I have a simple mechanical trading method that I've tested to be relatively profitible. It uses one minute bars, the slope of a moving average and moving average channels. It's almost impossible for me to trade manually. To do that I would have to watch the computer constantly for hours on end waiting for the split second that an opportunity arose. I would like to code the system into a charting program and have it send buy/sell signals to NinjaTrader. Then I could leave the program run for a few days sending orders to Ninjatrader in simulation mode. If after a week, everything worked well and it was profitible all I would have to do is to switch Ninjatrader to the real trading mode. I have both Metastock 8.0 and Tradestation 2000i but I'm not sure which one I should try to learn to program. Would anyone recommend either program? I've read that Tradestation is more powerful but it might be a lot easier for me to learn Metastock.