?def: IB Automation with Futures Orders

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by DaveN, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. DaveN


    I've posted this question publically, since I thought many would be interested in the response, given all of the recent threads on automation.

    Hi def,

    I've been working with automating my Tradestation orders via the DDE link to my IB account. I was disappointed to learn from online help at the IB site that I cannot do this with my futures account, only stocks.

    Is this something that may be changed in the future? I really like the capabilities, but for many reasons outlined in other threads, I'm pretty much a futures-only trader.

    Thanks in advance for any insight on this!
  2. I am still using the Q_zecution macro(DDE) to automatically place orders from TS6.0 to IB's Traderworkstation for the nq's. I see however that IB has removed all reference to it on their website.