The Blueprint (protective put strategy)

www.poweropt.com
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.

www.radioactivetrading.com/free-sketch-b.asp?vers=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=marriedput&utm_term=protective%20put&gclid=CMzrs7PHy88CFQqqaQodlewDwA

Original Protective Put Strategy. These folks have a chat room at marketwarrior I think? http://blog.radioactivetrading.com/2010/02/a-married-put-beats-a-covered-call-three-ways/

The Option Club

New Home


The blueprint examined

Radioactive Trading Review

KDB+ (institutional)

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.

Quantshare

options support clearly stated on page
support@quantshare.com
full platform with rule based builder, free trial, might be web based
https://www.quantshare.com/how-423-how-to-run-a-screen-or-a-watchlist-from-a-script
Could provide some chat functionality, does have strategy building; Lifetime pricing looks reasonable https://www.quantshare.com/index.php?option=quantshare&amp%3badd=; never responded in forum.

Interactive Brokers (platform and broker)

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

Multicharts .NET version (algo, options support limited)

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 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

Key2 Options (options, algo builder, and trading) – worthy of review

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

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

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

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