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Where to Start?

I'm a programmer trying to figure out what platform(s) to use.

I have many years of programming experience but no trading experience.
My business partner is a very experienced trader with little technical (read computer) knowledge.

We are trading intra day equities in multiple accounts. We don't want to implement automated trading but need to manually initiate a trade that will be applied to a dozen or more accounts. Having the trading client software open for each account is not feasible.

We want to be able to work with deep discount brokers including: TradeKing, Just2Trade, and SoGo

What platform will accomodate these requirements? How do they interface with the brokers?

Thanks.

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assuming you are not a CTA, given your questions... I would say that you should look at IBKR and use their "Friends & Family" account which will allow you to "manage" and distribute trades across up to 15 accounts without registration... you have one single account open and the trades are distributed based on a number of different criteria..

http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/p.php?f=advisorWrapFees&p=overview-default

I dont know of any other broker/fcm that wont require you to be registered otherwise... but as an FYI, regulation is less than 15 accounts under management require no registration..


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I'm a programmer trying to figure out what platform(s) to use.

I have many years of programming experience but no trading experience.
My business partner is a very experienced trader with little technical (read computer) knowledge.

We are trading intra day equities in multiple accounts. We don't want to implement automated trading but need to manually initiate a trade that will be applied to a dozen or more accounts. Having the trading client software open for each account is not feasible.

We want to be able to work with deep discount brokers including: TradeKing, Just2Trade, and SoGo

What platform will accomodate these requirements? How do they interface with the brokers?

Thanks.


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 Vendor: www.integrity-traders.com 
East Rochester, NY
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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The same is possible through AMP and Mirus, I believe up to 15 accounts.

Dan

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 Vendor: www.optimusfutures.com 
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Variety
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, LLC
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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I have a question before I give you further details:
Is this only for you and your partner or you plan to bring additional money from additional parties?

PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
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