IBKR Python API – Four Key Syntax Attributes to Define a Contract

Python Logo  - Four Key Syntax Attributes to Define a Contract

The ContractSamples.py sheet from our Python1 Testbed sample2 will help you learn the syntax needed to define contracts in algo trading systems. These four are considered key class attributes:


Examples: EUR/GBP FX contract

    def EurGbpFx():
        #! [cashcontract]
        contract = Contract()
        contract.symbol = "EUR"
        contract.secType = "CASH"
        contract.currency = "GBP"
        contract.exchange = "IDEALPRO"
        #! [cashcontract]
        return contract

For more examples, download the ContractSamples.py from the repository:  http://interactivebrokers.github.io/

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  1. Python 3.0 version required.
  2. Copyright (C) 2016 Interactive Brokers LLC. All rights reserved.  This code is subject to the terms and conditions of the IB API Non-Commercial License or the IB API Commercial License, as applicable.
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