2022 Ballot header

Check off your favorite products or services, marking your first, second, and third choices in each category listed below. (That is, you can check off — or write in — up to 3 products or services per category). You are not required to submit votes for every category.

Ballot Layout

Real-Time / Delayed Data (Continuous Feed) Page 1
End-of-Day Data (Download On Demand)
Stock Brokerages
Futures Brokerages
Forex Brokerages
Institutional Platforms Page 2
Professional Platforms
Online Analytical Platforms
Mobile Trading App
Standalone Analytical Software, $$$
Standalone Analytical Software, $$ Page 3
Standalone Analytical Software, $
Software Plug-Ins
Artificial Intelligence Software (Expert, Neural)
Portfolio Management
Options Analysis Software Page 4
Futures Trading Systems
Options Trading Systems
Stock Trading Systems
Trading Centers, Schools, Training
Technical Analysis Websites Page 5
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Real-Time / Delayed Data (Continuous Feed)

This category includes data services that provide a continuous stream of pricing data, whether the transmission is instantaneous or delayed for 15 to 30 minutes.
Product Name (Company)Place
ActiveTick Platform (ActiveTick LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
Bloomberg Professional Service (Bloomberg) 1st 2nd 3rd
CQG Integrated Client (CQG, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
DTN.IQ (DTN) 1st 2nd 3rd
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company) 1st 2nd 3rd
EZE Software (EZE Software Group) 1st 2nd 3rd
Genesis Financial Data (Genesis Financial Technologies) 1st 2nd 3rd
Kinetick (NinjaTrader Group, LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
MetaStock XENITH (MetaStock) 1st 2nd 3rd
NASDAQ Quotes (NASDAQ) 1st 2nd 3rd
QuoteStream (QuoteMedia) 1st 2nd 3rd
RealTimeData.com (RealTimeData.com) 1st 2nd 3rd
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Thomson Reuters Eikon (Thomson Reuters) 1st 2nd 3rd
Trade The News (Trade The News) 1st 2nd 3rd
TradeStation (TradeStation) 1st 2nd 3rd
Write-in: 1st 2nd 3rd

End-of-Day Data (Download On Demand)

In this category, we included data services for which the user initiates the download of data to the user's computer, even if the data is 15-30 minutes old.
Product Name (Company)Place
DataLink (MetaStock) 1st 2nd 3rd
DTN.IQ (DTN) 1st 2nd 3rd
EODData (EODData) 1st 2nd 3rd
eSignal (eSignal, an Interactive Data company) 1st 2nd 3rd
FT Cloud (Investors FastTrack) 1st 2nd 3rd
Genesis Financial Data (Genesis Financial Technologies) 1st 2nd 3rd
IDX Database (Pinnacle Data Corp.) 1st 2nd 3rd
InvestorLink (Marketsource Online) 1st 2nd 3rd
Morningstar Daily Data (Morningstar) 1st 2nd 3rd
My Barchart (Barchart) 1st 2nd 3rd
Norgate Data (Norgate Data) 1st 2nd 3rd
NYSE Euronext Data Historical (NYSE Euronext) 1st 2nd 3rd
OmniData Real Time and End-of-Day Data (Nirvana Systems, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
QuoteVue Data Service (OptionVue Systems International Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
RealTimeData.com (RealTimeData.com) 1st 2nd 3rd
TC2000 (Worden Brothers, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Tick Data (Tick Data, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Unfair Advantage (UA) (Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI)) 1st 2nd 3rd
Yahoo! Finance (Yahoo! Finance) 1st 2nd 3rd
Write-in: 1st 2nd 3rd

