How Barchart Empowers the Fintech Industry with Market Data APIs

Fintech...Market probably hear these buzzwords over and over within the industry, but do you know how APIs are actually used? Barchart’s market data APIs are a flexible, efficient and scalable solution for users to easily add an abundance of financial data and web content to their own applications, workflows, and products. Whether you’re a professional institution, fintech startup or an individual building a next-generation mobile app, with Barchart, you will receive simple and dynamic access to data that is typically complicated and expensive to source.

Barchart features an extensive inventory of web services APIs and market data, including price, reference and fundamental financial data, as well as corporate actions, leaderboards, charts, news and custom analytical screens. With these APIs, users can build powerful charts with real-time or historical data, integrate market data into their website, facilitate algorithm-based trading solutions, construct dynamic apps, simplify trading strategies, disentangle back-office processes, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Financial Market Data APIs

You can see there are many ways that individuals and companies can use these APIs, but how can they be accessed and delivered? This data, which is sourced via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is platform-independent and can be delivered in multiple formats including XML, JSON and CSV. These APIs can also be streamed over WebSockets. Additionally, as a web services solution, Barchart APIs are compatible with any operating system, such as Windows, Linux, iOS or Android, and any programming language, such as Java, PHP or ASP.NET.

The FinTech industry is constantly evolving and we continue to embrace it by bringing new data sets to market, updating features we make available to our users, and optimizing third-party online directories and marketplaces where users can easily find this data. Recently we announced our participation in AWS Data Exchange - a new service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud.

The data sets that we are currently providing through AWS Data Exchange include:

  • US Equity End-of-Day Prices (1980 - Ongoing)
  • US Futures End-of-Day Prices (2010 - Ongoing)
  • Global Index End-of-Day Prices (2010 - Ongoing)

This data provides users with access to 3,300+ global index products, a full suite of U.S. futures products, and consolidated U.S. equity prices in AWS Marketplace. To view Barchart’s data in AWS Data Exchange, click here.

Barchart APIs serve a wide range of use cases across the FinTech industry. From providing a risk management firm with access to the real-time and historical futures data they need to help their clients make better decisions, to powering a trading platform with historical market data, our clients rely on us to deliver the high-quality APIs they need to power their business.

To learn more about how you can implement these solutions into your own products and services please visit our website or contact us.