How to Build an Algorithmic Trading Bot with Python 

Installing Python for Trading Bot

To follow along with the code in this article, you’ll need to have a recent version of Python installed. I’ll be using a custom build of ActivePython that includes a version of Python and just the packages the project requires.

Financial Data for Trading Bot

There are many different stock trading platforms out there, some with their own APIs. Robinhood offers a commision-free investing platform that makes trading simple and easy.

Trading Bot Buy/Sell Code

Ideally, the trading bot should look at a predefined set of tickers within the portfolio and decide whether to buy, sell, or hold.

That’s it! You can now build your own trading bot using Python

In this article, I demonstrated how Python can be used to build a simple trading bot using packages like pandas and robin-stocks.