Which trading platform do you use?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by fan27, Sep 25, 2017.

Which trading platform do you use?

  1. Tradestation

    11 vote(s)
  2. Amibroker

    3 vote(s)
  3. ThinkOrSwim

    12 vote(s)
  4. NinjaTrader

    18 vote(s)
  5. TraderStudio

    0 vote(s)
  6. Quantopian

    0 vote(s)
  7. Python/Custom

    1 vote(s)
  8. C#/Custom

    3 vote(s)
  9. Other

    31 vote(s)
  1. fan27


    I am writing a service which is going to dramatically automate the finding of successful trading strategies. The output of the service will be strategy code which can be run in the respective platform. My prototype is almost done and I am trying to determine which platform to target first.

  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    What asset class is this for?
  3. fan27


    Going to start with stocks, ETFs and futures.
  4. just21


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  5. fan27


    @just21 Thanks a lot for posting that! Yes, that is somewhat similar to what I am building. Licensing their product costs $20,000 per year! Ouch!!
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
  6. MattZ

    MattZ Sponsor

    I would add some professional trading platforms to the list like TT, CQG and T4 for Futures. Also, many retail guys use Multicharts, and Sierra. You have a larger selection than listed here.
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  7. tommcginnis


    Good lord holy cow sumbitch phew ohhhhhmigawd ermahGERD, Sheeeee-it.
    There's a 3-4min video there, which bops through their T.S.L. system, its care and feeding (hugely simple) and what it actually does (makes a trading system in less time than it takes to write about it).....

    I am just *humbled* by the intelligence here -- no lie.
    I travel in some pretty high-falutin' circles, and feel perfectly at home.
    But these guys just reminded me of how absolutely pedestrian are my levels of understanding.

    I have got some work to do.
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  8. 777


    Does anyone use the Redi platform?
  9. Overnight


    Here's all the work you need.

    You get all of what they promise for the low cost of $60,000 upfront...

    There are no free trials, demos, code, software, systems or consulting provided.

    Caveat emptor.

    P.S. Found this in the FAQ...

    "Q. What are the hardware and software requirements for TSL?

    A. 1280 x 1024 screen resolution Windows XP SP3. Windows 7 installer is in expected early 2010.

    Seriously? Couldn't they update their FAQ? They have FAQ answers that are at least 8 years old? Seems to show a lack of care, or attention-to-detail, that would be expected of a service charging $60,000 for an individual person.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
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  10. fan27


    Good point @MattZ. Unfortunately I cannot edit the poll. If anyone voted Other feel free to indicate the platform. In all likely hood I will target either NinjaTrader or TradeStation first. I will also generate pseudo code right out of the gate so users can translate to their platform of choice.

    #10     Sep 26, 2017
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