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best trading platform for testing spreads

Hi guys,

I tried to find here something about the spreads and the best platform for testing some strategies, but nothing directly to this topic. I think I can be useful also for some other people.

I would like to get the chart of a spread I choose and then maybe add some indicators (MA, bollinger etc.) Just the usual stuff for technical analysis, at the beginning no big programming or something like that . I would like to test also on historical data.

I tried to use NinjaTrade with Kinetic, but I think this is not the best combination for spreads. I found here some indices that for spreads may be the best platform X_Trader or CQG. Is that right? What you would recommend?

Thank you guys

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If you are a serious spread trader, I know of only two real options - TT's X_Trader and CQG Spreader. You can find webinars about both on futures.io (formerly BMT).

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If you are a serious spread trader, I know of only two real options - TT's X_Trader and CQG Spreader. You can find webinars about both on futures.io (formerly BMT).

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These are the only two platforms I know off... Although surprisingly ToS seems to offer one, sans a ladder.

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Thanks guys, I will check them out, I also found an site for spreads charting www scarrtrading com
You can not add any indicators here but there are the charts of the most used spreads also with historical data

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Finding info on spreads is hard.

I found Trading the Spread good. Good trader knows his stuff and good prices not a rip off 5k course like most sites! For 250 he offers training! Honest trader and even offers mentoring for a ridiculously low price.

I'm not a promoter or a vendor you can tell from all my posts just spreading the love


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In the last couple of days I registred and was testing this scarrtrading.com site, but it seems to not work properly So I think I have to really install a proper trading platform.

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There is an excellent tool here: seasonalgo.com & they offer a free demo for corn future & spreads. All you need for trading spreads with profits.

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For actual TESTING, nothing beats a Bloomberg. Especially in the fixed income.

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