Working with /assets #

Get a List of Assets #

If you send a GET request to our /v2/assets endpoint, you’ll receive a list of US equities.

from alpaca.trading.client import TradingClient
from alpaca.trading.requests import GetAssetsRequest
from alpaca.trading.enums import AssetClass

trading_client = TradingClient('api-key', 'secret-key')

# search for US equities
search_params = GetAssetsRequest(asset_class=AssetClass.US_EQUITY)

assets = trading_client.get_all_assets(search_params)
const Alpaca = require("@alpacahq/alpaca-trade-api");
const alpaca = new Alpaca();

// Get a list of all active assets.
const activeAssets = alpaca
  .getAssets({
    status: "active",
  })
  .then((activeAssets) => {
    // Filter the assets down to just those on NASDAQ.
    const nasdaqAssets = activeAssets.filter(
      (asset) => asset.exchange == "NASDAQ"
    );
    console.log(nasdaqAssets);
  });
using Alpaca.Markets;
using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace CodeExamples
{
    internal static class Example
    {
        private static string API_KEY = "your_api_key";

        private static string API_SECRET = "your_secret_key";

        public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        {
            // First, open the API connection
            var client = Alpaca.Markets.Environments.Paper
                .GetAlpacaTradingClient(new SecretKey(API_KEY, API_SECRET));

            // Get a list of all active assets.
            var assets = await client.ListAssetsAsync(
                new AssetsRequest { AssetStatus = AssetStatus.Active });

            // Filter the assets down to just those on NASDAQ.
            var nasdaqAssets = assets.Where(asset => asset.Exchange == Exchange.NyseMkt);

            Console.Read();
        }
    }
}
package main

import (
	"github.com/alpacahq/alpaca-trade-api-go/alpaca"
)

func init() {
	alpaca.SetBaseUrl("https://paper-api.alpaca.markets")
}

func main() {
	// Get a list of all active assets.
	status := "active"
	assets, err := alpaca.ListAssets(&status)
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	// Filter the assets down to just those on NASDAQ.
	nasdaq_assets := []alpaca.Asset{}
	for _, asset := range assets {
		if asset.Exchange == "NASDAQ" {
			nasdaq_assets = append(nasdaq_assets, asset)
		}
	}
}

See If a Particular Asset is Tradable on Alpaca #

By sending a symbol along with our request, we can get the information about just one asset. This is useful if we just want to make sure that a particular asset is tradable before we attempt to buy it.

from alpaca.trading.client import TradingClient
from alpaca.trading.requests import GetAssetsRequest

trading_client = TradingClient('api-key', 'secret-key')

# search for AAPL
aapl_asset = trading_client.get_asset('AAPL')

if aapl_asset.tradable:
    print('We can trade AAPL.')
const Alpaca = require("@alpacahq/alpaca-trade-api");
const alpaca = new Alpaca();

// Check if AAPL is tradable on the Alpaca platform.
alpaca.getAsset("AAPL").then((aaplAsset) => {
  if (aaplAsset.tradable) {
    console.log("We can trade AAPL.");
  }
});
using Alpaca.Markets;
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace CodeExamples
{
    internal static class Example
    {
        private static string API_KEY = "your_api_key";

        private static string API_SECRET = "your_secret_key";

        public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        {
            // First, open the API connection
            var client = Alpaca.Markets.Environments.Paper
                .GetAlpacaTradingClient(new SecretKey(API_KEY, API_SECRET));

            // Check if AAPL is tradable on the Alpaca platform.
            try
            {
                var asset = await client.GetAssetAsync("AAPL");
                if (asset.IsTradable)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("We can trade AAPL");
                }
            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Asset not found for AAPL.");
            }

            Console.Read();
        }
    }
}
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"github.com/alpacahq/alpaca-trade-api-go/alpaca"
)

func init() {
	alpaca.SetBaseUrl("https://paper-api.alpaca.markets")
}

func main() {
	// Check if AAPL is tradable on the Alpaca platform.
	asset, err := alpaca.GetAsset("AAPL")
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Println("Asset not found for AAPL.")
	} else if asset.Tradable {
		fmt.Println("We can trade AAPL.")
	}
}
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