1. Are there cheaper comparable options to http://mechanicasoftware.com/ ? It is $3,000USD. Preferably the $100s range. 2. And does it email you (based on your criteria) starts and stops periodically, and you go to whichever platform you are trading on to buy/sell? Thank you for taking the time to help me. I'm a new trader. So, any information you provide is much appreciated.