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Old May 26, 2009, 9:05am   #131
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If it's just news you're after, I'd rather pay for a news service subscription meself. DJN or similar, for a fraction of the price.
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Old May 26, 2009, 9:25am   #132
 
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They're both good in their own ways, it's just that the very large majority of people with BB that I know use it to message each other about what they reckon brain tastes like, and not much else. Most of them don't even know how to input basic commands; it has a ridiculous amount of features and information, most of which people will never use. That's why I think it's all well and good if you're not paying for the terminal, but if you have to factor it into your personal costs, it becomes much less attractive.
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Old May 26, 2009, 9:45am   #133
 
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Old May 26, 2009, 10:05am   #134
 
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If it's just news you're after, I'd rather pay for a news service subscription meself. DJN or similar, for a fraction of the price.
yes i have looked at and tried alternatives but the beauty of the reuters terminal is the way you can organise data in a well presented structure. i have tabs for many different things and on each tab i can split the page up as i wish to adding any component i need. yes the cost is a heck of a lot more but the end result is clear picture of whats going on and $$ making descisions. i attached some screenshots showing my point
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Old May 26, 2009, 9:11pm   #135
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ukdaytrader started this thread OK being trying to get a free trial for Alpha | alpha - I just cant swallow a 12 - 24 month subscription with Reuters and Bloomberg until I can prove my strategy over a longer period.

These guys however don't seem to want any business, emailed sales guy, gave me the wrong link, gave me another link which turned out to be the same download, then put me over to support. This has been going on for the last 3 days still can't get access. No response to emails - at least not constructive.

Quite a contrast to the professionals of Reuters and Bloomberg !

Poor service, particularly on the sales side, they seem to feel that you are wasting their time unnecessarily, you wonder what the product support is going to be like going forwards.

The funny thing is - how difficult can it be to get a user name and password so someone can trial the system ?

I would have just bought it for £100 a month cant go wrong......anyone else got any other alternatives ?
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Old May 26, 2009, 9:17pm   #136
 
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Have you had a look at proquote, don't know if it'll be what you want but mine was £1200 a year.
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Old May 27, 2009, 11:06pm   #137
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ukdaytrader started this thread ok got the alpha password today went into my junk mail.

It looks quite good but also relatively complex to use. I think it will take me a week to understand how to use it.

The trial also does not provide real data which is a bit of a headache. Not even sure if it is streaming either so difficult to understand how this will work in reality.
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Old May 27, 2009, 11:30pm   #138
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If you need Reuters or BBG to make your trade decisions, then you will have it anyway, wont you?!?! These tools are useful if and only if you are a) responsible for picking up a phone and sound like you know your sh!t; b) trading OPM; c) doing well enough to spunk the cash on a plaything.

If you are still trying to "prove your strategy over a longer period" then you fall into d)...
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Old May 27, 2009, 11:35pm   #139
 
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Classic.
lets hope this pin works out and pulls the 30yr up with it, sold puts a few days ago taken an utter kicking (not in the money tho)
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You sold puts on the 30yr!?!?!?!?!?!!!?

You're ****ED
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