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Stage 5 Trading Corp (S5T) is a high-end online futures broker. Specialties are:

  • Access to the most popular software vendors such as Investor RT, MarketDelta, NinjaTrader, TradeNavigator, MultiCharts, SierraChart, eSignal, CTS and many others!
  • S5 Trader Proprietary and free direct-access trading platform
    • Fast Execution
    • Advanced order management with server side OCO Functionality (Brackets, Trailing orders, OCO Orders, etc.)
    • A light "footprint" and short learning curve
    • Free Real Time Data
    • No Monthly Fees!
    • Flexible intraday margins (note, with increased leverage, comes increased risk)
  • S5 Trader Charting Software - FREE
    • Professional Charting
    • Customizable Studies
    • Complete Set of Drawing Tools
    • Market Replay
    • Trade From Charts
  • One on One S5 Trader platform walkthroughs available with your own client service representative!
  • Specialized client services for the individual trader
  • Unique client monitoring system to provide personalized assistance to traders including trade analysis
  • Professional Trader (FT71) monitored client only structured learning environment. (Homework, Chat Room, Etc.)
  • Continuous interaction and communication through Client-Only Webinars that cover everything from Coping with Fear to Live Trader Interventions and recommendations
  • High end auto-execution service
  • S5 Trade Analyzer – FREE
    • Stage 5 has implemented a tool, the S5 Trade Analyzer, that was created by FT71 to provide live feedback on trade statistics and performance which helps the trader visually analyze the trading plan. This is helpful for traders creating trading plans/strategies, or things like “don’t trade during this block of time”.

S5T is built around the trader’s needs. S5T is a new class of brokerage that seeks to reach beyond just providing market access at a competitive price. S5T’s goal is to build a long term partnership with its traders and, in doing so, provides superior solutions and services.

Risk Disclaimer: Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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Simply the best.
Integrity. It is a word not often heard in futures trading. I was one of the first clients of Stage 5 Trading, and it was not an easy decision to join a new broker and trust them with my money. It was right after the MF Global debacle, and I was wary. I was also leaving a broker and a platform that I was comfortable with. But I did it without hesitation because of the integrity of the person starting the brokerage, Morad Askar (Futurestrader71). No broker is perfect, no platform is perfect, and to expect those things will only lead to disappointment. For me, I want one thing, and one thing only. I want integrity. I want to know, first and foremost, that my money is safe, that it will not be gambled away by my broker’s unethical and illegal schemes. I want to know that my platform is safe, that it will execute my orders quickly and efficiently, and that if anything goes wrong, my broker will be on top of it, fixing it immediately. I want to know that when I have a problem or concern, there will be someone there to talk to me and address my issue quickly and honestly. I get all of those things and so much more from Morad and Anthony, the founders of Stage 5 Trading. I get a private chat room where Morad gives a free daily trading education that I can’t get anywhere else for any price. I get an open community of experienced and new traders, discussing and working through the issues I am facing as I become a better trader. There is nothing any other broker could offer me that would get me to leave Stage 5. I have had offers of lower commissions than I pay at Stage 5, but I have rejected them. My commissions are very, very reasonable at Stage 5, but the reason I stay is because I feel safe and secure and know my money is also safe and secure at Stage 5. I have been following Morad on twitter since he first popped up as Futurestrader71, was there at his first webinar, hosted by another organizer who breathed heavily through the whole thing (it was odd to say the least). I started with Anthony at another brokerage, after I switched from TOS where I was unhappy with the execution and the pricing and got to experience customer service the way it was meant to be. After a year and a half, I am becoming a better trader every day and there is nowhere else I would rather be. I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, practiced successfully for many years, and I view Morad as psychological mentor to my trading because of his daily insights about the trading mind. If you are looking for the same things that I do, then Stage 5 is the place to look.

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SanDiegoTrader San Diego, CA

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Truely here to make you a better trader
I've been trading for a year or so with several different brokerages. I've coded indicators and strategies, read books, watched (tons of) webinars. Coming into contact with FT71's materials, volume profiling, doing "homework" has helped me alot to do a better job of interpreting what's going on in the market quantitatively, where support/resistance is, not through moving averages, fibs, etc. but actually analyzing where the volume is changing hands. its getting me out of "wait for confirmation" mode and into "I'm interested in getting in here because I'm up against low volume resistance level where people don't want to trade".

With S5, the brokerage is really founded with the mission of making the customers better traders. Anthony and Max have been AWESOME with their attentiveness to my needs and questions. FT71 is active in the chat room off and on all day. And for once, the chat room has quality discussion, no trolls, the discussion from the other traders is insightful. On other platforms I've stayed out of chat rooms because I've found them to be full of confused people confusing each other, trolls, off topic convo, etc. - I've been impressed with the chat room, which is totally a surprise.

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Great platform for serious traders who want to go pro...
Can't say enough good things about these guys. The platform is solid and fast. It keeps up even during news/high volume events. Customer service has been responsive and helpful anytime I have had a need to contact them. Fees are fair and resonable.

One thing that makes this outfit shine above the rest is the access to the Client only chat room where seasoned veterans share invaluable market insights. These guys give away what most outfits charge $100/month to access...

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A Broker That Invests in YOUR Success
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.

