Rated 5 out of 5 by Ben Great Platform
All the 1 star reviews about perfomance issues please check you system specs before bashing the platform. If your having lag issues on volume spike like market open or close make sure you have the RECOMMEND processor and RAM. The 10.X version requires significantly more power than the older 9.6 version.
That being said. The new version is great. Finally have options summary, trading from chart. Adjust gain/loss for wash sales. Back testing, albeit only on covered calls but its improving.
Charts are good, though the indicators take a lot of screen space which can be a slight annoyance.
Ability to customize layout and have 20 windows.
I love this platform and while it does require a faster computer (but what doesn't these days) it is far better than 9.6
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scrapiron Bucksnort
I like ATP. The quotes are really great, and I have a chart displayed at the same time so I can go beyond just seeing what the stock is doing but am able to see the big picture, I'm a scholar of Japanese Candlestick Charting. I go in at the opening and review Fidelity % gainers and prospects I've picked up from other websites, maybe 7 or 8 stocks. It's comprehensive, everything you want to know is there for you.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tommyboy46 It's GREAT !!
I use ATP every day. I monitor the market and my stock portfolio in relation to the markets. I use many of the features the site has to offer, like, charting, research, and trading. In the charting function, I play around with length of time, moving average indicators, bollinger bands, and RSI, just to name a few. There is still so much more for me to learn about the site and I am looking forward to further exploring.
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hblack3 Excellent product
I have used Bloomberg since inception (I actually used Quotron before that but don't tell anybody). I moved to an Investment Adviser role in the last 6 mos and do not have access to BB anymore. I didn't think I could live without it until I tried Active Trader Pro. Your product is excellent. I speak w/ you desk about 2X a week with suggestions. For me the areas to improve which would be most helpful to me would be in portfolio analytics ex. ability to do monthly "marks" and return analysis based on those, incorporating dividends into returns, basic asset allocation pie charts etc.. Otherwise you are on a super track and I especially like the responsiveness of your help desk. The men and woman there are great.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spider Tom Outstanding trading platform
I have been using ATP since it was first introduced and every upgrade has far exceeded my expectations. The present version allows easy trading of some complicated trades and options.
I love Trade Armor!!!!!. Instead of having to enter two orders for OCO to protect your down side and still allowing some upside.
Technical response has always been excellent.
Thanks Fidelity ATP.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArizonaAl Easy access to tools
ATP provides easy access to the outstanding array of Fidelity analysis tools, external reports, and current market activity. This is in addition to comprehensive tools for tracking individual and aggregate account information and performance. The capabilities for trading and the performance of the trading system are excellent. In spite of all its capabilities, it is generally easy to navigate as well.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bubba Excellent for day/swing trading
product has great response times, you create your own screens and time frames. Order entry is quick. Streaming market data is great and Time and Sales is good. The product is top of the line for everyday traders.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ken430TX Great Improvement to Prior Versions
I use ATP daily. As a retiree, I generate income to supplement our retirement, so I am an active trader. I like the ease and speed of trading and the simplicity of the screens. I also like the Trade Armor product which gives me insight into various positions and what levels I should expect to trade at.
I also like the ability to customize screens. I set my screen up to reflect my favorite stocks, and positions. It works flawlessly.
September 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NewsLess_Investor It's been out for 2 years
And the news portion still does not work. out of 20 equities I get news for only 3. Every news article alerts you twice, 1 delete and 1 new.
You also receive the same notification about a new article 4-5 times.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mhop Used to love it, but...
I have used ATP for years on my old MacBook. Worked well for me. But I bought a new MacBook Pro and ATP does not work at all. It will not load. I think it's a problem with Microsoft Silverlight. Trouble is Microsoft doesn't seem to care and neither does Apple. I think it's up to Fidelity to solve the problem. Can't recommend ATP until this problem is fixed.
May 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by tvmayor Pitiful
On MacOS all i get is the percentage count and then a white screen. Nothing.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave Love this product!!!
I use ATP daily and have found it be a great reliable product for research and actively monitoring the market. Even though there are other options for trades on Fidelity, I prefer ATP became of the active market tools.
I have a friend who is seriously considering changing to Fidelity just to have access to ATP.
I have used both the desktop and .com version.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KJ617 Reliable
I use ATP daily, very insightful tool at your fingertips. Heat map is easy to navigate.
May 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ckb123 average at best
ATP is average at best. I had a problem with the charts and the service rep confirmed it to me, said I would get a call back from a higher level person to tackle the issue but I never got a call back.
I'm color blind and I can't seem to change the colors to my liking for Price Changes - green and red look virtually the same for me.
You can't adjust the prices on the charts - meaning if I want the charts to be expanded up and down to expand or contract the price range.
When you switch screens, some information from the previous screen stays imprinted on the new screen. This is a consistent issue.
The settings aren't as user friendly as expected.
The more I use ATP, the more I dislike it.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lar Please Fix Excel Export
Please make the Excel export open without error for Office 15 version. The warning is that format and extension don't match. This has gone on since version 10! Please bring back the working functionality of the version 9.
