FX platform selection: VBA algorithm with API

zeno1

Newbie
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Hello,

I have a VBA algorithm to trade in FX. But I have to interface with a platform to be able to trade. This seems to become a big additional step, so I'd like to receive your advice. What platform would be better to use, how can I make the interface without having to write in another language (I know a little programming).

Thanks for your suggestions and advice.
 

conorodr

Newbie
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Hi Zeno1,

How much funds do you have to open an account? This will have a bearing on where you can look to apply your algo in the future,

conorodr
 

new_trader

Legendary member
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Hello,

I have a VBA algorithm to trade in FX. But I have to interface with a platform to be able to trade. This seems to become a big additional step, so I'd like to receive your advice. What platform would be better to use, how can I make the interface without having to write in another language (I know a little programming).

Thanks for your suggestions and advice.

The broker I use has a very easy to use DDE connection with Excel. I am aware that some other brokers also have the same capability.

OEC ™ - Futures and Forex Electronic Trading System - Software Highlights
 

zeno1

Newbie
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Hello Conorodr,

Thank you for your reply. I'm looking at this point from a technical perspective though.
Is there a recently developed technology for the platform that I can either interface with my VBA script or that I can replicate easily on a platform? What platform(s) would you advice me to use for FX trading?

Cheers!
 

zeno1

Newbie
3 0
Hello New Trader,

Thanks for your suggestion on DDE connection with Excel. A broker has indeed suggested this to me and I'm currently trying this out with a demo account.
I'm wondering if there are other technical solutions that I can apply, if possible without having to write a new algorithm in another language than VBA?
 

new_trader

Legendary member
6,595 1,437
Hello New Trader,

Thanks for your suggestion on DDE connection with Excel. A broker has indeed suggested this to me and I'm currently trying this out with a demo account.
I'm wondering if there are other technical solutions that I can apply, if possible without having to write a new algorithm in another language than VBA?

You won't have to rewrite your algorithm in another language. VBA is built in to Excel. You simply use a DDE connection to get the broker data and submit orders to and from Excel and let Excel do all the VBA stuff.
 

new_trader

Legendary member
6,595 1,437
Hello New Trader,

Thanks for your suggestion on DDE connection with Excel. A broker has indeed suggested this to me and I'm currently trying this out with a demo account.
I'm wondering if there are other technical solutions that I can apply, if possible without having to write a new algorithm in another language than VBA?

You can also try Microsoft component object model (COM).

OEC ™ - Futures and Forex Electronic Trading System - OEC API - Documentation

But I think DDE is by far the easiest!
 
 
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