Shopping for a commodity brokerage is overwhelming; what should I be looking for? (Part 2 of 2)

Last month we discussed the various types of brokerage firms along with the pros and cons of doing business which each format. This month we’ll focus on various levels of service available to futures traders and we’ll briefly consider which makes the most sense for typical traders of differing skill and experience levels as well as accounting for the cost of errors when considering an appropriate commission rate.
Choosing a brokerage service level

Full-Service (Broker Assisted)


Get more information about choosing a brokerage firm in the November 2014 issue of Stocks & Commodities Magazine 



Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

The decision to trade online or through a full-service commodity broker will undoubtedly make a large impact on your bottom line.

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A Fair Commission Rate vs. Low Commission

To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

Deciding on a commodity brokerage firm is a significant decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not all traders and brokers are compatible.

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

Most traders in search of a futures broker are concerned primarily with trading platforms, commission, and quality guidance.

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The Truth about Futures Commission

The goal of futures trading should be to MAKE money, not SAVE it! Discount commodity brokers cut corners that cost their clients time & money.

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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