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Thanks, I found it. It's called BookTrader. Unfortunately it looks quite outdated and I'm not sure that'd work for me!

What I really like about IB (Interactive Brokers) is that it's a very large and established broker vs some of these others mentioned on the forum that are privately held. I will take MC, NT for a demo this week. Any others I should consider?

Appreciate the insights.

With NT, MC, and Sierra, you will cover about 80% of the prevalent systems.
All three have IB connectors.

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With NT, MC, and Sierra, you will cover about 80% of the prevalent systems.
All three have IB connectors.

Great, thanks for the info! My next question which I haven't yet found an answer is if I can use "better" data source with these platforms than IB's? Something to the like of Rithmic?

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Great, thanks for the info! My next question which I haven't yet found an answer is if I can use "better" data source with these platforms than IB's? Something to the like of Rithmic?

Yes, you can tie Rithmic to these platforms.
Also, you can tie your Rithmic feed to MC and SC to one account.

Hope this helps.

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Matt
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Yes, you can tie Rithmic to these platforms.
Also, you can tie your Rithmic feed to MC and SC to one account.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Matt
Optimus Futures

There is a risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Great, where do I go about purchasing the Rithmic feed to use with MC/SC/etc?

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Great, where do I go about purchasing the Rithmic feed to use with MC/SC/etc?

The Rithmic data feed is not for purchase. It is only provided with a live account.

Matt
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Great, thanks for the info! My next question which I haven't yet found an answer is if I can use "better" data source with these platforms than IB's? Something to the like of Rithmic?

Depending on what data you are looking for, you could give e.g. Kinetick (NT), DTN in general (IQFeed), eSignal or CQG a try.
Most of these vendors are discussed in detail here on FIO, some also linked directly - e.g. on the homepage.

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