Backtesting to Live Trading in One Place Finally! Blueshift Integration with Alpaca

We continue to focus on improving the experience for API users and traders. We are excited to announce that Alpaca is now fully integrated with Blueshift, a web-based backtesting app that lets you write strategies on the browser to backtest them instantly and allows you to run them in commission-free live trading on Alpaca.

Blueshift is built by a leading quant finance school QuantInsti. QuantInsti and Alpaca team up to offer a super seamless experience in algo trading through Blueshift integration with Alpaca commission-free trading API.

Connecting Backtesting and Live Trading

Blueshift integration enables the seamless workflow when you test your strategies with backtesting instantly then run them in live trading without changing your environment.

Blueshift team built a video tutorial on how you can signup and start using it now.

For you to start using either service, you can sign up and link your accounts by signing up for Blueshift, or Alpaca.

Get started today!

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Commission-Free trading means that there are no commission charges for Alpaca self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities through an API. Relevant SEC and FINRA fees may apply.

Brokerage services are provided by Alpaca Securities LLC ("Alpaca"), member FINRA/SIPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc. Technology and services are offered by AlpacaDB, Inc.

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