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TickData.com is expensive for historical data

TickData.com is expensive for historical data

I still prefer my IQFeed for the price

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Who knew #birth delivery is so #expensive

Who knew delivery is so

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Why pay for expensive historical data when you have IQFeed?

Why pay for expensive historical data when you have IQFeed?

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http://www.livevol.com/stock-options-analysis-data

It is a very expensive option but you can save tonnes of money by generating your own or even real time with IQfeed and other tools to collect.

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Matlab is expensive but here are the pros

Matlab is expensive but here are the pros

This was for a comment of for the video below

its just too expensive

Think of this:

1. I know people some that spend thousands on programmers going nowhere but they could save tonnes if they do their own development

2. 90% of quant jobs are programming and Matlab is considered a standard in career

3. You never waste your time working on pathetic evolution of certain critical package updates breaking your R or Python environments. Ain’t your development wasting time worth a certain amount of money? Mine is as I can rapidly develop trading ideas in Matlab saving me wasted months on dumb bugs. I am living proof of that!

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Cannot afford expensive Matlab or Simulink? Open source solutions like Octave, Scilab, Scicos Python, or R

Cannot afford expensive Matlab or Simulink? Open source solutions like Octave, Scilab, Scicos Python, or R

 

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Here are some Matlab clones but don’t ask me on Matlab compatibility because I don’t know

 

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1104917

http://www.scicos.org/downloads.html

R and Python would be better options if you don’t need a Matlab clone.

As for R, meh. It can do the job but I played with it for 6 months. Python looks better now and is even as fast as Matlab with even giving C/C++ a run for its money. I have not played with Python but I will be watching it in coming months for general scripting.

 

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Is FPGA the smartest choice for ultra low frequency and being cheaper then expensive HFT software costs?

Is FPGA the smartest choice for ultra low frequency and being cheaper then expensive HFT software costs?

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Thank again to this user listed below

 

From the same previous Youtube user:

Apparently, the DINI Group was correct when they said that they had the cheapest product on the market.

In that paper, there are three specific mentioned cards that have 10GBE and have SFP+ (which is what is needed for hft):

Dini 10GBE FPGA cost $5000

Accelize XP4S230LP-20G cost: $7000
http://www.colfaxdirect.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=942&idcategory=0#details

advancedio V5022 cost?
Probably similar to accelize

5,000 for a single investment is not that bad, when you consider that software based solutions for HFT generally run at 5,000-10,000 a month.

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Don’t be fooled by those expensive servers for HPC HFT computing from Oracle Sparc or Cray Youtube video shows its the programming

Don’t be fooled by those expensive servers for high performance HFT computing from Oracle Sparc, Cray, etc. This Youtube video show its the programming

I just sent this to someone:
It seems you are wanting to spend money on some high end servers. My experience with CUDA is it can only be used for backtesting, not real time analysis trading. Also, these expensive servers are just that, expensive. The performance techniques  all done in your programming:

You will only get this performance in C++ or .NET, Java is quite limited to achieve this.
I use Matlab Simulink to generate code either into C, C++, or FPGA ready if need be. You don’t need to blow your budget on expensive hardware like you listed.
I am learning this from one of the best quants in London UK. I talk with him for many hours per week. He does not hold back on what he knows.
Hope this helps

 

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T4 Desktop is an expensive yawner as a trading platform. No good to lock in you with broker like Tradestation

T4 Desktop is an  expensive yawner as a trading platform. No good to lock in you with broker like Tradestation

$2500 with a montly fee on higher end package

This thing seems more like a toy for indie traders. There is .NET API support. This seems like Tradestation where you are also locked into a broker.  I have given up doing any further reviews as the price structure has already made me fall asleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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See how expensive FPGA is. Prices of ModelSim and Xilinx product is not cheap. Matlab prices not included

See how expensive FPGA is. Prices of ModelSim and Xilinx product is not cheap. Matlab prices not included

I don’t think this is final but could give you a ball park figure:

A couple years ago, Synplify Pro was about $20K (US dollars), ModelSim SE about $20K, HyperLynx GHz about $47K. The lighter versions were roughly a third of that.

Xilinx stuff: ISE Foundation about $3000. WebPACK is of course free. EDK about $500. System Generator for DSP about $1000.

Yearly support is usually an unpleasant fraction of the purchase price. If you discontinue support, you stop getting software updates, and may lose access to tech support.

I wish companies would list their product prices. No fun listening to a salesman for a half hour only to learn the price is in the stratosphere. Sometimes you can find prices in the “product announcement” or “product review” sections of engineering magazines.

http://www.edaboard.com/thread97771.html

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How to choose between expensive and free financial engineering software

Hi there,

What is financial engineering software? Is it a trading platform? Analytical tools? Or other supportive software including trading simulators of one kind or another?

(Answer: it’s all of the above!)

And here’s an even more pressing question: how much should you be paying for “the good stuff”?

Well, there are literally two major financial engineering software packages for analytical and research purposes.

1. One is Matlab, a commercial product which will cost you anywhere from several thousand dollars all the way up to several hundreds of thousands of dollars. This depends on your needs and configuration.

2. The other type of analytical research tool is called R. It’s an open source alternative to Matlab. Open source is of course free.

So what are you giving up by going the free route? Not a whole lot of functionality. There are many advanced R packages which are no different than Matlab toolboxes which enable you to quickly carry out advanced plotting, statistical and mathematical analysis.

Where open source software normally falls down is support and documentation.

And that’s what I’ve addressed with my QuantLabs.net membership service. I provide …

* An extensive set of tutorials including an algorithmic course which features over 70 models.

* Over 15 models with R sample source code (complete with video walk-throughs) to quickly understand the pure math of a model while viewing the source code running right in front of your eyes.

There’s no one else that I know of who provides this kind of teaching that will literally save you thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dollars in Matlab licensing fees.

–> Sign up for immediate access! <—

There’s a list of the entire membership benefits as well.

http://quantlabs.net/membership.htm

Good trading,
Bryan
Quantlabs.net Editor
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