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ActiveTick is garbage! Too many clicks and this …

ActiveTick is garbage! Too many clicks and this …

When signing up for their demo account, you waste a tonne of time going through all this registration junk to test their software for a test or demo account. You don’t need to go through this awful mess with Interactive Brokers at all so you know who my next choice is. Even when you complete the registration, you are greeted with this useless message:

We appologize, but it seems we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our website.
Please try your request again, or email support@activetick.com for help.

It looks like it was created by Russians as that was a default language. They cannot even spell apologize correctly so no wonder of the negative reviews and this time wasting registration effort.  Multicharts is the same process aswell. Don’t bother!

I just checked my account which was created by despite the errors. Now I cannot even login into the platform software. Ugh. I gave up on options chain data until I can properly afford it via IQFeed.

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Interactive Brokers or ActiveTick for Options Chain Trading Data via Excel?

Interactive Brokers or ActiveTick for Options Chain Trading  Data via Excel?

It seems I am struggling to find a decent way to demo or test options chain for SPX or SPY. It does not appear to be as easy with XLQ for my Excel spreadsheet Matlab link methodology. Sort of frustrating if you ask me. The Google Options Chain Matlab script only works for equity options so it does not work for Index or ETFs with option chain data. So I may need to experiment with Interactive Brokers data feed instead as they will eventually become my broker ultimately considering the hassles I am running into with the various data provider options.

You can download the API client software from here: http://interactivebrokers.github.io/#

 UPDATE: For IB, you cannot retrieve SPX option chain data in demo mode so it needs to be signed up to a real trading account!

But alas, there is also ActiveTick aswell with a basic platform with Excel Add In option to provide the chain data I am after. This will definitely be an easier option instead of relying on the more complicated way through XLQ or Interactive Brokers at this present time. I am sort of apprehensive using ActiveTick with the recent reviews I saw but for $20 per month, I don’t think there is much to risk at this point.

For ActiveTick software: https://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/PlatformDownload.aspx

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ActiveTick looks ok here in this review

ActiveTick looks ok here in this review

Must be when they were new but I need to really test

http://technical.traders.com/free/v30c08367PRACTI.pdf

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ActiveTick looks like idiots in this review

ActiveTick looks like idiots in this review

This is something I would not feel comfortable with but for the money, it’s little risk but not to be used for live trading if you ask me

http://www.elitetrader.com/et/index.php?threads/activetick-vs-iqfeed-vs-ib-toftt.248841/page-2

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Options trading with ActiveTick only affordable options

Options trading with ActiveTick only  affordable options

As Yahoo Finance has changed their options chain data formatting with no programming support, it seems there is only  1 option I can see that is affordable. This is withe ActiveTick using their platform and Excel add in. You should be able to interface to the add in either via .NET or in my case using Matlab Build EX for Excel. The Active Tick is only $19 per month for non pro use. KNow of any other options?https://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/ActiveTickPlatformPricing.aspx

https://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/ActiveTickPlatformExcelAddIn.aspx

There is also a more expensive API option:

http://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/PersonalServicesDataAPIDownload.aspx

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Use ActiveTick to Options and stock data?

Use ActiveTick to Options and stock data?
You get all these for $50 /month so do I use Oanda as well select data.
 I can do all this for under $100/month as compared to IQFEED
$50 / month

http://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/PersonalServicesDataAPIDownload.aspx

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IQFeed still leads the choice for backtesting and real time market feed over Interactive Brokers ActiveTick and others

IQFeed still leads the choice for backtesting and real time market feed over Interactive Brokers ActiveTick  and others

IQFEED most bang for you buck

http://ofa.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/99-surveycomparison-data-feed-providers-kinetick-iqfeed-esignal/

I can verify this ?

Qfeed (True Historical Order Flow)

 

 

I’m watching the level-2 screen and the level-1 screen on IB and it never seems to match up with the quotes that I get out of IQFeed. IQFeed is definitely realtime, since I’m seeing the prices match up. It’s just that the sizes don’t match up. Which one is missing exchanges, or is one pulling in regional data that’s not the same?

 

http://www.elitetrader.com/et/index.php?threads/iqfeed-l1-quote-vs-ib-quotes.219521/

I still think IQFEED is the best for quality and historical. The APIs are really good depsite the extra little bit you pay for. The pro ones are 10x the price!

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You should see my course on this exact. Still the best that I now of!

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone ever use ActiveTick for stock market data for high speed automated trading? Looks affordable but…

Anyone ever use ActiveTick for stock market data for high speed automated trading? Looks affordable but…

No pure .NET API support but Windows C++ (is this good for Visual Studio or some lame Cygwin configuration). The COM Windows options would be a joke due to being too slow.

http://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/PersonalServicesDataAPIPricing.aspx

htThe pricing is quite affordable as compared to IQFeed with no $300 API developer annual fee.

https://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/CreateNewAccountStepProductList.aspx

https://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/CreateNewAccountStepProductList.aspx

Could be better than IQFeed but if anyone could le me know that would be appreciated.

Does not look popular with this kid of ranking:

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.activetick.com at

Global Rank

Global rank icon1,538,055

Does that mean no uses it anymore?  Compare to IQFeed at http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/iqfeed.net which seems to also be slipping. but is about 401K ranking.

 

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I tried the trial recently and compared with my verified data I use for testing; very very bad data in my opinion. I should have known better from the spelling errors on their web page.

 

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Quant opinion: Open Tick alternative is ActiveTick which is very affordable

Quant opinion: Open Tick alternative is ActiveTick which is very affordable

Someone commented below as an alternative to free OpenTick:

A good alternative for me was ActiveTick (they’re not affiliated with opentick,

I’ve double checked). They have C++ APIs for windows, linux, and mac osx, as

well as C# and Java. I must say their data stream is excellent, and is very low

latency (I measured 10ms for me, and I’m on the west coast).

http://www.activetick.com/activetick/contents/ActiveTickFeedOverview.aspx

It appears this is only twenty dollars a month. What? Here is the real pricing:

Maximum number of concurrently streaming symbols 500 2000 Unlimited

Monthly subscription fee $49.95/mo $89.95/mo $179.95/mo

Also included is:

Unlimited tick series queries Included Included Included

Unlimited bar series queries Included Included Included

Unlimited static quote queries Included Included Included

Unlimited static fundamental queries Included Included Included

Exchange licensing fees Included Included Included

U.S. equities and Forex exchanges Included Included Included

Unlimited usage of ActiveTick platform

As Borat once said, ‘Very nice!’ This could give all the other tick providers a run for their money.

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