IB BookTrader Lag

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by gkksmith, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. gkksmith


    Hello all,

    I recently noticed in IB BookTrader, the QuotePanel prices and bid/ask get updated faster than the actual book, most of time I can sense the prices changing first in the quotes then from the side of my eye then I would see the actual book updates.

    This is espacially noticeable in smaller markets where bid/asks don't move as fast say as the ES. It's the same in ES however since it moves fast you barely notice it.

    I just wondered if this is only my end or standard across IB? It makes sense I guess that it takes slightly longer to move a whole bunch of numbers but still would be great if it would be instaneous.