While there are a lot of web-based stock trading tools available, trading apps for PC/mac are rare and usually linked to a specific broker. I’m developing a trading software with an API layer supporting different brokers.
Scope of this post
This article presents maystocks, an open source stock trading software.
In 2022, I tried to use MetaTrader® to trade stocks. Even though MetaTrader® is kind of a “standard” software, I had a very bad experience using it. It felt like a software from the 1990s.
As there are stock market APIs openly available which support trading (at least for US markets), I decided to create an open source stock trading software.
Major design decisions
- support multiple brokers by using an API layer
- support multiple views for the same data
- use decimal numbers instead of floating points (for precise calculations)
- Programming language: Go
- Rendering: gioui
maystocks can be used to display market data (historical and realtime). The next step is to implement paper trading.
MetaTrader is a registered trademark of MetaQuotes Corporation.