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msg #41283
Ignore turners63
2/17/2006 4:25:12 PM

JohnyYuma is right. TradeStation is the best and cheapest. All the others will put you in the poor hourse.

2,824 posts
msg #41284
Ignore nikoschopen
2/17/2006 4:36:59 PM

TradeStation is NOT the cheapest by any stretch of the imagination. If you take in the cost of the platform fee, which is waved only after x number of trades, and the data fees for stocks, option, and futures, it turns out more expensive than you might otherwise think. In that case, you're better off going with InteractiveBrokers, who charges the same fee as TradeStaion (1 share = $0.01 up to 500 shares; thereafter $0.005) but virtually gives away various real-time data for free.

353 posts
msg #41309
Ignore yepher
2/18/2006 2:57:06 PM

I want to check out IB but when I tried to go through the demo I get the following error:

"This service currently requires Internet Explorer 6 to operate. Please download and try again. Thank you."

Do you have to use IE to use their systme or is this only a limitation for the demo?

-- Chris

2,824 posts
msg #41310
Ignore nikoschopen
2/18/2006 3:30:14 PM

I just downloaded the Live Demo with IE6 and it's working fine. I suggest that you try the URL below.

Live TWS Demo

Trade Workstation (TWS) Download:

TWS User Guide

353 posts
msg #41350
Ignore yepher
2/18/2006 11:14:49 PM


Sorry, the point was I don't use IE. I was wondering if anyone has expierence with NON IE browsers and IB.

-- Yepher

27 posts
msg #41366
Ignore ronun
2/19/2006 1:01:36 AM

Currently use Ameritrade and Schwab. Would recommend Ameritrade.

2,824 posts
msg #41380
Ignore nikoschopen
2/19/2006 3:42:57 AM

Sorry, I meant Firefox.

353 posts
msg #41405
Ignore yepher
2/19/2006 10:31:45 PM

Thanks Niko,

I will try it again.

-- Yepher

2 posts
msg #41411
Ignore mjk1234
2/20/2006 7:02:06 AM

Just force-switched from Harrisdirect to E-trade. IMO a step backwards. I find that on high activity mornings e-trade basically shuts down, takes minutes to execute transactions. Customer service is crap. And their trading interface is a joke.

Far as I'm concerned they're still standing outside the building throwing rocks.

1,373 posts
msg #41441
Ignore EWZuber
2/21/2006 2:36:40 AM

Exactly what I found when I had Etrade. High volume shut down the streamer and it was very unreliable. Charts were awful.

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