Valid alternatives to IQFeed for real time market data for quant trading and research ? Kinetick, Ignite, Quandl and more

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2014)
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Valid alternatives to IQFeed for real time market data for quant trading and research ? Kinetick, Ignite, Quandl and more

One from another newsletter subscriber:


I had been looking at ignite but was ignoring the issue for the moment ..


And another with follow up from me?

why are u looking for a realtime data provider if you dont use his

> service?


> i am an IQfeed customer for years now and still think it is one of the

> most reliable services out there. besides that one of the only ones

> delivering unfiltered ticks.


> but u might try kinetick (


> … and as far as i know, Quandl does not offer realtime data (yet).


> keep up the good work and thanks for sharing some of your knowledge.


> regards

> peter


Thanks for letting me know your thoughts. I use IQFeed but on and off for 2 years but when you leave, they expect to be paid onthe last month of ‘use’. They have been pretty good under the circumstances.


What are your thoughts on Kinetick? Thoughts on pricing? HAve you seen the quality of data from Quandl?



Other thoughts;

just to tell you
to use Kintetick, you are limited
you cant use tick data when market is closed..
and that is the major difference with IQfeed and Kinetick.
everything else is same..


MORE On 7/7/14:

i have not used Kinetick for now as i am very happy with IQFeed.
As for Quandl I just downloaded some futures data and it seems the data is quite reliable.  I would say a nice alternative to Bloomberg but for free 🙂



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