IB and Futures

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by tr51, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. tr51


    Understand IB is great for stocks and has a lot of support from the emini day traders. However I understand that for futures trading as a whole, IB is not very highly recommended. Is that true
  2. No its not.

    For futures trading that is electronic IB is recommended by many. It has good fees, very fast execution, high reliability and supports a very wide range (ie lots of world markets).

    The data you need to support your decisions is also free in many cases.

    But :)

    For pit-only traded futures IB does not currently have an offering. So, coffee, corn etc are not available. My understanding is that this is likely to change very soon --- check on the site and you'll find a thread discussing it.