Significant cost, haven’t tested, very mainstream
Alternative to multi-charts. Posted message in forum on April 6, 2017 to see if auto trading was possible.
Better than multicharts according to write up from friend of Jim.
Alpha in this regard means “new opportunities”.
At one time I purchased a $39 membership, cancelled today Nov 2, 2016
Has a trial for 30 days, $30 per month thereafter
Mentions the common 50/200 cross strategy, mentions platforms Quantopian and Rizm
Ernie co-author (302) 992 7971 found in phone as Mike Chupka; I called on Fri 10/14/16 good info and was encouraged to call back after 14 day trial of site.
Original Protective Put Strategy. These folks have a chat room at marketwarrior I think? blog.radioactivetrading.com/2010/02/a-married-put-beats-a-covered-call-three-ways/
The Option Club
The blueprint examined
“largest social network for investors and traders” This was free. I met Ryan here who took also to DiscordApp chat rooms.
I thought this was $100 and has no recurring costs;
Not sure when trial ends or if it does though.
I saw some advertising for it that looked like it was free period.
Might be 100% free.
$49 per month (paid annualy); might not support Wealth Lab Pro from Fidelity www.warriortrading.com/contact/
Interesting calculator and trade log but not any help for algorithmics or strategy development
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.
Expensive at $99 – $299 per month, but if it’s used for back-testing only, requires a credit card to test, message sent
This appears that it might work. Joined mailing list, but can’t login or download, pricing info to be announced, 5 min intraday
Backtesting options but appears to cater to professionals, message sent via web form
Buy data direct from CBOE to be used with TA-Lib
Tulip Indicators and Tulip Charts Excel Add-on
Excel Add-on, community forum appears to be down ta-lib.org/support.html, sent support message Fri Jan 13, 2016; question on stack-exchange said it was good for back-testing options
Backtesting for options $99 mo; joined for free and asked support if algobuilder; has youtube videos
Backtesting for pros according to 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.
Algotrader for IB, trial version and web based demo, email sent with price request but no reply, backtest functionality appears to be limited
Day trade chat, simplified approach, focuses on stocks but has tutorials for options also, $600 qtr
Friday option picks
Credit side; Platform add-on for Thinkorswim by TD Ameritrade
Weekly or monthly option signals and strategy results
Find a symbol (Fidelity): quotes.fidelity.com/webxpress/popup_lookup.phtml?page=quote&fs=rocfind
Programming Guide for WLP v6.9 www.fidelity.com/bin-public/060_www_fidelity_com/documents/WLP_Programming_Guide.pdf
Download Active Trader Pro www.fidelity.com/trading/advanced-trading-tools/active-trader-pro/overview
Download Wealth-Lab Pro www.fidelity.com/trading/advanced-trading-tools/strategy-testing/overview
Tickets (WLP): www.wealth-lab.com/Support/TicketCenter/
Forum (WLP): www.wealth-lab.com/Profile/tedpenner
Real-time Chat (Fidelity) chat.fidelity.com/ftgw/chat/guest/PIBeginChat?refUrl=www.fidelity.com/customer-service/overview
options support clearly stated on page
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 www.quantshare.com/index.php?option=quantshare&%3badd=; never responded in forum.
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 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
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 JC who said “when a symbol does not have enough history on the chart, the script gives an ‘ugly’ error message and doesn’t calculate anything” and said he experienced this in Multi-Charts. I think he was using the EL version though as he also complained of speed issues in general, and both complaints about multi-charts (bar history and speed), were general comments about other platforms as well. Since speed and other issues are greatly affected by the programming language, I suspect that Multicharts .NET version which compiles strategy rules using C#, would handle this just fine. I plan to test as of 9-7-2017
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 gdcdyn.interactivebrokers.com/Universal/servlet/AccountAccess.AuthenticateSSO?action=ACCT_MGMT_MAIN&loginType=1&clt=0 Chat chatsrv1.interactivebrokers.com/fchat/chat/flashchat.php Elite Traders might be a good user forum www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psyapi2&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&q=elite%20traders&oq=elite%20traders&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3711j0j8
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.
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.
Question posted to find back-testing strategies for backtesting section below
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.
Back-test but not minute charts