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I found a lot of results about data feeds, and I found some platforms (like Alpaca) for API trading. But none seem to have the possibility to sell/buy futures via a REST API.

So my question is: Who knows a possibility to sell/buy futures through a REST API?

Regards, Peter

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  • $\begingroup$ did you find an API based platform which allow to trade e-mini futures? am looking for the exact same functionality $\endgroup$ – Oshri Nov 8 '20 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ Many brokers offer such REST API's (with much wider applicability than just e-minis). For example Client Portal API by IB www1.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=5041 $\endgroup$ – noob2 Nov 8 '20 at 16:43
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Interactive Brokers is probably your best bang for the buck. Using a REST api for trading is fairly amateurish. IB's api works very well for the cost, it's binary, and they've been around a while. any other solution is going to require costs on the order of 10,000 dollars a month just starting out with a firm like Lime brokerage(Wedbush Securities) and the account minimum is $250,000. You cannot do API trading from the internet with Lime, only co-located. I've traded with both but have no interest in either

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QuantRocket is a research and trading platform that provides a REST API as well as Python API and CLI and supports trading global futures, equities, and FX through Interactive Brokers. There is sample code for trading futures and specific sections of the documentation for futures and combos.

Disclaimer: I'm affiliated with QuantRocket.

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