Rest API vs FXCM (LUA) - Execution time

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Rest API vs FXCM (LUA) - Execution time

Postby Daveatt » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:38 am

Hi there

I'm developing a scalping strategy in LUA. Sometimes, trades are not executed (maybe because of internet connection, laptop being slow, etc)
I was wondering however if developing a strategy using the Rest API could speed up the trades execution time
Is there any advantage of using the Rest API vs the FXCM/LUA regarding this matter ?

Thanks
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Re: Rest API vs FXCM (LUA) - Execution time

Postby Konstantin.Toporov » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am

>>Sometimes, trades are not executed
In this case you should get some error.

>>I was wondering however if developing a strategy using the Rest API could speed up the trades execution time
Generally no, they are sent to the same middleware.
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Re: Rest API vs FXCM (LUA) - Execution time

Postby Daveatt » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:58 am

Thanks Konstantin

>>Sometimes, trades are not executed
>> In this case you should get some error.
True in most cases. However, sometimes stop are not taken because of slippage - I guess there isn't much that I can do here

>>I was wondering however if developing a strategy using the Rest API could speed up the trades execution time
>> Generally no, they are sent to the same middleware.
Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks for this

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