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.
Algorithmic trading continues to gain popularity as alternative data becomes more accessible and new markets are developing. API trading can enhance efficiency and offer more flexibility to traders. This article introduces you to the FXCM API, developed with algorithmic trading in mind.