IB vs TS subjective/objective insights...

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by mropp, Aug 25, 2007.

Which platform would you use?

  1. I have used IB in the last 3 months and would reccommend it!

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. I have used TS in the last 3 months and would reccommend it!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I have used IB in the last 3 months and WOULD NOT reccommend it!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I have used TS in the last 3 months and would NOT reccommend it!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I would recommend a different, comparable retail firm all together!

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. mropp

    mropp

    Hi,

    I'm looking for some insight into IB vs TS. Obviously IB has better fees than TS, but those are really negligible IMO if there is a advantage over:

    Software
    Order Flexibility and Execution
    Data

    At a glance, TS software looks more mature, but is it more extensive also?

    TS has lots of order options (Hidden, Dynamic, etc, etc)... does IB have these also?

    I've been seeing issues with IB data on ET. How do the two compare?

    I trade stocks and options rather extensively and have been dabbling in futures (will be getting heavier into futures in the next few months).

    Also a consideration is margin interest, cash equity interest...

    If you could post the good, bad and ugly of each in terms of recent experience that would be great. Things change over time with software, infrastructure, etc... and most reviews are fairly dated, so any recent experiences you can share would be great.

    Thanks!