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Dear Osho67:

Thank you for your questions. Answers are as follows:

1. We accept telephone orders for closing orders if you experience technology problems, solely, by calling our toll free helpdesk number 00800-42-276537. For other general inquires, our London office is 020 7 776 7800.

2. Statements accessed through your account management tool can be used. The aforementioned statements may be subject to change for misc. circumstances. For example, an exchange may inform us to adjust a position because of a technical/operational problem on their side and etc.
 
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IB and chart overlays

Does Interactive Brokers charting allow for lower indicators overlayed on price chart? Currently, I am using Prophet for my charting, and Ameritrade for broker, but I am planning to trade e-minis. Few too platforms allow for overlays of stochastics, for ex,, onto price---including Prophet----but the system I am trading requires that.

thanx
Ron
 
#34
Ronfalcone:

Interactive Brokers charting package supports:

1. You can chart two or more assets on the same chart for comparison;
2. You can trade directly from a real-time chart using ChartTrader;
3. You can reuse the layout of a favorite chart, including the time period, what to show and how to show parameters, by saving the chart as a template and then reapplying the template to other contracts;
4. You can elect to view the Time & Sales for any underlying;
5. You can add trendlines;
6. You can add various studies to your charts, e.g., simple moving average, weighted moving average, exponential moving average, Envelope Indicator, Bollinger Bands , Parabolic SAR Indicator, Relative Strength Indicator, MACD Indicator, ADX/DMI Indicator, Stochastic Oscillator Indicator, On Balance Volume Indicator, Rate of Change Indicator, Momentum Indicator, Average True Range Indicator, Williams Oscillator Indicator, Ultimate Oscillator Indicator,
7. You can you view bar or candlesticks;
8. And there is no extra fee to receive the above benefits.
 
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re:Interactive Charts

forgive my persistence, but I didn't see a specific answer to my question in the previous post.

My original question was: can I OVERLAY stochastics on the price chart itself---as opposed to in a lower pane? Or any indicator for that matter?

And now while I've got you're attention, a second question: how far back does historic intraday data go for review and backtesting of e-minis---particularly the dow e-mini contract?

Regards,
Ron
 

def

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ronfalcone said:
forgive my persistence, but I didn't see a specific answer to my question in the previous post.

My original question was: can I OVERLAY stochastics on the price chart itself---as opposed to in a lower pane? Or any indicator for that matter?

And now while I've got you're attention, a second question: how far back does historic intraday data go for review and backtesting of e-minis---particularly the dow e-mini contract?

Regards,
Ron
As shown the IB charts do support what you are looking for. If they don't, there are a number of other 3rd party programs, including quotetracker, esginal, and sierra charts, that work well with the IB API and data.
 
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IB account cost to consider when comparing Brokers

This is a reply from another IB thread that was closed and referred here(see http://www.trade2win.com/boards/showthread.php?t=13982) .

This reply is to the following by "idetkov"
{Which broker gives you 4% for the whole balance of $10,000 and do not charge a software fee? It is true that account of this size or close is relatively expensive on IB. It does not cancel the fact that IB provides excellent interest rates if you compare to others. Also, which broker pays you good interest on money received from short sales and not charges you for these sales? If you want to compare, let's compare with concrete numbers from the other side. IB is a business but not charity.}

>Which broker gives you 4% for the whole balance of $10,000<
See Fidelity current yield on cash reserves is presently 4.02%.
http://personal.fidelity.com/products/funds/mfl_frame.shtml?316067107
Etrade and Schwab also have similar rates and automatic fund sweeps.

Software fees are optional with Fidelity and Schwab. But they should be a consideration in broker comparisons depending on your needs.

>Also, which broker pays you good interest on money received from short sales <

Optionsexpress is an example of a broker that will credit your balance with the proceeds from short sales.

>It is true that account of this size or close is relatively expensive on IB.<
I don't think it mattters the size of the account. IB does not pay interest on the first $10,000 ; thus this is a cost to consider with an IB account.

Hope this helps,

urep
 
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Interactive brokers and OTCBB

Do IB allow online trades for OTCBB stock, I'm not having any luck with any of the companies that I am interested in.
 
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All replys from Interactive Brokers are from Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited which is a Group Company. Interactive Brokers is Authorized and Registered by the Financial Services Authority.

Any questions relating to Interactive Brokers Group company's, issues, and etc can be posted to this Interactive Brokers thread and will be answered accordingly.

Edited by Rossored: The user "Def" is also an IB employee, but these are seperate individuals using seperate nicks.
 
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wasp

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I am contemplating opening an account and a very basic question I know but...

Why when I look at the demo charts does it come up with...

The application has been unable to connect to the HMDS server. Reconnection will be attempted....

And then nothing else happens and I have no data on the chart?

Also, I wanted to download trhe demo platform but it asks for a user/password unlike the window java option?

Any solutions anyone?
 
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Dear Chrisw:

Our demo account online does not support all of our features or products due to a variety of reasons, e.g., market data restrictions.

You can contact our local UK office 020 7 776 7800 for an invitation to any of our FREE upcoming seminars i.e., where we provide live demonstrations of our technology, charts and etc. Alternatively we host webinars.

For your reference when using our demo Trader Workstation the username is "edemo" and password "demouser."
 
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coolTrader

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For those who have been using interactive brokers what is the best software out there that you use to trade multiple contracts and allows scaling out of positions. Also with the usual automatic trailing of stops and take profit targets set with one click.

Has anyone used Bracket trader or any other one out there please let me know.

thanks


I forgot to add "and easy to use"
 
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