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.
StockTwits, a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community, has announced major enhancements to its API offering. The original release of the StockTwits API allowed third party apps to access the StockTwits social graph, integrate watch lists, share messages, and access charts directly from a third party application. With the new release, messages now include charts, videos, and user stats/sentiment. Additionally, community contributed data now links back to the site/app from where the contribution originated.
Many traders seek automation but don't have the coding experience to program a system by hand. However, many modern platforms bridge the gap between programmer and trader without requiring the user to code. This article will briefly introduce some of these solutions and explain how to get started.