Does anyone use a Tradestation sales rep that they would recommend?
I want to evaluate Tradestation as my next platform, specifically for trading options. Before I blindly pick one, did anyone have specific sales rep that they found easy to work with. I want to make sure I get someone who will be willing to earn my business (ie, negotiate a great commission structure).
I am not sure if TS is outdated, but I have been using NT for only 3 weeks now and have only PROBLEMS. It still is not working for me.
Larry Williams mechancial trading stratgies rentable on the TS App store, do not run in back testing properly on NT, even after he ported them to NT, as NT handles historic data differently. You do not know on a daily chart what was the open and the close, only the high and the low. - so you do not know if you would be stopped out or not.
The connection to IB does not support master accounts (Friends and Family accounts) or allow trades to be split automatically to different accounts - that has to be done in IB's TWS platform - hence no automatic trading for me from NT.
Getting charts to update automatically and setting the right templates has been a 3 day nightmare resulting in a forum post going back and forth over and over. It is just not so simple to setup your chart like I found on the different MetaTrader forex platforms. I do not know if TS is also so cumbersome??
IB resets the servers every night and as a result, NT breaks the connection and cannot automatically restore the connection. So while I sleep, I miss the end of trading day in US and the trades are not placed
In general the support from NT is good but rather passive. I understand from a few TS calls that if I have troubles, I can have an online desktop sharing support session with the TS support leaders.
TS is the best platform out there - period. I wouldnt move to any other platform even if I got paid for doing it. And I have used 5 other platforms from 1-6 months including MarketDelta and I would still prefer TradeStation. I should add that I am a programmer and some of my code cannot be replicated in any other platform. This is one of the reasons I am married to TS. I havent had a data hiccup with TS in the last 4 years. I am not sure who would call this outdated. Its as dated as it can be IMO.
Why not just post the info, I don't understand why it can't be public. If there is any kind of referral thing going on, we do not allow it - so please confirm.
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