I have just opened up an IB account with IDEALPRO access. I am looking to do automated trading. My understanding is that for FX they are one of the best in part due to the transparency of being an ECN, meaning they don't take the opposite side of your trades or go stop hunting like many FX FCMs are renowned for. What about executions though? Is there much slippage? I have not seen such on the quote window but what happens when you place an order? Will your orders follow closely to the historical charts? I know the commissions are pretty high in that they are set $ amount per trade, regardless of lot size. So if you did $1M in 10 lots, you'd pay $50 per that $1M. Frankly I don't care about that. So the question comes down to execution. Someone said in another thread they don't offer access to the Kiwi 25/5 so they are not for professional FX trading. I don't know that I care about that since I am not going to trade the Kiwi, but I am curious, what other ECN is there that does offer this and has the reliability and transparency of IB? I know there is HotSpotFX, but they don't let you trade FX futures or options. So I guess I am wondering if there are better options? I looked at DukasCopy but I don't trust that my code has to run inside their little application, nor do they have options/futures for FX either. I am looking for suggestions and advice before I begin trading with my real account. Many thanks.