IB Backfill Not Working

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by dcraig, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. It would seem that IB historical data service is not working (either through the API or TWS charts) for GLOBEX and CBOT futures, though it is working for at least some other instruments eg DAX.

    Anybody else having this problem ?
     
  2. Yep. They just don't switch it on Monday morning sometimes.
     
  3. Might be because it's holiday in the USA.
     
  4. I'm looking for a charting software with IB data feed and back fill.
    The main purpose is for Eurex data, I have Qcharts for US market data. I'm considering Ensign now (DTN back fill), it's a little expensive though.
    Could you recommend what software is the best? Thanks.
     
  5. Quite possibly, though Globex is certainly open so it should have been working. It is working now. It's the first time I've had a problem with it.
     
  6. I am using AmiBroker; I have heard that Ensign and Sierra Chart are compatible, too.
     
  7. I noticed Sunday's backfill for FX futures is missing. I have back fill for 2 weeks, and both Sunday were missing. Anyone else has this same problem?
     
  8. Highly likely that the issue is due to your charting software. I don't have a problem with Sunday FX futures backfill with my own code (except for today which seemed to be an IB glitch now fixed).
     
  9. chartie

    chartie

    Try QuoteTracker with IB feed and 5 days backfill (IB setup and symbol formats).