Can anyone tell me why IB turns off TWS during the weekend and after-hours???

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Sharp, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Sharp

    Sharp

    I like to trade all day long but IB's TWS shuts down for hours during the weekend (Sat. and Sun.) and every night. Why do they do this? Is there any reason for it? How am I suppose to trade???
     
  2. You're not. Go to rehab. You have a problem. Denial is not the solution.
     
  3. Sharp

    Sharp


    I'm not denying anything! I trade all night long. Why not??? This is the best job in the world. I like doing it for more then just 6 1/2 hours a day. But, why does TWS shut down?
     
  4. what markets you trading @ 3 am ??
     
  5. Sharp

    Sharp


    3 am where I'm at? The FTSE 100 futures. One of my favorites.:D
     
  6. I didn't know they shut down at night. I've traded the Australian from around 6p - 9p and then Eurex from 2am into the US open.

    They do shut down on Saturday ( starting on Friday at some point in time I suppose) and then they open up around 12p on Sunday.

    Have you tried contacting them to inquire ?
    They usually answer, but don't hold your breath.
     
  7. Htrader

    Htrader Guest

    IB is only down 1.5 hours every weeknight, from 11pm to 12:30am EST. This only affects people who trade the far east futures markets.
     
  8. Sharp

    Sharp

    Okay why??? I trade Hang Seng futures during this time. Why does IB go down??? Is there a reason? Can I get it changed?
     
  9. paradox

    paradox

    Actually, the reset times (EST) are like this:

    GLOBEX: 23:00 to 24:00 and 16:15 to 16:45
    IB: 00:00 to 01:00
    HKFE: 00:30 to 02:30 (lunch break in Hong Kong)

    I think IB is working on 24 hour availability, but that is sometime
    in the future. If you mainly trade Hang Seng, you could ask them to move you to the asian servers, which reset for maintenance at
    a different time.
     
  10. mktman

    mktman

    Non english reading maids come in over the weekend and turn everything off.

    :)
     
    #10     Jul 27, 2003