Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by gotta_trade, Jan 21, 2011.
What do you all think??
Sierra Chart vs. QuoteTracker vs. Other?
SC hands down. you can right your own programs in SC. great user base community to draw from.
Before deciding on a new platform, give a (free) try to NinjaTrader, Amibroker and NeoTicker.
I'd really like to say what everyone has to say.
Is Ninjatrader slow with IB?
I us IB and I'm looking for software that is comparable with IB's data.
Any complaints regarding Sierra Chart?
I'm giving their free trial a shot.
"Slow" is a part of IB datafeed. It is provided "as is" at a heavily discounted price. So, naturally it has a few limitations.
You need to try a few different platforms side by side to see if one is faster or slower than another.
All 3 platforms I mentioned can use IB data and place trades via IB (if the user wishes).
I'm glad you chose the platform to try first. If you want to read about complaints, try starting a new thread with a title like "Do you have any complaints against SierraChart?"
P.S. It's software, not a broker. So, it doesn't matter if anyone else has complaints. What is important is if the software does what you need.
I think IB has excellent charts , it's more than enough for trading , unless you trade futures.
I'm a little turned off by the fact the QT is no longer updating/improving their software.
QT has been around for a very long time. So,it doesn't suffer from a flood of new "features" that break existing functionality.
It is more of a phylosophical decision whether you prefer new features added regularly as opposed to something that works without problems.
The biggest problem with QuoteTracker is it's broker interfaces will no longer be updated while brokers will keep changing their APIs from time to time.
Thumbs down to Ameritrade.
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