Algo trading. info to program it yourself?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by prjctdork, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. I'm looking to automate my program. I'm not a programmer and I have no idea where to start. However, I would like to try and if this sounds ridiculous please feel free to tell me how retarded I am. But if it makes sense I would appreciate some information on where to start looking. Greatly appreciated. Happy trading.
  2. Brabed


    1) Find a broker with an API which will allow your automated program to directly communicate with their price feed and to send orders

    2) Decide which programming language you'll be using, this will largely be dictated by the language your broker's API supports

    3) Learn the language, depending on your broker, they may give you example code to get you started in working with the API and this will give an introduction to the language and API commands

    Good luck