Cobra Trading API

Master Your Trades: Access a High-Performance API Engineered for Trading Stocks & Options

Empower Your Trading with access to Cobra Trading's API

Trusted by active day traders globally, Cobra Trading’s API offerings provide you the environment you need in order to automate your trading. Not only will you be able to trade US equities and options via API, but you will gain access to the full suite of Cobra products and services such as high-touch customer services, fast executions and low borrow costs.

Create your own Trading Journey

With our API, your trading application gains independence from Cobra Trading’s trading terminal screens, yet fully utilizes its market data and order execution systems.

Direct Access to Cobra Support

Need help? We’re here for you via phone, email and/or Live Chat. Any of our experienced Licensed Brokers will be happy to help.

Flexibility at your Fingertips

We offer multiple API trading systems that allow integration with some of the most common programming languages such as C# .NET, CMD and/or FIX.

What is an API?

A Trading API, short for Application Programming Interface, serves as a crucial component within a software solution, enabling seamless communication between the trader’s interface and the server-side operations of the brokerage platform it interfaces with.

What are some of the benefits of using an API for trading?

Using an API (Application Programming Interface) for trading offers several advantages for day traders:


APIs allow you to automate your trading strategies. You can create algorithms that execute trades based on predefined criteria, such as price movements, technical indicators, or news events. This can help you take advantage of trading opportunities quickly and efficiently, especially in fast-paced markets where manual trading may be too slow. Automating your trading can also help you minimize emotions and preserve your discipline. Emotional factors like the fear of losses or the temptation to squeeze more profit out of a trade can lead to a loss of discipline in trading. Automated trading mitigates this risk by enforcing strict adherence to the trading plan, thereby maintaining discipline consistently.

Faster Execution

APIs typically offer faster order execution compared to manual trading through a trading platform. This speed can be crucial in day trading, where small price movements can make a big difference in profitability.

Access to Data

APIs provide access to real-time market data, historical data, and other relevant information. This data can be used to inform your trading decisions and improve the accuracy of your strategies.


APIs allow you to customize your trading experience according to your specific needs and preferences. You can build tools and interfaces tailored to your trading style, making it easier to execute trades effectively.

Scalability & Diversification

APIs enable you to scale your trading operations more efficiently. You can easily manage multiple trades and strategies simultaneously, without being limited by the constraints of manual trading.


APIs can be integrated with other trading tools and platforms, as well as with third-party services such as charting software, risk management tools, and analytics platforms. This integration can streamline your workflow and enhance your overall trading experience.

Minimize Emotions

Overall, using an API for trading may provide day traders with greater speed, efficiency, flexibility, and control over their trading activities; ultimately helping them to achieve better results in the markets.

Why use an API with Cobra?

Cobra has been supporting day traders for over two decades. We have true experience and know what traders are looking for when it comes to setting up and supporting trading API customers.

Most Brokers have a limited or non-existent borrow list for shorting, and often stocks that are shortable will either be marginable at 50%, or on an all-cash basis, which KILLS your intraday buy power.

High-Touch Customer Service. Whether you’re an experienced trader or new to API trading, you need an experienced and knowledgeable team behind you. The Broker support team you choose will be crucial to your success. If you automate your trading or manually submitting your orders via an API, be rest assured that you will have intraday real-time support at Cobra via phone, email and/or Live Chat.

There are many other reasons, such as fast executions, daily access to a vast short locate inventory with low costs, and much more. Contact our trade desk for more details.

Have some questions? Contact our desk. We will be happy to help.

Ready to get started?

Whether you’re an independent trader or an institution, accessing our platform is a breeze with just 4 simple steps.


Open a Cobra Trading Account.


Get your API certified.


Fund your Cobra Account.


Activate your API credentials and you’re LIVE!

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