IB API: FA Allocation Profiles & Combination orders

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by MuscleHead, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Hello,

    Can anyone confirm that one can't use Financial Advisor Allocation Profiles with combination orders?

    I'm able to place Allocation Profile orders with single equity and options. However, when I try to do the same thing using a combination (like a spread, etc.), then the order just sits in TWS with a red 'T". If I press the 'T', then a dialog comes up that says "Individual account is required".
  2. bruclee


    I am trying to trade the FA account via Sierra Charts and have a big headache trying to do that.

    Have you managed to sort your problems out?
  3. It turns out it's only an issue with demo accounts (fdemo). With paper trading accounts and real accounts, allocation profiles + combinations work just fine. IB knows about the issue, so I'm sure it will be fixed at some point -- but of course demo account issues have lower priority than live trading issues.
  4. bruclee


    Are you familiar with the Sierra Chart interface to IB? I am having one hell of a time trying to get some help from them on my problems.
  5. No, sorry.