May 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by AT Fidelity's 10x is inferior to 9x from a trading perspective
I can relate to what the customers are saying that rate 10x a "1".
"Hi - thank you for your feedback...We have created video tutorials to help you continue to learn about ATP's new features...
...isn't addressing our need. It's telling us...this in the new version and here’s how to use IT.
Some of us are trying to tell you certain functions of 10x are simply inferior to 9.x from a "active trading" perspective. Have your developers actively traded using both 9.x and 10x?
My vote would be to bring back the old platform just like it was but I know that isn't going to happen even though I am sure many of your long time customers have asked the same thing.
That being said, bring back the multi-trade menu just like it was! Allow us the ability enter trades on one line in the multi-trade menu where you aren't getting some box to enter data and having to hit Ctrl + click to get back to one line when you only want one line showing. Most importantly give us the ability we had in the past to save the multi-trade menu. Active traders can easily have 50+ trades set up "in the exact order" they want to execute them. Without the ability to "SAVE" the multi-trade menu, for me it has become useless. In 9x if I placed 10 trades during the day and only four executed, I could bring back yesterday's work, delete the four lines for the trades that executed and everything was ready to go for the next day. It's a waste my time trying to rebuilding the trade menu "every day", because we can't insert a line wherever we want to. Allowing us to save it helps with that issue. I no longer use the multi-trade menu, I'm "FORCED" to have these little "one trade" trade boxes all over my layout.
Give us back the ability to color our buy and sell trades. It makes it easier for us to make sure we are placing a sell rather than a buy and makes it much easier to find trades on the multi-trade menu. We are looking at lots of different things all at the same time ...mistakes happen, help us to minimize them.
Allow new trades to be added at the top of the menu rather than the bottom in that they are most often the ones that we want access to quickly.
10.x is simply BUGGY. If a trade symbol is entered on the multi-trade menu and it isn't spelled correctly resulting in an invalid ticker symbol , if you correct it and resave your layout when you exit the program and re-enter the program the TIF will change from Day to Custom and back and forth. As someone who has used Fidelity's Platform from the beginning I know that the thing it absolutely hates is an invalid ticker symbol - it caused all kinds of problems which you can't openly see. And now 10x automatically adds those mistakes we enter to the drop down menus.
Bring back the ability to allow US to chose which trade symbols we want in our drop down menus as we had in 9.x. I hate wasting my time constantly deleting symbols that have a one time relevance to me which are automatically added to the drop down even though I don't want them there - 9x didn't do that.
Bring back the old charting, where labels didn't clutter the chart and the data was fixed and didn't jump all over the place. It was "fixed to the most current real-time data" and that is what we want to see most often. That's what helps us make our trading decisions. Now, if you accidently touch anywhere on the chart area the data is no longer fixed to real-time and when you move away the data displayed on all those labels becomes meaningless because it's no longer real time. Do you know how frustrating this can be when you have 6 charts on the same layout? Add a 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 minute and daily chart to the same layout. Add 6 indicators to EACH of those charts. Add a watch list, multi-trade menu and directed trading menu #cause we can't get the little tick-by-by tic streaming#. Remember we "active traders" watch a lot of info at the same time. Move around, see how much fun some of us are having! Of course if you've never actively traded using 9.x you may not know just how superior it was. 10x is simply one hot mess relative to charting when you require multiple charts on the same layout to make active trading decisions. IMO, this WAS one of 9.x's best features compared with competing platforms.
The short-term charts don't use the entire space of the chart like they did before. If you log-in 5 minutes after the market open they are all scrunched up. Log-in "prior" to the market open and look at them. Log-out after the market has opened, log back in and look again and you'll see what I mean - that didn't happen in 9x.
Allow us the ability to specify no scroll bars like we could in 9x but I guess now it has to be by layout. If you have the program up on two computers at the same time one with and one without - it causes problems.
For those customers asking for the features we had in 9.x it isn't because we don't want to learn a new platform, it's because the 9.x platform was superior in execution, plain and simple.
May 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CC Works horrible for mac
It crashes constantly. Often won't launch. Very buggy web program.
May 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bigfoot activetraderpro
activetraderpro will not launch on my computer with 8.1 operating system 8 gb ram. After having installed silverlight software.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBARD1938 YTD SUMMARY
IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO HAVE YTD INFORMATION WITH ATP AS WELL AS SINCE PURCHASE INFO.
April 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Artie You Are Making It Worse!
For my money, ATP tries to do too much & fails to provide easy access to the main features. Its slow & cumbersome. Its difficult to access, especially the web version, which many of us have to use now that it won't run on WinXP. The chart feature is practically useless -- Fidelity Advanced Charts are much superior.
For those of us who don't want to buy new computers, please provide a stripped down version that has the basic functions of order screen (very useful for showing all orders in all accounts on one screen), watch lists, trading screens, research, & news.
If you will not do that, at least make it easier to access the slow web version with 1 click instead of hunting around for the log-in page.
April 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cape22 ATP Platform
A great improvement, works very well and gives most of the information required at your finger tips.
