Is Ib Still The Best Deal????

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by larrybf, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. I have been trading for 5 years now......3 1/2 of them with IB,some futures mostly stocks.... basically i am happy with IB but i have noticed several brokers lately offering better commissions. i am wondering if anyone has switched from IB to one of these low commission brokers and feel that they are getting the same quality executions. i care very little about fancy scanners or main concern is great executions....personally i have my doubts but i would love to have someone change my beliefs.thanks
  2. rwk


    So far nobody has used technology as effectively as IB. Their API is the lowest cost and simplest to use IMHO. I also like the universal account whereby I can trade securities and futures. I have no doubt that somebody will challenge their position some day, but for now IB is tops.
  3. Choad


    For the average retail investor/trader, yes.
  4. Yes.
  5. nitro



  6. johnw


    Well, what is? :confused:
  7. Because i see three Yes, and i hate IB , i will place three

    SethArb, what's yours? Yes or No

    I will put another NO for you, time being, if later your answer
    was NO, then you place one YES for my answer to balance out.
  8. I only use IB ... so until I see another retail broker

    that lets me trade almost every electronic

    derivative / stock / option etc

    at lower rates and with direct access to all

    I will say yes ( for me )

  9. nitro


    Depends on what you trade...

    #10     Jun 24, 2005