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Author Topic: Automated Trading
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Posted: Sep 08, 2020 @ 03:45 PM             Msg. 1 of 2

I am writing today to ask about the Trading Strategy Manager user guide (apparently last updated in 2018) specified here (https://gainfutures.com/wp-content/uploads/Trading-Strategy-Manager.pdf). I want to ask if there are any differences between the current platform and API (along with functionality) when creating a custom C# automated strategy. I know that the API and GAIN Trader have been updated multiple times since the user guide was last modified and am worried that I'll be wasting my time with this solution.

My client requires me to create a server that follows a strategy once they open a position in the Options on Futures market. The server must then manage the trade and take proper action (depending on the algorithm) without any human interaction. If possible, should I write the server and use the GF API or follow the Trading Strategy Manager user guide? If possible, please let me know if you have any resources or other users who have had the same issue.
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Posted: Sep 08, 2020 @ 04:00 PM             Msg. 2 of 2
The Trading Strategy Manager guide is current. You're welcome to try out the Trading Strategy Manager first to see if it meets your needs. Trading Strategy Manager is a GAIN Trader feature, not GFAPI feature. If you're building application with our API, you'll need to create a trading strategy feature yourself.
Chris M