Trading Platform

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.

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The Blueprint (protective put strategy) 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? The Option Club The blueprint examined

KDB+ (institutional) Backtesting for pros according to but when I downloaded it it produced a q.exe file and no documentation on where to go from there.


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; never responded in forum.

Interactive Brokers (platform and broker) Allows lots of connectivity for outside platforms, no built-in algo tools, all third party, has options Software List Charting Chat Elite Traders might be a good user forum

Key2 Options (options, algo builder, and trading) – worthy of review 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; apparently support is not really there. Looked at page again on 4-5-2017 looked pretty good, concerned about support and cost

Wealth Lab Pro by Fidelity (broker and platforms) – active backtesting work here

Find a symbol (Fidelity): Screener Programming Guide for WLP v6.9 Download Active Trader Pro Download Wealth-Lab Pro Tickets (WLP): Forum (WLP): Real-time Chat (Fidelity)