signal question (autotrade)

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by rcanfiel, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. I have accounts with 3 brokers. I also have odd working hours, and am out some parts of the trading day. This makes it hard for me to reliably send home-generated signals to brokers at times when a signal is generated.

    I have never autotraded, but I believe some autotraders send a <b>formatted/ structured signal (what to buy/sell, instrument, quantity, stops, etc.) to brokers via API/URL</b> (think similar to what is done by the Pats/J-Trader systems???)

    In other words, would finding this "autotrade" URL for a broker and sending an email identical to that generated by an autotrader work???

  2. NOPE. That will not work.

    If you are really serious about ATS, read a few books on systematic trading and programming / go through posts on this topic...