Low latency APIs

Hi Freetrade,

Is there some API available to try out your brokerage services? I would like to do some L2 market data analysis, and place some execution trades at your platform.

I would prefer to start from low-latency APIs since it involves trading. Either something similar to IB-API (C++), or FIX gateways would be fine.

Can you also share with me the costs involved to setup such a brokerage account for this type of connectivity?

Kind regards,
Tama MA


At the moment APIs that enable you to place orders aren’t on our roadmap. We do have an #ideas for read-only APIs here APIs for accessing user portfolio etc. So it’d be great if you could create another topic for an API with this type of functionality, as you’ll be using it for a different purpose :raised_hands:

I should mention that we’re building a service for long term investors, rather than day traders though so we may struggle to provide something that suits your needs if it’s the latter that you’re looking to do :cold_sweat:

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Hey, any plans to provide execution APIs or FIX connectivity etc. for those of us who don’t have the cahoneys for manual trading?

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Hey, we’ve shared some more details about our plans for APIs in this topic so I’ve moved your post over to keep all of the votes & discussion in one place.

Ask away if you have any more questions :slight_smile:

Thanks for the info :smiley:
Sort of guilty as charged - not looking to day trade but my holding period would be about 2-3 weeks. Unlike OP, I’d want to execute market and/or limit orders within a minute timeframe, but would typically trade near close (London) so maybe the rolling up / netting against other liquidity takers thing you’re proposing would work for me.