Welcome to Alpaca Broker API Guide

Welcome to Broker API Documentation! #

This is the documentation about Broker API that helps you build trading apps and brokerage services for your end users. If you are looking to build your own trading bots and algos, read the Trading API documentation.

With Alpaca Broker API, you can build the full brokerage experiences for your end users around account opening, funding and trading. This document describes all you need to know to build your trading app.


New to Alpaca?

If you are new to Alpaca, get started from a little introduction to know what we do and what you can do. Also, make sure you learn about our platform as well.

Get started with API

To get started with our API, read through the API overview to understand the high level concept and functionalities of each API and how they fit in your app.

What can you build with Broker API?

Broker API is designed to give you the flexibility you need to integrate the stock market compliantly for your app. Check out more here.

Trading and orders

Broker API includes all the trading capabilities we have in Trading API. Learn more about orders, positions and assets. Now your users can buy stocks for as little as $1.

Journals

Simulate instant funding for your customers using our Journals API. Learn more about how you can deposit funds into your customers accounts instantaneously here.

API operations and management

Manage and keep track of all your business operations from our Broker Dashboard. You can view almost everything on the Dashboard same as with our APIs. We are constantly pushing new features and products onto the Dashboard.