FTSE quotes, but I don't know if this is the platform you are looking for.

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Not the platform is important, important is the data and for the FTSE100-futures you have to pay the (expensive) ICE-data

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Not the platform is important, important is the data and for the FTSE100-futures you have to pay the (expensive) ICE-data

I wouldn't decide at all based on ICE data fees, mostly because the exchange fees per side are much much lower than cme.

Without a seat, ES is 1.23$ + 0.02$ per side = 1.25$
Ftse100 : exchange 0.09£ + clearing 0.21£ = 0.30£ or 0.41$ at 1.372 exchange rate.

That's 80 cents per side or 1.6$RT. The data feed is about 100$ more, which is paid after 65RT.

The ftse100 would also be cheaper for him to trade since he would get a pound based account, meaning reduced currency conversion costs, and if he's UK based, the ftse is the most heavily index contract traded in europe after eurostoxx.

If you're looking for a demo feed for the ftse and gilt, cts-t4 has it, and it is rock solid

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