IB's TWS charting capabilities

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by joebuckk, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. joebuckk


    I'm thinking about opening an IB account primarily for futures trading.
    I have read that the Trader Workstation's charts are very limited, and I was curious to hear what anybody has to say about TWS charts (and limitations of)..
    I figure that as long as they're real time, I should be alright. Scottrade charts work fine for me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe Buck
  2. No clue about Scottrade, but IB really offer very basic charting...

    However, you can use data from IB with more powerful charting software like Sierra Charts or Amibroker or Quote Tracker.
  3. I use Sierra Chart but IB's charting may be all you need. If you expand on what you want on your charts someone can tell you if you can do it.
  4. joebuckk



    I was wondering if the TWS showed actual live, realtime streaming quotes with corresponding charts. (which is all that I am looking for, I am not too worried about advanced charts w/ techincal overlays, etc.)

    I read somewhere that it did not, and that quote tracker or sierra charts or the like were needed for this, and I was wondering if this was the case.

    Thanks, Joe
  5. The demo has recently been upgraded. Try the charts yourself instead of asking for opinions
    userid = edemo
    password = demouser
  6. If this is what you need, yes TWS has it.