I always thought IB was a discount broker but on European futures they are definitely more expensive than the competition (namely all the RCG Introducing Brokers+ some of the GNI IB too)... It is commonly known fact that Euronext is a more expensive place than Eurex but they bill the same price... It is also a common fact that Eurex doesn't apply the same commission for Bund, ESTX50 or DAX... Unfortunately IB has decided to bill us the highest price... Euronext CAC 40 example : IB : 4 euros / X : 3.85 euros (-4%) Eurex Bund (also for Bobl, Schatz) IB : 4 euros / X : 2.40 euros (-40%!!) Eurex Estoxx : IB 4 euros / X : 2.60 euros (-35%) Eurex SMI : IB : 8 CHF / X : 2.60 euros ie 5.51 euros vs 2.60 euros (-53%!!) Eurex DAX : IB : 4 euros / X : 3 euros (-33%) PS: X has no monthly fees, or minimum RT per month, and uses JTRADER... PS2: and what about the 95% price increase on Option direct routing since a week? 95%....That is a lot!