Run Example Algorithms

The following is a list of working example algorithms built by Alpaca and the developer community. They can be immediately deployed in paper or live trading, and best of all, they’re free to use and customize for your own purposes.

We want to emphasize that these examples are meant to be instructive and demonstrate some of the possibilities of the Alpaca platform. They have not been analyzed or tested for profitability. Use in live trading at your own discretion.

The following algos can be tested if you have an Alpaca Paper Only Account or an Alpaca Brokerage Account:

S&P 500 Buy-on-Dip

Google Spreadsheet Trading

The algos below can be tested only if you have an Alpaca Brokerage Account (if you try to run these without an Alpaca Brokerage Account, you’ll get an error that the algo cannot pull the appropriate market data source):

Benjamin Graham’s Value Investment using pylivetrader

HFT-ish Order Book Imbalance Algorithm Using Streaming

Build a Day-Trading Algorithm and Run it in the Cloud Using Only Free Services

Got an interesting idea? Tell us about it in our Slack, and we can list it here.

Suggestions or questions?
We're always happy to hear from you. You can contribute to these docs on GitHub, or you can join our Community Forum or Community Slack to get help from other community members and the Alpaca team.