Choosing a broker

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by mamboknave, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. It's now time to stop reading the theory and jump in the water.
    Yes, I am a newbie here.

    Hence, I'm seeking advise about choosing a retail broker that provides/allows:

    - trading services for Options, Futures and Forex.
    - API interfaces for automated trading.
    - paper-trading accounts.

    After some reading I focused on Genesis Securities but I see their charge $200 per month for their SW platform.
    That's a stop sign for me.

    Perhaps, Genesis have lower cost packages for individuals. Does someone know?

    Anyhow, what alternatives would you guys suggest?

    Thank You!