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All trading involves risk and one should never trade with money they can’t afford to lose! My personal statements and opinions are ‘observations’ at best, and are not to be misconstrued as investment advice. I am not a licensed advisor or broker.

Many short-term and long-term traders agree with the following potential decisions:

  • Short Term: One should not risk more than 1% of a trading account per session traded and should not take on margin risk.
  • Long Term: One should use protective puts (leap options) to manage long-term risk.

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The purpose of putting this list together was to allow the exploration of various resources available to active and long-term traders and investors and to make the distinction between platforms that have new capabilities like allowing you to custom code your own algorithms and those that don’t. Feel free to add additional items and make suggestions. This list is not comprehensive by any means and no claim is made as to the accuracy of the information at any time.

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120 Multicharts .NET version (algo, options support limited)     

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

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

120 Multicharts .NET version (algo, options support limited)     

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

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/

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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