Stock Brokerages

Some stock brokerages have been around since the turn of the last century and have names entrenched in Wall Street; others are products of the modern era or even of various mergers that have taken place over the years. This category includes both full-service and discount stock brokerages.
Product Name (Company)Place
Ally Invest (Ally) 1st 2nd 3rd
Charles Schwab (Charles Schwab) 1st 2nd 3rd
Ditto Trade (Ditto Trade) 1st 2nd 3rd
E*Trade (E*TRADE Group, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Fidelity Brokerage (Fidelity Investments) 1st 2nd 3rd
Hold Brothers (Hold Brothers) 1st 2nd 3rd
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers) 1st 2nd 3rd
Investrade Discount Securities (Investrade Discount Securities) 1st 2nd 3rd
Lightspeed Trading (Lightspeed Financial Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Merrill Edge (Merrill Edge - A Bank of America Company) 1st 2nd 3rd
optionsXpress (optionsXpress) 1st 2nd 3rd
Robbins Trading Company (Robbins Trading Company) 1st 2nd 3rd
Robinhood (Robinhood) 1st 2nd 3rd
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank) 1st 2nd 3rd
tastyworks (tastyworks) 1st 2nd 3rd
TC2000 Brokerage (TC2000 Brokerage, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
thinkorswim (thinkorswim, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
TradeStation (TradeStation) 1st 2nd 3rd
Write-in: 1st 2nd 3rd

Futures Brokerages

Traders who employ technical analysis are often short-term traders, and futures trading is often part of their repertoire. The choice of futures broker can sometimes make the difference between a good and bad fill.
Product Name (Company)Place
Advantage Futures (Advantage Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
ALTAVEST Worldwide Trading, Inc. (ALTAVEST Worldwide Trading, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
AMP Global Clearing (AMP Global Clearing LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
ApexFutures.com (ApexFutures.com) 1st 2nd 3rd
Blue Futures (Blue Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
Crown Futures Corporation (Crown Futures Corporation) 1st 2nd 3rd
Dorman Trading (Dorman Trading) 1st 2nd 3rd
DT Futures (Direct Trade Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
Efutures (Efutures.com) 1st 2nd 3rd
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
GFF Brokers (Global Futures & Forex, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Infinity Futures (Infinity Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers) 1st 2nd 3rd
NinjaTrader Brokerage (NinjaTrader Group, LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
Open E Cry (Open E Cry, LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
optionsXpress (optionsXpress) 1st 2nd 3rd
PTI Securities & Futures L.P. (PTI Securities & Futures L.P.) 1st 2nd 3rd
RJO Futures (RJO Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
Robbins Trading Company (Robbins Trading Company) 1st 2nd 3rd
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank) 1st 2nd 3rd
Smart Futures (Smart Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Trader's Edge (Trader's Edge) 1st 2nd 3rd
TradeStation (TradeStation) 1st 2nd 3rd
Wisdom Financial (Wisdom Financial Inc) 1st 2nd 3rd
Zaner Group (Zaner Group) 1st 2nd 3rd
Write-in: 1st 2nd 3rd

Forex Brokerages

Product Name (Company)Place
Ally Invest (Ally) 1st 2nd 3rd
Alpari (Alpari US) 1st 2nd 3rd
AvaTrade (AvaTrade) 1st 2nd 3rd
CMS Forex (Capital Market Services LLC (CMS Forex)) 1st 2nd 3rd
Dukascopy (Dukascopy (Suisse) SA) 1st 2nd 3rd
E*Trade (E*TRADE Group, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Easy Markets (Easy Markets) 1st 2nd 3rd
Farr Financial Inc. (Farr Financial Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
FCStone (INTL FCStone Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
FOREX.com (FOREX.com) 1st 2nd 3rd
FXCM (Forex Capital Markets LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
FXDD.com (FXDD) 1st 2nd 3rd
GFF Brokers (Global Futures & Forex, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Henyep Capital Markets (Henyep Capital Markets) 1st 2nd 3rd
Interactive Brokers (Interactive Brokers) 1st 2nd 3rd
Lightspeed Trading (Lightspeed Financial Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
NinjaTrader Brokerage (NinjaTrader Group, LLC) 1st 2nd 3rd
OANDA (OANDA) 1st 2nd 3rd
optionsXpress (optionsXpress) 1st 2nd 3rd
RJO Futures (RJO Futures) 1st 2nd 3rd
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank) 1st 2nd 3rd
Swissquote (Swissquote) 1st 2nd 3rd
TD AMERITRADE (TD AMERITRADE, Inc.) 1st 2nd 3rd
ThinkMarkets (ThinkMarkets) 1st 2nd 3rd
TradeStation (TradeStation) 1st 2nd 3rd
TradeView Forex (TradeView Ltd.) 1st 2nd 3rd
Zaner Group (Zaner Group) 1st 2nd 3rd
Write-in: 1st 2nd 3rd