IB: Misses some Ticks, so does T&S miss some trades?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Triple X, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. I'm considering trading futures with IB, and from what I have read their data feed is a 'burst' style, which doesn't capture every tick. My question is, will the T&S capture every trade, or will there be some missing? I think some of the front ends for TWS look good, but I'm concerned about missing trades, and also about TWS overall reliability. Any feedback from users would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. i have HEARD IB misses some trades on the T/S (that it aggregates them for the burst format), but otoh, i trade CBOT products and I spend a lot of time watching the tape...

    whether or not is "burst" style, i get lightning fills and the tape still provides me useful info as to order flow...

    i would need to compare it head to head with esig or tradestation to get a good comparison
  3. oh also...

    this topic has been addressed pretty well in the "market delta" thread by bolter that is going on right now
  4. GTS