IB simulation

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by lkh, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. lkh


    Is there any way to simulate the IB platform live? I know they have the 15 min delayed simulation but that is useless. tia
  2. Steve_IB

    Steve_IB Interactive Brokers

    We'll be launching a paper-trading platform any day now, which will be accessible via the Account Management page. The demo will have the same live data and trading permissions as your account - thus, you will need to have an open and funded account.
  3. r-in


    Cool! Will it simulate real fills, or fill a price as soon as its hit regardless if it only traded once? Either way another good step!
  4. This ROCKS!!! Now I can simulate losing money before I do it :D

    In all seriousness, this is awesome if you guys can get it working.
  5. Hmm, how would you simulate real time fill? Order send to NYSE or AMEX is up to the specialist to fill you.
  6. Can we expect any help with getting started on FIX? I mean a full example.
  7. Bowgett


  8. Paper Trading Now Available

    Interactive Brokers is pleased to announce IB Papertrader, which will provide trade simulation functionality. Customers wishing to simulate their strategies before they trade can open a paper trading account from Account Management/Trading Access. Your paper trading account will have its own account number, username and password, and will be given the same real-time market data and trading permissions as your actual account. When you log into Trader Workstation with your paper trading username, your trading screen will clearly indicate you are trading in simulated mode to avoid any confusion. Your paper trading account may also be used to test any of your programmed Application Program Interface (API) applications. The beta version of the IB Papertrader, currently only available for US customers trading US products, is being rolled out. It will be fully functional on December 12, 2005. We are looking for feedback on the beta version of IB Papertrader, and encourage you to send an email to ibmarketing@interactivebrokers.com with your suggestions.
  9. Will IB Papertrader provide trade simulation functionality for your

    You have a real advantage in FOREX because you are not like the
    bucket shops that trade against their own customers.

    But I still need some simulated trading on your software platform
    before I will be comfortable.:confused:
  10. You mean that even in your simulation that if i have less than25K in my account that i will be subject to PDT in your IB Paper Sim...

    if that's true that's absurd...


    #10     Dec 3, 2005