Reviews and testimonials

IQML's IQFeed-Matlab connectivity

“Simply put, IQML just works. Having struggled with Matlab’s data feed toolbox and many frustrated support calls, I found the IQML product. What a night and day experience! Not only does the product allow you to easily access the entire array of IQfeed’s utility as soon as you download it, the documentation and support have been superior to the premium enterprise-level systems that I have worked with in the past. If you use his IB-Matlab product, IQML is the perfect companion. This is absolutely the gold standard for working with market data.”

– Albert Zhang, professional trader and partner, Auric Investments, USA

“Fantastic product that works flawlessly and has saved me a lot of work, time and money on developing my trading systems! well done Yair!”

– Rodney Ngone, Data Scientist and Quant Trader, UK

“Yair has been doing a fantastic job implementing the IQfeed API for Matlab, a challenging API which needed some thorough testing at the beginning (which I was part of, being one of the first clients). The product has become mature and excellent for algo development for traders who don’t mind to work in details. Many features are making IQML computationally attractive and competitive with regards to other options. Mostly, Yair support is first class and allows to digest the little subtleties of the IQfeed API. With Yair being supportive and flexible in terms of improvements, updating IQML regularly to fix bugs and implement the latest API features, I strongly recommend the use of IQML.”

– Pierre R., trading systems researcher, Australia

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“We have been cooperating with Yair for 3 years now and he has always been professional and efficient. Regarding in particular the IQFeed-Matlab interaction, he was able to deeply understand our needs and to quickly consign us perfectly tuned codes, granting us the possibility of exploiting the maximum potential of these two platforms combined.”

– Stefano Peron, Chief Investment Officer, Emergent Quant, Italy

“Before IQML, I spent an inordinate amount of time working on code to consistently retrieve IQFeed data via Matlab, with limited success. IQML works flawlessly, allowing me to focus on strategy development.”

– Jeff Busse, Emory University, USA

“It would surprise you how many systems out there are still legacy-like. They seem to work with a few data-points as advertised, but once you want to scale up the whole thing you hit the wall. And then comes IQML for Matlab: Works out of the box like a charm; uses parallel execution; and with a few wrapper lines of Matlab code I can send the data I need to a database. This enabled me to get my project up and running in a fraction of the planned time. Yair has been very helpful and responds to requests very fast and what is even more important, he fixes it!”

– Georgios Karas, owner, Stock Money Flows, Netherlands

“I find IQML intuitive and easy to use. I really love your simple intuitive interface! *** started to build something like this but stopped and left us with nothing (they have a lot more adapters than they have documentation for but these are mostly non-functioning basic connections to the third party softwares). IQML blends perfectly into my MATLAB environment. I am getting 40 quotes per 10 ms using the real time method. The time and careful consideration you spent on IQML’s development show clearly. I will definitely help spread the word about your products!”

– Joe Galbraith, Director, Quantitative Asset Management, USA

“IQML, a robust and seamless interface between Matlab and DTN IQFeed’s realtime financial market data, is the latest automated trading offering from Yair Altman. Yair is a leading authority on Matlab and the author of two books devoted to Matlab’s technical intricacies. His IB-Matlab software, which interfaces Matlab with Interactive Broker’s trading and data platforms, has for many years earned the number one spot among client reviewed third party software on Interactive Broker’s web site.

IQML builds upon the capacities of IB-Matlab by leveraging the more robust data feed of IQ-Feed to meet institutional level trading expectations for financial market data coverage, low latency, and easy reference. Having personally struggled with Matlab’s Datafeed Toolbox and Trading Toolbox to the point I doubted Matlab’s viability as a trading platform, I have been overjoyed to find that IB-Matlab and IQML provide the missing pieces of the puzzle. The interfaces do not require any understanding of the associated API’s and do provide intuitive and easy to understand Matlab commands and references to the Interactive Brokers and IQ-Feed platforms. In addition to rock solid code performance, both products are accompanied by robust documentation and Yair is available to personally tailor their implementation to client needs. Well done, Mr. Altman!”

