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Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: June 30th, 2017, 12:55 pm
by Rufus
Does anyone have any recommendation for the best broker to use for systematically trading futures (stock, interest rate, fx), ETFs on Europe, North America, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore exchanges?

Criteria:
1. Costs (minimum account, transaction costs, monthly fees)
2. API - preferably python
3. Ease of use and efficiency of service. 
4. Has a paper trading account
5. Market data availability

This would be for an individual UK based investor trading on medium frequency: e.g. run models 3 times a day and keep a minute-by-minute track of risk. 
 

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: July 26th, 2017, 10:52 pm
by FaridMoussaoui
Well, I would like to say IB (interactive Brokers). All your criterias are met.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=5041

PS: I am trading with IB on Linux and I have no affiliation with them.

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: October 15th, 2017, 10:46 pm
by wh408
Hi,
I have the same question for European equities. Trading universe will be the top 500 stocks on LSE, EURONEXT, XETRA, SIX, NORDIC. Trades are submitted in every ten minutes.

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: January 30th, 2018, 12:15 am
by bingobangobongo
Hi,
I have the same question for European equities. Trading universe will be the top 500 stocks on LSE, EURONEXT, XETRA, SIX, NORDIC. Trades are submitted in every ten minutes.
IB... lowest cost and commissions in the UK. You might need to buy a few quote boosters for 500 securities but if you trade a lot quote boosters are given away for free.

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: February 13th, 2018, 12:40 am
by EdwinB
Well a trusted forex broker with all those characteristics I think it's  https://alpari.com/en/

Meet the features you request, it has 24/7 support

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: October 2nd, 2018, 10:50 am
by SimonK
Hi, you can check this list https://55brokers.com/european-forex-brokers/using it pretty easy to find broker that you need

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 3:48 pm
by MrGrey89
Are you possibly talking about UK brokers with FIX API?
You can find some brokers of that kind right here: https://fx-list.com/forex-brokers-uk
Check box 'ETFs' in the 'Platforms' filter, that would narrow down your search.

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: August 11th, 2019, 2:34 pm
by JoWee
I am getting into crypto trading now and I was really surprised by the fact that it's quite hard to find the best cryptocurrency trading platform even though there are so many options. And generally speaking, the whole industry behaves in a strange way. Maybe just because it is too young.

Re: Best UK broker for API access to futures, etfs?

Posted: October 16th, 2020, 8:39 pm
by Dianaraunerrr
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