YES! Why muddle with this API stuff? Some may need structure in order to save time! You can waste loads of time trying to set this up! I explain a typical scenario in this 4 minute video of newbies struggling with this stuff.
The scenario is
Hey Bryan I have the api downloaded and am trying to get basic order execution going – I was wondering if you have any basic code that connects to interactive brokers (do you connect to TWS or through gateway?) and places basic orders. When I look at this stuff it is all greek to me but I am trying to muddle through it.
I mentioned about this course you can learn quite quickly with
OR learn the whole thing here
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