Interactive Brokers A.P.I.

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Old Feb 7, 2009, 10:06am   #33
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hi

does anyone know how to place (manual) trades in TStation that can be sent to IB? Is there a custom API out there? I could use Ninja but its more monthly software fees and another data (IB) feed slowing my connection.

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 9:28pm   #34
 
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24/5 automated trading with IB

How to achieve automated trading with Interactive Brokers since:
- it is needed to have TWS client be opened when using TWS API
- TWS client has Auto logoff function which cannot be disabled! - this is curious since my automated strategy must run 24/5

Are there more professional solutions for automated trading with IB?
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 3:07pm   #35
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I am really intrested in using IB's API. Even i have already tried to use this on Excel but really did'nt understand all the functioallities. If somebody have a knowledge of that plz share with me i will be very thank full to him.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 6:51am   #36
 
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We built an algo/automated trading system in VC C++ utilizing the API. The hardest thing to implement is an OMS and the actual strategies.We've implemented the well known indicators(RSi etc), a few of our own, chart pattern recongition, weighting, time intervals etc. IB is reliable, and the mkt data is good. You have access to many exchanges and asset classes. Thumbs up to IB. You can also trade via FIX with them.

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 6:58am   #37
 
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Re: 24/5 automated trading with IB

Just reset the logoff time or trade via FIX(more coding though)
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 6:06pm   #38
 
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Re: Interactive Brokers A.P.I.

hi jonny
i am also trying to use this api
but i am having my tws on a remote location (remote ip)...
if i am giving that remote ip to connecting through IB,this is showing an error
that connection is not established because of host is not repoding

please help me out

thanks
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It is true my leige, I have automated trading through IBs API.

Its very simple if I can do it.

Step 1 is to download the API from IB
Step 2 is to install the API
Step 3 is to look at the sample code installed in c:\Jts
Step 4 is to decide whether to use Excel, C++ or Java (I chose Java for the challenge)
Step 5 is to obtain a compiler oe MS Excel (I use Suns free Forte Java development tool)
Step 6 is to hack the sample code into what you want
Step 7 is to use IBs API forum for any required advice on the API
Step 8 is to be aware that updates to TWS or the API can do many strange things with your application
Step 9 is play golf whilst your system autotrades profitably for you
Step 10 is to retire to the sun.

I'm currently on step -1, Bankrupt quicker than I imagined possible.

JonnyT
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:35am   #39
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I use the TD Ameritrade API to trade. I have developed my own tools in C#, but you can easily interface to Excel. Their site is:

TD AMERITRADE API Support.

Good luck,
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 4:39pm   #40
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Re: 24/5 automated trading with IB

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Just reset the logoff time or trade via FIX(more coding though)
what is FIX and how to used it, interested in finding ways to avoid the auto logoff.
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