Getting Started Page

The Blitz Trading System Help Guide is your reference to product features descriptions and detailed instructional content on their use. Instructional content is delivered via text, images and video where applicable. This Help Guide also serves as a reference to Blitz strategy development API used in the development of automated trading systems (strategies), exchange adapters and trading tools.

Introduction

BlitzTrader is next generation; high performance fully automated trading system for rapid development, testing and deployment of simple to sophisticated trading strategies into constantly evolving financial marketplace. It is designed to increase trading efficiency and profitability by capturing alpha. All aspects of trading, such as obtaining market prices, analyzing price patterns, making trading decisions, placing orders, monitoring order executions, and controlling the risk are automated according to the user preferences. The central idea behind BlitzTrader is to completely remove the emotions from trading, so that the trading system can systematically and consistently follow a predefined set of trading and risk management rules.

BlitzTrader API

The BlitzTrader API(Application Programming Interface) are C# libraries that can be integrated to any .NET based application and enables developer to create a server based algorithmic trading strategies, exchange/broker connectors and customize client side trading UI interface to seamlessly integrate with BlitzTrader platform and provides a real-time trading capabilities. The library makes it simple to integrate BlitzTrader service in your .NET project. Developers can leverage nearly any .NET language they prefer in building necessary exchange/broker integration connections and algorithmic trading strategies. API provides the ability for trading application development to extend the solutions capabilities. In addition BlitzTrader API provides rich set of methods that is useful for price analytics. For example: Technical analysis, Options pricing etc. The BlitzTrader environment available to the user can also be valuable asset in constructing custom financial tools like market data analysis tool, FIX connectivity adapter and FIX analysis tools etc. BlitzTrader API is built on top of Microsoft .NET platform, so strategies can be developed in any .NET supported language (C#, VB.NET, C++, J#...) and is fully integrated with Visual Studio platform through a set of ready-to-go templates. The trading API of BlitzTrader is used to develop automate trading strategies is driven by real-time events. Furthermore, this guide assumes some basic knowledge of the C# programming language.

BlitzTrader Architecture

The topic provides the high level overview of the basic BltzTrader API product architecture. The BlitzTrader platform relied on a modular software infrastructure, designed to enable flexible usage of BlitzTrader technologies and features. The following diagram illustrates the logical layout of different components of Blitz Trading System.