Who here is Canadian? I'm in

    Posted by rojoch on 6th of Feb 2020 at 01:52 pm

    Who here is Canadian?

    I'm in Canada with registered accounts (RRSP, RESP, TFSA) and really want to use something like TradeStation, but they only offer it outside the US as a $250/month charting-only package (i.e. can't execute trades).

    I want to be able to:

    1. backtest algorithms against multi-year data
    2. (some day) semi-automate the trades (rather than manually copying info from one screen to the other)
    3. automatically log my buys, sells in one place so I can track Profit Factor, win percentage, etc

    My registered accounts (RRSP, RESP, TFSA) are currently at Scotia iTrade but I'm finding their interface clunky and they don't appear to have an API that would allow me to use a different front-end to execute trades.  As a compromise, I'm using TC2000 for its charting and then manually entering trades when my algorithms trigger.

    I'd really prefer a better platform though....

    Anybody here have a good setup for trading within Canadian accounts??


    Careful with the tfsa trades,

    Posted by highroller on 6th of Feb 2020 at 07:03 pm

    Careful with the tfsa trades, cra will say that you have an unfair advantage to the regular Joe and thus tax it all 100 % .  



    So the gov't allows us

    Posted by rollerblader on 6th of Feb 2020 at 10:33 pm

    So the gov't allows us to put money in a TFSA for what? To earn a lousy  2% in a GIC or something. Yet if you now make some money they want it. So what happens if you have losses are they going to rebate it??

    you might want to re

    Posted by matt on 6th of Feb 2020 at 02:58 pm

    you might want to re post that in after hrs or on the weekend when it's not buried by market posts


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