For automated trading systems aka ATS, you cannot use Excel for trading execution so use CSharp and DotNet
From another newsletter subscriber:
My 2 cents –
I am under the impression that you are set out to develop ATS that can withstand time tests. I don’t think one can develop reliable trade strategies using excel.
ATS by itself is complicated. I expect ATS to sit in middle layer between HFTs and day traders or retail trades. In essence, I expect ATS to be not smarter than
HFTs, but definitely it can incorporate day/swing trading strategies to deliver better results than day/swing Traders. That means, ATS has to filter out triggers based
on well-known indicators and strategies used by smart day traders & swing Traders. At least, that’s my goal. I posted this last night and today was break down in
market. ATS should be able to handle such break downs.
–> I am aware Excel is not to be used for execution. This is for monitoring purposes only.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!