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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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A breath of fresh air..
Stage5 have been a superb Broker for me I had traded Forex for a long time and like so many others had the Good Bad and the Ugly in terms of my experiences with Brokers no names mentioned.

I had taken a Price Ladder course and was now very keen to trade futures but I could not find a UK based Broker that offered what I wanted.

Having spent a long time researching I came across Stage 5 via a Tweet from somebody I know that is what I would describe as a serious Futures trader.

I made my enquiries and was just mesmorized at how quickly Ian Blanke replied to my many annoying questions I couldn't believe that a broker in Chicago would reply to emails quicker than my London one.

I opened an account after trading on their demo to get used to their DOM and again Ian was always there to answer my questions and then opened a live account.

As far as brokers go these guys are the Cream of the Crop.

I have had nothing but a very positive experience with Stage 5 , Withdrawls and

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Truly Incredible It's Unreal.
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.

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CRHendersonn longwood, Florida

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Exceptional Brokerage
It's a rarity in this business to find a brokerage company as good as Stage 5. The overwhelming positive reviews they've received is a testament to just how good they are. Excellent customer service, competitive commissions, sound trading platform, etc., etc. Coupled with the tutelage of FT71, weekly webinars, and great trading chat room, makes this company head and shoulders above the rest.

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One of a kind !!!
Stage 5 is unique in the business of retail broking, they offer excellent tools, great customer service combined with low commissions. Hard to find such companies who put customer first.

It was my pleasure to work with Max Timmins, he was quick to address queries/issues and provides detailed responses. They have that personal touch, not seen often elsewhere.

If you are looking for a broker that is professional, has a great community and customer service, I would recommend Stage 5 any day.

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Phenomenal Brokerage!
I’ve been a client of Stage 5 now for five months. Over the past decade, I’ve had accounts with numerous brokerages. I can say definitively that Stage 5 is an entirely different customer experience. The most glaring quality that differentiates Stage 5 from other brokerages is its basic business model.

All brokerages, including Stage 5, exist to make a profit from their clients’ trading activities. The distinction here, however, is the vision the founders of Stage 5 have with regard to how that profit can be made, and, more importantly, sustained.

The fact is that most brokerages don’t care about their clients. If you join XYZ brokerage, you may be able to take advantage of their educational opportunities and other resources, but they don’t truly have a vested interest in your success. Nurturing you and developing you as a trader is not high on their list of concerns. If you blow up your account, someone else will come along with a fresh account to make up for it. That’s how most brokerages are structured.

Stage 5, in contrast, is interested in sustainability, and sustainability is about long-term client relationships. The most appropriate term to define their business model is “symbiosis.” This is defined as “a mutually-beneficial relationship between different people or groups.” The rationale here is that Stage 5 feels they have far less to gain by short-term client relationships that end with a trader getting frustrated and giving up or blowing up his account. They want you in the game for the long haul, and they want to share in your sustained success.

Stage 5 isn’t just a brokerage. It’s a community and a culture. They’re heavily invested in trader development and allocate enormous time and energy to bringing traders along from the most basic level of development, educating them about how the market works, monitoring their risk parameters and making sure they don’t jeopardize their own success by acting foolishly and taking on excessive risk.

I’ve found that Stage 5 treats all of their clients like valued partners—even those with small accounts. The brokers are extremely responsive to questions or issues. The level of education and discourse in the chat room is at the highest level. I’ve learned more about trading in the few months I’ve spent in the chat room than I learned in the previous decade.

I cannot recommend this brokerage strongly enough!

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Doug_LV Las Vegas, NV

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The BEST Brokerage
Simply the best brokerage on earth backed by a professional trader FT71.

I can write volumes about S5, its core values, operational principles, customer service, commissions etc but several of the reviewers have already mentioned about those and they are all true.

As a retail trader, just think about how beneficial it is to listen to a professional trader passing commentary on the market structure intra day and on what the market has done so far, what is it trying to do and where is it likely to go next. More over you are being watched for risk control. You will be on their radar and you will be warned if you are taking high risk or holding on to a big looser etc which are all the symptoms that you are gonna blow up the account. Atleast for me, I have blown up few accounts in the past when I was with different brokerages and a day later those brokerages have encouraged me to add more funds to the account and trade more. Past January I had a series of 3 or 4 bad trading days and FT71 called me up to review my trades. It was a lengthy call where in there were several AHAA moments that really opened up my mind and reconfigure my trading ideas. He advised me to go sim and prove my expectancy for a couple of weeks and then he re-evaluated the sim trades and allowed me to get back live with a few "cautions" and risk control parameters.

You will never be talking to machines or hit a automated message when you have to reach your broker. Max and Anthony have been great in service. They respond promptly often times in the next hr or so on trading days.

S5 has a trading chat room and there are several experienced traders that were always willing to help.

Their commissions are also great. In-spite of all their free services, my commissions are less than what I paid to InteractiveBrokers for years.

S5 is simply the best brokerage.

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Awesome Company!
Great company with very strong core values.

I know FT has never exactly said this like Zig did but the phrase 'You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want,' really defines them.

I have been a client for two years now and have enjoyed every minute of it.

This is the place to be to learn about the market, futures trading, and most importantly yourself.

Check them out!!

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Best Broker Ever
I can’t imagine learning to trade without being a part of stage 5 trading. They are more that a broker, it’s like being a part of a team. I pick up at least 1 good nugget of information from every webinar, lead weekly by FT71. The trade analyzer, chat room and many other perks are exclusive to stage 5 members.

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Trader Incubator
This is a great broker for developing traders. The brokers are responsive and solve problems for you fast! Add to this FT71 and you have real value here. The S5chat is almost like a getting group mentoring from FT71. These are good people in an industry full of shysters. Highly recommended!

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Terrific service, competitive rates, unaparalleled education
Have had an account there for almost six months. Access to FT71 and the blogs/weekly webinars is a gold mine. You have to do a great deal to make the material your own and it is no quick fix, but this is the real deal at competitive rates.

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