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Trading Systems Development

Think you see a pattern in the market, and want to test it against history to see if its real? Here are a few places to try it out.


A web based platform for testing and buying systems. No programming needed. It has an intuitive drag and drop GUI which allows you to build detailed rule hierarchies.

Ninja Trader

The gold standard for systems traders. This stand alone module sells for $995, and has auto-execution features built into it. You can create various systems, and paper trade them on any number of brokers before letting the system go live on markets.

Trade Station

The best of both worlds - an intuitive coding and testing environment, on the platform of a broker. Lots of 3rd party service providers. Now that TD has absorbed ThinkorSwim, this space - one stop shopping for systems traders - has gone mainstream and will become much more competitive.