IB symbols for currency pairs

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by pal, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. pal


    I have opened an account with IB and trying to create forex trading system. I started working with simple demo application
    provided by IB.( TestJavaClient). I am able to start and connect and request market data for MSFT(their default symbol).
    How can I request market data for currency pair in this sample application? I am sure that everybody who trades forex with IB
    automatically at some point in time passed through this step. I am using the following parameters:

    Symbol: USD.JPY
    Security type: CASH
    Put / Call
    Option Multiplier:
    Primary Exchange:Idealpro
    Currency: USD
    Local Symbol:

    I always get in response:
    3 | 200 | No security definition has been found for the request

    Could anybody tell, what correct parameters for forex pair should look like?