Regarding Broker Adapter
Author: tradercn
Creation Date: 8/25/2011 2:43 PM
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tradercn

#1
Hi Eugene,

I am disappointed for looking for information of Broker Adapter API. Is WL going to reveal that in the future?

The only useful information for Broker Adapter is http://www2.wealth-lab.com/WL5Wiki/kbFAQMissing.ashx. I clicked the link of Using COM Interop in WL6, however, the source code there which sends trade alerts from WL6 to WL4's Quote Manager tool is empty. And my second problem is I have no WL4. Do I have to go to TradeLink which I don't understand? Is that the only way? I am sad now.

Somebody mentioned that one third party at least worked for the broker API. Do you have any clue for that? Because without the brokerage connection, it is a big trouble for us customers.

Thanks for your understanding.
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Eugene

#2
It's not going to happen. Fidelity never promised that it will be revealed and frankly, even I never saw it. Basically, Fidelity is a brokerage, and brokerages aren't keen about providing interfaces to facilitate creation of trade tools for other brokerages.

So, as already mentioned in the FAQ, motivated developers are free to develop against the existing Broker API. It's not at all impossible - they're just on their own with that (but we made a tiny FAQ on Broker API viewable only by verified customers here).
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however, the source code there which sends trade alerts from WL6 to WL4's Quote Manager tool is empty.

This can be if you're not logged in to the Wiki, but since you're not a WL4 user I hardly see how it could help.
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tradercn

#3
Is that possible we get a legacy WL4?
Or, how to link WLD and tradelink please? is there any documents for that?
Thanks Eugene.
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Eugene

#4
It possible to get WL4 only if you're a legacy customer.

There is no broker API guide and this is unsupported: consequently, no examples/documents exist on linking with TradeLink. Sorry but developers are on their own with this venture.
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TCust

#5
Why you not give me WL4, I legacy user WL6 ?

For russian stock market...
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Eugene

#6
Legacy user == "grandfathered" user of WLD4 who purchased it when it was possible according to our price & license policy (before WLD5 came out). Those who purchased WLD5 before WLD6 came out, had a chance to get a single Version 4 key free of charge with a WLD5 license. Now, only legacy WLD3/4 users can still obtain new V3/4 keys on a fair use basis (and those WLD5 customers with a V4 key provided their maintenance fee has been paid).
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TCust

#7
Eugene, you need to do ( create ) anonymously adapters to leading brokers ( IB and other ), it positively would affect sales WLD6 :)
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Eugene

#8
Guys, let's forget about WL4 altogether in this context. I'd better concentrate on available solutions.

While TradeLink isn't the only .NET API for Interactive Brokers that exist out there, it certainly can be recommended to create a broker provider for WL6. They seem to have an active community following and a good development effort is being put into the project. Broker provider is a considerable effort, I'd estimate its implementation to be at least 1,000-1,500 code lines but it's feasible.
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Eugene

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Eugene, you need to do ( create ) anonymously adapters to leading brokers ( IB and other ), it positively would affect sales WLD6 :)

How? It would be against Fidelity's business interests to have an IB order placement tool advertised on our site.
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TCust

#10
IB very good, we have IB :)

Fidelity not open's account for other countries. I asked Fidelity.

Please create full data-broker adapter for IB on WLD6 !
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Eugene

#11
Let's put it the other way round: for us to commit a lot of effort in a tool that can't even be advertised under the current circumstances, isn't very reasonable.
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tradercn

#12
If I don't make mistake, Fidelity works for stock in North America only. I wish WL consider broker adapters for forex, future or trading instrument overseas.
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abegy

#13
I'm not understanding why you are unable to create an IB broker adapter for only WLD users with specific protections code (IP Address product key...) to be sure that Fidelity restriction will not be broken. I'm trading only european stocks. If Fidelity was able to allow this type of trading, I would opened an account. But it's not the current case.
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TCust

#14
+1 or Credit card restriction, for control user countries

North America have account's in Fidelity and broker adapter.

We have WLD, and not have nothing
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TCust

#15
More people's who use WLD is good for user WLP

This is simple marketing, for platform popularity
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Eugene

#16
To close this question once and for all. MS123 LLC (i.e. our team who runs the wealth-lab.com site) signed a non-competition agreement with the product owner (Fidelity Investments). We will not be releasing any broker providers, including source code examples. Sorry.
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IBAutoTrader

#17
These posts are old, but if you guys are still interested in an IB adapter for Wealth-Lab Developer 6, try mine by signing up for a free 10-day trial at http://www.ib-automated-trading.com.