Registered: Sep 2011
03-25-12 07:30 PM
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Yep. Since I'm a corp, I'm classified as a "pro". Which is bullcrap. I like the commissions with IB, but without real time data, which Scottrade and TD Ameritrade gave for free, it is a small fortune every month.
Anyone know of a broker who offers similar trading fees such as IB, but offers real time data at an affordable rate? I'n not paying 2500.00 a year for real time data where other brokers offer it for free, or at least at a fair rate.
These fees are set by the exchanges NOT IB or any other broker. All of them are nearly the same. Again,...sign up for an individual acct AND corporate acct and you use the info/data from the individual acct and trade on corp acct. The thing I am also considering is to use "Pro acct" to trade and the FOREX data is still free. I use stockcharts.com for my charting so that service has realtime feeds for ~$10 /month. However, they do not have realtime feeds for other non-US exchanges and not for FOREX. So a bit of a workaround....use stockcharts for stocks and ETFS and IB Pro data feed for FOREX.