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VPS Hosting

PhotonVPS Windows VPS powered by Intel Xeon CPUs takes Windows Hosting to a whole new level. These Windows VPS can be used for MetaTrader 4 Client hosting for Expert Advisor trading near the source or as a complete boxed hosting solution for your own software connected to MB Trading for FOREX, Stocks, Futures, and Options. PhotonVPS High Performance Enterprise Servers allow the users to work on their Windows VPS at the speed of a regular Dedicated Server. The response times are similar to a Dedicated Server, thus giving users ability to spend a fraction of the cost of a Dedicated Server to use a VPS server.





HOW TO GET YOUR VPS HOSTING FREE

Simply meet the following trading criteria in your MB Trading account and MB Trading will credit your account with the monthly cost of your VPS:

MetaTrader 4 package: Open and fund an account today and MB Trading will reimburse your first three months of hosting monthly with no volume requirement. This special initial 90-day reimbursement applies ONLY to the MT4 package on this page. After the third month, run $1,000,000 USD in total monthly FOREX volume (entering and exiting counts twice) and receive your $12.95 monthly VPS Credit.

Tier-1 Black Box Hosting: Run $3,000,000 USD in total monthly FOREX volume, 20 Stock trades, 100 Futures contracts, and/or 100 Options contracts and receive your $39.95 monthly VPS Credit.

Tier-2 Black Box Hosting: Run $5,000,000 USD in total monthly FOREX volume, 30 Stock trades, 150 Futures contracts, and/or 150 Options contracts and receive your $59.95 monthly VPS Credit.

For optimal purposes, it is recommended that the customer run no more than 2 instances of the MetaTrader Client per MetaTrader 4 VPS.

Reimbursements for prior month will be credited to the customer's MB Trading accounts by no later than the 15th of the following month. Use the same email on your VPS account and MB Trading account.

If you have specific hosting needs not covered in the above packages, please contact our Business Development team via the email option on our Contact page.

MB Trading is not responsible for your VPS. We've teamed up with PhotonVPS and have worked out an arrangement with them due to their proximity to our order servers. All technical support questions about your VPS should be directed to PhotonVPS. The fastest way to have issues resolved is to open a ticket with them.

MBT SDK

Have your own trading strategy? Need a reliable order entry conduit and a powerful SDK to take advantage of it?

The MBT® SDK allows you to create custom applications that access the order entry, account, and position management functionality of the MBT Desktop, our retail trading platform. Our smart order routing and advanced order types, including TTOs, are also available from the MBT® SDK.

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The MBT SDK is a fully Microsoft COM-compliant development platform that gives you full access (COM objects), with or without UIs (OCX controls), to all retail MBT Desktop features. You can build a project without any of the stock OCX controls, or use any/all of the controls (Level II, Open Orders, OrderBook, Watchlist panes) that make up the retail MBT Desktop.

Your application can control every aspect of an order, from Time-In-Force to specifying reserve quantities, risk and compliance features, TTOs and all other "conditional" order types.

Please also remember to join the MBT SDK forums above where developers can share code or ideas with one another, and provide valuable feedback for future upgrades.

FIX Gateway

The FIX Gateway offers access to trading only using the industry standard FIX Protocol, a non-COM, purely message-based, platform-independent solution. The FIX Gateway currently uses version 4.4 and provides seamless access to MBTX's order routing, execution reporting, and position management capabilities. The FIX Gateway allows you to utilize a standard TCP/IP connection to access all of MB Trading's proprietary routing algorithms to direct orders messages to unlimited destinations. Direct ECN connections are available upon request. The FIX Gateway supports more than 15 different order types, including GTC orders, and is for trading purposes only. For quotes access, please review the Quote API or MBT SDK.

Access to our demo environments for testing purposes is free. When you are ready to go live (production), you will need to complete a FIX Gateway certification test. The FIX Gateway certification test consists of basic connection, recovery, and order tests. Once you have completed the certification tests, there is a one-time set-up fee of $250 to access the live environments. When trading live you will be required to maintain a minimum of $50 in commissions every month or you will be charged the net difference.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please fill out the Email/Contact form below.

 

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Quote API

The Quote API offers access to quotes only and is based on a very simple API protocol. The Quote API is a quotes-only, message-based, platform-independent, non-COM, non-FIX protocol and most developers use it alongside the FIX Gateway. Historical data for the Quote API is currently under development with no release date available at this time; however, you can access the MBT® SDK for historical data.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact us.

