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Interactive Brokers Python support is still useless but here is my workaround

 

I am still frustrated by the low level Python support for Interactive Brokers. Check out these current options

https://www.reddit.com/r/algotrading/comments/65k22v/interactive_brokers_972_has_native_python_api/comments:

 

I find none of these 3rd party options are very good. They are not intuitive with weak tutorials. Also remember that these Python packages can be abandoned like ibPy. That is not a good future. Also I found the current native Interactive Brokers native API Python support is low level which means a lot of work. I recorded this for my Facebook Live:

The includes a comment of the API still too slow.

Note that there is $20US/month fee for accounts <$2000. Also, there is access to historical or real time data under this amount so IQFeed may be one of the options you have. Once your account >$2k, you will have access to all market data for free. This is for individual accounts so there are different fees for advisor accounts.

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Interactive Brokers 9.72 has native Python API from algotrading

I find my course in the Elite is most predictable since I can use Redis as the message queue between my Python scripts with a Java listeners for the orders. This seems to works ok as described in my course of

Python C++ Algo Indie Trading Business Course Futures Options Algos

 

Introduction to Quant Elite Membership

One the positive side, the IB Trader Workstation (TWS) software has not changed in any way to support API calls.

To circumvent the data problem if you go with Interactive Brokers without the required funding level, i am revisiting IQFeed for MacOS or Linux market data.

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Big data useless without an algo

Big data useless without an algo

Doh! Really I never thought of it but we are working on that too

Big data is useless without algorithms, Gartner says

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Trading gurus are useless in today algo markets

Trading gurus are useless in today algo markets

Old man fossils and caveman traders are going the way of the dodo

Again another nice discoveryfrom Nuno on Facebook

” In addition electronic market-making and ‪#‎algorithmic‬ ‪#‎trading‬ will continue to replace traditional market-making and decrease margins. Banks and third parties have also invested in analytics and structuring tools, for example to build structured equity products that allow clients and salespeople to electronically access capabilities previously provided by‪#‎structurers‬, ‪#‎strategists‬ and ‪#‎quants‬. “

 

Assessing the Future of Trading

We said it before and we will say it again!

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Is CQG considered useless to dropping feed and slow connectivity?

Is CQG considered useless to dropping feed and slow connectivity?

This came in from a newsletter subscriber:

CQG were hopeless. Their datafeed API is COM and kept dropping. We found problems in their datacentre with servers dropping our connection due to slow connectivity. They told us they’d fixed only for them to recur. Unusable

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Is CQG considered uselss”

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This was from this newsletter

Is CQG and Matlab a deadly combination I never thought of? Or Interactive Brokers?

There appears to be a hidden demand for my Quant Elite Members:

Do we say hello to a new FPGA board for potential HFT deployment?

Also I fixed this link:

Details on  Matlab Econometric Toolbox

Hope these links help you but do let me know your opinions by comment on the blog or forum

Thanks Bryan

 

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