Hey Guys, Im in the very begining stages of automating options trading. When i mean automate, I mean I will write some sort of program that will calculate various strategies for me and let me know the max profit/loss at what area and at what severity etc and I will choose to implement the trade manually. I'm simply tired of manually calculating losses and also want to dip into a new hobby. So what is a simple language i can explore to do this? I took a java programming class about 5 years ago and found it pretty simple to use. My biggest concern is that I will not be able to retrieve option quotes, bids etc from the web and have the program work it's calculations without me inputting many variables. I would like it real time... Is java a good program for this? What limits will i run into? Is there a more suitable language to learn that will allow me to reach my goals?