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From: efbailey (Rep: 1744) reply to franconiaDate: 01/12/2017 00:00
Forum: Wall Street Pit - Msg #2655972Thread #673898980 (Rec: 0)
Re: Looking for better option trading platform, one with good real time charting...

i have OptionsExpress, ThinkorSwim and Tradeking accounts. TradeKing has the lowest commissions but the platform is clunky to me and outdated but out of the 3 they have the best borrows for stock shorting. OptionsExpress has very good ratings but although the platform is much better than TradeKing i found it falls short of ThinkorSwim. for me ThinkorSwim (Ameritrade) is the best of the 3 as the charting, chains, execution are easily navigated. 1 click loads the chart from the chain and you can trade from the chart or chain. it's very good for scalping fast trades as long as the platform doesn't freeze during very volatile markets . (it's gotten a lot better in the last yr) if you do a lot of volume they will lower commissions close to TradeKings. my bias may be because i'm familiar with the platform as 80-90% of my trades are on ToS.



Reply to franconia - Msg #2655969 - 01/11/2017 22:27

Looking for better option trading platform, one with good real time charting, good fills, and most importantly easy electronic funds transfers into and out of the trading account. Most grateful for suggestions and recommendations.
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