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)

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 http://www.theoptionclub.com/ The blueprint examined http://www.theoptionclub.com/radioactive_trading_review_-_kurt_frankenberg_trades_married_puts/

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

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