Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Andiroo, Oct 19, 2010.
Okay you're using Sierra Chart with what data feed?
I use Barchart.com... they're a pretty solid stream in my experience. I've had one problem with them (they said their network time server HW went down), and they refunded a month's dues for the trouble.
I was an IT network guy in the dot-com years... Financial shops will raise hell if they loose 50ms of data... much less the 2 to 5 second gaps when IB pulls their nocturnal tricks. My suspicion is that they're doing systems maintenance, but there are ways to do that without daily gapping data.
I haven't had problems with IB fills.
What level on barchart.com do you subscribe to as it gets kinda pricey?
I use their DDF feed... it's about $60/month for my complete quote package... base DDF fees are $40/month plus whatever data plans you pack on top of it.
Pricing breakout here:
Ive been satisified with Sierra Charts and IQ Feed
I think the only feeds I would use is Rithmic and/or IQ Feed.
The charting with Rithmic and NinjaTrader has been great!
I am testing IQ on multicharts
I dislike the big brokerages, no help once you need it. You are a NOTHING to them.
All they have to do is run a few more ads and find a few more shmucks.
Stay away from them...only my opinion.
i use TradeStation. the monthly fee is $99.95 but if you trade over the minimum volume criteria (10 round-turn futures contracts, or 5000 shares) per month, the fee is waived.
You only pay if you intend to use NinjaTrader for live trading, otherwise its free to use.
Ray, my broker has turned me onto your platform.
I like the ATM features a lot!
It's nice to see the actual software guy here.
Agreed, I get data from Barchart.com through SC and it's cheap and reliable... I get some bad volume data at the open on some stocks occasionally but otherwise, very nice to work with.
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