tommyvercetti55

@MichaelGoode Hi Michael. You mention on your blog that you do not use TWS anymore, but you are still using Interactive Brokers. I was just wondering if you are using DAS connected with IB or a different broker for the charts and L2 but use IB to execute orders. Thank you.

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MichaelGoode
MichaelGoode Sep 26, 18 9:58 AM

I don't know where I would have said that -- I still use TWS. I do use DAS Pro with Centerpoint for level 2 and charts

tommyvercetti55
tommyvercetti55 Sep 26, 18 3:04 PM

Oh sorry, I didn't read that carefully. You replied to someone on your blog that you still use TWS but not time and sales and L2. Do you think DAS level 2 and time and sales is more accurate than IB's?

MichaelGoode
MichaelGoode Sep 27, 18 9:44 AM

TWS L2 & time and sales is just as good but I have always considered TWS charts ugly. I have used them in the past but I just find it easier to use DAS Pro and I have to pay for those charts / L2 anyway whereas I don't have to pay for the IB L2 if I don't want it

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Gert112

@Torkers Interactive Brokers are pretty cheap in the industry in general. Maybe someone is cheaper. I would suggest you dedicate a couple of hours work, creating a spreadsheet, with all the price variables, and compare different brokers. There are many fees to consider, so getting a overwiew in a spreadsheet is a great way. Also have in mind (if you prepare to make shortselling) that IB have way better borrows, than Thinkorswim. IB - TSW platform, also comes free. It can really pay to choose the right broker from start, so do the digging. - Link: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=1590

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