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Can anybody point me to some service (free or paid) where my software can get real time shares data for analysis without recurring to web scraping? I'm interested in Latin American countries stock markets

Thanks

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  • Why only legally?
    – Kari
    Jul 5 '18 at 14:22
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There is a free API service called Alpha Vantage that provides "free APIs for realtime and historical data on stocks, forex (FX), and digital/crypto currencies." However, there are some usage limits to the service, you can only 5 API requests per minute and 500 requests per day. The logistics of using the Alpha Vantage API are covered on their website. Furthermore, Alpha Vantage libraries on GitHub can be found here.

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The only real-time trading data comes directly from the brokers or exchanges. To get access you need to be a licensed trader with them, and usually the live data in machine readable formats costs even more. Here's more details.

For real-time trading data (transactions) you should consider less traditional securities like blockchain currencies.

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First of all when you need real-time data for stocks first you need to clarify which connection method will you suit up for your need a Rest API or WebSocket, I think you will decide to use Rest Apı.

When its come to Real-time Us Stock Rest API, I think you can use the new generation platform called Finage. There are all Us Market coverage included NASDAQ/ DOW and Latin America as you need.

You can get free stock quotes without end date, there is only 1000 request/month limits for free accounts.

I hope that will work for your needs and others.

Regards.

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Full disclosure: I’m working at Finage

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