I have been trading with Scottrade for a few months now with a decent amount of success, but would like to move on to automating my system. After researching for a few days and am somewhat overwhelmed with choices. I also have been having problems determining if any software/broker offers all of my requirements. I have a good background in VB.Net and would prefer to stick with that or maybe Easylanguage, although I am open to attempting to make the move to C/C#. In search of both a new broker and software that I can use for a fully automated trading system. Here is a list of my needs, any feedback or recommendations is appreciated. List of Needs: Fully Automated Trading Heikin Ashi charts Backtesting with tick by tick data instead of only ohlc for each bar Real-time paper trading VB or Easylanguage - don't know C Well documented platform stable platform/broker - no crashes/disconnects I have been looking at TWS, Neo, NT, Tradestation, but cannot determine which one would best suit my needs, or if there is a better one out there that I have overlooked. Sorry for the duplicate post.