JTrader, Patssystem, elocal

Discussion in 'Trading' started by pethof, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. rfoulk



    If you think a mouse-based program is faster than IB's software then you haven't tried the hotkeys.

    Setup the hotkeys, practice them for a few days, and quit mousin around!

    There are apparently other issues with IB lately, but the software interface's speed shouldn't be one of them.

    I wish I could find another broker with software that is useable without constant flailing with the mouse.

    The mouse is a handy device, but when speed is important and the number of different functions is small the keyboard is a much better interface.

    #11     Nov 8, 2001
  2. I agree with rfoulk. Trading with the hotkeys{keyboard} is the ONLY way to trade. Go to the demo mode and get the feel of it.
    I was going to switch brokers till I discovered this neat feature. I am only sharing this advice on elite trader only because you guys have taught me more than any other website in existence!!!!
    #12     Nov 8, 2001
  3. Are these people saying that orders will execute faster if they are sent with the keyboard instead of with the mouse? No wonder they are using IB.
    #13     Nov 8, 2001
  4. tntneo

    tntneo Moderator

    com'on buzzy.
    Hotkeys are faster than mouse clicks. I use them with IB and you can do it with JTrader too.

    This is not to say I am happy with IB and their API/SDK issue. As a matter of fact I see more and more IB users moving to JTrader for this reason. I tried JTrader a bit, and I think IB interface is better (funny enough since I remember the bashing regarding this interface a few months ago on EliteTrader).
    But API wise the upper hand is clearly with Patsystems.

    #14     Nov 8, 2001