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ClutchAce View Post
Hello goodoboy,
For your situation and aims, sounds like Ninja would be a good first step. Looks like a lot of the more-traveled traders here have migrated to SierraChart (C++), but if you're comfortable in C# then yea stick to Ninja.

Check out Robert Carver's book 'Systematic Trading' and his blog: - TONS of well-qualified treatises written by him on the realities of designing/building/testing the core framework and strategies, as well as free access to his open-source trading platform, pysystemtrade (not 'beta' release-grade per his disclaimer; written in Python). I think he's got both feet on the ground in his philosophy and approach, versus some of the alternatives around the interwebs.

(Mod note: I'm not a vendor, not advertising Rob's book, just a recommendation)

Thank you so much ClutchAce for the response.

I am currently reading Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems by Kevin Davey and will add Robert's book on the list as well.

Yes, I agree, NinjaTrader will be best for me right now. Its simple and don't want to get to overwhelmed. Plus I can trial for 30 days. TradeStation has no trial, unless deposit money to them. Its all learning and one thing I learned over the course of 2 weeks is, it is best to know how other traders are making money, not just discretionary trading.

I went to the blog and been reviewing, very professional so far.


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