Futures Options Brokers

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Ankle Biter, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. I'm looking for a direct-access futures options broker who has reasonable commissions, a good trading platform, and trades ALL markets (electronic and pit). Any suggestions?

    I've looked into:
    Interactive Brokers
    Dorman Trading
    Farr Financial
    ProActive Futures
    ...and a few more I can't remember.

    So far they all fall down in one area or another. IB doesn't offer pit-trading. Most of the others only offer web-based platforms for options (e.g. RANOrder and FarrOnline) which I don't like.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Xenia


    Coming soon ...
  3. IBj

    IBj Interactive Brokers

    IB will offer CME pits in 1-2 weeks. CBOT within a month. NYMEX somewhere around 4-6 weeks, maybe sooner. NYBOT after everything else is working.
    But pits are horrible places to trade unless you are the local or are taking positons for some reasonable time. The fills, both in speed and price quality, will make you run back to the electronic markets. Fortunately NYMEX got scared by IPE and will move electronic within a few months.