This is a discussion on Price Feed APIs within the Forex forums, part of the Markets category; Any recommendations for a free reliable forex price feed API such that you can get tick by tick data into Community Links Members List. Oct 5, , 1: Main consideration is reliability as it will need to be available whenever the market is trading, i. Friday night to Sunday night. Also needs to be fairly accurate and timely, although a couple of pips offset or a few seconds delay is not really a problem as it will only be used for a general custom indicator.
Couldn't find anything obvious posted recently on forums by searching. Oct 5, , 6: Not tick by tick as it's only a html page you poll but http: Oct 6, , 8: Originally Posted by gc1. Nov 7, , 3: Originally Posted by RandomOne. Thanks for that, will knock up an application to see how reliable it is. Nov 7, , 5: There are typically three solutions to this: If your desktop platform has a DDE interface you should be able to connect to it. ThinkOrSwim uses that method to let you live connect to spreadsheet software such as Excel.
Check out Source Forge for free, open source code. I had a PHP implementation that I was going to use with ThinkOrSwim, but they stopped granting these accounts while they figure out the rules as a consequence of their merger with TD Ameritrade. My contact was pessimistic about the future availability of these accounts to retail traders. The less desirable, but none-the-less quite effective, approach is to "screen scrape" the data by having your script make an HTML request from your favorite online data source and parsing the results.
The big downside is that the data is sometimes up to 20 minutes old. Last edited by HowardCohodas; Nov 7, at 5: Jan 17, , Feb 13, , 6: Thanks for all replies. Feb 14, , 9: Originally Posted by RJ I am using System. DownloadString to screen scrape Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
Search this Thread Advanced Search. Page 1 of 2. Originally Posted by gc1 Not tick by tick as it's only a html page you poll but http: Originally Posted by RandomOne Thanks for that, will knock up an application to see how reliable it is.
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