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Old Nov 26, 2010, 2:40pm   #1581
 
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 12:40am   #1582
 
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I use Esignal and Ninjatrader for charts connected to IB. IB's charts have tons of features but arent easy on eyes....Cant beat IB for execution and price however
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 10:28am   #1583
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I use Esignal and Ninjatrader for charts connected to IB. IB's charts have tons of features but arent easy on eyes....Cant beat IB for execution and price however
THANKS why do you use Esignal and ninjatrader because the both are giving good charts?
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 6:46pm   #1584
 
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Hi Esignal provides historical data I cannot get from IB. Ninjatrader is free and has excellent charts. I use volume and tick charts in my system for setups and signals. IB on on intraday will not give you premarket data just starts when you open it up.......
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 9:13pm   #1585
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Hi Esignal provides historical data I cannot get from IB. Ninjatrader is free and has excellent charts. I use volume and tick charts in my system for setups and signals. IB on on intraday will not give you premarket data just starts when you open it up.......
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if I understand you use NT for real time charts for free (are you sure they have the quote than IB charts) and you use Esignal for historical charts (with a difference between one or two pips with IB charts) and you pay for that (how much).
but as a front end are you using TWS?

I think I will use NT for real time charts (if I am sure of the quote I mean the same than IB quote) and button trader for the front end
for historical charts I will see.
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 9:16pm   #1586
 
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125 a month for esignal gives me anything on Globex its plenty TWS is my frontend
as a Canadian easiest way for me to play futures
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 10:01pm   #1587
 
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ps I copied my mentors setup and it works for me nicely!!
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 6:07am   #1588
 
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This is my first post so, if I am posting in the wrong place or there are any other issues, please let me know.

The strategy that I’m testing at the moment is to trade US Options with entries and exits based on price action of the underlying Stock.

To achieve this I’ve been experimenting with the paper trading account and IB’s DDE API using conditional orders for both entry and bracketed exits (stop and profit).
I’ve watched the webinars, read the documentation, had some communication with API Support, and generally experimented a lot but it seems to be very much “1 step forward, 1 step back”. So, I’m hoping to benefit from some real world experience.
One of the hindrances to progress is that the US market is open when I should be sleeping, so I’ve just taken a subscription to ASX data so that testing can proceed during my proper waking hours.

Please bear with me as this is going to need the issues dealt with as they arise.
On Friday, I set up some test BUY trades and was watching the screen (Conditional Orders tab) when the condition changed to TRUE – instead of the order being processed (Transmit was set to 1) the Order Status changed to “Inactive” and stayed that way even though the market was open. And nothing happened in TWS.

The IB documentation is not very enlightening so, can anyone please give me some guidance as what may have caused this status of “Inactive”.

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Old Dec 8, 2010, 8:28pm   #1589
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Hello. I'm actually a beginning trader and taking apprenticeship from someone in futures trading. My mentor wanted to trade online but isn't much capable of using a PC, let alone run a program like IB. So I have to do the task for him. Cutting to the chase, here's how he wanted his system of trading set up.

- have 48 different commodities shown as individual charts and trade from them.
- for each contract, there would be 6 different charts showing different timeframes from 1 min Candlesticks to 5 Yr Daily.
- save and load trendlines made for any and all contracts in the fastest time possible (i called up IB's customer service and they say the only way to save trendlines is to save it as a general setting).

Yeah, it definitely sounds like I'm hogging the PC down with all these charts running at once, especially in Java. In his defense, he really needs a bird's eye view of all the commodities he trades on a regular basis as it helps him pinpoint certain contracts he can take positions without switching back and forth from different contracts, which take up a lot of loading time. Hope you guys can provide suggestions on how to fix this dillemma.
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 11:34pm   #1590
 
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- have 48 different commodities shown as individual charts and trade from them.
- for each contract, there would be 6 different charts showing different timeframes from 1 min Candlesticks to 5 Yr Daily.
- save and load trendlines made for any and all contracts in the fastest time possible (i called up IB's customer service and they say the only way to save trendlines is to save it as a general setting).
You really need 48 * 6 charts open? I use NinjaTrader and switching timeframes is so quick it would actually be slower to switch to another window the way you intend.

You can do it I'm sure but you need big screens, probably several, and a high performance PC, and a charting package to connect to IB TWS, because TWS charts are really poor quality, and I'm sure you can find a charting package that will let you work with trendlines the way you want.

So your mentor is going to spend a lot of money on hardware and software.

It's probably best to try out the hardware setup first with just two screens rather than splash out straight away for 6 or 8 screens.

The guy might not even like working with more than one screen. But then how else is he going to it? Finding the window you want amongst 48 others, especially if they are stacked up on the taskbar with abbreviated titles, wouldn't be easy on one normal screen.
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