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MB Trading

02/28/01 04:22:55 PM PST
by Working Money Magazine

One of the pioneers in the field of online brokerage firms, MB Trading has built a strong reputation by catering to investors who want the tools to trade like professionals supported by superior, live customer support.

MB Trading is an established online brokerage firm providing sophisticated yet simple direct-access trading technology to investors. Accepted in the industry as the future of online trading, direct-access technology allows investors to bypass brokers and middlemen, and execute trades directly to the Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and American Stock Exchange (AMEX) equity security markets. As one of the pioneers in this field, MB Trading has built a strong reputation by catering to investors who want the tools to trade like professionals supported by superior, live customer support.

MB Trading, one of the best-kept secrets among active traders, is about to be embraced by the mainstream online trading community. Customers frustrated with traditional web-based broker delays in trade execution, frequent crashes, and poor customer support are discovering the benefits of direct-access brokers such as MB Trading.
 
One of the first direct-access companies, MB Trading was founded in 1997 by daytrading technology entrepreneur Ross Ditlove and institutional broker Steve Demarest. Together, they built MB Trading by providing high-end technology products to active traders, encompassing the fastest executions possible, low-cost commissions, and unmatched customer service.

MBT Navigator -- trading power and simplicity

Increased demand for more powerful and easier-to-use programs gave MB Trading the foundation for its latest product, Mbt Navigator, the first direct-access trading technology that's one-click simple.
 
With the MBT Navigator, investors can set up their personal trading system to fit the way they trade. Traders can choose to see just the simple MBT Navigator order entry window, or customize it to add all pertinent personal and market data windows. MBT Navigator's intelligent order-routing technology automatically chooses the fastest way to route a trade. In one click, a trader can execute a trade and see where and how the order was filled.
 
For those traders who use online real-time quote providers, MBT Navigator's unique order execution system integrates seamlessly with leading quote providers, including eSignal, PCQuote, QCharts, DTNIQ, NexTrend, and RavenQuote. With this benefit, clients can simultaneously place orders, view account information, and track quotes and charts on one screen at the same time.
 
Whereas traditional online brokers are browser-based, direct-access brokers make use of software, which allows for greater speed and control. The Mbt Navigator software is free, as long as the investor executes at least five trades per month. MB Trading also offers a web-based applet that will allow traders to access their accounts on the go. MB Trading requires just $2,500 to open a cash account and $5,000 to open a margin account.

Customer service -- an unparalleled success

Unlike other online brokerages that may leave customers waiting on hold for service or require questions be sent by e-mail, MB Trading representatives answer all phones personally. MB Trading's customers tell it best:
 

"I have had an account with MB Trading for more than two years. On every single occasion that I've called with a question or needed help placing a trade, my call has been answered in three rings, and the help desk has never let me down. These guys are fast, and they know what they're doing." -- William Harrington, Canton, OH


The phones are staffed with knowledgeable traders and information technology specialists, so traders can get their questions answered immediately. MB Trading customers also have access to live chatrooms and after-hours trading, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST.
 
MB Trading's commissions range from $7.95 to $14.95 per trade, depending on the volume of trading activity. There are no extra fees added for orders placed over the telephone with a live broker, so if a customer wants to place a trade but isn't near a computer, MB Trading will do it for them using Navigator software.

To learn more about MB Trading, visit www.mbtrading.com, or call  866 628-3001.



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