Hi! I'd like to get your opinion about what a newbie should use to trade CBOT and CME futures. Basically I liked tradestation the best, it has the most analytics, can program my own indicators, alerts, etc. The bad side is that the platform fee seems to be around $100 which is too much for just to muck around as a newbie. I'm also considering Interactive Brokers, where the integrated account is a really nice thing, however their TWS software seems to be really crappy (charting is very lame, very few indicators, etc.) Basically I'd like to do intraday scalps (5-15 mins) and swing trades (4-5 days). Maybe it would be a good idea to use IB as an execution service and use some real-time data from somewhere else? I also saw Esignal, but tradestation was the one I liked the most. What is the cheapest way to use tradestation? Is it possible to use the tradestation software with IB? or only receive data from them, and I manually enter the trades into IB. Another concern is maybe that IB does not give all the data needed (for example no TIKI, as far as I know) I'd really appreciate any thoughts on this. M4inr PS: I also saw quotetracker, which I can use together with IB, what is your opinion about it?