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Old Jan 17, 2009, 9:19pm   #1
 
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best software for a mac?

hi all

i am using a mac and wondering what is the best software out there specifically for mac as i do not wish to run windows on my mac, if neccesary i will buy a seperate windows pc for trading
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 5:12pm   #2
 
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theoretically charting software for macs should be better than for windows, based on the macs superior video, and also the software should be more stable. but i don't know of any :O
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 3:13pm   #3
 
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Hi lawless23456

I looked a little back at software solutions for the Mac. I'm not sure what software you are after in particular, but for Technical Analysis I only found two solutions:

- ProTA: (ProTA: Mac OS X Stock Market Charting and Technical Analysis Software) I tried it out, and it's OK, but was not overly impressed. I'll admit I didn't do much in depth testing
- Pro Analyst: (Streaming Real Time Mac Software for Charting and Analysis of Stocks, Futures, Options) I was inmediately put off by their website. Anyone with a website that bad can't design proper software in my view

I'm still looking, but have decided to use software under Windows. I'm currently trying to decide between ninjatrader and amibroker. I don't have a Windows PC, but I do run Windows under Parallels, and have to say it works rather well. Did you consider this option instead of buying a PC? at the very least you could use it to compare the mac solutions vs those available for Windows

Sadly, it seems that market analysis software is primarily designed for Windows
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 3:30pm   #4
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Mac software

You might want to have a look at Investor/RT at: Investor/RT: The Trader's Ultimate Toolbox

It is designed specifically for the Mac although there is a Windows version as well.

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i am using a mac and wondering what is the best software out there specifically for mac as i do not wish to run windows on my mac, if neccesary i will buy a seperate windows pc for trading
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Old Mar 14, 2009, 9:40am   #5
 
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forgive me for being dense, Investor/RT for example is just analysis software, and you would have another package or site open to actually place trades?
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Old Mar 14, 2009, 12:26pm   #6
 
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forgive me for being dense, Investor/RT for example is just analysis software, and you would have another package or site open to actually place trades?
thats pretty much it... For eg for my futures trading i use Investor RT for charting (for which its pretty good) and use IB to place trades... IB's charting is mierde
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Old Mar 14, 2009, 2:46pm   #7
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I don't really like trading off the chart so use my futures broker's own trade platform. However, I believe there is the facility within Investor/RT to trade off the chart with certain brokers. You might want to double check their site to be sure or drop them a quick email.



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Old Mar 22, 2009, 9:31am   #8
 
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Best ? i have 2 options : thinkorswim ,interactivebrokers ,their software based on java ,and able to run on linux ,mac ,windows , and they are more professinal then other windows only software such as mt4 ,tradestation in my view
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