OptionsXpress review list with API access
With this option chain data concern, it seems it might be wise to fund a small account to get access to proper real time data. Here are links of reviews and API info. As for the API, there are no samples which a worst red flag than Think or Swim. OptionsXpress does get decent reviews but it seems you can start with about $1k which is good but the API is probably useless. I should go for OptionsHouse.
Big nothing on the API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/optionsxpress
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