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Protrader Multi-Connect (PTMC), a trading platform for forex and contracts for difference (CFDs), has introduced C# scripting application program interface (API) for quantitative algorithmic trading, the company said last week. It has added AlgoStudio section to its online documentation, which covers information about the main structure of AlgoStudio environment, the purpose of panels, and C# API description for algorithmic trading. The section enables traders to сreate easily their own scripts, plug-ins, and indicators, among others.
The platform’s source pool of algorithmic strategies is still in development and will continue to be expanded. PTMC also said it intends to create a new section in its forum, primarily dedicated to scripts development requests.
Late last month, PTMC issued an updated build with the following new functions:
- Background image on the chart that allows to upload custom picture and fully personalize the Chart window.
- Smaller timeframes for OANDA. Now our traders can use timeframes from 5 seconds and more.
- Updated hotkey for “Mouse trading” mode. Creating a New Order became even easier. Just press and hold Ctrl to enable “Mouse trading” mode.
- Visual updates for Status bar which optimized new trade events, ping and present time info displaying.
- Zooming or panning the chart by wheel scrolling.
In addition, PTMC has uploaded a step-by-step manual for users who want to write their own plugins and scripts for the platform.
PTMC said at the time it was close to complete the process of connecting the platform to Interactive Brokers. For the purpose, it has included IQFeed connection. Since the integration process is quite long, it has been split into several stages.
PTMC is a product of trading software developer PFSOFT, which is also the developer of the Protrader trading platform. It was released in January 2016. The platform is free and can be used by both institutional and retail traders and is available for desktop and mobile devices, as well as in a web-based version. It features a wide selection of tools for multi-asset trading, alerts watchlists, smart chart trading with multiple chart types, drawings and studies, as well as fully customizable interface.
Brokers that offer the PTMC platform are LMax Exchange, FXCM, Oanda, and Protrader, while others are yet to be added to the list. The first one in the waiting list is Interactive Brokers, and the rest are Dukascopy, FxPro Group, MB Trading, IC Markets, and Gain Capital, aka Forex.com.
Poland-based PFSOFT is a provider of professional trading technology and solutions to brokers, banks, and exchanges. It serves clients from across the world, including in North America, Australia, Asia, Great Britain, Poland, and South Africa.