Does IB negotiate futures commission fees?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by DisciplinedHedg, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. I'm currently unbundled and totaling over $10k each month in commissions trading futures and options on futures.

    Does anyone have experience negotiating with IB? Do they do discounts/rebates?
  2. You should go to Global futures they are cheap, also if you trade that much you might want to lease a seat.
  3. IB's commission negotiation policy is take it as is or leave it.

    For volume trading you need a clearing firm such as Advantage Futures. Commissions drop to $0.29 a side after 2,000 sides, $0.19 a side after 5,000 sides and $0.07 a side after 10,000 sides. You will have to pay for a trading platform.

    Leasing a seat makes sense if the majority of your trading is at one exchange.
  4. moarla


    as what as i know they have about 150.000 clients. would you negotiate with 150.000 ? lol
  5. cstfx


    For retail accounts, they do not.