MBT Quote API was designed for third-party software developers and provides access to the following data feeds:

  • NASDAQ Market
  • New York Stock Exchange - NYSE
  • American Stock Exchange - AMEX
  • Toronto Stock Exchange - TSX
  • INET and ARCA ECN books
  • CBOE Options quotes
  • CME Futures Quotes
  • CBOT Futures quotes
  • Foreign Currencies

Using a simple text protocol, MBT Quote API allows users to request data for everything from a specific symbol to the entire market.

 

Service Bureau

Are you a registered representative seeking to integrate brokerage services, direct access trading and NASDAQ Level 2 quotes for your clients?

MB Trading's Service Bureau provides a wide variety of brokerage services and technology designed to be privately (white) labeled. Our system is market tested, well documented and supported by professionals who understand your business.

As a client you will receive the same courtesy and respect that has earned us such high regard in the industry; we protect your reputation as if it were our own. Our systems and operations currently facilitate millions of shares a day from institutions all over the world and have achieved a high level of stability. This is your opportunity to leverage industry-leading technology and use it as your own.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact us.

 
 

 

MB Trading, IB member FINRA, SIPC; MB Trading Futures, Inc. RFED/IB and member NFA. Trading in futures, options and Forex is speculative in nature and not appropriate for all investors. Investors should only use risk capital when trading futures, options and Forex because there is always the risk of substantial loss. MBTFS and MBTFX are sometimes referred to collectively herein as "MB Trading."

1MB Trading FX offers two Forex pricing models. Both models employ our RFED to client facing execution system with slightly different pricing and markup models.  For purpose of clarity the two pricing models (Plan 1 and Plan 2) both operate on the same technology.  The underlying technology is named The MB Trading Electronic Xrossing Network, abbreviated as EXN for the remainder of this disclaimer.  The main differentiator between the models is twofold.

A.    Difference in amount of markup or markdown of liquidity partner (banks) quotes when displayed to clients.
B.    Commission Structure charged to client

Plan 1 or “Pay for Limit” plan employs the EXN technology in a commission model. This model charges a client 2.50 in their base currency per 100k of executed currency for market orders and pays a client .50 of base currency for posted, executed limit orders. In the Pay for Limits model, the term "Payment for Limit Order" refers to a non-market order which is not immediately executable and rests on the internal limit order book for some period of time, thus adding liquidity when another order of equal or greater value fills with the resting order.

Free Commission Plan employs the EXN technology in a markup only plan, which means that MB Trading receives a markup embedded in the spread as compensation. This plan does not add an additional commission, does not pay the client a rebate for posted liquidity as Plan 1 does yet does still offer the benefit of allowing the client to post quotes which is displayed to all other clients on Plan 2.

Additional information to note is that “Actual Total Paid to Clients” counter is kept on the company website which displays The Actual Total Paid to Clients currency number which is updated every five minutes and stops counting during the weekend when the market is closed. The number calculates from the launch of Pay for Limits, which was January 31, 2011.

Due to higher cost of business in China, “Get paid for limit orders” is not available for Chinese residents. All Chinese residents have a fee of 2.50 for all order types. Accounts with special commission rates are excluded from Payment for Limit Orders. There is a minimum fee of $0.01 for all Forex and spot trading orders that take liquidity.

MB Trading earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in Barron’s 2011 Review of Online Brokers, tying for the top spot overall. The company earned a total of 33.8 points, one tenth of a point under the top score. MB Trading also scored in the top three for separate categories of Range of Offerings, Trade Experience, Trading Technology, Usability, and Customer Service and Education. MB Trading earned a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in Barron's 2010 Review of Online Brokers. The company ranked second overall and tied for first place in the categories of Trade Experience and Portfolio Analysis & Reporting. The company also won the category of Usability. The company also tied for first place in the separate categories of "Best for Frequent Traders" and "Best for Options Traders." This survey evaluated 27 Online Firms and does not include all Online Brokers.

*Real-time Forex Quotes are provided via the MBT Quote API. Quotes are available during platform hours from Sunday at 5 pm EST to Friday at 5 pm EST, except during the scheduled maintenance period from 4:58 pm to 5:06 pm EST. Extended maintenance periods are possible, and messages regarding maintenance are sent via the MBT Desktop, MBT Desktop Pro, and MBT Web 2.0 trading platforms. In addition, MBT begins MetaTrader 4 maintenance at 4:57 pm EST, one minute earlier.

MB Trading provides real-time Demo data in all of our software platforms in the Forex markets at no charge. All Demo data for Stocks, Futures, and Options are on a 10-minute delayed feed. In order to receive real-time data, users must open a live account.

MB Trading provides Google Translation of our website for educational or informational purposes for its international customers. The graphics, applications and some portions of the website are not translated. Customers must bear the sole responsibility of evaluating their regional translation before making any decisions based on such information outside of what the English version of the site represents.