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IBKR TWS Python API – Placing Orders

In this video we discuss how orders can be placed, monitored, modified, and cancelled from the TWS API. To demonstrate the essential components necessary to place an order, a simple Python program is introduced, which places an AAPL order to a paper account, and then prints order status messages to the console.

Important topics associated with placing and monitoring orders from the API, including the master client ID, the Order Efficiency Ratio (OER), and the API maximum message rate are introduced. Finally, we address a few special cases in which commissions and fees are different for API orders than for orders created directly in an IBKR trading application.

To see other short videos in this series, visit our API news section. For the entire course in Python see ibkr.com/ibta.

Disclosure: Interactive Brokers

The analysis in this material is provided for information only and is not and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. To the extent that this material discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends or other broad-based economic or political conditions, it should not be construed as research or investment advice. To the extent that it includes references to specific securities, commodities, currencies, or other instruments, those references do not constitute a recommendation by IBKR to buy, sell or hold such investments. This material does not and is not intended to take into account the particular financial conditions, investment objectives or requirements of individual customers. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and, as necessary, seek professional advice.

Disclosure: Order Types / TWS

The order types available through Interactive Brokers LLC’s Trader Workstation are designed to help you limit your loss and/or lock in a profit. Market conditions and other factors may affect execution. In general, orders guarantee a fill or guarantee a price, but not both. In extreme market conditions, an order may either be executed at a different price than anticipated or may not be filled in the marketplace.

Disclosure: Margin Trading

Trading on margin is only for sophisticated investors with high risk tolerance. You may lose more than your initial investment.

For additional information regarding margin loan rates, see ibkr.com/interest

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