We are introducing the Order-Queuing feature in the Alpaca Trading API. Now you can submit orders outside of market hours! (Brokerage services are offered through Alpaca Securities LLC)
Submit & Queue Orders for the Next Market Open
As one of the many steps towards a more advanced trading platform, we are pleased to let you know that we have allowed everyone to submit and queue orders for the next market open.
Previously, your order-submission API calls while the market was closed were rejected, and we asked you to submit again after the market opened.
From now on, those API calls are accepted with a success status and the orders are routed to the marketplace at the next available time. This allows you to not only submit your orders the night before but also to submit “OPG” time-in-force order to participate in the market open auction.
Please do not be confused — this feature is not to allow extended-hours trading. Orders aren’t filled until the market’s next trading session. For extended hours trading, as well as other additional capabilities such as different order types, we are working on our backlog and hope to deliver these features as soon as they are ready.
Technology and services are offered by AlpacaDB, Inc. Brokerage services are provided by Alpaca Securities LLC (alpaca.markets), member FINRA/SIPC. Alpaca Securities LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc.
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