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Very different kind of broker--your success is their success
After being at several brokers for the first 3 years of my trading carrier, I finally found Stage 5 trading who provide help to both developing and proficient traders. They are very serious about helping their clients develop consistent practices to limit risk and deal with the physical aspects of trading. Many use volume profiling to develop homework and develop statistics to prepare for a trade. Their chat room and webinars have helped me with the most important aspect of trading (IMO) which is developing the proper respect for risk control. The other client traders are of varying levels of proficiency but all help answer questions and discuss what they are seeing real time. Their commissions are low, their platform is stable/fast and free. They have regular webinars with the owner expert who goes beyond what is expected to help clients overcome their challenges so they can stand on their own and achieve success.

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Incredible service, real education
An incredible value for all traders whether new or seasoned. FuturesTrader71's depth of knowledge and generosity with his time are incredible. Furthermore, the software and customer service are great. S5 is the only brokerage I have seen that takes genuine interest in the well being and success of its clients. Highly recommended.

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Different kind of Brokerage
Great service and great product. Finally, a brokerage that doesnt only care about the commissions they earn from you but also how you feel and to help you become a better trader. FT71 is well known for his volume profile and has done so many webinars with his time and effort just to drill the risk part of trading into his clients that just that alone is worth being a customer.

Thanks to stage5 for all the good they have done and the "pay it forward " theme of their brokerage.

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Great brokerage shitty platform
It's a great brokerage as others have pointed out. FT and Anthony are genuinely great --I ve been with them from the start and this is follow up to my earlier review.

So for a very long time no problems with the platform they give you which is OEC. It USED to be rock solid. in last 2-3 years (including flash crash) 1 or maybe 2 minor problems. And now for last 3 months or so anytime there is high volume, it just can;t keep up. Whether its the open, any # release, forget trading high importance #s such as NFP, EIA# or FOMC. THe dom either freezes, shuts down, or is even worse-its lagging so you enter order thinking its one price and bamm your stop is hit right away.

Hate to say this buy FT brought up a point about people using this brokerage and trading elsewhere. SO to the owners of this brokerage--WHAT DO you expect ? People keep supporting this crappy platform with their own money? I am changing my review to 2 star until OEC and stage 5 can get their act together. Again this is more a reflection on OEC and not on stage5 itself. But what good is a brokerage without a platform to trade on.

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Professional mindset for retail traders
I have been with four other brokers before. I was happy with the other brokers and they met my expectations well. Following FuturesTrader71 from Twitter to Stage 5 is completely a different experience. Here are some thoughts that immediately come up.

1) The importance of the state of the mind, the plan/preparation, and the execution

2) The importance of finding your own trading edge

3) The risk management mindset and the available Stage 5 tools to help with managing risk

Live trading sessions with FT71 enforce the concepts he preaches. These sessions show how much more there is to refine in trading beyond trading platforms, indicators, data, etc.

Trader interventions to make the traders realize what they are doing right and how they could improve on their mistakes. Trader interviews of successful traders to enforce the right way to learn/trade.

General nuggets on how professional traders think about trading, news and commentary in the main media outlets, the relative importance of scheduled economic releases/news, the importance of context and narration of the market, the importance of taking the planned trades, etc.

The bottom line is I am giving myself the best chance to succeed in trading.

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Best in the Business.
I've been using Stage 5 Trading daily for over a year now, and Stage 5 Trading has far exceeded my expectations of a futures brokerage. Their idea behind the brokerage was to create a prop trading like environment for retail traders. One of the head brokers is a well known prop trader (who owned his own prop shop) and he has made it his mission to help give traders their best opportunity to make it as a trader. He runs a chat room for clients during the day where he shares his thoughts (clients share their's as well) and helps coach traders needing it. He also does live webinars throughout the trading week which is great for learning to interpret what the market is doing. Sometimes he does "Trader Intervention" webinars which is where he will have a trader who is struggling (trader is a volunteer) on the webinar with him and he will go through their trades and help find the reason why they are not performing well. Those are helpful for everyone as many struggle with the same problems. One of the other key features he does is help control risk, fortunately that's not an issue for me but for other traders it is. Sometimes during his live trading webinars you will hear the risk alarm go off and he will contact that client to try to keep them from blowing up. I've never heard of a broker who cared as much about the traders having a good opportunity to become profitable as he does.

The other head broker is the service man. He knows that side of the business well and he is quick. For me that is what is important, if I'm in need I know I can pick up the phone and he will answer. I've only had to call in a 2-3 times and he answered within a couple rings, and without that garbage my other brokers make me do like press 1 for English, then type in your 97 digit account number followed by # which always leads to the "I'm sorry I didn't recognize that number" response.....its just quick service when you need it. He is also in the client chat room, so if you prefer to contact him there that is possible as well.

The platform is rock solid. I personally use a different charting platform because that is what I am use to, but I use the Stage 5 DOM to enter my trades. I have never seen the DOM stutter, not even on a major news release. My backup platform's DOM struggles to keep up in really fast moving markets but the Stage 5 DOM is dead on, and has never crashed on me. With the Stage 5 Platform you also have free access to a tool they created called the "Trade Analyzer" which is something I absolutely love. Apparently this is an updated version of the tool the prop trader gave his prop traders to use for managing risk and to gather data on trades. It has been a great tool for me in forward-testing my strategies. Overall I'm extremely impressed with Stage 5 and as long as they keep doing what they're doing I will be a client for life. If you are looking for a futures brokerage do yourself a solid and give them the chance to earn your business.

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