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Tradestation 9.5

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 Vendor: sentimentrader.com 
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For option analysis, option combination execution, and commissions, how would you compare Trade Station with Think Or Swim? Is one noticeably better or worse?

I prefer Thinkorswim for options analysis and execution. Commission are higher generally at TOS.

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World'sWorstTrader
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ericbrown View Post
I prefer Thinkorswim for options analysis and execution. Commission are higher generally at TOS.

Thanks for your response. Last year I used solely TOS for option trading, and commissions ate up 15% of my
gains. I did OK but did not like TOS commissions. And as a result my questions related to Trade Station.

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 Vendor: sentimentrader.com 
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Futures Experience: Advanced
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Thanks for your response. Last year I used solely TOS for option trading, and commissions ate up 15% of my
gains. I did OK but did not like TOS commissions. And as a result my questions related to Trade Station.

Welcome. I have an OK commission structure with TOS ($1.25 per contract) so it isn't too bad with them. The analysis capabilities and other functionality of the platform keeps me there.

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World'sWorstTrader
Knoxville Tennessee USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, CL, /6E futures options.
 
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Welcome. I have an OK commission structure with TOS ($1.25 per contract) so it isn't too bad with them. The analysis capabilities and other functionality of the platform keeps me there.

I did take a look at TradeStation, and their option analysis for equity options is very appealing. But their option analysis for
futures options which uses Futures + is abysmal. (If I am not mistaken.) Also there is a $99 inactivity fee.
So I would have to give TradeStation a thumbs down. Are there any other choices that are in the same league with TOS?
Thanks again.

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Market Wizard
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datahogg View Post
I did take a look at TradeStation, and their option analysis for equity options is very appealing. But their option analysis for
futures options which uses Futures + is abysmal. (If I am not mistaken.) Also there is a $99 inactivity fee.
So I would have to give TradeStation a thumbs down. Are there any other choices that are in the same league with TOS?
Thanks again.

You should not give them a thumbs down, because one of the better platforms out there.
the $99 dollar could be avoided by trading ONLY 10 round turns.
We carry trade station, and we could provide it for a few months without any charge if you want
to give it a try as far as execution.

Thanks,
Matt Z
Optimus Futures

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

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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World'sWorstTrader
Knoxville Tennessee USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, CL, /6E futures options.
 
Posts: 275 since Oct 2012
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mattz View Post
You should not give them a thumbs down, because one of the better platforms out there.
the $99 dollar could be avoided by trading ONLY 10 round turns.
We carry trade station, and we could provide it for a few months without any charge if you want
to give it a try as far as execution.

Thanks,
Matt Z
Optimus Futures

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

You are right. TradeStation is one of the better trading platforms, but not for futures options. Their futures options
analysis is on a scale of 1 to 10 a 1. Their equities option analysis appears to be very good.
Thanks.

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Tradestation is the best 'charting' platform out there in my opinion.

I tried and currently use several platforms, but when I want to analyze a stock and draw areas of support, resistance, trendlines, etc. nothing beats Tradestation. It's my platform of choice for stock or futures analyses. Also, like Ninja there is a great number of indicators available which is nice. It's also a good platform to test strategies (on stocks and larger time frames I would say), easy to code, many breadth indicators, etc. They also have some great research articles on custom indicators and strategies, which I just love and will provide you with a myriad of ideas.

For options, yeah... TOS is clearly unbeatable.

There is no perfect platform. It all depends on what you want to do. That's why I use NT, Market Delta, TS, TOS, etc. etc.

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Market Wizard
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datahogg View Post
You are right. TradeStation is one of the better trading platforms, but not for futures options. Their futures options
analysis is on a scale of 1 to 10 a 1. Their equities option analysis appears to be very good.
Thanks.

You can trade Options via CQG and a new platform called OptionsWorkshop: Option Workshop
We can hook it up via CQG,

Regards,
Matt Z
Optimus Futures

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

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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World'sWorstTrader
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
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Posts: 275 since Oct 2012
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mattz View Post
You can trade Options via CQG and a new platform called OptionsWorkshop: Option Workshop
We can hook it up via CQG,

Regards,
Matt Z
Optimus Futures

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

Is the Option Workshop a part of the CQG Integrated Client as shown on CQG.com ?
Can you share an email for questions?
Thanks.

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datahogg View Post
Is the Option Workshop a part of the CQG Integrated Client as shown on CQG.com ?
Can you share an email for questions?
Thanks.

I believe it is a software that operates outside of the CQG platform but uses the CQG data. If you PM me, I will share a contact there.

I think I will start a new thread for this software because this is a TS thread.

Thank you,
Matt Z
Optimus Futures
There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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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