Just wonder anyone have experience with Tradestation? I've been using IB to trade VIX futures. But IB recently force me to pay pro fees for market data. And the margin requirement has also gone up quite a bit. Have been thinking whether there is better option out there. Looks like Tradestation could be an alternative. Just want to know if anyone has experience trading with Tradestation, especially for VIX futures.
I can't speak to futures, but on stocks the only problem is that they're self-clearing. They have a lot of special margin requirement stocks that are higher than 25% intraday. Like basically all of biotech, not just $5 companies. On hot issues, you can probably bet they will have higher margin requirements. Software is solid, was happy with smart routed fills, fees are good. But for stocks, a total no go due to special margin requirement stocks.