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Old Dec 2, 2005, 12:25am   #1
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TradeStation is now free if you make just 10 futures roundturns per month, it used to be 500.

It now seems a very cheap alternative for charting, programming and backtesting having decades of data available.

They have also reduced their commissions see: -

http://www.tradestation.com/popups/f...rkets/cbot.htm
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 8:15am   #2
 
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not quite free - you still have to pay the exchange fee's for data, but the $99 for the platform is waived if you do some trades
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 1:55pm   #3
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Also, they still have not got any EU price feeds, despite promising it for over 3 years.
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 11:59am   #4
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Tradestation still have not got any EU price feeds. It is possible to use add-on tools like hyperserver from hypertrader in order to get non-native datafeeds into TS2000i at least.

I'm not sure if hyperserver allows you connect non-native datafeeds into TS8.1, or how smooth such a setup would be. Does anyone know of any software that allows you to connect non-native datafeeds such as LSE to TS8.1, and if so, how smooth is the operation of this set-up? (this option is/would be more complicated and more expensive than running European datafeeds native to TS8.1 though)

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Old Dec 3, 2005, 12:56pm   #5
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TS8.1 accepts 3rd party data if you upgrade to Service Pack 1. I think it claims to do it on a real time basis but I haven't tried it personally. I have used it to look at daily data for various indices etc. and it is a reasonably flexible process to set up in terms of defining flexible file formats searching for and opening data files etc. I use Hquote to generate csv files from Yahoo and it took me about 30 minutes to set up the TS side of it.
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 1:04pm   #6
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TS8.1 accepts 3rd party data if you upgrade to Service Pack 1. I think it claims to do it on a real time basis but I haven't tried it personally. I have used it to look at daily data for various indices etc. and it is a reasonably flexible process to set up in terms of defining flexible file formats searching for and opening data files etc. I use Hquote to generate csv files from Yahoo and it took me about 30 minutes to set up the TS side of it.
Can you do it the other way round, ie can you convert data from TS8 into, say, Metastock files that can be read by other software?

Is there any way of feeding TS2000i with TS data via TS8 or otherwise?
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 1:08pm   #7
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Tradestation still have not got any EU price feeds. It is possible to use add-on tools like hyperserver from hypertrader in order to get non-native datafeeds into TS2000i at least.
Yes and it works well


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