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Best alternative to NinjaTrader ?

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Montreal, Qc, Canada
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader 7
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers/Kinetick
Favorite Futures: ETF
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Posts: 52 since Jun 2011
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Best alternative to NinjaTrader ?

After many years using NinjaTrader 7 for my automated day trading (with a Kinetick data feed, trading on Interactive Brokers), I'm seriously thinking about switching all my algos from NT to another platform:
- Their customer service has deteriorated over the years, is now very weak, providing generic and often wrong information
- Their affiliation with Kinetick makes them lousy at implementing basic improvements such as access to the latest IB TWS version (which now has improved Tick data)
- They took forever to launch NT8 yet not sure how stable it is for live trading and the migration path from NT7 remains fairly painful
- Etc

I'd be interested in other traders view on the best alternatives. My two key requirements are the ability to perform Automated Trading and Interface with InteractiveBrokers. Many thanks.

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