what is a good platform for STIRs?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by bd10, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. bd10


    Hi all,

    hope you could put me in the right direction. I am looking to set up a low cost platform/account for Eurodollar spreads.

    A few years back I traded the Short Sterling contract on ICE and I was profitable. CQG mobile was the platform. CQG allowed me to define the various spreads I was interested in. Bundles could not be done if I remember correctly. I was interested in those but costs were the main hindrance. Before commission I was profitable, but once I subtracted £10+ round trip for 1 spread, most of the P&L was eaten up by commission.

    Now I want to get back into the game, but properly set up this time round: low-cost platform, low commission, auto-spreader/matrix, possibly allowing for bundles too. Charting/TA is not important. I can do that with a Reuters platform I have access to.

    Any pointers would be really appreciated.


  2. drm7


    Trading Technologies probably does everything you want. It's expensive ($1400/month) but is pretty much the gold standard. CQG Integrated Client has similar capabilities. As far as cost, you should probably buy or lease a CME membership. Exchange fees will be the largest component of commissions cost, and a membership can save you 50%-80% off the standard retail fee. Most brokers can help with the membership application.
  3. ZBZB


    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
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  4. ZBZB


    For Eurodollars try a clearer in Chicago.
  5. ZBZB


    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
  6. patrickrooney

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