Trading Software Blog – In search of the best resources for traders.

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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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113 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
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

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

Find a symbol (Fidelity): quotes.fidelity.com/webxpress/popup_lookup.phtml?page=quote&fs=rocfind

Screener
research2.fidelity.com/pi/etf-screener

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

104 Collective2 (algos)     

www.collective2.com
Not seeing any code... Once appeared to autotrade options web based returns many results, no option automation for collective2 per product support person, has chat before you login but after logging in appears to open a ticket which does go to your email; person in chat said they would ask about a coding platform for option traders

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

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 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


104 Collective2 (algos)     

www.collective2.com
Not seeing any code... Once appeared to autotrade options web based returns many results, no option automation for collective2 per product support person, has chat before you login but after logging in appears to open a ticket which does go to your email; person in chat said they would ask about a coding platform for option traders

113 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
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

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

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 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

134 Quantopian Coding Platform     

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

149 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? 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

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

Find a symbol (Fidelity): quotes.fidelity.com/webxpress/popup_lookup.phtml?page=quote&fs=rocfind

Screener
research2.fidelity.com/pi/etf-screener

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