March 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dwaine ATP software - lacking
As of March 27, 2015:
- software locks up/crashes. Guess I'll have to re-install.
- slow to load up. One would think it is a heavy graphics program which needs vast amounts of memory space, when...there are no real graphics, just text/numbers.
- ugly to look at. lol - 3 screen colors (black, white & blue) to choose from. Can't customize fonts, add colors, etc. The look reminds one of a 1970's CRT workstation.
- doesn't stream foreign exchange stocks. Doesn't even have a refresh button that the websiteFidelity.com has.
In short, sorely lacking.
March 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BobinSF ATP Version 10.X is terrible
Fidelity had a great platform for many years:
Active Trader Pro (Desktop) up through version 9.X.
But they ruined it in April 2014 when support for 9.X was discontinued and forced us to use version 10.X
Every time I try to use version 10 I get frustrated as none of the keyboard shortcuts work, it's really hard to organize the windows in a workable way, and overall it is just very unfriendly from a user standpoint. The current version looks like it was made by programmers for programmers. What I hate is that Fidelity had a perfectly wonderful platform in ATP 9.x and they gave us this piece of junk instead.
March 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BM Missing some basics
I have accounts with several other brokerages and use their comparable platforms. Of the three, this is the least intuitive to use. Some of the features that you think would be available include an option to reinvest dividends on a simple equity purchase. Really difficult to do this with Fidelity except automatically for the full account, not from active trader. I was frustrated that there was no way to put a stop to close all shares when there were fractional shares from dividends, but on one of the stocks that stopped out, they sold the fractional shares automatically so it isn't quite as bad as I thought. You often lose custom layouts you have taken time to develop after a program update. Charts don't seem to have a option to show purchase price and stops for current account positions (can see some on the trade armor chart, but that one is difficult to use and resize). Had problems with saving a chart style on one tab and the timing changes if you change it on another tab so you have to watch close to really know what time frame you are looking at for trends . The charts do have better readability for comparison charts and line colors and types can be modified which isn't the case on some of the other platforms. If you only use Fidelity, it isn't bad, but I find myself going to other platforms that are easier to use and then open it and use it on days I am ready to trade. Has lots of room for improvement.
March 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by windy No definite help in resolving problems
10.4 is very unstable which can't do math. A problem with communication online give false date on all watch lists. The customer help is horrible with no direct idea when problems are going to be fixed. I have used this program for 6 years and each version since the first is getting worse. I have not research other software but now forced to change. I have been writing software since 1976. I don't know why I can't find people complaining about this software anywhere online. Ther should be independent sites complaining.
March 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by myway9.0 Forced upgrade
I have no need for the bells and whistles of version 10 for my 250+ trades/year. A simple platform is all I require - have been using ATP for many years until they abandoned XP support. Tired of always being forced to upgrade because some IT and marketing types seeking a Pulitzer.
March 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ricom1 Where's the MAC ?
Great app. offered in both Windows OS client app. or browser version.
But it is not MAC OS compatible and requires the web browser version. The app. is a very rich graphical busy program that is best suited for client app. installations.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Casey3339 Please bring back version 9.6
I have been using ATP for over 10 years. For the life of me I cannot imagine why Fidelity would introduce a product "upgrade" that is so inferior to the previous product #ver. 9.6#.
Now, of course, 9.6 needed to evolve but the 10 series takes the platform to place that I think may not be "fixable".
I was an active trader but am not now. There are so many issues with the ergonomics of using the 10 series that I cannot list them all here. Here are a few of the lowlights: charting is nearly unusable, multi-trade execution is very cumbersome, you can't have a particular layout default to the particular device that you might be using #i.e., desktop vs laptop#. I could go on and on but suffice to say that the only reason that I am still with Fidelity at this point in time is that their services #ex-ATP# are great.
Unfortunately, this will eventually have to lead to moving to a new vendor for trading. It's a shame because version 9.6 was a very nice platform to use.
March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by TonyR Trade armour & charting in general
Used the ATP 10.3 version for some time on my x61 ThinkPad Microsoft 7 pro 64 and worked well and continues to work OK.
Was also working ok on my newer ThinkPad x220 Microsoft 7 pro 64 but recently something changed and stopped graphing. Also noticed my X220 is running ATP 10.4 and tried the web and downloaded version of ATP and reloaded many times. Everything works ok but the graphing is blank on Trade Armour and the graphing option does not respond with correct date parameters. also doesn't allow me to change it to the current date. Basically the graphing is not functional. Spoke to the on-line help and they tried hard but gave up and suggested I call the phone help. The phone help asked me to reloaded Win Net framework and all the recent Microsoft updates and made sure everything was current but nothing helped and same problems with graph continued. I don't want to give up but not sure what to try anymore.
Any help with this graphing problem would be appreciated.
March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nonick Still Stinks
Quote box does not hold enough symbols.
Too many clicks to draw a trendline.
Charts are much, much too slow to change to a different stock.
"Save Changes" does not save anything.
I gave it 1 star because I was not able to give no stars.
Has all the fireworks, no basics.
March 2, 2015