Good alternatives to esignal

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Old Sep 22, 2004, 10:41pm   #1
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Question Good alternatives to esignal

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I would have posted this one in the software forum, but there is no esignal subforum - which is a bit of a surprise - as I have always considered esignal to be one of the main charting software providers.

I like esignal for the affordable price, reliability, customer support, the wide range of datafeeds/markets that it caters for, and EFS - esignal formula script - for being able to design and implement mechanical strategies.

I would like to know the names of the alternatives to esignal - with a similar subscription cost, and the ability to custom build and implement strateges. Also, if you are aware, how they compare to esignal for reliability and technical support.

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Old Sep 22, 2004, 10:48pm   #2
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I would like to know the names of the alternatives to esignal - with a similar subscription cost, and the ability to custom build and implement strateges. Also, if you are aware, how they compare to esignal for reliability and technical support. Many many thanks
jtrader.
This doesn't really answer your question at all, but I used to use eSignal and don't any more. I've switched to a thing called ProRealTime from www.prorealtime.com. At the moment, I'm still on the week's free trial of real-time service, and I'll certainly be subscribing when the week's up (or rather when I get back from holiday which will be a week or so later). It seems to me to contain exactly the same at a much lower price. They have also been a pleasure to deal with (so far, anyway ... very limited experience, I grant you, but if you don't know them, take a look at their website). There's a thing called the "programmable version" of the "workstation" which might interest you.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:04pm   #3
 
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are you still using prorealtime ? If so are you trading forex ? Interested in your opinions

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:18pm   #4
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are you still using prorealtime ? If so are you trading forex ? Interested in your opinions

Jeremy
Yes, I'm still using ProRealTime. I hardly trade forex at all (but I admit to one small cable trade this morning!). I'm happy with it, especially the price. Ask away, if there's anything specific. You're welcome to send PM, if you wish.

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:30pm   #5
 
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I am a beginning paper trader and I'm just starting to get information from different brokers about the platforms they available, comissions, spreads, etc...

One broker I talked to offers esignal and described it as comparable to tradestation. I've looked at the tradestation demo and this does not seem likely to me. One big difference I see immediately is market share - (and hence forum support and script sharing in the user community). The fact that esignal does not have its own forum on this BB is a warning flag to me....

Perhaps Esignal is used more by professionals who already are familiar with it's concepts and script language and who don't have time to gab on BB's....

Any remarks?
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:53pm   #6
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Would I be correct in assuming they do not cover the FTSE 100 index Liffe Future exchange, at least I cannot find it. The prices are much lower than Esignal but unfortunately I require Liffe data the FTSE cash chart is not suitable for my day trading as it tends to be behind so better for positional day trading but I am working on a momentum style at present for covering the market over the 1st few hours rather than the day.

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 5:55pm   #7
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Would I be correct in assuming they do not cover the FTSE 100 index Liffe Future exchange
Hi Kevin; yes, I believe that's right. I "gave up" the FTSE. This was the price I paid to switch from eSignal to ProRealTime. My own guess was that this probably accounted in part for the enormous price-difference. (Maybe the feed from Liffe exchange is far more expensive than others, or something?). I decided I could live without it. Obviously this won't suit everyone, though.
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