New Day Trader looking for best Platform...

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by EconomicHitMan, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    I have been swing trading for about a year now through Etrade and have been doing a lot of research. I want to be able to day trade more now, which I tried my hand at the past couple months and hasn't gone so well. I broke even for the year after being up prior to day trading.

    Etrade is definitely not a good platform for an active day trader at $9.99 per stock trade. I usually only trade equities and would trade about3- 5 positions a day if day trading. And I have about $25K to play with.

    I'm looking for a broker with a good platform, low commissions, good charting, research and T/A options. I want to be able to have about half my position in long/ swing trades and the other half day trading.

    I have been looking into interactive brokers, think or swim, light speed and trade station. It seems most people here use IB in one for form or another.

    Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.