Iâm considering getting tradestation and have been analyzing the cost. If you just lease the software and use your own broker it costs between $300 and $420/month depending upon what you have and whether your classified as a professional or not. If you get the software and trade through Tradestation Securities at first glance it seems to be a lot cheaper. But if you are trading futures, the real cost seems to be in the Data fees. Each exchange costs approximately $60/month in data fees, so if your trading all of the 5 major US exchanges (CBOT, CME, COMEX, ICE, NYMEX) thatâs going to cost you $300/month. Additionally it appears that the commissions are approximately $0.35/side more expensive than say Interactive Brokers. With all 5 exchanges and 200 round turns/month this equates to about $440/month more than IB. So it seems that the two options cost almost the same. So are there any obvious advantages/disadvantages of using Tradestation with IB or Tradestation Securities (or any other broker) that could tip the balance? Is there anything obvious I am missing?