IB - How to see the crack spread?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by xyannix, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. xyannix



    I was wondering if there is a way to get a quote on, or trade the crack spread in interactive brokers.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. rayl


    In NYMEX futures? Just create a combo order with the appropriate oil and rbob/heating oil contracts you want.

    I don't believe IB offers the NYMEX options.
  3. i didn't know combo order does intermarket spreads. are you sure about that?
  4. xyannix


    Just tried the combo again in IB and nothing doing, you when you change from CL to RB or HO it removes the earlier info.
  5. rayl


    You are right. My mistake. I thought there was a way with Generic but apparently not.
  6. xyannix


    Just spoke with IB and there is no way to do it :-(
  7. rraicu


    I use excel to import wti/rbob/ho data from barchart and then create a chart of the crack spread futures curve. Depending on account size you can get an exactly precise crack spread trade using the right # of contracts or you can just estimate by using 321 or whatever else you want.