IB for forex?

Discussion in 'Forex Brokers' started by Option Trader, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. virgin



    What issues make IB the worst ?
    #11     Feb 26, 2007
  2. Currenex caters to institutional clients only. HotSpotFXI has a nice platform & execution, though the rates aren't exactly "competitive"..

    Will interest be earned on my account?
    Yes. We pay competitive rates. Clients can expect to earn interest daily and paid monthly according to the following grid:

    <$20,000 no interest
    $20,000-$49,999 0.75%
    $50,000-$149,999 1.00%
    $150,000-$499,999 1.25%
    $500,000-$2,999,999 1.50%
    $3,000,000-$9,999,999 1.75%
    $10,000,000 and over 2.00%
    #12     Feb 26, 2007
  3. What charting are you guys using to trade FOREX? I have access to IB IDEAL only and I find that it has no historical charting or backfill for forex pairs. I'd appreciate it if someone would kindly point me to a realtime backfilled ( and historical ) charting source. I just begun looking into FOREX trading, please excuse the ignorance.
    #13     Mar 22, 2007
  4. KS96


    Try to display the "midpoint" not "trades";
    IB's charting should work.
    #14     Mar 22, 2007
  5. Hello, if I may, do not trade subsize lots with IB. Trade only 100k units, there are still issues with partial fills on sub size lots, which IB admits to freely. They set their platform up for standard, so it has difficulty with subsize. They are working on a fix but as of yet it has not been completed.

    As far as CurreneX is concerned, comparing the CX platform to anything else is like comparing a Hemi Cuda to an Accura, the Cuda is noisey, belches pollution, most had no A/C P/W and maybe had an am radio. Of course the Accura has all the extras including auto nose picker and butt wiper, but if I was racing 1/4 mile for money I would take the Cuda every time. If you have 50-80k you, yes you, the retail trader can also access the CX platform.

    The Ever Lovin CX VIPER
    #15     Mar 22, 2007
  6. I've been trading 25K lot sizes and have had good fills. Limit Orders are filled at price.

    Of course that could change :)

    And trading news has been good (So Far)
    #16     Mar 26, 2007
  7. i sometimes trade news events through IB and as expected get pretty significant slippage on my market orders or I miss the liquidity for my limit orders. For trading forex would you say currenex would be more likely to get my limit orders filled or my market orders with less slippage during news events over IB?
    #17     Mar 26, 2007