Currently, I’m running 2 different Interactive Brokers Trader Work Station (TWS), my own propriety python trading algorithm on an AWS EC2 instance. This is very simple instructions to get you one started, it is not the cure all.
In my quest to program and build my own trading system, I have discovered a lot of conflicting information on the “Internets” about trading APIs and stock and option price quotes. In the past, I posted on HN news about some of my findings, only to get some great new insights. One thing I can’t find is a simple location for all trading APIs and I have stumble along some rabbit holes when dealing with the APIs, trying to see what works and what is no longer supported. With that said, I will will be launching a General information Git Repository, to hopefully provide links to SDK for trading API and price quote APIs, Etc. I will obviously do pull requests, but my opinions and finding on certain trading systems will be detailed below and on this site.
For years I looked for a simple way to get earnings reports from Wall
St. It seems they would change their earning reports on a regular basis
and the dates would be inconsistent. Then one day when I wasn’t paying
attention, BAM. Earnings report and the stock would take off or crash on
the numbers and I would be left holding the bag or missed the boat. You
get the point.
On August 1st, 2013, I retired from the Marine Corps (reserve) after
20 years. Being a Marine was one of the best, most challenging,
difficult, awesome, rewarding, dangerous, selfless, crazy, fun,
dirtiest, humbling, toughest, exhausting jobs I will ever have. I
thought it might be appropriate to thank one of my Drill Instructors.