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Software Review: TradeStation 9.0

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TradeStation 9.0

Web Site: www.tradestation.com

Operating System: Windows XP SP2 through Windows 7; 32- and 64-bit versions.

Processor: Minimum, Standard and Power User Requirements range from single 1.5 GHz CPU with 2GB RAM to Dual- and Quad-Core 2.5GHz and higher with 2-4GB RAM.

Internet Connectivity: Minimum 1.5Mbps; Standard 3Mbps; Power 6Mbps.

Price: Product pricing varies based on asset class and subscription type. A typical retail brokerage customer who maintains a funded account has a $99.95 per month service fee (waived with moderate monthly trading activity; e.g., equities — 5000 shares; stock and index options and futures — 50 contracts). Stock and futures traders who use the RadarScreen component to scan and order a collection of assets pay an additional $59.95 per month. Subscription customers who do not maintain an account balance pay higher monthly fees. See the TradeStation website.

Real-time market data prices are exchange and order book (e.g., Level I/II) specific. The customer configures data feeds via the TradeStation website. Delayed data is at no cost. Commissions are specific to the exchange and volume traded. There are no forex commissions (typically, transaction fees are derived from trade bid-ask spreads). See the TradeStation website.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 4

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