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    Rookie Member bradstallion's Avatar

    API for datafeed !!!

    Hi All,
    newbie here! I tried to search the forum for "API", "Application programming interface", etc. without results.
    So, here I go: there is a (possibly free) API to get market data (real time prices) for data mining experiments?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Legendry Member Michael Hodges's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bradstallion View Post
    Hi All,
    newbie here! I tried to search the forum for "API", "Application programming interface", etc. without results.
    So, here I go: there is a (possibly free) API to get market data (real time prices) for data mining experiments?

    Thanks a lot!
    I'm not sure, maybe you can use MT4? don't know about free feeds though, most data services charge

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    Moderator Kolyo's Avatar
    I think you have to have quite good programming skills in order to be able to build engine for real time market data mining

    I know ways to use historical data feed in three different ways – mt4 history center (only one minute bar and higher data) and OANDA or Ducascopy Data – both of them high quality and tick data but I think OANDA is one month old, not real time accessible.
    "The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary." - Alexander Elder

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    Rookie Member bradstallion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kolyo View Post
    I think you have to have quite good programming skills in order to be able to build engine for real time market data mining

    I know ways to use historical data feed in three different ways – mt4 history center (only one minute bar and higher data) and OANDA or Ducascopy Data – both of them high quality and tick data but I think OANDA is one month old, not real time accessible.
    thanks a lot for the information! I'll check it out!

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    Rookie Member Inv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bradstallion View Post
    Hi All,
    newbie here! I tried to search the forum for "API", "Application programming interface", etc. without results.
    So, here I go: there is a (possibly free) API to get market data (real time prices) for data mining experiments?

    Thanks a lot!
    Market data is very data-intensive and real-time prices require high-level infrastructure, so I highly doubt you will find a real-time API for free. Expect to pay, and not a small amount for real-time data. If you want free, you will probably get delayed data (20 mins), but I don't know how useful that will be for trading Binary Options.

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    Legendry Member willyw's Avatar
    As waht i know realtime data is a paid service. It is costly for an individual trader.

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    Specialist Member runneroption's Avatar
    Real time data feeds are really expensive services, but some free sources of close to real time data appear on the net. For example I know that Quantopian is offering good access to US Stock market data and programming capabilities to test your strategies written in easy python language.

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    Administrator Martin Kay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bradstallion View Post
    Hi All,
    newbie here! I tried to search the forum for "API", "Application programming interface", etc. without results.
    So, here I go: there is a (possibly free) API to get market data (real time prices) for data mining experiments?

    Thanks a lot!
    Real and accurate market data could cost up to $20k's per year. You can try livestockcharts, yahoo finance charts, or as kolyo suggested above.

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    Legendry Member Michael Hodges's Avatar
    That's a pile of money, but if you're making shit-piles of money, then a regular old pile isn't too much to spend. . . ;-)

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    Moderator Kolyo's Avatar
    Haha Well said, but I don’t see anybody here making making a shit-piles of money, but for the brokers this is a must do, because otherwise if their quotes have a lag or delay arbitraging scalpers will ruin their business very fast. I know few such cases in the past and surely this can happen again if a broker is not wise enough to invest in real ‘real time’ data.

    On the other hand access to a high quality data which is not in real time is not so difficult. For example for forex we can take a tick data both from OANDA and Ducascopy and it can be used for creation of strategies even in high frequency range
    "The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary." - Alexander Elder

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