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Why do you use TradeStation?

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San Francisco, California
Posts: 8 since Oct 2016
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Thanks for the feedback. I use both (Sierra for analysis, TS for trading/automation), but one TS strategy I have is tuned to fast turns in the market. Not quite HFT millisecond speed, but sensitive enough to possibly cause some excess slippage. By coincidence, I happened across a SC document just a few minutes ago on my PC and has good information about automation. I have a funny feeling I had my assistant put it together from their documentation. I am hoping to migrate over at some point in the future.


I am sure that the codes can be migrated to work with Sierra Chart. I would love to hear someone do it. I love Tradestation for its capabilities to automate and customize indicators. I have created, modified dozens of indicators that I use regularly for both stocks and futures.
After all these years of learning, I find it very easy to automate a trading strategy. I will continue to use Tradestation for these features and the slippages are just the price we pay.

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Slippage (out of the ordinary variety) often is because is trader is trying to do too much - with the symbol/market, trying to catch news related gyrations, micro timeframes or too complex a set of coding instructions. As well as maybe their workstation specs and/or internet connection are not up to the task.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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1) How long have you been using TradeStation?
1 year.

2) What are your favorite features of TradeStation?
easy to setup, good amount of indicators

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in TradeStation that you could not do without?
The matrix ladder.

4) Do you use TradeStation in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
Live only.

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does TradeStation help you with this?
Discretionary. I have access to all the charts, ladders and orderbooks I need.

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use TradeStation?
Very easy.

7) How do you rate TradeStation's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
Varying. I've have very polite calls but also had emails that were not replied to.

8) Do you believe TradeStation is competitively priced?
Terribly priced. To be clear I am talking about the pricing they offer to international clients. I opened an account with Tradesestation US to beat this only get lumped in to the high pricing for their UK operation. This is the reason I am moving to IB.

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for TradeStation?
Have never used it. I do like their webinars with guests.

If you are a US client excellent go-to. Internation clients better to go somewhere like IB.

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