I've been with Stage 5 for over a year. After having accounts at four others and demoed a few more, I believe there is something unique about Stage 5: they understand that when their clients succeed, they will too. Stage 5 gives you prop firm style training and tools, which equips you to compete with the pros.
The lead broker is a veteran trader and former prop shop owner. He has made it a personal mission to give retail traders a better chance. (His website and twitter stream, under the name FuturesTrader71, has a range of exceptional educational resources, including webinars focused on volume profiling and how to develop a trader's mindset, for free or a low cost charitable contribution.)
He's in the traders chat room every day with an opinion on the markets, and sometimes lets you watch over his shoulder in webinars where he trades live, and with size. The other lead broker, Anthony, is focused on customer service and is exceptionally fast, responsive, and service oriented. Moreover, the community in this chat room, aptly named "Traders Helping Traders" is equally strong. Members are very professional, collaborative, and focused on helping each other succeed.
The Stage 5 trading platform has been rock solid. I have never seen it freeze or lag, even after major news events. The DOM is simple enough to pick up in a day or two, but it offers remarkable depth and flexibility with customizable strategies. The platform also includes their Trade Analyzer. This is an invaluable tool for managing risk, especially for traders using scale in/scale out strategies. This alone has made a huge difference in my trading.
Your choice of broker should be part of your edge. And a previous reviewer put it well -- if they keep doing what they're doing they'll have a client for life.
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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