I have not traded for close to 3yr. I've kept abreast of the market, but have had my interests elsewhere.
Back in 2007 Tradestation, Esignal were 2 of the best softwares for intraday trading. Tradestation used to cut you good deals on the software if you traded through them (but gouged you on the broker fee's).
I was planning on using Think or Swim, but it seems they have been bought over and their software is now unstable.
----What are good broker/software combos out there? I'd like to use a broker that offers great charting software.
-What are the options most people are using nowdays?
-------I'll be trading stocks, some futures and some options. Sometimes daytrading, but no manic intraday scalping.
welcome back to trading! if you only need eod data i'd suggest using ninjatrader w/ kinetick (free). tos is ok for anything other than intraday trading.