webbased or program installed in PC?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by kelly55, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. kelly55


    My internet provider use proxiserver, so I will have problem with trading.
    Is the level1, level2 software ,program must be instolled in PC?
    or juse webbased softweare?
    If webbased softweare, there are no problem for my circumastance.
  2. Whether or not the program is web based or Windows app is irrelevant. The method used for the datafeed is the key issue. If your ISP supports SOCKS proxy, most datafeeds should work though browser or windows based programs. Otherwise, that limits your choices to datafeeds/brokers that use HTTP for communication. You can still get streaming quotes if HTTP tunneling is used. For example, TD Ameritrade datafeed works with most proxies, as does Marketfeed and E*Trade