I am looking to start trading the SPI200 futures index and SP500 emini futures index and possibly others, in the next 6 months. I have a background in TA in stock trading and I am currently doing simulated trading on a couple of platforms and looked at others and it seems each has thier plusses and minusses. Ideally what I want is a platform/broker combination that gives me:
*no spread trading - ie I prefer to pay a commission rather than have a spread between buy and sell price.
*Visual - ie on the bar chart - record of trade entry, exit and stop positions of open trades
*clear record of executed trades for later analysis
*good drawing function
*wide indicator rang including the basics of Vol and OBV
*trailing stop function
*profit target function
*user friendly account/financial position details
*trades executed from the chart or chart visible when executing trade
At this point Ninjatrader seems to meet the most of my criteria..but not all, at least on the demo version. Another I really liked was GCI but it didnt provide for vol or OBV and traded the SPI with a 5 point spread.
Any information greatly appreciated!
God knows how I ended up with that username (something about registering at 3am I guess) but I guess it will do for now. If anyone wanted to PM me that would be fine if you didnt want system details on the forum..cheers