Interactive Brokers APIs

hhiusa

Senior member
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The DDE for Excel is extremely easy to use for those that do not have any programming experience. IB provides pre-designed APIs to connect directly to their servers. If you are better at programming, I would use C++. C++ is most powerful but doesn't provide a GUI to view the activity of your application. Their tutorials and webinars are have been a god send.

Has anyone created their own platform or use APIs to connect directly to the markets?

DDE for Excel
https://www.interactivebrokers.com/images/flash/tours/DDEforExcelAPI/index.html

C++
http://www.interactivebrokers.com/download/GettingStartedC++API.pdf
 

Hittfeld

Well-known member
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Why not use Amibroker? Works like a charme but has a learning curve (not as steep as C++).

Regards
 

hhiusa

Senior member
2,687 139
Why not use Amibroker? Works like a charme but has a learning curve (not as steep as C++).

Regards

Thanks for the suggestion but PCs are $%$# and it is only avaiable on the PC. I refuse to use Parallels for that. Also, I just paid someone to develop it for me. Interactive Brokers works best for propietary trading group and FIX SFTI. I contract directly with the NYSE and clear my trades through IB.
 
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