Broker for low volume beginner?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by PC Dave, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. PC Dave

    PC Dave

    I'm starting out in futures (been trading options for a while), and looking to trade 1 lot of Eminis at first, no more than 3-4 trades/day while I get my feet wet. I'd prefer browser access, but I'll be doing most of the trading from my office desktop so I could use a dedicated app. as well (we have DSL). Does anyone have recommendations for a good broker/interface that doesn't have excessive commissions, is pretty reliable, and will let me move my trailing stop several times during a trade online without penalty? In reading some of the threads, IB, Advanced Futures, and Daytrade4less seem suitable. Any other thoughts, or comments on those three?

  2. pretzel


    My vote is for IB for a start (based on experience). May try Velocity for bigger volumes (based on my calculations, not actual experience).