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This is a discussion on Interactive Brokers within the Brokerages forums, part of the Commercial category; Originally Posted by Trader333 As others have said, this can be done in Excel with IB data being fed into ...

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 3:20pm   #871
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As others have said, this can be done in Excel with IB data being fed into it. Do you know how to put the formulas into Excel ?
Hi Paul,

to be honest I like to keep things as simple as possible, that is have everything clicky and pointy on the platform itself, without having to go open Excel everytime just because I want to place a trade.

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When I started out at Oanda they didn't have a position sizing calculator, that was suggested, and in about a month they had one in the platform.

I am very very happy with Oanda, BUT they do not have account insurance which is a major issue for me, while IB do, that's why I want to add them as another broker now if things will work out platform wise.
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 4:20pm   #872
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This, but in the platform kinda thingy:

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Old Feb 8, 2008, 1:59am   #873
 
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Same problem

This problem persists. The volumes are all wrong.
Regarding the CME volume I think CME is sending packages of data and it is not clear if the amount on the last size is real or not and this is the way IB transmits them. But it would be nice that they could solve this.
Regarding the overall volumes I have reports where we can see that the volumes are all wrong. Itīs absolutely sure that volumes are wrong, I have reports or logs to prove it.
I have several feeds, I confess that Ib feed is the most stable , Esignal drops the line to often as well Iqfeed. Neither one delivers the right volume.
Or... the probem is from exchanges. I understand. If a seat costs $5 million on Nyse why would the members give away reliable data from exchange? They are summing the volumes and they are sending it in blocks or packages. When a package of 1000 Eminis arrive at the ASK you cant know whether it was really 1000 at the ASK or if it was 800 at the ASK and 200 at the BID , but the time IB send the message of volume , it delivers 1000.

Well...
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Old Feb 8, 2008, 2:00am   #874
 
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This problem persists. The volumes are all wrong.
Regarding the CME volume I think CME is sending packages of data and it is not clear if the amount on the last size is real or not and this is the way IB transmits them. But it would be nice that they could solve this.
Regarding the overall volumes I have reports where we can see that the volumes are all wrong. Itīs absolutely sure that volumes are wrong, I have reports or logs to prove it.
I have several feeds, I confess that Ib feed is the most stable , Esignal drops the line to often as well Iqfeed. Neither one delivers the right volume.
Or... the probem is from exchanges. I understand. If a seat costs $5 million on Nyse why would the members give away reliable data from exchange? They are summing the volumes and they are sending it in blocks or packages. When a package of 1000 Eminis arrive at the ASK you cant know whether it was really 1000 at the ASK or if it was 800 at the ASK and 200 at the BID , but the time IB send the message of volume , it delivers 1000.

Well...
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 9:34am   #875
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This problem persists. The volumes are all wrong.
Regarding the CME volume I think CME is sending packages of data and it is not clear if the amount on the last size is real or not and this is the way IB transmits them. But it would be nice that they could solve this.
Regarding the overall volumes I have reports where we can see that the volumes are all wrong. Itīs absolutely sure that volumes are wrong, I have reports or logs to prove it.
I have several feeds, I confess that Ib feed is the most stable , Esignal drops the line to often as well Iqfeed. Neither one delivers the right volume.
Or... the probem is from exchanges. I understand. If a seat costs $5 million on Nyse why would the members give away reliable data from exchange? They are summing the volumes and they are sending it in blocks or packages. When a package of 1000 Eminis arrive at the ASK you cant know whether it was really 1000 at the ASK or if it was 800 at the ASK and 200 at the BID , but the time IB send the message of volume , it delivers 1000.

Well...
have been looking at market delta, they say that by taking data on the bid and ask there packages can tell if volume is on the bid or ask. floor trader i was reading about says he wouldnt be without it for electronic trading. all imo. time and sales on ib shows if the trade was buy or sell.
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 9:44am   #876
 
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I know a number of traders (some very good) who have spent time looking at market delta and abandoned it because of a combination of low statistical validity and problems with the software provided. Like much else in trading things look good at a cursory glance but prove profitless in the long run.

It is at its best for very short term scalping.
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 2:09pm   #877
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I read earlier in this post that if you make a swift withdraw from IB and your branch isn't available in the list provided then you can choose any and it will be diverted to your account because the IBAN code you provide has your account details in it.

I'd just like to say that this definitely isn't the case. I made my first IB withdrawal last week and had to divert it through a different branch, but the money didn't turn up. After lots of calls and emails I managed to track it down and it has now been returned to IB, so i'll probably have to pay for the next transfer. Apparently they had sent it to this bank's Financial markets department, not a branch, so they obviously weren't going to forward it on to me.

I suggested to IB on the phone that they remove this option from their suggestions, and they laughed sarcastically and said 'it wasn't right for you but it may be right for someone else'. Personally, I'd be amazed if someone actually has a current account open with their Financial Markets deparment.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 5:38pm   #878
 
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IB BookTrader - functionality ?

Hi,

I've just found IB's BookTrader and have tried to find documentation on it but have failed.

I'm mostly interested in the Histogram. I opened one using my real account and one using the SIM; these were different but I opened them at different times. I assume they collect data from the time they are opened ?

If that is the case, can one backfill the current day or prior days ? By the same token, how does one delete data ?

Also, are there any recommended plays for using the Histogram ?

Thanks in anticipation.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:51pm   #879
 
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Is anybody having trouble with IB today?

Can't log in to TWS, website won't download... as a matter of fact several US based sites are down (as far as I am concerned).

Internet problem?

PS I'm in Cheltenham
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Is anybody having trouble with IB today?

Can't log in to TWS, website won't download... as a matter of fact several US based sites are down (as far as I am concerned).

Internet problem?

PS I'm in Cheltenham
Nope, everything with IB fine here.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 1:52pm   #882
 
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hi IB,is it possible to use Singapore dollar as account base currency?
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 2:56pm   #883
 
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Is anybody having trouble with IB today?

Can't log in to TWS, website won't download... as a matter of fact several US based sites are down (as far as I am concerned).

Internet problem?

PS I'm in Cheltenham
I had a problem with loading some sites a while ago. Turned out it was ZoneAlarm. If you still have a problem, try stopping your firewall to access the site.

DON'T FORGET TO RESTART IT !

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 5:00pm   #884
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TWS Sim' Trading isn't working - AGAIN.

This is at least the 5th time it's happened. The very pleasant tech' support people in Switzerland say the same thing each time I phone them: paper trading accounts have low priority, so they don't know if/when the problem will be fixed. Very irritating.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 5:39pm   #885
 
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Could someone with an IB a/c based in the UK do me a quick favour please? : Log into a/c management, go to User Management and then Password, and then click on "Request Confirm". Theoretically you will then receive an email with a token ID on it pretty much instantly - though you don't actually have to change your password - and I'd like to know if it shows up.

I'm not receiving these emails (though I get all other emails from IB) and I'm currently locked in a battle of wills with one of IB's highly trained operatives who appears to think I'm making the whole thing up for a laff. I have a desperate but tragically unfulfilled need to change my password, and perhaps if someone else has the same problem as me (or not) it would provide a vital clue.

Many thanks! I'll happily send a pint of Stella in a jiffy bag to whomsoever sees fit to help me out.
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