TD Ameritrade vers I.B .

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by ManfredR, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. ManfredR


    Have not seen any comparison within this forum
    any opinion?

    also ,anybody knows anything about :millennium-traders ?

    thanks .
  2. For some reason, the people in charge of ET refuse to put TD on the broker page of this site. I would like to know the same thing.
  3. TD, Schwab, ETrade are amateur ripoff brokers. 99% of serious daytraders who use them are soon out of money. There's no comparison, period. Too slow and expensive.

  4. qll


    not true. i fuck those slow, none direct brokers everday!, because they took other side of my trade. i use this method to unload thousands of shares in none active traded stocks. it is nice!.

    to be frank, i am not sure if the specialist or the broker took the other side, but i am sure there was nobody else wants to be my other side.
  5. probably because its not direct access.
  6. Which venues would need to be included for a broker to be considered direct access? (Not trying to be argumentative, just asking). Ameritrade will let you route to NSDQ/INET, ARCA, and all 6 options exchanges. Schwab will let you route to ARCA, INET, BTRD, BRUT, NTRD, and SuperMontage.
  7. i have IB and Ameritrade accounts.

    they are both good, but used for VERY different positions

    i use my AMTD account to develop positions on a longterm basis, and occasionally for swings.

    i get $3 per trade, unlimited shares.

    i use my IB account for daytrading futures (mostly YM, some corn , gold and oil), for spread trading futures, etc.

    using AMTD to daytrade would be retarded imo

    IB is a direct access broker. AMTD isn't . it's like comparing apples and oranges