Alpaca Trading API

Simple REST API for commission-free stock trading

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Alpaca Trading API is a commission-free stock trading API for software developers to build algorithms and bots with ease. Alpaca is a FINRA registered broker-dealer.

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Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Seems too good to be true? What are the downsides? And what is the price?
Matthew Wean
Matthew Wean@matthew_wean
@joshdance Yeah, I was trying to see if there's a spread they take or something. That's how many "free" trading platforms work. I can't find that information anywhere though.
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@joshdance Thanks for the comment! Downside... this is built for developer-first in mind, so currently we only offer API but not any manual trading interface. Price - this is free!
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@joshdance @matthew_wean please refer to faq, but I hope that this clears up some confusion!! https://support.alpaca.markets/h...
Sergio Mattei
Sergio Mattei@ftxrc · Student maker and founder
Oh my. This seems useful!
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@ftxrc Thank you Sergio! Suggestions and Questions are very much welcome!!
Hitoshi Harada
Hitoshi HaradaMakerHiring@umitanuki · CTO, Alpaca
@ftxrc Enjoy happy algo trading!
Cheng Yang
Cheng Yang@iyangcheng · Sr Software Engineer (mobile), LinkedIn
Can I transfer my assets from current broker to Alpaca without selling (ACATS)?
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@iyangcheng Hi Cheng, currently we don't offer ACATS right now... but working on it!!
Cheng Yang
Cheng Yang@iyangcheng · Sr Software Engineer (mobile), LinkedIn
Thanks! a different question, is Alpaca allow business use? does it mean someone can build their own robinhood using alpaca ?
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@iyangcheng You are welcome to build your bots and apps on top of our API!
Brad Bitler
Brad Bitler@bitler · Principal UX at Autodesk
Awesome idea!!
YOSHI
YOSHIMakerHiring@yokokawa244 · CEO/Co-Founder @AlpacaHQ
@bitler glad you like it! Pls try it out!!