The purpose of this blog is to allow the exploration of various resources available to active and long-term traders and investors, and to filter for platforms that have new capabilities such as those that allow custom coding for both institutional and non-institutional investors. Feel free to add additional items and make suggestions. This information is intended to be collaborative and no claim is made as to the accuracy of the information at any time.
https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/platforms/pricing/ Pricey pre-built algos
http://www.advantagetrader.net/index.php?/files/ - non specific trading platform, use their language and builder to create independent strategies
www.collective2.com 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
https://kx.com/download/ 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.
http://www.trackntrade.com/futures/live/ Chat person said $999 autopilot does have back-testing but not for stocks and stock options per email
www.oneoption.com Day trade chat, simplified approach, focuses on stocks but has tutorials for options also, $600 qtr
https://www.tastytrade.com/tt/ Credit side; Platform add-on for Thinkorswim by TD Ameritrade
http://www.options-intelligence.com/option-trade-alerts/ Weekly or monthly option signals and strategy results
https://datashop.cboe.com/option-quotes-intervals Buy data direct from CBOE to be used with TA-Lib
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
www.deltixlab.com/ 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.
options support clearly stated on page support
full platform with rule based builder, free trial, might be web based
Could provide some chat functionality, does have strategy building; Lifetime pricing looks reasonable https://www.quantshare.com/index.php?option=quantshare&%3badd=; never responded in forum.
http://www.key2options.com/ 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
order routing through TOS or tradier options and backtesting www.optionvue.com Free trial, no minute bars Quick reply to contact form inquiry 4/5/2017
Find a symbol (Fidelity): https://quotes.fidelity.com/webxpress/popup_lookup.phtml?page=quote&fs=rocfind Screener https://research2.fidelity.com/pi/etf-screener 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
https://www.medvedtrader.com/www/frontend 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
https://www.prodigiorts.com/content/think-it-make-it-trade-it No options support but is planned according to support call. Free for people who meet minimum trade requirements
www.thinkorswim.com 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.
http://www.quantsavvy.com/daytrading-strategies.html 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.
www.eoption.com - No algo support per email
www.optionshouse.com - Can't code your own indicators or signals Advanced order types Might contain some chart entry stuff https://www.optionshouse.com/webinars/advanced-order-ticket/ www.trademonster.com/learnmore
www.optionscity.com/ Trade execution platform for pros. These guys help with execution of algos once I have my algo written and back-tested. Pricing not visible.
http://try.neuroshell.com/index/ Mentioned in TASC, no options $1500-$2400, 800+ indicators, no code required, sent email
www.quantconnect.com - Can code options per screenshot, can share code, poor support.