Autotrading SPOT FX on IB ideal

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Fonzy66, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Fonzy66


    Hi all, I have a mechanical strategy in mind to autotrade spot fx on IB ideal. Is there some app out there that

    1) is able to connect to IB for fx price data and produce charts and indicators

    2) is programmable for auto-trading on an IB account

  2. cstfx


    1.) Ninja Trader

    2.) Ninja Trader
  3. snackly


    3. RightEdge

    4. OpenQuant
  4. snackly


    Beware, IB doesnt seem to give FX volume to NinjaTrader, at least I haven't been able to figure it out yet.
  5. Fonzy66


    i can do without volume, but can Ninjatrader get data from IB ideal? IB ideal does not have a last done price, just the bid/offer
  6. snackly


    Not sure if NT can get from Ideal, but RightEdge can. That said, why auto trade Ideal. That's a low volume high spread service meant for currency conversion, not trading as I understand.
  7. Fonzy66


    I think its idealpro then. The one that has 1 -1.5 pip spread.

    Thanks for the info!