Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Active Trader Pro
Platform works great--new releases come out quite often with updates--even if just a few. I have also noticed my own requests for additions/changes met. (Of course lots of people could have had similar ideas)
April 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcoli Fidelity enters the modern age
I am a trader of stocks long and short. I hold a stock for any where from a day to several months. Active Trader Pro gives me up to the second last, bid and ask information to enter my orders at precise points. It gives me easy to use charts and information on resistance/support for any stock. It is easy to watch many stocks at a time and bring up all information on a stock with a single click. I can see info on another stock with just one other click. Active Trader Pro is the best and most intuitive trading platform I have used. When I first started trading back in 1996 I lost a sizable inheritance just trading with a broker that turned out to be dishonest. With Fidelity I get honesty, integrity and convenience. My trading skills have increased since using Active Trader Pro.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marinermoe I Like It
It is fast easy and versatile. The ability to switch from stock to stock, to options or have them all at the same time make it very quick to see what you want. I am just learning some of the option tools but have used them enough to see the help in evaluation and trading advantage. The presentation is easily customizable with terrific contrast and readability. I enjoy using at home, work and on the go.
August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JP Intuitive, Easy to Use
Balances simplicity of use with ability to obtain market and portfolio data needed. Quickly can become confident using platform and executing trades.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by longterm90 Replaces various programs I was using
Before I used ATP I was paying for multiple programs to do what ATP has included. My trading needs have all been met with one program. Outstanding program for the active trader.
February 11, 2015
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 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 3 out of 5 by Ryan Create a Mac App Version
The web-based solution does not provide the same level of responsiveness and features on the Mac as the Windows desktop version.
July 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by WavyDavy Poor Platform if you own a Mac
Fidelity claims this platform works for the Mac, but in fact, it does not.
July 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike38 Active trader pro for mac?
Is fidelity planning a desktop version for MAC? It is more convenient and is faster when I work with a PC with desktop version.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by kevin M Cannot log on to Active Trader Pro from a Mac
One hour of back and forth and still cannot access AT Pro from my new Mac ( at home). The directions are terrible on your sight and nothing seems to work. The screen is cluttered w/ garbage info. This should be straight fwd-------Do you want to access ATP? Yes! Do you have a Mac or Windows? MAC ! Then, go here......
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Celtic Chrome
is great but needs to be Chrome compatible still needs work
June 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by kintexas Have a Mac? ATP.com does not work properly.
I am constantly signing in to ATP.com from two different areas. I no longer receive pop-up alerts on ATP.com and by the time they come thru on my phone, it's a mute point. It logs me off a dozen times a day. I can no longer toggle back and forth from ATP.com stock quotes to ANYTHING listed under the 'Account' tab. Fidelity......DO SOMETHING TO FIX THIS. My computer is only one month old, so I know it's not the Mac. You have techs out the whazoo.....what on earth do they do all day long that they can't fix this monumental issue? I don't like having to work around problems that shouldn't be there to begin with. It's not a Microsoft world....Macs are a thousand times better than anything to do with Microsoft.
June 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by vl ATP for MAC
I am having a horrible experience with ATP on my MAC. The streaming is constantly on and off. My internet connection is fine.
June 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by michael 78006 Great on PC, Sucky on a Mac
Love the desktop app on a PC. The web base on Mac is horrible. I am amazed that in this day and age, they dont have a special app for Apple products.
June 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by BB2020 Won't Work On Mac
Despite Fidelity's claims that this will work on Mac platform, it does not. After installing Silverlight and restarting browser and opening ATP, all you get is a white screen. This issue has been well documented by others for many months (going back to 2015) and yet Fidelity has not fixed the problem and continues to claim Mac compatibility.
May 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meme001 Active Trader Pro
Program loading is hit and miss and I can never be sure I can trade immediately. Sometimes I have to attempt loading multiple times then call customer service.
May 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DOVAH15 Great
No complaints whatsoever. Excellent platform. Really enjoy using it. Thank you.
May 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by biker review
good site used it vfor vman.yl years an.d it nkeps getting b etter
May 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by sheldon Keyboard shortcuts would change the ballgame.
Fidelity Active Trader Pro, when you run it as a Windows binary program, rather than the web app, is a modestly well-done mostly bug free experience with quick-enough data for 99% of trader use cases.
The 'trade ideas' are poorly presented, and modeled, but ultimately the data is accurate and useful.
The one thing it is missing is keyboard shortcuts. I would give just about anything to have a way to press CTRL+T to open a new chart with the Ticker box ready for keyboard input. Navigation, quick navigation, is what is most critical in any financial services app. It is this insight in the Bloomberg Keyboard which ultimately has given Bloomberg the unbeatable edge in high end financial data. Fidelity would do well to counteract this with a robust set of customizable keyboard shortcuts to every feature of ATP.
May 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by shookri Broken. Need Mac Version
Web version stopped working months ago. Tech support no help.
May 1, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eppic Horrible, sluggish, always crashes
ATP is pretty much a disaster. It has become bloated and slow, is not intuitive, and crashes several times per day (sometimes several times per hour). Layouts are difficult to manage, updates are slow (why two weeks to give updated return info)? This very poor platform is a primary reason I have moved most of my assets to another firm and will likely move the remainder.
April 22, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by beavis Program has issues
ATP is a great platform . . when I can use it!! I am experiencing significant problems with the program since the recent update. Either it will not load when I hit the desktop icon, or it will just disappear while I'm using it. Then, I must delete the program from my computer, and re-load it! It's VERY frustrating! I have brought this issue to Fidelity's attention. I presume, and hope, they're working to resolve this problem.
April 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ron Good with Qualifications
According to AAII, most of their investors watch their investment portfolios on a relatively frequent basis. I am among those who do and the ATP platform allows me to do that nicely. I utilize three monitors and can watch 18 graphs and the main panel simultaneously. The ability to select various timeframes, observe patterns, couple offline research to online purchases at opportune times, and connect to the main Fidelity home page are very helpful. One "WATCH OUT" feature is the trading box. While generally decent, be aware that bumping your scroll bar can inadvertently change the Quantity selected. There was not covered in any of the Fidelity directions. This caused a problem, Fidelity was notified, the issue continues. Also, frequently, when one attempts to access the main Fidelity site through ATP using the Accounts Summary under "Accounts", it will not connect. Not exactly sure why. At any rate, generally ATP is a good program getting better. Be careful out there!
April 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by A123 Buggy
too buggy for me - didn't work consistently with fidelity.com's numbers and had bug nobody could fix
April 6, 2016