Need help deciding on a Broker

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by palenimbus, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. I'm looking for a broker to day-trade only the e-mini S&p500, only manual execution, nothing fancy here.

    The platform and the charting is important to me, it's reliability, easy of use etc.

    According to that criteria, I have searched the forums and came up with the following brokers:


    Think or Swim


    Open E Cry


    Can anybody who has more experience with brokers give me an opinion on what is the best of those brokers or any others according to my criteria?

  2. I've been with Open ECry for a while now and outside of a couple technical glitches, it has been great. I like the platform as I do not need much like you and the data is free as well. Hard to beat that combo if the platform can do what you need.
  3. half the people here use IB , for what its worth.

    I recommend you use TWO brokers, for multiple reasons. Especially if a catastrophe hits a broker, the economy, etc.