Tradestation 2000i not available in the US?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by samtrader, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Hi,
    I currently use Metastock Pro, but I find I can't program the things I would like, i.e. ALL trade records of an instrument. The software that does have ALL the trade records and is capable of much more than just simple programming is TS2Ki. The thing is I live in the U.S. and I found out it is not for sale in the U.S.
    Is there anyone out there that can help me find this software. I did try eBay, but the software will no longer be available for sale there.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. WarEagle

    WarEagle Moderator


    As far as I know, Ebay is the best way to go. You might find someone on this board willing to sell you theirs. With Ebay, you should check back there weekly, there is at least one copy for sale every week or two. Of course as with anything bought there, be careful.

  3. As far as I know TS2Ki will no longer be sold on eBay.
    There were about 3 auctions for TS2Ki and TS2K Pro, just this weekend, but all were removed by eBay.

  4. WarEagle

    WarEagle Moderator

    I hadn't heard that. Its a shame. Why should Omega care if people keep using their older software? I am using TS Pro now, and while I am happy with it, I'm disappointed in the lack of historical intraday data available for backtesting and the inability to import external data. With TS2Ki, at least you could do this. That would be my appeal for buying it.

  5. MGB


    Why not just open an account with ? It doe everything that TS2Ki did and more.

  6. J-Trade


    I am trialling TS6 (as TS Pro is now called) & whilst it is a great deal, there are some features not presently included from TS2Ki that have led me to source a copy of the earlier program :

    1. I trade from a single notebook screen (very high res 1600 x 1200) & need to save screenspace. TS6 cannot plot multiple indices in a single graph.
    2. There are apparently some backtesting limitations in TS6.
    3. If you feed TS2Ki with eSignal, you have the feed available for other programs should you so wish - I think this is not the case with TS6's proprietary feed.

    I will try TS2Ki (I will collect my copy in 2 weeks) & then compare both with Ensign, but at present I would not be surprised if I end up with TS2Ki, even though it is no longer officially supported. They are all excellent programs with slightly different strengths.
  7. WarEagle

    WarEagle Moderator


    For the most part it is very similar, but like I mentioned above, I wish I had access to more than 10 months of intraday data (and in some cases only 5 months). With 2000i you can get historical data for as far back as you want. That is important to me as a system trader, because I test a lot of ideas over back data. If you don't need testing ability, then the Pro version is fine.


    Maybe I don't understand what you want to do, but it is possible to plot two symbols in the same window with TS Pro.

  8. J-Trade


    WarEagle - I want to overlay INDU, SPX, SOX, & NQ into a single graph. This is possible in TS2Ki, but in TS Pro you can only have a row of graphs within the same window, which uses up my very valuable screenspace. A small, but critical detail.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think TS2Ki is loaded with a lot more indicators etc as standard (even though it would be possible to import into TS2Ki) ?

  9. WarEagle

    WarEagle Moderator


    You may be correct about the number of indicators, I don't know how many TS2Ki has, but TS Pro has everything I use (I don't use much of the traditional stuff).

    But try this...right click on your screen with the indexes plotted and select "format data"...then select the second data symbol and press the "format" button...then look for the dropdown box called "subgraph" and select "one" this with the third and forth indexes too. This should plot them all on the same chart (not it different windows). You will also need to adjust the scaling of each to make sure its not set to scale to tech main symbol.

  10. Do I understand you correctly that Omega somehow forced Ebay to stop auctions of TS? On what legal grounds?

    I have a copy I thought about selling but didn't, frankly because I thought it sucked so bad I didn't want to have to deal with whoever bought it. My experience is it just didn't work very well with an internet feed because it builds a database on your hard drive and that becomes hopelessly corrupted if the connection goes down. Plus when the connection went down, you had to reboot the S/w which took a long time. I couldn't trade with it and I was a TS user since version 1.0. I suppose it would be fine for backtesting off an installed database.
    #10     Oct 31, 2001