Is WH SelfInvest the best futures broker? Probably.

Very attractive conditions

The fees are very low

The all-in fee (before any discounts and including the exchange fee) to trade one mini-DAX is only € 2,95. If you trade this future, you trade € 60.000 (if the DAX is at 12.000). A € 2,95 fee on € 60.000 is only 0,005% all inclusive. The same calculation for the Mini Dow Future results in a total fee of only 0,0003% all inclusive.

The fee is quickly recovered. When the DAX goes up by only one point, your profit is € 5. When the DOW goes up by only one point, your profit is $ 5.

Do not trade futures...

if you do not have tick-by-tick quotes. Unlike most other brokers, WH SelfInvest does not up-charge the real-time data fees.


This is a real written opinion of a WH SelfInvest client.


You choose

Select a discount pack (Table A) or choose your own combination of trading platform + historical data + real-time quotes. Table B shows the most common combinations. The discount packs offer significant discounts if you trade 40 lots or more per month (this equals about one trade per day).

You can change your combination every month. Just send an email.

To make your choice, ask yourself two questions:

Question 1: Do you trade more than 40 lots per month?
If 'yes', a discount pack is best for you. If 'no', make your choice in Table B.

Question 2: Do you need charts that show more than 5 days?
If 'no', choose discount pack 1 or 2. If 'yes', choose discount pack 3 or 4.

A. Discount packs
Free quotes Pack Intra-day Pack CQG Trader Pack VWD Trader Pack

Free quotes
No monthly cost
Discounted commissions
Discounted quotes
Discounted commissions
5-day charts
Extra leverage
Daytrading only
Discounted quotes
Discounted commissions
Free tools
Discounted quotes
Discounted commissions
Free tools
Top historical data
Ideal for back-testing
Trading platform NanoTrader Free NanoTrader Free NanoTrader Full NanoTrader Full
Mobile trading platforms Included Included Included Included
Real-time quotes CME CME + Eurex CME + Eurex CME + Eurex
Historical charts 1 Start of PC Start of day CQG VWD
Monthly total € 0 (-100%) € 35 (-47%) € 94 (-29%) € 104 (-27%)
Free permanent demo Included Included Included Included
Order commission 5 $ or € 1,90 (-14%) $ or € 1,90 (-14%) $ or € 1,90 (-14%) $ or € 1,90 (-14%)
Monthly min. lots 2 40 lots 40 lots 40 lots 40 lots
Leverage 3, 4 Standard Increased 4 Standard Standard
Overnight positions allowed Yes No Yes Yes
Margin liquidation orders € 25 € 25 € 25 € 25
Account minimum € 5.000 € 2.500 5 € 5.000 € 5.000
Livestatistics € 0 (-100%) € 0 (-100%)

A clients provides very positive feedback about the WH SelfInvest order execution.


 
B. Classic combinations
Classic 1 Classic 2 Classic 3 Classic 4

Choose quotes
Low commissions
No minimum
Choose quotes
Low commissions
5-day charts
No minimum
Choose quotes
Low commissions
No minimum
Store products
Choose quotes
Low commissions
Top history
Back-testers dream
No minimum
Trading platform NanoTrader Free NanoTrader Full NanoTrader Full NanoTrader Full
Mobile trading platforms Included Included Included Included
Real-time quotes Your choice Your choice Your choice Your choice
Historical charts 1 Start of PC Start of day CQG VWD
Monthly total € 0 € 39 € 69 € 79
Free permanent demo Included Included Included Included
Order commission 5 $ or € 2,20 $ or € 2,20 $ or € 2,20 $ or € 2,20
Monthly min. lots 2
Leverage 3, 4 Standard Standard Standard Standard
Overnight positions allowed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Margin liquidation orders € 2,20 € 2,20 € 2,20 € 2,20
Account minimum € 5.000 € 5.000 € 5.000 € 5.000

We strongly recommend the award-winning NanoTrader platform.




1 Start of PC: charts start to accumulate when you open the platform. Start of day: charts starting at today's open price. CQG: historical data for all futures. 3 months intraday and 3 years end of day. VWD: historical data for the 55 most traded futures. Up to 5 years intraday and up to 15 years end of day. The big advantages are the long history and the fact that the charts of all the expired futures are compiled into one long chart. This allows real technical analysis and the back-testing of trading strategies. Most futures brokers provide historic charts which are only one or three months long.

2 A fee of € 40 is due if the minimum of 40 lots is not reached in the calendar month.

3 Instead of our standard margin requirement of 1/3 of the exchange margin, only 1/4 of the exchange margin is required. Overnight positions are not allowed. A client who keeps an overnight position will irrevocably be set to the standard margin.

4 Accounts above € 25.000 who choose this pack do not benefit from the increased leverage.

5 For futures in $ this commission is charged in $. For futures in € this commission is charged in €. The same for options. The commission is per lot. Volume discounts are available. You can either select a pack or discuss a volume discount: request a call-back.The discount is applied from the first order. A minimum number of orders is not required. The discount is always applied, even in months when you have low order volume. An agreed discount is never taken away.

The monthly total in the tables above, excludes the € 10 third party high-speed order routing fee (see below), which all traders need.

WHS reserves the right to apply an administrative charge of € 15 per quarter on client accounts which have not executed an order within the last 12 months.


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Increase your profit

To have direct market access, high speed order routing and tick-by-tick market data, traders use CQG technology. The broker debits the routing fee and passes it on to this technology provider. CQG offers up to 1.000 ticks per second. The traded market volume is the most precise available.

High speed order execution makes a difference. One point better executed, means € 5, € 10 or € 25 extra profit per future.

   
CQG order routing fee: € of $ 0,50 per lot per order

CQG applies a monthly user charge of € 10. The fixed fee related to third party order routing is not included in the monthly total prices shown in the tables above, but it will be included and visible in the debit of the pack price on the account statement.

High-volume traders can opt for a flat fee of € 395 per month instead of paying the 0,50 per lot per side.

Cloud trading – optional

A cloud trading solution allows traders to run and operate their trading platform on a professional server.

  • Cloud is useful if you wish to continuously run trading strategies. A professional server is more reliable than your PC and connection.
  • A second advantage is that the server can be accessed via IOS and Android apps. In this way you can use the full functionalities of a trading platform but still work from a mobile device!
  • Cloud is also one of the solutions for Apple Mac owners who wish to use NanoTrader.
 
   
Cloud trading (VPS): € 60, € 35 or € 10

€ 35 if you do 1 trade per day. € 10 if you do 2 trades per day. A trade consists of a buy and a sell order on 2 futures contracts, a CFD or a standard forex contract. 1 trade per day or a total of 21 trades per month. 2 trades per day or a total of 42 trades per month. Price excludes VAT.

For more information and to subscribe to the cloud service read this document.