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What is generally considered the best platform?

My criteria:
1) best at displaying of level 2 time & sales
2) best Dom & ideally it'd have prints on Dom like jigsaw
3) cost effective

Right now I'm using ninja, but I'm considering Xtrader. Let me know what you all think


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I think this subject is very, very subjective, like asking what's the best car. Much like finding the best car for you, the best advice is to try the platforms for yourself and see which "speaks" to you. I know most platforms have a free trial so you can test it out. If there's no free trial, you may find videos on youtube (or here in the webinars) that highlight how the platform works. Hope it's helpful.

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My criteria:
1) best at displaying of level 2 time & sales
2) best Dom & ideally it'd have prints on Dom like jigsaw
3) cost effective

Right now I'm using ninja, but I'm considering Xtrader. Let me know what you all think


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I've gone through NinjaTrader, Sierra, R|Trader Pro and CTS T4.

I have found CTS T4 to be best for me. It isn't as full featured as other offerings but it is easy to use and customized. It is my favorite DOM to use, although there are some really nice third part DOMs that look great and have nice features. it does a slightly old look when it comes to charts but you get use to it. Sierra was too complicated to me, R Trader Pro looked great but it was hard to do basic things and NinjaTrader is easiest to get started with and has a huge thirdy party developer market but it just wasn't for me.

I say demo a lot of them any make up your mind for yourself.

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My criteria:
1) best at displaying of level 2 time & sales
2) best Dom & ideally it'd have prints on Dom like jigsaw
3) cost effective

Right now I'm using ninja, but I'm considering Xtrader. Let me know what you all think


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X Trader or TT web. Great choices. Both have an excellent DOM.
SierraCharts also has a similar DOM to what you are looking for.

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X Trader or TT web. Great choices. Both have an excellent DOM.
SierraCharts also has a similar DOM to what you are looking for.

Hi Matt

Would you be able to summarize the key differences between a TT/X-trader DOM and a CQG one please?

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InfinityAT is up there with TT and Xtrader, I also know several very large size traders using TradeStation, both in my opinion are better than Ninja far by far

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