ButtonTrader or X-Trader?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by ram, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. ram


    Is there anyone who has used both ButtonTrader with IB and X-Trader with any broker who can comment on these products? Which is superior when it comes to speed and reliability? Global Futures has a pretty good deal going with X-Trader.
  2. No experience with X here, but I can tell you that BT is rocksolid and very very comfortable to use.
    I like the fact that BT is fully intergrated with IB and 'knows' a lot of what is going on behind the scenes and takes care of that. It is truely specialized to work with IB, which of course that is a disadvantage when you don't want IB but is a strong advantage when you do.
    And technical support from the BT team is top-notch, usually response within a few hours.

  3. ram


    Thanks for the info Ursa. I'm now hearing that the more important issue is the broker and their servers. So it may come down to which one, IB or Global, holds up better during volatile markets. Anyone with experience with both of these?