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Interactive Brokers

OptionNet Explorer (paid)

OptionVue (paid)

Trading Journals

Automated options backtesting

Manual options backtesting tools

Stock backtesting

Platform programming


Algorithmic trading




AutoHotKey (AHK)

Over time I will be building up some blog posts as well as a course for people just starting out with option trading.

So for now, here are some 3rd party free resources you can use in order to learn the basics.


Project Option






Graphics / video

  • SnagIt – best screen snapshot tool ($50; 30 day free trial)
  • Camtasia – best screencasting and video editing tool ($300; 30 day free trial)
  • FlashBack Express – free unlimited screencasting
  • CamStudio – free unlimited screencasting
  • FreeConferenceCall – free online meetings similar to WebEx or GoToMeeting
  • Epic Pen – screen drawing tool

If you have any suggestions for other useful links to add to the list, please send me a quick note using our contact form.

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