Pricey pre-built algos
http://www.advantagetrader.net/index.php?/files/ – non specific trading platform, use their language and builder to create independent strategies
Not seeing any code… Once appeared to autotrade options web based returns many results, no option automation for collective2 per product support person, has chat before you login but after logging in appears to open a ticket which does go to your email; person in chat said they would ask about a coding platform for option traders
No options, no builder, full platform though. Learn to code here in python, email lots later, they say they can do the ema cross stuff, but no options support, claim to be the only full platform per notes with exception of options
Priced for hedge fund managers
Kent suggested www.smartquant.com as an alternative; Smartquant is also very expensive but the smallest package is only $99 per mo, up to 20k per year.
Buy data direct from CBOE to be used with TA-Lib
Backtesting for pros according to http://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/74/are-there-any-good-tools-for-back-testing-options-strategies but when I downloaded it it produced a q.exe file and no documentation on where to go from there.
Chat person said $999 autopilot does have back-testing but not for stocks and stock options per email
Day trade chat, simplified approach, focuses on stocks but has tutorials for options also, $600 qtr
Credit side; Platform add-on for Thinkorswim by TD Ameritrade
Weekly or monthly option signals and strategy results
Find a symbol (Fidelity): https://quotes.fidelity.com/webxpress/popup_lookup.phtml?page=quote&fs=rocfind
Programming Guide for WLP v6.9 https://www.fidelity.com/bin-public/060_www_fidelity_com/documents/WLP_Programming_Guide.pdf
Download Active Trader Pro https://www.fidelity.com/trading/advanced-trading-tools/active-trader-pro/overview
Download Wealth-Lab Pro https://www.fidelity.com/trading/advanced-trading-tools/strategy-testing/overview
Tickets (WLP): https://www.wealth-lab.com/Support/TicketCenter/
Forum (WLP): https://www.wealth-lab.com/Profile/tedpenner
Real-time Chat (Fidelity) https://chat.fidelity.com/ftgw/chat/guest/PIBeginChat?refUrl=www.fidelity.com/customer-service/overview
order routing through TOS or tradier
options and backtesting
Free trial, no minute bars
Quick reply to contact form inquiry 4/5/2017
Test for $10, purchase for $200 mo
Feb1 – Recommended by post in stack exchange; no response to chat on site; sent message via web form; no responses http://app.greenrope.com/ticket.pl?a942a74f88443f54f89da8bef7cdd930b0c6b010e53023a8; apparently support is not really there.
Looked at page again on 4-5-2017 looked pretty good, concerned about support and cost
Builder for IB, Under $200 annual, IB chat suggested this but said that they do not yet have automation for indicators; This appears to have changed upon examination of the site.
Has options but no automation yet, confirmed via forum 4-6-2017
No options support but is planned according to support call. Free for people who meet minimum trade requirements
www.quantconnect.com – Can code options per screenshot, can share code, poor support.
Mentioned in TASC, no options $1500-$2400, 800+ indicators, no code required, sent email
Trade execution platform for pros. These guys help with execution of algos once I have my algo written and back-tested. Pricing not visible.
www.optionshouse.com – Can’t code your own indicators or signals
Advanced order types
Might contain some chart entry stuff
www.eoption.com – No algo support per email
Futures, pre-built strategies that just run and are low risk. $15k appears to be the minimum but not near enough info according to email; immediate response, still sounds very promising, 9am sat demo; futures trading; $1,000 per month.
TOS apparently now has a thinkscript forum which could prove invaluable. A person in this chat recommended http://www.scriptachart.com/services.html and forwarded him an email.
Back-test but not minute charts