After trying the classic mainstream brokerages such as Trade station & Interactive Brokers, I can sincerely say that Stage 5 is far superior in every way. For instance, at Trade station and IB, you're happy and shocked at the same time if you're not on hold for more than 15 mins, which we all know could be costly if you have orders all over the place. At Stage 5 your call gets answered on the first or second ring and I have never been put on hold when I have called. Furthermore, on the customer service aspect, the brokerage also has a chat-room where there is various rooms ranging from "traders helping traders" to "tech support". In the tech support room you can get instant feedback and answers on situations or questions you need help with. For example, I needed help with a trading question regarding an order and one of the brokers Ian Blanke responded in an instant and helped me resolve the problem in seconds, even when I logged off by accident, he called me personally on my cell phone to further explain all the details. You honestly never get that kind of customer service anywhere else its amazing.
I have also made huge strides both as a trader and as a person since joining Stage 5. The head trader at Stage 5 Morad Askar, also known as Futurestrader71 does weekly educational webinar trading videos for all the stage 5 clients. The education ranges from "trade wisdom" such as dealing with losses and the psychology aspect of trading, to weekly "Ask me Anything" sessions every Thursday. The Ask me Anythings are absolutely crazy, my mind gets blown every time I watch them. For example, the AMA's are where Stage 5 clients can submit him questions on various topics related to trading, psychology, technical setups, market/volume profile questions, and basically anything. I have progressed so much because of these webinars and they have helped me fine tune my trading. The Ask Me Anythings are priceless and you walk away learning something new every webinar.
However, the ultimate thing that no brokerage can touch Stage 5 in is when on some Thursdays, a trader at the brokerage will pick a random trading day in the past and FuturesTrader71 will trade that day on a sim account for all the S5 clients to see. As he is trading, he explains what he is looking for such as key levels to watch, why he is getting long or short when he executed the trade, and when he is going to take profits and exit. He goes step by step and breaks it down for us. It's honestly like 1 on 1 education watching a pro trade and teaching you at the same time. How can you not develop as a trader with that?
Lastly, the education and support is invaluable and has helped me and other the traders I have talked to at stage 5 make huge strides in their trading career. Stage 5 and all they have done for me has helped me excel not only in trading but also in my career. With the experience and knowledge I have gained with Stage 5, I recently was selected to help run a university endowment fund. In short, I was selected because they thought I was unique in regards to the way I trade and my mindset toward trading and life in general is. This was all the result of Stage 5 and how they have helped me mold as a trader. To conclude, to me personally, It's crazy when a brokerage can help you in other aspects of your life and not just in trading, They are an incredible and dynamic brokerage, I cant praise them enough.
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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