IBKR API Resources for Quant Finance Professors and Students

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Quant Professor

As the 2020 Spring Semester approaches fast, IBKR invites Quant Finance and Financial Engineering Professors and Students to use our proprietary Application Program Interface (API).  Our sophisticated tools allow you to build your own automated rules-based trading application in your favorite programming language or protocol.

How to build your assignments

  1. Select a programming language supported by our API:
    • Python;
    • Java – Our most popular API technology;
    • .NET (C#) – You can use the C# library with any .NET supported language;
    • C++ (POSIX-compliant);
    • C++ (MFC);
    • ActiveX – Integrate our ActiveX control into other programs such as Excel and Matlab;
    • DDE – Use our Excel sample application to get you started, or any DDE-aware program.
  2. Review IBKR API Reference Guide on GitHub and the Application Programming Interface (API) Notes to learn the syntax and download the Testbed sample projects.
  3. Register for the IBKR Student Trading Lab to get a simulated trading account and start coding!
  4. Sign up for our free Traders’ Academy Python and R online classes.
  5. Add us to your GitHub watch list!

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