Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a leading provider of order-entry software and solutions for professional derivatives traders, and MathWorks, developer of MATLAB, a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization and numerical computation, today announced that TT's X_TRADER® API (XTAPI) is now integrated within the MATLAB environment. Through this integrated solution, financial engineers, traders and analysts who use MATLAB can now leverage TT's high-performance market connectivity and X_TRADER order-entry platform to access exchange price feeds, submit orders directly to the market and monitor working orders and positions.
MathWorks' Computational Finance Product Manager Stuart Kozola said, "By adding TT’s XTAPI capabilities to MATLAB, our customers will be able to easily move from their trading strategy prototypes into live trading, all within the MATLAB environment."
MATLAB Datafeed Toolbox leverages TT’s XTAPI to access exchange price feeds and position data from TT's platform and execute custom strategies via X_TRADER. Quantitative traders have access to a streamlined workflow for harnessing large amounts of data, developing quantitative strategies, and handing them off to TT’s reliable execution platform. Orders placed through MATLAB display in the X_TRADER workspace for monitoring and order management. Additionally, clients can use TT's automated trading tools, including the new ADL™ visual programming platform, to develop complex strategies that react to trades placed through MATLAB. Available immediately, this integration provides the only direct order-routing connectivity between MATLAB and a futures execution platform.
Rick Lane, EVP/CTO with TT, said, "This integration allows our customers to utilize MATLAB's powerful mathematical functions to process massive amounts of quantitative data, then use the resulting insights to seamlessly place orders in the market through the TT platform. We believe our clients will find tremendous value in this solution."