First, I should state that I built a Java program that uses HTTP Components to keep in sync with server time for my broker.

Once 7:29:59 comes around the program begins sending requests to the bureau of labor statistics v2 API so that when the data for non farm payrolls gets published I can immediately hedge and adjust my portfolio before to significant of a move in the market occurs.

However last Friday it took over twenty minutes of return no value before the data was finally updated and my orders where filled.

I wanted to know if there are any alternative sources I can receive immediate data from?

  • $\begingroup$ did you see quant.stackexchange.com/questions/141/… ; quandl.com has a good api $\endgroup$
    – Malick
    Commented Dec 7, 2015 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ I am using the BLS API (the BLS publishes the non farm payroll) $\endgroup$
    – FX_NINJA
    Commented Dec 7, 2015 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ @FreepromTech how much are you willing to pay? $\endgroup$
    – chollida
    Commented Dec 7, 2015 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ I was expecting it would be free since it's published by a government agency $\endgroup$
    – FX_NINJA
    Commented Dec 7, 2015 at 18:15


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