IB / Quotetracker

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by hirsch.im.wald, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Can I use Quotetracker to chart commodities, for example YG?

    Maybe it's only for stocks and I overread it.
    I get YG into TS 2000i via Metaserver RT without any problems. I can't figure it out in Quotetracker.

    Really bizarre is: I get GOOG in Quotetracker without any problems, but wouldn't get even a single quote into Metaserver/ 2000i.
    How can one and the same symbol transmit quotes to one program, but not to the other?
    Are programmers born to torture me?

    PS: I'm running the latest version (updated today) of IB TWS 4.0.
  2. you can use QT for any symbols that IB supports. The symbol you would enter into QT would be:

    ECBOT:mad:YG DEC 05

    NOTE: must have 3 spaces after YG, 1 space after DEC
  3. Thanks for the help.

    Your little program is quite fine. For some uses I prefer it to Tradestation. I especially like the thought out details like the "candle countdown".