IB shortable shares - list in a text file?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Arbitrageur, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Is the IB list of shortable shares available anywhere as a text file? I see it on their site as a HTML list, but couldnt find anything of the same in plain text

    I know TS publish their list daily on the website in a .txt file, do IB do anything similar?

    I need to be able to view all the available equities and paste the list into my scanner.

    any pointers would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. HTML is plain text.

    Is ** trivial ** to write a simple web spider that will read that page every X minutes or seconds...
    And dump a time-stamped file in any format you like.
    I used to do this... but the list is now so good... that I don't run my spider anymore.

    Try Rent-a-coder...
    I'll bet someone will do this within one week for $100.
     
  3. Bob111

    Bob111

    use excel web querry.
     
  4. Quasi

    Quasi

  5. perfect. cheers!