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guru_trader
485 posts
msg #67348
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9/17/2008 3:31:20 AM

@Furious

i love those pesky "grammar and syntax gnomes"

jimhbutton
104 posts
msg #67353
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9/17/2008 5:28:31 AM

Interactive Brokers is the way to go IMO. I short sell like crazy and IB has an incredible inventory listing shortable stocks, including almost every penny stock. The platform isn't as flashy-looking as some of their more image conscious competitors but if its horsepower under the hood, combined with endless trader inspired configurations that you're interested in, then IB won't let you down.

FuriousThug
256 posts
msg #67357
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9/17/2008 9:16:23 AM

Jimh:
Just got a postcard from them and have been meaning to check them out. Thanks.

TK

FuriousThug
256 posts
msg #67502
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9/19/2008 9:56:06 AM

Great day for Fidelity's site to go down...unavailable accounts, streaming quotes erratic.

FuriousThug
256 posts
msg #67503
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9/19/2008 9:57:34 AM

Bid/ask on SKF on Fidelity?

.01 / 125.02


Any takers?

decipherlinda
133 posts
msg #67521
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9/19/2008 12:34:53 PM

Guru_Trader

Interactive Brokers is the #1 broker as rated by readers of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities.

gpleas
2 posts
msg #68051
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10/4/2008 2:43:03 PM

Has anyone tried sogotrade.com. If so what do you think of there operation
thank

jimhbutton
104 posts
msg #68054
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10/4/2008 4:56:40 PM

I compared Sogo Trade with Just2Trade and decided that the latter had what I was looking for. I remember spending considerable time digging into Sogo's products and services but left with a greater appreciation for Just2Trade. Perhaps there have been improvements since I perused and dug deep into their menu. It's irrelevant to me now since I won't trade with anyone other than IB since they allow for almost unlimited short trade opportunities, allowing me to ride the rising and falling Market tide seamlessly regardless of how volatile it gets.

luc1grunt
622 posts
msg #68056
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modified
10/4/2008 5:21:58 PM

IB cannot be beat on comissions period. Browse the ad-ons/front ends for better charts. QT is free. more shortable stocks than any broker and sub $5 not a problem.

Fees are easy. .005 a share, minimum a buck (1000 shares = $5), 100 shares =$1. contract costs are posted and cheap.

TWS with QT are a good fit.

I maintain a Scott account for some additional features (IRA / Tradeideas, etc). $14 round trip is silly.

FuriousThug
256 posts
msg #68068
Ignore FuriousThug
10/5/2008 8:50:09 AM

I'm on the fence with IB. I often trade single contract options so fees on those would actually be more than Fidelity (which is $.75/contract at any quantity).

What I'm still trying to determine is the remainder of the option fees...is it the per share fee equal to the number of shares your option contract represents?

Also, data feed fees? Basically, I'm just trying to see what all the nickels and dimes add up to...

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