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Postby eudamonia » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:23 pm

Darrad,

Unfortunately for now it is the truthful answer. Full automation with TradeStation is indeed possible through the use of TradeBullet or other 3rd party API's, however, due to TradeStation's inherent flaws (i.e. data drops and other problems) and TradeBullet's imperfect interface with TradeStation, there are many bugs.

If you are using automation that can deal with dropped signals, data etc then it might be O.K. If you need to autotrade a scalping system - forget it.

Anyone else want to chime in on this?

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Postby michal.kreslik » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:02 pm

Ed is right. The more longterm the system, the lower the requirements for order calculation and precision.


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Postby aspTrader » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:44 pm

A reliable and worthy configuration IMO...

- CME Futures Contracts on the Cash Forex (what good is the increased leverage of forex if you can't rely on the feed and have to continually struggle with indicator calculation and other issues?)

- NeoTicker

- eSignal (for historical data and to supplement real time)

- Ninja Trader (for real time and connection to brokers)

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