Futures trading and FCM's in general, have faced some interesting times in the last 10 years, with many lacking customer facing staff, slow back office and so forth, owing to the fact that this is an era where lower and lower commissions have made it a challenging environment.
Then there is the fact that virtually none of these firms own their own trading platform, so as a trader you end up renting one for hundreds of dollars a month. BUT, then along comes Stage 5 Trading, as an Introducing Broker, working in conjunction with Gain Capital. as the FCM and they become a game changer. They have an exceptional platform (S5) which is free to use, their commissions are good, and their service is the best I personally have ever seen !
You can go right down the checklist and Stage 5 is exceptional:
Educational Resources? YES
Timely position reporting and statements? YES
Robust Trading platforms ? YES
Presence on Twitter? YES
Answers email timely? YES
Available by phone? YES
Understands what Active Traders need and what they DON'T need? YES
Stage 5 is the real deal.
I worked with Max Timmins over at Stage 5 in setting up my account and on various items over the last year and his work has been exceptional. He, and the entire firm are committed to delivering excellence to their traders.
There are several dozen FCM's for retail traders, and several dozen Introducing Brokers, but Stage 5 is the best in the game, period, end of story, it's not even a debate.
I give them my highest recommendation.
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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