IB vs MirusFutures/zen-fire

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by sub5mango, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. sub5mango



    I have been paper trading the ES for 4 months using zen-fire/mirusfutures/ninja-trader and esignal. I am based in the UK.

    I want to go live. I will continue to use esignal for my charts and ninja-trader to execute my orders and only trade the ES.

    However I am not sure which broker to use - Mirus or IB?

    Any recommendations would be welcome.

    Key concerns for me are (in no particular order):
    1. Reliability of data feed
    2. Speed of order execution
    3. Insulation from exchange rate moves, affecting my capital
    4. Safety of my capital (in the current financial crisis)
    5. Cheapness and ease of transfering money from my trading account to a UK bank account
    6. Contactability should things go wrong with a trade

    nb ps for mirus, any thourghts on which is best - Rosenthal Collins Group and Dorman Trading?

    Thanks in advance