Future option trading API?

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by heech, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. heech



    I'm interested in automated trading of future options. I currently have C# setup via Ninja for trading future underlying + equities, but they don't support options natively.

    I've looked at a few options, and they don't seem to work:

    - I believe Patsystems is future only.
    - RCG's Onyx API is future only.

    What are my other choices?

    I don't need much from the API... don't need multi-leg, etc, etc. Don't need data feed beyond live ask/bid. I just need to be able to place orders, check for fills. My FCM is RCG.

  2. heech


    Just to answer my own question...

    It looks like CQG has an API solution that should work, at some cost. I'm not clear, but TT's API should also work.

    I'll follow up on this thread if anyone expresses interest.
  3. Try Open E Cry. I think they may be able to do what you're looking for.

    Their software is .net based & the API is easily hooked into several common Ninja type platforms.

  4. I'm curious is anybody using the CQG API for their ATS? if so What are your experiences? Could you comment on the CQG API vs IB API?
  5. TraDaToR


    I have auto traded futures options last year through IB API, but with RCG, I don't know...