I have cancelled my Tradestation subscription.
Starting July 1st I won't be available on the Tradestation forums nor I will be able to help you with EasyLanguage programming.
It was a tough decision for me given the fact that I have already done so much work in TS and EasyLanguage. But I've taken the hard first step by cancelling my Tradestation subscription and I feel much better now.
[align=center]"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers."
- Brian Tracy[/align]
I am going to switch to NeoTicker - a platform that is far superior to Tradestation in many aspects:
- unlike Tradestation, NeoTicker supports forex trade automation
- unlike Tradestation, NeoTicker development team reacts quickly to their clients needs (have a look at this:
- just 21 days from the initial complaint to a fix release!).
- as opposed to Tradestation, I may choose freely my own broker (or brokers!) to connect to with NeoTicker
Tradestation has changed its business model, which is perfectly legal. They no longer strive to offer the best trading/development platform in the world, but rather to earn big bucks on brokerage services.
This message is clear and I don't blame them for this core business shift.
At the same time, I want the best development environment and trading platform available, so I'm not in sync with this new direction of Tradestation Securities!
[align=center]"Unless we change our direction, we are most likely to end up where we are headed."
- Chinese proverb[/align]
And honestly, I don't want to end up where Tradestation platform is currently headed (nowhere).
Anyway, I will be happy to help you with your projects, ideas and strategies in NeoTicker! One may even choose out of several programming languages to use with NT. As far as Avery told me, Avery's indicators are in the process of being converted to NeoTicker by aspTrader.
Also, some prominent TS users I know of are seriously conflicted because they are clear that their work is centered in a stagnant platform and they realize they have to do something sooner of later.
This also means I will not use Grail genetic optimizer for Tradestation more (GGO), so my GGO license is for sale - if you are interested, contact me. Wouter of GGO agrees with this transfer. I will be using the new Grid optimizer in NeoTicker instead.
I know I have done the right thing, although it will take some work now.
One more quote:
[align=center]"Control your destiny or somebody else will."
- Jack Welch[/align]
I am in a firm control of my destiny now.