API/Datafeed availability

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by teguichilla, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Hi all, I would like to get some sincere recommendations about trading shops in the NYC area. The caveat is that I need access to a datafeed for my home-grown programs to help me make trading decisions (and accessing the execution system would be a plus). I traded for over three years from home would like to do more of the same but in an office environment with other like-minded folks.

    I used IB which offers their API for only dollars a months and their cost per traded share is extremely attractive. First of all, do trading shops open up their API (worst case scenario - I could use a personal feed but would need to have access to the T1). Do they offer higher leverage, or let you double your capital with theirs to achieve a higher 4x daytrading leverage? And is the cost per share cheaper than $0.005?