Think or Swim vs Lightspeed vs Interactive Brokers

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by bobbo2111, Jan 14, 2011.

Better Broker?

  1. Think or Swim

    29 vote(s)
  2. Lightspeed

    14 vote(s)
  3. Interactive Brokers

    78 vote(s)
  1. you are comparing TOS and IB ?

    jesus h. !

    #31     Jan 20, 2011
  2. And your advice is...?
    #32     Jan 20, 2011
  3. my advice is
    if you want to paper trade... or swing trade... it doesn't matter who you use
    tos charts are good for end of day.

    if you want to trade intraday with tos ... just buy a gun and shoot yourself because it is much faster

    #33     Jan 21, 2011
  4. Cute, but not responsive. What broker would you recommend?

    If using ToS is like putting a gun to my head, then that's a new definition for yielding an average of 10% per month with an average time in the market for each trade of 19 days.
    #34     Jan 21, 2011
  5. good luck..... you must be an "elite trader" : )

    .... 19 days in a trade... sounds a lot like "intra" -day trading.
    because one day has about 24 hours in it.
    ...if you can fit 19 days into 24 hours.... very well done sir.

    V V

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    #35     Jan 22, 2011
  6. Cute, but not responsive. What broker would you recommend?
    #36     Jan 22, 2011
  7. if you are serious, then PM me....

    if you are not serious... then keep on with your "cute" -ness.

    Registered: Sep 2010
    Posts: 485
    #37     Jan 22, 2011
  8. I make my living trading index options credit spreads. Am I serious? As serious as a heart attack. If you have information for me to keep me out of trouble it would be a generous gift to provide it. By all means PM me.
    #38     Jan 22, 2011
  9. TOS blows

    #39     Jan 24, 2011
  10. I opened a new account with TOS and ordered a very simple vertical spread. The buying power effect in order confirmation box is totally mess up. The buying power effect for a 5 point spread sometime is 10 point, 20 point or even 50 point. I talked to them and they said it would be fixed with the next release. I guess it probably only happed to a new account. They seem don’t really care. After TOS was bought by TDA their culture seems changed.
    #40     Jan 24, 2011