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Old Oct 16, 2008, 10:42pm   #1142
 
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1. I am using the latest version of tws with the latest version of java (1.6.0_10) and see no lag to Sierra Chart.

2. dodge, you are a risk to IB and other customers. Derivatives are not by their existence a risk and a trader who understands them and trades with controlled risk is not a problem (the banks didn't understand their risks and didn't manage them). A stock trader with margin is still a risk. If you buy XX and hold it in a down market until its using up your entire account then get a 7% down day you will get a margin call. If many of you get one, and a percentage refuse to pay then IB will have problems ... which will affect the rest of us.

More broker blowups have been caused by customers hit by margin calls on stocks than by derivative traders experiencing the equivalent (trading into negative equity).
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 4:09pm   #1143
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there have been problems with historical data past two weeks on when using ib as your data provider . seems that it was caused by vender who cannot fix problem and ib will have it sorted by the open on sunday. that is from there reply on elite trader to the problem.
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 2:03pm   #1144
 
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Do IB provde hong kong stock option trading?
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 10:19pm   #1145
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Interactivebrokers: What about Globex lumber?

InteractiveBrokers,


there is no way to route to Globex for the LUMBER contracts.

Will this not be offered to customers?

Lumber is at a low price so simple long positions can be reasonable safe for your customers to trade it.
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 7:08pm   #1146
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InteractiveBrokers,


there is no way to route to Globex for the LUMBER contracts.

Will this not be offered to customers?

Lumber is at a low price so simple long positions can be reasonable safe for your customers to trade it.
Lumber guys, please vote on the topic i opened at the Interactive brokers website.

Otherwise we wan't get the lumber trading!

I 'm counting on you all!

http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en...l.php?sid=4279

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Old Oct 23, 2008, 6:25pm   #1147
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Lumber guys, please vote on the topic i opened at the Interactive brokers website.

Otherwise we wan't get the lumber trading!

I 'm counting on you all!

http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en...l.php?sid=4279
Lumber traders where are Thou?

Don't miss your profits on the lumber market, vote on the InteractiveBrokers ebsite.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 5:11pm   #1148
 
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Pbl with historical data

Hi guys,

I'm testing IB API with Excel.
I aim to use it as an automatic trading software.
But on the demo I can't download the forex historical data (particulary EUR/USD). It still involve an error : "Historical Market Data Service error message:No historical market data is available for the exchange 'IDEAL' and the security type 'Forex' and '1 d' and '1 hour'"

I need this datas to use my system (I'm on MT4 currently).

An idea ?

Thx
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