C# API for Algo Trading

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Algo Trading

Did you know that C# recently ranked #4 programming language on PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language? It is also a desired skill by Wall Street employers. Therefore, consider IBKR C# API educational resources for writing your algo trading strategies in this programming language. Follow these three easy steps:

GitHub Resources


Check out IBKR GitHub Guide. Dive in the Connectivity and contract detailed examples, and learn how to initially set up TWS. After that, explore the syntax for streaming market data, setting up scanners and error handling. In addition, the historical market data portion of the guide will help you find the earliest date historical data is available for an instrument, which is important for backtesting your algo strategies. Finally, wrap up the review with a look at the Classes list, such as EClient and EWrapper.


C# API Architecture

In addition to our GitHub, consider taking a look at the Architecture of the C# API from a development perspective. Download the software from here http://interactivebrokers.github.io/ and review the sample code in ‘Testbed’ and ‘IBSampleApp‘ examples.

Practice in a Simulated Trading Environment

Finally, before you start implementing your algo trading strategies in real market conditions, be sure to practice them in a simulated environment. Each real trading account at IBKR comes with a “mirror” paper trader. The paper trading account provides access to the full range of order types and algos and simulates real market conditions.

If you are not an IBKR client yet, we invite you to check out our FREE Trial! Start your simulated account from here: 

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Happy coding in C# API for Algo Trading!

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