I sent the following to IB as a web ticket. Anybody experiencing similar problems? I am seeing a lot of ???? marks where bid/ask/last etc. should be. This is showing for a lot of different exchanges (smart, ecbot etc.). I called and Mark refreshed my market data permissions yesterday. That worked for about 1 hour but then the problem returned. I called back and talked to James and he said the version of Java may be incompatible and suggested I downgrade from 1.6 to 1.5. I did this but I still experienced the same problem. I then called this morning and was transferred to IT. They told me they were aware of the problem, that the exchanges weren't sending over the data. I asked that a bulletin be sent out to inform users of the situation. I subsequently received a bulletin that quotes may not be available for some "options". This bulletin did not cover the bigger problem of other exchanges. Please clear up the quote problem. Please send a bulletin to users now informing them of the problem, then please send another bulletin once the problem has been fixed.