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Freefutures clients are supplied with tick-by-tick quotes. Most other futures brokers, in particular Interactive Brokers and their distributors such as Lynx, only supply 1/2 second snapshot quotes.
If you think a delay of 1 second or more and excluding 75% of all the executions from the order books and the charts does not impact your trading results, consider the following:
Traders lose money. The trader cannot open and close positions at the same price as traders using tick-by-tick quotes.
Order execution is inferior. Slippage occurs more frequently. One tick less on, say, the DAX future, costs the trader € 12,50.
Charts based on ticks are wrong. Range bars, tick charts, Renko charts and point-and-figure charts cannot be used.
Charts are incomplete. Traders can be executed at prices, which are not visible in their charts.
Technical indicators are wrong. All indicators based on ticks are worthless. This can lead to false entries and exits.
Volume-based trading is impossible. Market Profile, Time Price Opportunities, Volume Profile and Volume Viewer cannot be used.
Back-testing is impossible. Differences between real-time charts and historical data charts make back-tests meaningless.
Doubt sets in. Order executions at prices not visible in the charts make the trader suspicious and make trading stressful.
Freefutures supplies real-time tick-by-tick quotes. Clients can trade serenely and without limitations!