Questions and answers about Matlab and C++ execution using Interactive Brokers out of London UK
> Hi Bryan,
> Resposnes below
> I saw your video some time ago and thought I have to contact this
> guy. My background is maths and I strucutre products at an investment
> bank, but don’t really get involved with algo trading though I find it
> so interesting and exciting. I want to start with Paper Trader in IB,
> so that I only simulate my strategies untill I’m really comfortable
> with it and not risking any money. Not sure if there are any other
> brokers here in London that can offer me such service.
–> Not sure but you could try LMAX as well. They seem pretty decent so maybe reach out to them. I would also look into maybe another data source like IQFeeds as well. As for news, you could always troll PRWire or Twitter for news driven.
Let me know if
> you do. I prefer to code in Matlab rather than C++. The only worry I
> have is that I wont get my market data fast enough for my algo to
> compute in Matlab.
–? This is very true. I find Matlab to be very heavy which can slow down. YOu could always use the Coder Toolbox to convert your strategies into C++ and drop into a C++ based trading platform. I am looking at trading shim which is Linux.
My strategies are based on crude oil news feeds and
> as far as I’m aware IB will display news feeds only ever minute. Is
> this correct? I’m quite new to this so sorry about all the questions.
> Finnally how do I get my Matlab to plug into IB?
–> No worries on that
> Will be great to keep in touch.
> From London best wishes to you in Canada
> PS: Aparently IB do have offfices here in London, so I should’t have
> too much issued with speed
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