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Posted August 16, 2019
IBKR Quant
Interactive Brokers
IBKR C Plus Plus

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages, and it is often taught at both Computer Science and Quant classes/boot camps. Hence we invite algo traders and programmers who trade via the API to consider our C++ resources and build their custom automated rules-based trading application.

First, get started with the Trader Workstation set up and C++ connection along with our API Educational team. Register to watch the C++ Demo playback with this sign up form.

In addition, learn about the below key points and watch the presenter code real-time in C++:

  1. Overview of TWS API capabilities and setup
  2. Availability of C++ API on various platforms (Windows, Linux, OSX)
  3. API architecture from a programming perspective
  4. Example of the flow of an API program execution using the Testbed sample
  5. Examples of API functions, such as requesting market data and placing orders, as well as expected results

Moreover, visit our GitHub Reference Guide for practical syntax tips and mini code routines. For instance, learn how to use the IBApi.EClient.placeOrder method to place orders:

m_pClient->placeOrder(m_orderId++, ContractSamples::USStock(), OrderSamples::LimitOrder("SELL", 1, 50));

Finally, a reminder to always practice algo trading in a simulated environment first. We invite you to test your scripts in your IBKR paper account. Or if you are considering our platform, start your FREE Trial Simulated account a from here.

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