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Old Feb 27, 2012, 4:04pm   #1791
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IB,

I have just made an API conection with TWS in an attempt to start automated trading, only to find that you have an Auto Logoff Timer that close the TWS once a day.

All I need is the ability to trade around the clock. I don't likethat I need to start the TWS again and again at the same time everyday to get everything work. It would mean I have to wait in front of the computer or else the trading strategies would be less profitable.

Is there anyway to stop the Auto Logoff? Or anyway for auto restart is this is inevitable?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 10:02am   #1792
 
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Hello IB and IB users..

Is there a way to create the parent order and the stop order together (via a DOM or somewhere that i dont have to key in the numbers..) so that they sit on IB's server at the same time? Either through TWS or 3rd party platform?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 4:47am   #1793
 
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Hello IB and IB users.. again..
For initial account funding, is it a must to transfer the 10K lump sum at one go?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 8:47am   #1794
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Hello IB and IB users.. again..
For initial account funding, is it a must to transfer the 10K lump sum at one go?
No.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 11:11am   #1795
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Can I participate in opening auctions on European exchanges using IB?

When I trade US stocks I simply choose “OPG” under “Time in Force” in order to participate in the opening auction.

That feature is not available for the European exchanges.

For the European exchanges:
1) If I put in my order before the opening acution, will the order automatically be included in the opening auction or
2) Is it not possible to participate in the opening auctions on the European exchanges?

Thank you.

Maverick
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 7:42pm   #1796
 
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Thinking of opening an IB account, is it possible to get a streaming feed of multiple prices to excel from which i can decide to trade and then send the order via excel to trade?
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 1:55pm   #1797
 
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IB,

I have just made an API conection with TWS in an attempt to start automated trading, only to find that you have an Auto Logoff Timer that close the TWS once a day.

All I need is the ability to trade around the clock. I don't likethat I need to start the TWS again and again at the same time everyday to get everything work. It would mean I have to wait in front of the computer or else the trading strategies would be less profitable.

Is there anyway to stop the Auto Logoff? Or anyway for auto restart is this is inevitable?
you could try to connect via IB gateway instead of TWS
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 9:43pm   #1798
 
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Hello
I'm looking for a professional platform for trading stocks, forex, ... and also cheap.
I think with Interactive Brokers I found what I needed. But I have some questions.
I will start with some simple questions.

How much is the minimum start deposit in € to trade stocks (CFD's ?) ?
How much is the minimum start deposit in € to trade forex ?
Will there be problems with opening an account from Belgium, Europe (where I live)?
I don't really understand the extra costs other than the spread, please explain.

Kind regards
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 4:54pm   #1799
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you could try to connect via IB gateway instead of TWS
Thanks for the info, is there any change required to connect thru IB gateway? The reference guide seems to talk about connecting thru TWS, not much is mentioned abt IB gateway.
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 10:25am   #1800
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I've heard that IB manipulates the margins of naked options positions. Can anybody confirm that? I believe IB is owned my Timberhill which is an options market maker, so IB has conflict of interest with the clients whos main strategy is to write naked options.
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