Ever wanted to take complete control of your retirement finances, but didn’t know where to begin? Brokerage firms are starting to release web APIs to allow for unprecedented programmability. With a bit of coding and a basic understanding of investing, you can build a system to manage your investment holdings and skip the fees charged by robo-advisors and mutual funds.

In this session we will look at the Questrade API and implement a simple system for maintaining a balanced portfolio of ETFs.

Speakers: Brendan Wood

Suggested Experience: Basic understanding of at least one programming language and also some knowledge of HTTP requests.

Technologies Used: Python, REST API

Keywords: api, investing, web, python

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