Trading using the Python TWS API – Updated

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Trading using the Python TWS API – Updated, Python programming with Interactive Brokers’ Trader Workstation API.

This is a course in programming with the Trader Workstation Application Programming Interface (TWS API) for Python developers. In this course, we describe how to get started in developing Python applications that use the API.

We’ll show you where to find the software applications Trader Workstation (TWS) and IB Gateway on the IBKR website for download and installation. TWS and IB Gateway are the standalone software applications which integrates with our API that can be used with custom or third party trading applications. We’ll  discuss the settings in TWS/IB Gateway which are necessary to connect an API client and those which can affect order placement.

Lesson Structure:

  • What is the TWS API?
  • Installing & Configuring TWS for the API
  • Accessing the TWS Python API Source Code
  • Essential components of TWS API programs
  • Requesting Market Data – Code Walkthrough
  • Placing Orders using TWS Python API
  • TWS Python API Placing Complex Orders
  • Accessing Portfolio Data and Account Information
  • TWS Python API Market Parameters and Scanners
  • TWS Python API Concurrency Example

Prerequisites for this course:

  • Windows, Linux, or Mac OS computer with a Graphical User Interface and Python 3.3 or higher installed.
  • Familiarity with Python programming.
  • The TWS API utilizes socket programming, multiple threads, and other concepts which it is recommended to be familiar with beforehand. If not, it is suggested to first try an Introduction to Python course which covers these topics.

Intended Audience:

  • Programmers with experience in Python who are interested in building custom applications.
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