Hey thanks for following up! I got something: I've built a system based on backtrader that lets me test ideas much quicker than anything else I've found. I also developed a data cleaning and standardizing process on top of BT. Basically, I can say "take these data feeds, this set of algos/indicators and give me a set of stats on the backtest." I just transferred 50k to a IB account so I'm going to pull the trigger on the live trading soon. I didn't want to keep posting until I reached a milestone because I thought it would be too noisy (and depressing). Edit: trigger on live trading after paper trading on IB. The only thing I've learned in my back-testing so far is that it's a pain... Looking forward to live trading soon And just FYI, this is how I operate: mull mull mull, execute. Took a date shopping some time back and she lost her mind. She also agreed to help me buy a couch. She has no idea what she's in for.