IB, standalone or browser?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by sammybea, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Anyone have an opinion on whether the standalone or browser based system interactive brokers has is more faster/ stable? Esp. for trading futures. Thx in advance.
     
  2. syd697

    syd697

    I think it's a toss up. Both versions work the same for the most part when it comes to speed/reliability. The browser version requires an extra open window on your taskbar in order to operate it. Some people might find that annoying.

    Good luck.
     
  3. The thing I like about the stand alone is that, in an emergency, all I have to do on my other computer is click on the shortcut. Its a little faster than going to the web site then logging in etc.
     
  4. Fohat

    Fohat

    Both are equally faster/ stable. But standalone uses less memory and is browser independent. Standalone is better.

    Fohat
     
  5. Fitz

    Fitz

    I'd say just try em both out for yourself. Use the stand alone for a week and then switch and use the browser based for a week. After a couple weeks, you'll know exactly which one you perfer.
     
  6. Standalone is much better I find having the IE box loaded up while trading distracting. Plus I'm not too sure about IE stability.