IB demo system accuracy

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by biemster, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. See

    Required minimum / monthly activity

    and note the text "waived for the first 3 full calendar months."

    So the $10 inactivity fee is waived for the first 3 months but I guess the separate $10 quote fee still applies if you are inactive. Two different fees, But at least the total is only $10 instead of $20.
    #11     Sep 25, 2012
  2. biemster


    Ah, that I missed. So you are saying the demo system quotes have two sources: the old recorded data AND all the other demo users that happen to be logged in now?

    #12     Sep 25, 2012
  3. You did set up the paper trading account in the Account Management web pages, right?
    #13     Sep 25, 2012
  4. Yes I did, but overlooked the check box to share real time market data subscriptions. I have gone in and checked that, saved and exited but still no data access. Msg is: No Market Data Permissions.

    Exited the paper trader, logged in to the real account and I can access data no problem, so it is just on the paper trader.
    #14     Sep 25, 2012
  5. if you have it in your real account you will not be charged double for adding it to the paper. I just click the subscription field in the paper account and subscribe.
    #15     Sep 25, 2012
  6. Does not work unfortunately. When I try to access from TWS paper trade account, it just hangs. When I login to account management for the paper trade account, the data tab is not available, so looks like it is controlled from the parent account.

    Guess I'll have to wait for IB or send a support request.

    Thanks anyway.
    #16     Sep 25, 2012
  7. Bob111


    might be this would help-for whatever reason IB only allow you to run paper account on same PC,where main account is(if you are logged in in main account and running TWS). if you are not logged into main account-then you can run paper from any PC.
    ridiculous restriction,that doesn't makes any sense to me,cause i prefer to test my s**t on separate PC,not on same Pc where actual account is running. it's a prescription for disaster
    #17     Sep 25, 2012
  8. It's on the same machine. The only thing I have not tried is to run paper and real at the same time. Will give that a shot later.
    #18     Sep 25, 2012
  9. I run my paper by itself, no real, all the time, no problem
    #19     Sep 25, 2012
  10. It should take effect a day later now that you have checked the box.
    #20     Sep 26, 2012