I contacted Fat Tails and asked his permission to contact Sierra about calculating the SD bands, because I saw his as superior, and he granted me permission to do so. The great thing is that Sierra actually fixed the problem, which is quite in contrast to other experiences I have had with NT, as cited earlier, as they choose to not fix problems in 3+ years time.
You are putting words in my mouth, none of which are accurate. I said nothing negative about a forum and mentioned nothing about "standards." futures.io (formerly BMT) is the best forum online IMO, period, and I have said so many times. I will spell out the point yet again: NT is free for sim-only trading, hence, it is used by a lot of people and is popular. So, it should come as no surprise that it ranks as most popular on a public forum poll. futures.io (formerly BMT) users also voted Zen-Fire as the best data feed, ahead of CQG and IQFeed, and Rithmic did not make the list. How that happened I have no idea, but I will certainly not get Zen-Fire instead of Rithmic, just because it came first in a futures.io (formerly BMT) poll.
Some brokers (like Velocity) subsidize and offer package 3 for free, or package 5 at a discount. However, there are limitations in this versus a direct account, which is why I pay for a direct account. So, a broker will pay for it to some degree. But, in Ninja you don't have to have a broker, you can use it for free forever, which explains why so many people are using it.
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I was done with this thread but feel compelled to answer your question, as it sounds a bit like you may be questioning the ethics of those who are posting in favor of SC (as if we receive some benefit from relating our experiences with various products). To be clear: I have no interest in Sierra other than that I'm a user, and I pay full price just like everybody else. It is not SC's style to self-promote anyway (in fact, in contrast to many companies, I have never actually seen them advertise on forums although they might); it's a fantastic product, and their users tend to like it a lot and so when someone like the original poster of the thread asks for opinions, they are happy to relate their experience with the product.
It's kind of funny, I dug up this old post where I said this about 2.5 years ago:
In the next 18 months they made fantastic progress on the program as a whole and the DOM became better from when I first trialed it, so I made the switch. I thought SC's support staff was a bit rude at first and so I was hesitant to do business with them, but I am ultimately going to use the best product. So even if I did not like the support staff's directness, I respected the product and saw that it was clearly the work of professional software developers who prioritized speed, reliability, and somehow managed to keep it feature-rich, extremely customizable, while at the same time not sacrificing speed or stability.
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it all depends on what you need to trade, what indicators are and what they reveal
you should do a test in a normal session, the speed of the platform, convenience, etc.
my choice for today NT, as I understand the platform and it gives me pleasure in work, even despite the fact that sometimes I see excessive memory consumption
* If investing gets too difficult for a seventh grader to understand, the system is needlessly complex
* Markets produce an enormous volume of information, much of which is redundant
* In every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former
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