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Old Oct 27, 2008, 5:15pm   #1149
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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
Try using the IDEALPRO exchange instead. IDEAL is for currency conversion, not trading, and generally covers volume < $25k, while IDEALPRO is the actual trading exchange.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 6:10pm   #1150
 
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Dear boardmembers, questions concerning compensation... might be interesting for some here.

I once held shares in Aurelian (tsx) however Kinross has succesfully acquired this company, and so they forced us to sell our shares. However, during the acquisition, my shares were frozen for 3 weeks. Great, from 3 october until today. Goes without saying, my shares have dropped in value like most people here. As a result, my NEW Kinross shares were liquidated IMMEDIATELY after the 3 week freezeout. This due to insufficient funds in account to cover the margincall. Could these 3 weeks have been overcome? Even without knowing there even was an acquisition or even a possibility for a better value per share (by becoming a dissenting shareholder)(This news was not brought to my attention unlike other shareholders...) ... I feel IB has not done there best to inform their shareholders, and they could have stabilized the situation a bit better by offering some form of insurance to those in the frozen situation considering no-one knows what was attainable at the end of the 3 weeks of no buying or selling....

Can one fight for compensation over these matters... ?

Thanks in advance, hope my story is clear,

Kind regards, Burn

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Old Oct 27, 2008, 6:23pm   #1151
 
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Try using the IDEALPRO exchange instead. IDEAL is for currency conversion, not trading, and generally covers volume < $25k, while IDEALPRO is the actual trading exchange.
Thx for your answer. But when I use IDEALPRO for the exchange, it send me an other error : "Historical Market Data Service error message:HMDS query returned no data: EUR.USD@IDEALPRO Midpoint"

I can't work without the historical, the spot are not enough beacause I use the last extremums.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 7:16pm   #1152
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Have you subscribed to receive forex data on the IB platform ? Also have you enabled the API to send data to DDE ? If not then you wont get any data.


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Old Oct 27, 2008, 8:46pm   #1153
 
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Have you subscribed to receive forex data on the IB platform ? Also have you enabled the API to send data to DDE ? If not then you wont get any data.


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Yes Paul, all is good and I receive the spot EUR/USD in the ticker worksheet without problems.

Can I create my historical from the ticker ?

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Old Oct 28, 2008, 11:13am   #1154
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I am unable to answer about historical as I have not tried using it in Excel.


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Old Oct 28, 2008, 4:28pm   #1155
 
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I am unable to answer about historical as I have not tried using it in Excel.


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Someone has ever downloaded the forex historical data from Excel (with the API) ?
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