The FXCM FIX API provides a messaging standard for real-time global trading transactions. Developers can use the off-the-rack Trading Station or develop their own custom institutional interfaces. The API can deliver ups to 250 price updates per second and covers the full range of trading order types available from FXCM.
Traders have the opportunity to leverage the value of big data with their trading strategies. Most traders are accustomed to looking at price data to generate signals, however non-traditional sources of data can also be used to identify opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies.
A trading strategy is a set of rules used to execute trades, which will vary depending on the trader’s approach to the markets. It is a key element to API trading and in this article, we will provide a brief overview of strategy development using principles of technical analysis.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
Just as online trading expanded the options available to traders, a similar industry shift has been playing out over the past few years as algorithmic trading has become more accessible. This article looks at FXCM's platform including its API that helps traders get started with algo trading.
This article is part of a series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Finance, Payments, Blockchain and Banking APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Maps, Sales, and Learning Management Systems. ne highlight today is an API that can allow apps to recognize math problems in images and solve them. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.