Hi is there a way to get the market data api and api key ( paid ) without having a trading account ?
Currently one must have at least a paper trading account with Alpaca to subscribe to an Alpaca data plan. However, signing up for a paper account is free and open to anyone. As much as Alpaca would like data plan subscribers to use that data to trade on Alpaca, there is no requirement to do so. One may sign up for an Alpaca paper account, subscribe to a data plan, and then use that data to trade on another platform.