Burned twice now by TWS and RTH flag

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by SideShowBob, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Look like it. Seem like they are using IB users as for their QA testing.

    #11     Apr 4, 2007
  2. 2006


    "Data Freeze"

    This has been happening all the time lately after hours. A week ago, I was in a position everything looked fine, the DOM wasn't moving. Then I go and check my Account balance -- and I see that I'm down $700 bucks.

    I say to myself WTF is going on. I realize after that the quotes are stuck/frozen. Completely unfucking acceptable. I restart IB TWS and the quotes are working again.

    I'm shopping for another primary broker, that's all I can say.
    #12     Apr 4, 2007
  3. No worries -- not trying to attack you :)

    If you read the IB bulletin board apparently there's still some kind of issue, but it seems to only affect futures???? And often only after the nightly reset.

    Last time I ran 870 it took 5 minutes to start up.....

    Then again read my tradestation thread -- they suck even worse :eek: :eek:
    #13     Apr 4, 2007
  4. You can -- but no guarantee it will work fine for your real account. Also it seems to be sporadic -- you can go weeks without a problem -- or have it every day. :(
    #14     Apr 4, 2007
  5. Thats why I use DTN IQfeed for my Data, the TWS quotes get noticed quickly in case of freeze.
    #15     Apr 4, 2007
  6. Hmm. I thought someone from IB here once said that the paper trading accounts get the same datafeed as regular accounts.
    #16     Apr 5, 2007
  7. As far as I have seen they do. I have run a Paper trade instance along side a live instance and the quote feeds were the same.
    #17     Apr 5, 2007
  8. Sorry for the newbie question. but what is the RTH flag? I did a google search on it and this thread was the first result :p
    #18     Apr 5, 2007
  9. RTH refers to a checkbox in the order form that specifies whether the order is good only during Regular Trading Hours or whether it's good anytime.
    #19     Apr 5, 2007
  10. Caution: in this context, i.e., for the purpose of the IB's RTH check box, RTH refers -- as you may or may not expect -- to NYSE hours, M - F, 9:30 - 4 ET. It has nothing to do with the trading hours of the instruments you are entering orders for.
    #20     Apr 5, 2007