I've heard from the investment banking world that traders can write their own Visual Basic programs without a background in computer program. Has any of you done this? Considering you aim to write a fairly simple program, how much would the project take?]... 3 months, 6 months or one year? Also, what are the limitations of VB for such a program. Can real-time quotes/data be incorporated? If anyone has a strong Visual Basic background and knows how to incorporate real-time data into a program, please send a PM and maybe we could work on some things.