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Slower data or API feeds

Hi everyone, I'm new, so I apologize for my first question. I have a formula to trade stocks that actually works better on a platform with delayed data, (15-20 minutes), or slow api feed, or whatever you call it. Any specific ideas on which one to use?
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Unfortunately in reality you will never be offered 15min old bids/asks.

Put in other terms: You can derive orders/limits from old data, but fills are purely hypothetical
since they are systematically off from realtime bid/ask prices.


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While using 15 minutes old data doesn't make sense to me it's always possible to analyze the data from 900 seconds ago and discard the real time data.

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Most of the exchanges charge for real time data. But they also offer a free package which is 15 min delayed ... so you're guaranteed that the quotes you get are delayed ...

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