Auto trading software for stocks

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Dream, May 25, 2008.

  1. Dream



    Any suggestions for a free or cheap auto trading software I can use to test my stock strategies (mostly day trading and short term trading (a few days)) before I go Live real trading?
  2. Euler


    WealthLab, Ameritrade StrategyDesk, and CoolTrade all seem to offer this. I can't comment as to how good they are as I haven't used them.

    A number of lesser-known, third-party products/open source projects exist as well. If you Google <favorite broker name> and "back test", you'll get a lot of hits.
  3. Dream


    Hi Euler,

    Thanks for the info.
  4. Try Cool-Trade...if you have an TDA Izone account, its free and it has a backtester. If you have an IB accounts, its only 50/month.

    I have four PCs running with Cool-Trade, and its great.
  5. Tums


    ninjatrader (free use until you go live)

    interactive broker excel spreadsheet (it is a basic framework) (free)
  6. Dream


    Thanks. Can the softwares do the basket order (to buy a few stocks at the same time)?