Discussion in 'Trading' started by trader777, Jul 3, 2002.
What is the best equity trading software and what features make it the best?
Strange question. You've been registered here since December (and possibly lurking before that). You've seen countless discussions of Realtick, Cybertrader, Interactive Brokers, Tradestation, PointDirex, Redi, eSignal, Ensign, etc. etc. etc. Exactly what further information are you now hoping to find?
I have only been trading futures and was trying to get others opinions on software and the features that make it good. Pretty much trying to get info about software without going through all the demos and dealing with brokers etc.
The one you know how to use.
I say this slightly tongue in cheek because I have used so many differenent software platforms that sometimes the ones with the latest bells and whistles is not as effective as a "less sophisticated" one you know how to use and dont have downtime learning how to use.
Unfortunately, no one software can really do "it all" Chart, filter, personalised code/filters/indicators, alerts, price, customer service competence.
Eventually, you realize to do everything you want done you have to hire a programmer and have them write your OWN software. Of course then there are data compatability issues though there are ways around them.
Aside from my own software, among the best that I have used (and still use) are:
Aspen Graphics and Insight trading.
First alert almost qualifies but is a resource hog and buggy. JMHO. Maybe use as a back up system?
Both are expensive and from my understanding Insight no longer accepts individual traders. Perhaps you can get a firm to sponsor you. Possible. Also, both are lease only.
I'm using stock watch pro. After trying out many other products, I decided to stick with this one. http://www.crontech.com/swp
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