– David M., proprietary trading firm, USA

“IQML saved us hundreds of hours in “busy work”. It’s so well designed that it works every time with the same simplicity and brilliance of execution. Our systems are fully automated and very sophisticated and to get IQML working so quickly and simply, with such an easy integration, is truly a gift. Yair is very smart and the most responsive engineer I have seen – and I have seen a lot. Big companies should learn from Yair’s approach to design and customer service.

– Theo Koutras, Chief Investment Officer, OneBrain Technologies, USA

“This year my switch to use your IQML and IB-Matlab connectors was a milestone for my work. It took me just two days to be fully productive with your connectors. No more messing with technical details of IQFEED or IBKR for me, I can focus on the essentials. Thanks!

– Pietro P., trader, Austria

“With IQML/IQFeed and IB-Matlab/Interactive-Brokers, you will be able to build a complete trading tool from backtesting of the historical data to executing your trading strategies. These connectors are robust and compatible with the Parallel Toolbox of Matlab. The full integrated system will allow you to deal with large amounts of data. On top of that, Yair is always keen to help and provide effective functional and technical support.

– Jean-Claude H. and Mathieu L., algorithmic trading firm, France

“IQML works flawlessly, fast and is very robust. Amazing responsive service from Yair.”

– Jorn D., quantitative researcher, Belgium

“We first started using Yair’s Matlab-based finance add-ons a number of years ago and it has been a huge benefit to our trading. Added to this, Yair is always quick to respond to queries and provide helpful suggestions to assist us in solving any issues we encounter. I cannot recommend his products and services more highly!”

– Brett Venter, principal, Neural Capital, UK

“IQML provides an easy to use command interface to access IQFeed from Matlab. This unique software has saved me countless hours in analyzing historical data as well as streaming real-time live data into the powerful Matlab environment. Both the documentation and technical functionality are truly an apex of software design and support. It is obvious that the author takes pride in his work, and ensures that every function and command runs smoothly, and executes correctly. With IQML and IB-Matlab (from the same author), I was able to setup, test and execute my own trading algorithms in a considerably short period of time.”

– Masoud Farshchian, trader, USA

“I have found IQML and IB-Matlab incredibly useful and easy to begin the rapid development of a trading strategy! I cannot understate the amount of time saved and ease of use these two products offer. I highly recommend the products and Yair has been very helpful!”

– Jake Pate, trading systems researcher, USA

“With Yair’s assistance, we have been able to build the start of our own robust trading platform based on our own logic, enabling us to customize our trading parameters, and we are able to execute these strategies in trades across all the major markets with confidence. Yair is very knowledgeable and was professional in his dealings with MATLAB newcomers. We are happy that we chose to reach out to him for assistance. We strongly recommend IQML and IB-Matlab by Yair Altman for your development needs.”

– A. Munro and K. O’Leary, traders, Canada

“After having had difficulties with various options to import financial data, I finally found IQML Matlab connector to DTN/IQFeed, which meets my needs for this non-trivial problem. Above all I am very grateful for prompt and efficient support from the principal Yair Altman.”

– Dr. Branimir Vojcic, USA

“I am very pleased with IQML, both in terms of performance (speed/reliability) and also ease of use (clarity). Having the ability to implement new trading ideas from conception to testing in a matter of days – instead of weeks/months using a lower level language – is extremely valuable. I am a day-trader and use IQML to search for certain patterns in real-time using 5 min bars. Access to IQML allows me to write serial code that: (i) is clean and straight-forward to understand; then (ii) immediately scales to parallel operation when studying hundreds or thousands of stocks. I highly recommend IQML, particularly for those seeking to write custom technical analysis software.”

– J. C., PhD Physicist (and day trader), USA

“IQML is great both because it offers lots of functionality, and because it is user-friendly and intuitive with well-written documentation. Within my first hour or so of using the product, I was able to get the data I wanted, in large quantities, in a format that was amenable to further analysis in the Matlab environment! Getting these data without IQML would be much harder! Thanks for creating this product, Yair!”

– Victor QZ, algorithmic trader, USA

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