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Interactive Brokers for FX

Hi everyone,

I'd like to know if I could deploy an FX and equities algo (algo strategy that trades both currency and equity at the same time) on IB (I'm guessing for the currencies, I'd obviously have to check to make sure the currency pairs I plan to trade are available through IB).

Any advice or help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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QuantConnect supports multi-asset algorithms: we can trade FX, equities, CFD, Futures and Options in the same algorithm. 
Limitations do exist on the brokerage side. In order to trade FX, IB requires $10M capital. Source: Interactive Brokers Folds Retail Forex in US

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@Alexandre Catarino Thanks so much for the clarification. Final question is I guess: Since I can trade multi-assets in one algorithm, let's say I have a trigger that buys AAPL and EURUSD, is there a way to specify that AAPL should be bought via IB, and EURUSD should be bought via Oanda?

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IB requires $10k capital ;)
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Unfortunatelly, it is not possible to use two brokerages with the same algorithm. 

@J Dino, since IB no longer accepts forex retail investors in the US, in order to trade that market, they need to become an ECP (Eligible Contract Participant).

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For those of us outside US. Any issues with running FX algos against IB?

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