alternatives to IB

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by luisHK, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. luisHK



    Which other broker has a similar offer, in terms of world markets access, portfolio margin and decent margin interest ? Which is also open to non US corporations ?

  2. luisHK


    Is there none ?
  3. Please don't bump your own posts - it's a dirtbag thing to do.
  4. r-in


    Wow, I know I had no idea there were specific rules for bumping, well other than don't crack her skull on the headboard. :D
    I vote for being able to bump your own posts, as long as you don't do it every 30 minutes.
    Rules for bumping fall into the "get a life category", along with Twitter and Fagbook...sorry Facebook for me.
    Oops probably offended alot of people.
  5. In terms of world markets I took the barrons annual broker review and checked one by one and found none with such offer.
    I am not with IB because 10K is too high at the moment but if you are looking to trade world markets it has no alternatives and even if there's some broker out there that offers that we should have heard of them if they were any good.

    Unless you go to a broker like internaxx that charge some 20€ and more per trade and don't offer any option trading
  6. WS_MJH


    From what I remember from a commercial, maybe etrade has access to world markets, though that's a big step down from IB.
  7. They do, but again we are talking about 20€ to trade Europe and even for US markets there are not cheap
  8. luisHK


    Actually I also have an etrade account and besides offering only a few international markets, this service is not open to overseas corporations.

    I'm quite happy with IB so far but would rather spread my funds between a couple of brokers - and Etrade nor Internaxx don't fit the bill.

    Ogarbirtrage, please post some more info about RTS once you get it. I had a quick look at their website and didn't find any info about commissions nor margin. Actually it's not even clear wether they are interested in retail traders.
  9. luisHK


    I'm not sure about the execution, but with any volume in stocks, IB comes to a similar price in Europe
    #10     Apr 19, 2011