IB data pacing violations too much aggro - recommend another data source for forex?

Adamus

Experienced member
1,898 97
I trade over IB using NinjaTrader and their data throttling restricting access to historical data is annoying me far too much, so I'm looking at signing up for a subscription to another data provider.

NinjaTrader suggest:

BarChart
IQFeed
eSignal

and googling shows that ZenFire is popular - but I'm not sure I can get it without changing brokers to Mirus Futures and I can't even tell from their website if they do forex.

Thanks for any useful tips.
 

Adamus

Experienced member
1,898 97
Actually I've gone with IQFeed - just because they have a week free trial - a suciker for marketing eh?

IQFeed looks good and installed really easily but I honestly can't say I saw anything I didn't like on the BarChart or the eSignal website, apart from the fact that they don't tell you what you need to know so you have to phone up - same for IQFeed.

For historical data, IQFeed makes NinjaTrader work like greased lightning now. I can't believe I suffered IB's useless historical data feed for 2 weeks.

They provide 2 days of tick data history online during 9 - 5 US Eastern time, 30 days out-of-hours, 2 years of miinute data history, which is all perfectly adequate for my job.

IQFeed also offers 2 classes of live feed - there's the basic for $85 / month from Barclays, and the premium for $125 / month from Tenfore. I don't need the premium stuff since I'm trading off the IB live feed.
 

shadowpug

Member
77 6
You can also check out www.kinetick.com which is only available for NinjaTrader 7. This is NinjaTrader' own branded market data service using TelventDTN (IQFeed) as a technology provider.
 

Adamus

Experienced member
1,898 97
I saw Kinetick's debut but I can't handle another beta version. Has it gone on general release yet?
 

shadowpug

Member
77 6
I saw Kinetick's debut but I can't handle another beta version. Has it gone on general release yet?

NinjaTrader 7 is not in production as of this post however, it is very close. Although it is beta, there are over 4,000 plus users actively using it daily.
 
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