Dorman Trading: The Futures Broker put to the Test (2022)

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Broker comparison – who is the best? In this article, we are introducing Dorman Trading. Who is Dorman Trading? Dorman Trading is one of the world’s oldest family-run futures brokers, established in 1956 by Bernard Dorman. The founder was a commodities trader at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Two generations of the Dorman family …

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CQG: Professional Trading Software and Datafeeds (2022)

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Trading software comparison – which is the best? In this article we introduce CQG. What is CQG? CQG, Inc. is an independent software vendor that provides integrated solutions for trade routing, market data and technical analysis.  The company was founded in 1980 and expanded to Europe in 1988 and to Asia in 1998. CQG is …

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Skilling.com: experiences | test | introduction (2022)

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Skilling.com is a still relatively young fintech company founded in the beginning of 2016 by the Scandinavian technology experts Henrik Persson Ekdahl, André Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad. Interested investors and traders can use this online broker, whose head office is in Cyprus, to trade over 800 currencies and CFDs at this point in time. …

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Order Book Trading: DOM, Level 2, Time & Sales (2022)

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In this article I’d like to take a closer look at the terms “DOM,” “Level 2” and “Time & Sales.” I’d also like to describe order book trading. The most common order types All buy and sell orders are collected and matched in the order book. In this way, market price is continually established.  Order …

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IronFX Forex/CFD broker – review | test (2022)

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IronFX is the trade name of Notesco Limited, which is a company based in Bermuda. The online broker was founded in Cyprus in 2010 and offers interested investors and traders a broad and diversified range of trade instruments from 6 different assets classes. IronFX lets you choose between live and STP/ECN trading accounts, with variable …

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Tastyworks: review of broker for options & futures (2022)

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Broker comparison – who is the best? In this article, we are introducing tastyworks from the USA. Who is tastyworks? Tastyworks is an online broker from the USA, where it is based in Chicago. The idea since its inception in 2017 is to make option and futures trading affordable and effective for retail investors. To …

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COT: Understanding Data and Reports as a Trader (2022)

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In this article you’ll learn all you need to know about the COT report and the COT data contained therein. COT data are regularly published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in its Commitments of Traders (COT) report. The COT report is available on the CFTC’s website. The COT data provide insight into the …

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Using Time & Sales Successfully in Trading (Update 2022)

Time & Sales, which shows the time and price of every executed trade, is an important analytical tool for trading. Occasionally you may have questions about your order executions and want to check the conditions under which trades were transacted. With my broker (Interactive Brokers), it’s very easy to track and check the trades in …

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What is Slippage in Trading? (2022)

Slippage in Trading

The term slippage (from the verb “to slip”) refers to the difference between the expected price of a buy or sell order and the actual execution price. This article describes my experience with slippage in trading. Slippage occurs in fast or illiquid markets There are three trading situations in which you may experience price deviations …

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Understanding and Using the Bid Price in Trading (2022) 

Bid Price in Trading

In this article, I’d like to explain the bid price, or bid, which plays an important role in trading. The opposite of the bid is the ask price. The bid is the highest price at which someone is willing to buy a security in the market. By contrast, the ask is the lowest price at …

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Understanding and Using the Ask Price in Trading (2022)

Ask price in Trading

In this article, I’d like to explain the ask price, or ask, which plays an important role in trading. The opposite of the ask is the bid price. The ask is the lowest price at which someone is willing to sell a security in the market. By contrast, the bid is the highest price at …

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