just saw this thread which is obviously a few days old. I am working on an option trading model and wondering if I can use backtrader for live trading but having some doubts if that is possible. Firstly the IBPy API cannot handle Futures Options. Secondly the instruments seems to be fairly hardwired in backtrader and dynamically creating new instruments for the model to trade seems do be seriously difficult to implement but obviously necessary as the decision which expiry and strike to trade depends on time and on the underlying price. Any thoughts, hints, experiences would be appreciated. (rude or condescending replies will be flagged and down voted. Sadly had that unpleasant experience in the past here)
Posts made by steffen
RE: Option trading
RE: Suggestions on making use of real time futures data?
@ab_trader you might be able to take some inspiration from QtPyLib:
that is a function to create a continuous future. Am not a fan of QtPyLib as there is no active community and it has too many dependencies for my liking. Hence I am looking at backtrader too. Having similar thoughts whether i can/should use backtrader for live trading. Am curious to hear what you decide ab_trader.
RE: using ib_insync rather than IbPy
am SORRY about the typos guys.
ib_insync is a nice wrapper for the IB API which should make it relatively painless to implement.
I have been using ib_insync for a while and am really impressed with the community and the support as well as its usability. Just a kind suggestion.
@ThatBlokeDave - you are right
still no reason to be rude
using ib_insync rather than IbPy
Hello! New to backtrader and considering to implement my trading strategy using backtrader. Have one question. Since Interactive brokers now offer a native python API the use of IbPy seems inefficient. I am finding ib_insync an efficient wrapper for the IB API which makes it easy to use and the project is well supported. Do you have any plans to implement that?