This is my first post at BP that's an unfortunate abbreviation for an awesome website. So, in looking at a lot of reviews, and reading a ton of posts, I've come to the conclusion that many brokers aren't trustworthy, and rest is subjective. The best, consistent reviews I've seen are for Dukascopy every other broker seems to have a story attached to it about someone getting screwed , but does anyone have any experience with TD Ameritrade?
I use them with an institutional account for long-term investing, and they're solid all around. I imagine they're heavily regulated - I suppose that has it's pros and cons. But I doubt they're going anywhere This broker is stocks specialized. THey have forex but commissions are heavy. I recommend you Dukascopy if you wanna jump to an ecn. Cool, thx - I'll try Dukascopy. Try thinkorswim if you like td ameratrade. Thinkorswim is owned by td ameratrade and I think there commissions are a little lower.
I use them for not really for Forex. I mainly use it for stocks and commodities and the like. Good company but there rates are a little high I will not argue that but I believe you pay for what you get and they have outstanding service. And by the way: I challenge you or anyone else to find a 'story attached' to Deltastock AD well: Alas and with great sadness I do have to admit though: The only thing that puts me off them is the shortened form of their name 'TOS' and their trading platform but hey: I'm going to talk to ThinkOrSwim tomorrow and find out more about their spreads.
They definitely seems great for options. TradeStation looks great as well, and has great spreads. The money is also held with Chase, which I like, and they got a great review from Barron's. NOt sure about most you listed. Also I agree with Dale on thinkorswims trading platform.
It does take some getting used to. But there demo account paper money account never expires so you will get the hang of it. Plus they have many webinars on there platform. Alright and to be honest: I'm not telling 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' here about TradeStation and TradeStation Securities. Put it this way: But as I also noted: Their trading platform is 'second to none' and I can tell you that most of the 'real deal Futures Traders' either 'rent' the platform and trade with another Stock and Futures broker for what reason is beyond me or trade with them directly and I've seen what their platform is capable of etc.
Dare I say that as with Deltastock: Deltastock does not accept US Citizens even those that are non-resident in the USA so I don't believe I'm 'breaking any rules' here by advocating that you look at another broker because Deltastock cannot accommodate you. That's where I'm coming from in this post.
And, well, like I said: That's for the 'pros' my man. That's for the 'pros'!!! If you do go their route: And if you do go their route: Dale - you're hilarious. Same applies to 'TOS'!!! I talked to Bruce - he was great. I'm going to open an account. BTW, he said they're acting like an ECN with no dealing desk, and getting rates directly from the 8 or 9 major players. I'll tell ya what: Hey Dale, thanks for all your input.
I have a question that maybe you can point me in the right direction. I have been using FXCM and their platform for some time, and only getting into Metatrader recently, all on practice accounts. Read your comments on Tradestation, and probably will migrate to them hoepfully soon , but can you point to a broker that will allow me to open a practice account that will let me trade all commodities on Metatrader?
Don't know if I'm reading the "meet the brokers" guide on the tool bookmark correctly, but only Marketiva and UPFX allows commodities. And both of them have their own platform, so how do I open a practice account with them and use Metatrader? I'm afraid your question is a tough one. Deltastock only offers trading on commodities via Delta Trading ther proprietary trading platform and that's not what you're looking for.
The only broker that comes to mind that offers commodities on MetaTrader and even THIS I'm unsure of but take a look anyway is Alpari and I think you have to specifically apply for a certain type of account i.
That seems to 'ring a bell'. I can give you a half a dozen other brokers that offer commodities on MetaTrader but I wouldn't put YOUR money into an account with them let alone mine. But we warned and I beg of you as 'friend': GCI Trading was my first broker and I can tell you that if you want to lose your money: Actually there's no 'LOL!!!
It's true and so far as I can tell from various sites: That's about as much info as I can give you at the moment. Offering all trading instruments in DeltaStock MetaTrader as are offered in Delta Trading is 'on the cards' but that's not going to help you now.
Of course doing my 'job' and really putting it 'bluntly': But you won't be sorry. If you are then really: TradeStation Securities, the way I see it, is the only way to go. But if MetaTrader is your 'thing' then take a look at the other brokers I mentioned.
You may find what you want there. Thanks for your reply. I downloaded and opened a demo account with Deltastock and I am playing with it trying to understand how it works. It is a step up because if offers trading of the major stock indices, but I am looking at all major commodities cotton, sugar, coffee, etc along with oil, indices, bonds, etc.
TradeStation is the ideal. Right now, I'm not looking to deposit any money in the account, I just want access to the historical information so I can bring it up on Metatrader and play with the charts, get a feel for the market and the trading strategy in that market.
I did take a look at Alpari, in fact got a practice account with them but they made me download Metatrader all over again and I don't want to reinstall it. Question on Deltatrading platform. I can't get the dates on the screen, only when I pass the cursor do they show up and when they do it's in what looks like Russian. Thanks for you kind help! The dates that you're seeing are in Bulgarian. I'm not sure why that is. Delta Trading's default chart settings are those that you are seeing i.
In order to remove them: If you like I don't know how busy you are or when you'll get this response: I'm quite happy to give you a very quick live online intro if you like???
That's a lot easier and will get you started. You just need to download and install a thing called 'Teamviewer 6' and then send to me your email. Anybody else that feels like 'joining in' please feel free.
But once you 'get the hang of it' you'll not look back and that's not 'sales pitch'. It has many features that something like MetaTrader does not have well: I'll keep checking my email and the forums for about a half hour to an hour and see if you or anybody else is interested.
The platform is pretty involved though so short of me writing the manual in a post which, as much as I 'like' you, I'm not going to do: Thanks for the offer Dale. Unfortunately can't take you up on it right now, but I'll have a go with the manual and the videos. If or when you change your mind: If you don't understand something in the manual: TD Ameritrade Broker Discussion.
This is my first post at BP that's an unfortunate abbreviation for an awesome website So, in looking at a lot of reviews, and reading a ton of posts, I've come to the conclusion that many brokers aren't trustworthy, and rest is subjective.
Exto Capital looks very good too, has tight spreads, and no dealing desk.More...