IB is a broker. IB is definitely not a charting program nor a data vendor. Oh yes, they do have those charts, even more, it has zillion of bells and whistles (even more since few months), god knows why, because it is hard to figure out how it all works, and it is not user friendly at all. Besides, the "list" of indicators is very-very short.
As front end I work with SC, for several years now. I realize it has this windows 95 looks, but their engineers emphazise on stability and future improvement requests from their customers. Which to me is very important. Also, their support is lightning fast, and they are affordable. They are trying to become a CME data vendor as we speak. I hope to stick with them for many years to come.
Platform: ThinkOrSwim, TWS, ... and best from all EXCEL (and VBA)
Favorite Futures: All stocks, all futures and all options...
Posts: 6 since Oct 2012
Thanks: 0 given,
For me the best frontend software is excel... I have connected IB and excel, using XLQ from qmatix.com and one more plugin from my programmer. I have my own statistical soft (in excel lol). Best for me :-)
Didnt expected it before, but actuallly I trade without any charts now
Mike it is interesting that you mention this because in using XLQ with IB I cannot get fundamentals to work in addition
a 12 month trend on a stock? Yahoo works fine but of course that is delayed. I tried IQ and it worked great. They just seem to be very pricey.