Monday, 30 June 2014


Hot off the press is the news that IG (my esteemed employer) has launched its REST Trading API

The API provides REST-based and streaming access to a range of popular asset classes (including indices, forex, commodities, binaries and options), and includes functionality to:
  • Trade using risk management tools such as stops and limits
  • View real-time and historical market prices
  • Analyse market instrument and client sentiment information
  • Review account balances and trade history

IG already offers a well-established FIX API for corporate clients, but now with its new REST Trading API, IG's technology platform becomes much more easily and widely accessible, allowing for example:

  • Corporate partner integration without the start-up costs and complexity of FIX 
  • Trading strategy automation
  • Retail trading app development

The REST Trading API labs site offers getting started guides, API documentation, a downloadable sample trading app, and an interactive API companion app for trying out the REST APIs.  

The API will only be available in the UK initially, but the wider roll-out is imminent, so be sure to follow the labs site on Facebook or Twitter for updates.  


·         ForexMagnates: IG Opens API to Public Development, Launches IG Labs
· IG rolls out new tech offering for traders