Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by dhale75, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. dhale75


    With soooo many trading software firms around now, what are some of the criteria that you guys use to narrow your choices? Sometimes it appears that they all do pretty much the same thing, so what makes you choose one over the other?

    Just curious as to how others make their choices.
  2. jokepie


    For me, factors in the descending order of prefrence -

    > Order Entry methos that match my trading style - Mostly Market orders using Pre-Set Buttons. So I need flexibility to create Order Entry Buttons.

    > Integrated (and LINKED) Views for Orders; PnL; L2; T/S; Order entry page; watchist and Charts; Risk/Money management

    > Speed (lite code)

    Collectively Flexibility; Look and Feel and Speed is what matters.
  3. NinjaTrader_Ray

    NinjaTrader_Ray ET Sponsor

    Some items our customers rate us on include, in no particular order:

    - Price
    - Support (Are you able to get timely response, especially during critical times)
    - Educational resource (Comprehensive Help Guide and/or live training events)
    - Broad brokerage and/or market data support
    - Extensibility (If important to you, do they have a large community of supporting 3rd party products)