IQFeed is your most affordable way to build back testing historical data or need real time market tick data

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IQFeed is your most affordable way to build back testing historical data or need real time market tick data
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Hello Brian,
sorry for the delay, many thanks for your response, it helps clarify things, i managed to get some more information, perhaps it can be useful to you if you start working with options:
1) black scholes is intended for European options only with dividends 
2) Binomial trees are used to price American options usually
3) analytic engines can be used to price options with dividends
After careful consideration i realised you were right about the market side which would be too much work to simulate, is there any free (or cheap) market data i can receive in real time which i can use to simulate buying / selling? 
many thanks
That is an easy one. Use IQFeed which is my source. That is most affordable for real time data.
NOTE I now post my TRADING ALERTS into my personal FACEBOOK ACCOUNT and TWITTER. Don't worry as I don't post stupid cat videos or what I eat!
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