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Rebate Trading/Negative Commissions in Futures or Leveraged Instrument?

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I'm not interested in doing rebate trading exactly, but I am exploring a strategy that involves adding liquidity only (limit orders only) and is rather susceptible to commissions so... it seems that if I could find an instrument that offered rebates, it would be very interesting.


Doing some searching, I find most references to rebate trading talking about stocks. Are there any futures or other non-stock, easy to day trade, instruments that offer commission rebates for adding liquidity?

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I have only come across rebates as you describe them being available to registered market makers. By agreeing to provide liquidity, they pay a certain amount of fees that are then rebated back to them by the exchange....for this they have certain obligations.

The only other mention I am aware of is in the system of a person actually receiving rebates from a broker for using their system to trade other peoples accounts....(sometimes known as "soft dollars") eg; the broker charges the clients accounts $5 per trade to the client and rebate $3 back to the actual trader of the account.

This to me is a scam of sorts, if the said trader is already charging a management fee, or performance fee to operate an order. They should either be a broker or a manager....not both.:2c:

Like BF no idea about it for futures, my only experience has been in stocks.

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