Web Based Only
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.
http://ta-lib.org/hdr_dw.html Excel Add-on, community forum appears to be down http://ta-lib.org/support.html, sent support message Fri Jan 13, 2016; question on stack-exchange said it was good for back-testing options
https://orats.com Backtesting for options $99 mo; joined for free and asked support if algobuilder; has youtube videos
www.lim.com/?q=tools-apis/xmim Can't tell what it provides for backtesting.
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.algotrader.com/product/trial-version/ Algotrader for IB, trial version and web based demo, email sent with price request but no reply, backtest functionality appears to be limited
https://tulipcell.org/ Tulip Indicators and Tulip Charts Excel Add-on
https://datashop.cboe.com/option-quotes-intervals Buy data direct from CBOE to be used with TA-Lib
http://finviz.com/elite.ashx Backtesting and data, but no code builder, $25mo, futures and forex
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.
https://app.rizm.io https://www.facebook.com/Rizm.io/ doesn't appear to exist Such high promise but no email back from firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up is broken. SSL cert is expired and number on front page appears to be disconnected, big names mentioned, also fxcm and ib
https://www.getvolatility.com/ Expensive at $99 - $299 per month, but if it's used for back-testing only, requires a credit card to test, message sent
www.algonetexplorer.com/ This appears that it might work. Joined mailing list, but can't login or download, pricing info to be announced, 5 min intraday
www.quantycarlo.com Backtesting options but appears to cater to professionals, message sent via web form
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
http://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/74/are-there-any-good-tools-for-back-testing-options-strategies Question posted to find back-testing strategies for backtesting section below
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.