IB Customers - Any Tips?

Discussion in 'Options' started by deltahedge, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Hey ETers,

    For those who trade options through Interactive Brokers how the HELL do you deal with that annoying data limit of 100 symbols at any given time? I'm currently a TOS customer who is used to seeing an options montage with ALL strikes always on and can view market as much market data as I goddamn please therefore I'm curious how you folks compensate for this lack of data?
  2. Create multiple pages within TWS. The limit is 100 per page.
  3. If their policy is still the same, you get more with a larger account and higher activity. Until earlier this year, you could get double by having a demo accouint open at the same time. And I don't think that the 100 per page gets you unlimited quotes.

    Short answer? There is none.
  4. def

    def Interactive Brokers

    Are you running the option trader? If I recall correctly, symbol limits should not be a problem for option chains on the option trader. If not using it, right click on the underlying and choose option trader under Trading tools.

    I'm unable to test on my TWS right now but try giving that a shot first.