Significant cost, haven't tested, very mainstream
Allows Custom Coding
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Alternative to multi-charts. Posted message in forum on April 6, 2017 to see if auto trading was possible. https://www.sierrachart.com/SupportBoard.php? Better than multicharts according to write up from friend of Jim.
www.interactivebrokers.com Allows lots of connectivity for outside platforms, no built-in algo tools, all third party, has options Software List www.interactivebrokers.com/Universal/servlet/MarketPlace.MarketPlaceServlet Charting https://gdcdyn.interactivebrokers.com/Universal/servlet/AccountAccess.AuthenticateSSO?action=ACCT_MGMT_MAIN&loginType=1&clt=0 Chat http://chatsrv1.interactivebrokers.com/fchat/chat/flashchat.php Elite Traders might be a good user forum https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psyapi2&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&q=elite%20traders&oq=elite%20traders&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3711j0j8
https://www.multicharts.com/net/purchase/ Support is excellent. I thought this was hands down best charting platform found as of 4-5-2017 Sierra Charts is better according to write-up by friend of Jim Some problem with this that I don't remember.
www.tradestation.com Sierracharts may do intrabar execution more seamlessly and have better rates, but TS may be easier to test on. Really a toss up. SC does not have radar screen which may not be needed.