Build Your Own Trading App with Alpaca's Broker API


🔎 Discover how to utilize our essential Broker API endpoints with this exclusive tutorial

💡Gain valuable insights into creating a local trading app and building a stock trading app from scratch
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you offer trading for US equity markets?
Through Broker API, your customers can invest in over 10,000 stocks and various ETFs. We offer extended hours trading for fractional, notional and whole shares via a set of developer-centric APIs for start-ups, enterprises, brokerages, and more to access the US capital markets. We also offer over 20 cryptocurrencies to trade as well.
Would my customers be able to trade in their local currency?
Yes, we offer a variety of local currencies based on your registered region such as EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, TRY, CHF and more. Through Local Currency Trading, your customers can trade US equities in over 15+ local currencies, with FX conversion done on-the-fly. They can place, monitor and sell their positions in their local currency within your app.
Does Broker API offer fractional stock trading?
Yes, and because of this, your customers can tailor an investment strategy that suits them. By default all Alpaca accounts are allowed to trade fractional shares.
Can Broker API trade cryptocurrencies?
Currently, customers are able to trade over 20 coins with full extended hours. This includes coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Chainlink and more. Note: This is only available in select U.S states, US territories, & select international jurisdictions
Are you considered a Correspondent Clearing Broker-Dealer
Yes, and we help ensure a seamless stock trading integration for both you and your customers.

Build Your Own Trading App with Alpaca's Broker API

Unlock the power of Alpaca's Broker API suite, which is designed and ready for your fintech application needs.


With the Broker API suite, incorporate fractional stock and crypto trading seamlessly into your application with our user-friendly API. You'll also be able to onboard customers quickly, access real-time market data, and enhance your offering with localized currencies.


Our comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions and illustrative examples, ensuring you're well-equipped to meet the demands of your end-customers.


Don't miss out on this opportunity to expedite your app development process. Learn how to build a trading app that stands out in the market. Dive into our tutorial now for a clear roadmap and actionable insights, especially coupled with our Broker Dashboard Guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you offer trading for US equity markets?
Through Broker API, your customers can invest in over 10,000 stocks and various ETFs. We offer extended hours trading for fractional, notional and whole shares via a set of developer-centric APIs for start-ups, enterprises, brokerages, and more to access the US capital markets. We also offer over 20 cryptocurrencies to trade as well.
Would my customers be able to trade in their local currency?
Yes, we offer a variety of local currencies based on your registered region such as EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, TRY, CHF and more. Through Local Currency Trading, your customers can trade US equities in over 15+ local currencies, with FX conversion done on-the-fly. They can place, monitor and sell their positions in their local currency within your app.
Does Broker API offer fractional stock trading?
Yes, and because of this, your customers can tailor an investment strategy that suits them. By default all Alpaca accounts are allowed to trade fractional shares.
Can Broker API trade cryptocurrencies?
Currently, customers are able to trade over 20 coins with full extended hours. This includes coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Chainlink and more. Note: This is only available in select U.S states, US territories, & select international jurisdictions
Are you considered a Correspondent Clearing Broker-Dealer
Yes, and we help ensure a seamless stock trading integration for both you and your customers.