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Trading Apprentice
Switzerland
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
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I am currently testing a Larry Williams strategy on NinjaTrader and using Interactive Brokers. For the past week, this has been completely frustrating and has not worked a full day without problems.

IB's TWS platform resets and kills the connection to NinjaTrader every night
I cannot use a Family Master account on NinjaTrader and then trade the strategy on different linked accounts
Interactive Brokers seems to have data issues (no tick data).

I understand I cannot really test TradeStation and see how it would work, but I am interested in considering a switch.

If I use TS as the broker, Data Provider and Trade platform, how much would I be looking at monthly in terms of
Fixed costs: Platform and Data for CME, NYmex and SP500 securities

Can I trade a purchased strategy on different TS accounts (IRA Account, Son's College savings account, my account) and have different size trades based on account size?

Besides the costs, what are the down sides of TS compared to NinjaTrader and IB as a broker?

Thanks!!

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Market Wizard
Hamburg Germany
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts, Tradestation, Multicharts.NET, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader
Broker/Data: DTN IQ
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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confusedxx,

it's probably best to discuss things with a TS sales rep directly. They usually have offers if you become a brokerage client. Maybe ask here https://futures.io/tradestation/30753-does-anyone-use-tradestation-sales-rep-they-would-recommend.html for a trusted rep.

As brokerage client you can get the platform for free, when you reach the minimum requirements in a month:

Futures: 10 round-turn futures or futures option contracts -or- 50 round-turn single stock

Equities: 5,000 shares

Equity & Index Options 50 contracts

or 100'000 $ account balance on last calendar day.

If you don't reach on of these the platform is $99.95/month for brokerage clients. The data fees are standard exchange fees: https://www.tradestation.com/pricing/software-and-data-pricing/market-data-pricing

Can't you use the IB gateway with Ninjatrader? This way the connection shouldn't be reset every night at least.

Another idea if you want to stay with IB could be to look into Multicharts. If I recall correctly IB offers a MC version for around 39$ per month if I recall correctly (or for free if you don't trade through it, which would be okay to test things). Then get a proper data feed and use that to generate the signals which you execute through IB (which can also be done via a Financial Advisor account for multiple accounts).

Regards,
ABCTG

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Trading Apprentice
Fort Myers, FL/usa
 
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Hi,
I have used TS for several years and find it does all of the things that I need. I agree talking with a rep is the best way to find out costs. I look at a platform that has good charting, ease of use, an array of useful indicators and strategies, and good fills and little slippage.

TS seems to do this for me.


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Trading Apprentice
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Do you find it easy to hit the minimum req for a free platform? A friend let me see his a while ago and I really enjoyed it and started saving. I would like to get my own acct to test but $100 is steep to try out. Do you know if they offer a trial basis? I mostly trade FDAX futures on a cfd forex broker but would like to make the switch. My other concern is the cfd can be a fraction of the full contract, likely because they keep it "in-house".

Thanks

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Market Wizard
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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Multicharts, Tradestation, Multicharts.NET, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader
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jason284454,

I would say the minimums are fairly easy to reach, especially if you are daytrading. As far as I recall they have promotions every once in a while where you can use the platform for free for some time as a new brokerage client.
You probably can find information about that on their website.

Regards,
ABCTG


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Do you find it easy to hit the minimum req for a free platform? A friend let me see his a while ago and I really enjoyed it and started saving. I would like to get my own acct to test but $100 is steep to try out. Do you know if they offer a trial basis? I mostly trade FDAX futures on a cfd forex broker but would like to make the switch. My other concern is the cfd can be a fraction of the full contract, likely because they keep it "in-house".

Thanks


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