Algorithmic Trading - FXCM

Create Your Own Forex Indicators

Have you created your own indicator? Now you can download our Marketscope Indicore SDK to debug and backtest your strategy.

Marketscope Indicore

Marketscope Indicore is ideal for the most common API needs, built specifically for algorithmic trading. It’s used best for backtesting and strategy optimization when you’re building your own trading strategy.

  • Prebuilt, open source strategies (15) and indicators (53)
  • Free data on more than 80 instruments across 40 months of data
  • A full range of order types, including market, limit, stop and stop-limit orders

Getting Started

Already have an FXCM account?

Download SDK

Requirements:

  • An FXCM account, including free practice account—no minimum balance required
  • An IDE or text editor that runs LUA (i.e., SciTE)

API Connection Speeds

Standard Internet 15-250 ms
Dedicated Internet Line 15-250 ms
FREE VPS1 < 4 ms
Cross Connection < 1 ms
Collocated Rack Space < 1 ms

VPS Free Hosting: Maintain a balance of 5,000 base currency (or 500k JPY, and 40k HKD) on your MT4 account, and the VPS is yours at no cost. (For example, if your account denomination is Australian Dollars (AUD), that is an account balance of 5,000 AUD). If you do not meet this requirement at the end of the month, a fee of 30 base currency (or 3k JPY, and 240 HKD) may be debited from any of your FXCM account(s) to cover the VPS cost.

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