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Welcome to the Lime Developer Docs

Here you will find API documentation for the various Lime products and platforms. Please review the choices below to help you select the best option.

Description

Asset Classes

Speed & Expense

Latency Profile

Connectivity

Coding languages

Account Minimums

Funding options

Margin Types

Order Routing and Venues

Market Data

Commissions

Technology Fees

Clearing Firm

Lime Trader:

REST API

Description

The Lime Trader suite of products includes a REST API, Web and Mobile platforms.

Asset Classes

Equities & Options

Speed and Expense

$

Fast

Latency Profile

Below 250 milliseconds.

Less latency sensitive, varies per your location.

Connectivity

Internet

Coding languages

REST API

Account Minimums

$1,000 Cash account

$2,00 Margin account

$25,000 Pattern Day Trader

Funding options

ACH or Wire

Margin Types

Cash Reg-T Margin (4x cash buying power)

Pattern Day Trader (4x cash buying power intraday)

Order Routing and Venues

Limit and Market orders.

Smart Routing through Wholesalers, Exchanges

Market Data

Streaming Websocket market data available for NMS equities, Options and OTC stocks

Commissions

Equity $0 Commission

Equity $.50/contract options

Technology Fees

No Technology Fees

Clearing Firm

Vision Financial

Lime Direct:

Programming APIs or FIX

Description

For traders looking to code in a native programming language or directly to FIX protocol and execute directed (DMA) or Lime Smart Order Router (LSR) orders

Asset Classes

Equities & Options*

Speed and Expense

$$

Faster

Latency Profile

Single digit microseconds.

More latency sensitive, varies per your location.

Co-location and cross connects available at 3 major Exchange Data centers.

Connectivity

VPN or Co-location

Coding languages

Code to API Specs with Python, Java, C# , C++

Direct to FIX 4.2 protocol in various coding languages

Account Minimums

$30,000 Margin account

$500,000 Portfolio Margin

Funding options

Wire

Margin Types

Reg-T Margin (4x Cash Buying Power)

Portfolio Margin (Risk based margin for options, 6.67x Cash Buying Power for equities)

Order Routing and Venues

Direct Market access to 13 Lit Exchanges & Major Dark Venues

Standard and Customizable Lime Smart Order Router

Lime Benchmark Algos

Market Data

Lime Citrius Multicast Market data (C++ API available with co-location solution only)

Third Party Market Data

Commissions

Tiered Commission pricing

Technology Fees

VPN $1,000/mo

Co-location starting at $3,000/mo as needed

VPS (virtual private server) $1,500/mo as needed

Additional Market data fees for Lime Citrius if consuming

Clearing Firm

Wedbush/ABN or QSR/DVP/RVP

Lime Direct:

Binary

Description

For the most latency sensitive traders, can enter DMA orders to venues that support Binary Protocol.

Asset Classes

Equities only

Speed and Expense

$$$

Fastest

Latency Profile

Low single digit microseconds.

Most Latency sensitive.

Co-location and cross connects available at 3 major Exchange Data centers.

Connectivity

Co-location only

Coding languages

Account Minimums

$250,000 Margin account

$500,000 Portfolio Margin

Funding options

Wire

Margin Types

Reg-T Margin (4x Cash Buying Power)

Portfolio Margin (Risk based margin for options, 6.67x Cash Buying Power for equities)

Order Routing and Venues

Binary protocols for ultra-low latency available for the following Exchanges: NYSE, NYSE Arca, Nasdaq (Nasdaq, BX, PSX), CBOE (BATS, BATY, EDGX, EDGA)

Market Data

Lime Citrius Multicast Market data (C++ API available with co-location solution only)

Third Party Market Data

Commissions

Tiered Commission pricing

Technology Fees

Co-location starting at $6,000/mo

Additional fees for Raw market data as needed

Clearing Firm

Wedbush/ABN or QSR/DVP/RVP

*Options and Increased Leverage for equities via Lime Direct requires approval for Portfolio Margin