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Blog 38 - The market maker explained

Market Makers are crucial to provide liquidity to stock exchanges. In this blog post, we talk about what Market Makers do and why they are useful.

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Julian GabensteinMay 10, 2022
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Using the lemon.markets Postman workspace 📮

Postman can be used to test out APIs without having to set up your own testing environment. We’ve created a lemon.markets Postman workspace, which means all you need to do is fork the workspace, fill in your API token and start sending your first requests. Keep reading to learn how to use it.

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Joanne SnelDecember 8, 2021
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Understanding the lemon.markets Trading API

lemon.markets was born out of the lack of European brokerages with a stable, reliable API. We designed our Trading API with the developer in mind, which means that its infrastructure is optimised such that you can use it to build almost any brokerage product you can imagine. Keep reading to learn more about its endpoints.

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Marius SprengerDecember 2, 2021
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Trading terminology you need to know as a beginner

The trading world is one known for its jargon - what’s the difference between a ‘bear’ and a ‘bull’ market, anyways? And why are financial instruments listed with two prices? If your trading journey is just getting started or you need a quick recap, keep reading to brush up on beginner trading terms. You’ll be an expert in no time!

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Joanne SnelNovember 24, 2021
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10+ online resources for high-quality stock market news

Staying informed of market development is crucial when it comes to making informed investment decisions. Whether you like listening to podcasts, reading news articles or interacting with like-minded individuals in an investing community, we’ve got a recommendation for you. Keep reading to find your match.

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Marius SprengerNovember 8, 2021
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10 great R packages for stock market data

R is a great programming language for automated trading as it was designed with statistical inference in mind. Collecting, manipulating and visualising data can all be done with R (and lemon.markets!), especially when you deploy the packages we’ve covered in this article - read on to find out more!

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Joanne SnelNovember 4, 2021
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Trading the news: A sentiment analysis strategy using lemon.markets

If you’ve ever considered following the news to motivate your trade decisions, then you know the time investment associated with this strategy. What if you could automate the process? Read on if you would like to learn how to set up a sentiment analysis bot that trades the news for you.

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Joanne SnelNovember 3, 2021
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Creating your own Stock Market Data Charts with the lemon.markets API

Our community member Peter set up a fantastic web-based browser application that allows you to visualise OHLC data through candlestick charts. In this article, we introduce you to Peter and his project. After reading, you’ll have a thorough understanding of how to use the Market Data API and be ready to build your own application with lemon.markets.

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Mapping a Ticker Symbol to ISIN using OpenFIGI & lemon.markets

There are many different kinds of conventions when it comes to naming financial instruments. However, many trading platforms do not recognise all names, so you may need to do the mapping yourself. In this article, we show you how you can use the OpenFIGI and lemon.markets APIs to go from an American ticker symbol to an European ISIN.

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Joanne SnelOctober 20, 2021
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Using the lemon.markets API to DIY your ETF savings-plan using cost averaging

Hey! I’m Joanne and I’m part of lemon.markets 🍋 , a start-up that’s making the brokerage experience accessible to developers. In this article, I’ll walk you through a simple dollar-cost averaging strategy with which you can automate your savings plan. Nothing fancy — just making your life easier 😉. And, to top it off, I’ll also show you how to set up a Telegram bot that notifies you whenever a trade is placed. Even if you’re unsure of what to build with the API, this article is bound to get your creative juices flowing. You can begin by signing up to lemon.markets, here. 

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Joanne SnelOctober 20, 2021
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10 mistakes when it comes to (automated) trading & how to avoid them

We want to make sure that your automated trading journey goes as smoothly as possible - that’s why we’ve compiled a list of common (beginner) mistakes. If you read this article, hopefully you won’t have to learn the hard way that a well-performing model in a testing environment does not immediately translate to a working model out-of-sample.

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Joanne SnelOctober 6, 2021
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Integrating lemon.markets into your Telegram bot (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second article in our two-part Telegram series. If you’ve already set up your bot, it’s now time to add some functionalities to it. What about implementing commands to place trades? To view your portfolio? To get a random stock suggestion? The possibilities are endless, read on to learn more.

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Joanne SnelSeptember 29, 2021
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Setting up your own Telegram bot to trade with the lemon.markets API (Part 1 of 2)

Creating your own frontend experience for your trading product can be an involved process - what about setting up a Telegram trading bot that allows you to place trades through conversations? In this article, we cover the first steps that need to be made to connect the Telegram API to the lemon.markets API. This article is the first in a two-part series.

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Joanne SnelSeptember 22, 2021
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Creating your own lemon.markets Dashboard using Flutter

At lemon.markets, we love featuring community projects, such as this mobile-optimised Flutter Dashboard by our user Melanie. You can, for example, monitor your portfolio or get historical data for all instruments offered by the lemon.markets API. In this blog post, we introduce you to Melanie and her vision, but also share the implementation for the dashboard such that you can set one up for yourself too.

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Marius SprengerSeptember 16, 2021
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Understanding the lemon.markets Market Data API

Market data can be useful for your trading strategy or application. In this article, we dive deep into the lemon.markets Market Data API, which can be used to retrieve OHLC data, historical price data and the latest quotes. Keep reading if you’d like to learn how to interact with this API and use it for your personal brokerage product.

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Marius SprengerSeptember 2, 2021
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Trading like the quants do — an introduction to beginner-friendly trading strategies

In this article, we compile three beginner-friendly trading strategies to hopefully give you some inspiration. We’ll cover signal detection, sentiment analysis and pairs trading. And what’s better: you can mix and match them to create your own trading philosophy. Let’s get to learning!

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Joanne SnelAugust 10, 2021
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Redesigning lemon.markets

lemon.markets recently had a makeover, hopefully no more confusion between our logo and French pastries. We collaborated with our new design agency, tonik, to develop a new corporate identity, create specific designs for our website & documentation and set up reusable templates for our social media posts. If you want some more insights into the design process, keep reading!

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Marius SprengerJuly 1, 2021
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lemon.markets Use Cases

There are many different use cases you can bring to life with lemon.markets. In this article, we’re introducing some of the products our users are looking forward to building with us, such as programs that can identify particular patterns in price movements, automated trading strategies based on machine-learning concepts and web applications to monitor portfolios. Read on to get inspired!

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Marius SprengerJune 25, 2021
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Takeaways from our first Q&A Session

Our first Q&A session was a huge success - we answered community questions and shared our roadmap for the foreseeable future. The former covered topics such as our tech stack and business model, the latter our plan for real-money trading and the onboarding process. Read on if you’d like to learn more about our vision for lemon.markets.

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Marius SprengerApril 8, 2021
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