ib newbie help order execution

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by systemsguy, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. longtime trader just left firm to trade own account thru ib. been reading about booktrader, brackettrader, buttontrader, need some guidance of how best to utilize ib.

    i trade active stocks and electronic futures , short term trading (15 minutes to 5 days), not scalping, but certainly active. my only experience with ib is using the standard tws page, clicking on offering, etc...

    what's a smart way to trade thru ib? any and all comments welcome! thanks in advance.
  2. Tums


    this is what I would do first:

    1. go down load the brackettrader. (it is free to try).

    2. open an IB papertrading account (not the demo) and give all the buttons a good work out during market hours.