Python Code for Market Scanners

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Learn how to request a list of market scanners with our API.

  • The function reqScannerParameters retrieves TWS scanners via the API. Generic filters are available but will require Market Data Subscriptions.
  • The function reqScannerSubscription retrieves advanced market scanners. This function is important when requesting Complex Orders and Trades Scanner

Our GitHub guide provides practical examples and ready-to-use Python code:

#Hot US stocks by volume
scanSub = ScannerSubscription()
scanSub.instrument = “STK”
scanSub.locationCode = “STK.US.MAJOR”
scanSub.scanCode = “HOT_BY_VOLUME”

Visit the Scanner Example and Parameter pages on GitHub for samples in Java, C++ and C#.

Please note that a maximum of 50 results per scan code is implemented.

For a comprehensive and visual presentation of TWS scanners via the API, be sure to sign up for our Traders’ Academy courses.

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