Interesting fact about IB

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by tao_trader, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Fact: IB has no Nasdaq composite quotes.

    They've got the dow, the s&p500, the nasdaq 100 and hundreds more, but no nasdaq composite.

    And I'm not talking about free quotes, they just simply don't have the nasdaq composite for _any_ price.

    A Level I Nasdaq non-professional subscription will get you no quotes.

    A Level I Nasdaq professional subscription ($20/mo) will get you no quotes.

    And a Level II Nasdaq subscription ($79/mo) will also get you no quotes.


    I just knew there was something about IB that was too good to be true. Any other surprises waiting out there for me?
     
  2. m_c_a98

    m_c_a98

    Should they have that? Why? are they in the business of being a quote provider. That index is not tradeable. Use the NDX which is traded through many vehicles at IB.

    Do traders really follow the nasdaq composite? just curious, I never do? just NDX for nasdaq.
     
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  4. I think I see Waldo behind one of those bitches
     
  5. People actually trade using IB w/o a separate quote provider? :)
     
  6. Quote from m_c_a98:

    Should they have that?

    Probably.

    Why?

    Customer satisfaction.

    are they in the business of being a quote provider.

    They got themselves in the business when they started charging monthly data fees.

    That index is not tradeable.

    Just because it's not tradeable doesn't mean it's useless.

    Use the NDX which is traded through many vehicles at IB.

    The ndx is not the same as the composite. If it were so, only one would exist.

    Do traders really follow the nasdaq composite? just curious, I never do? just NDX for nasdaq.

    Yes, I think it's a safe assumption that some traders follow the nasdaq composite.
     
  7. IB _is_ a quote provider.

    In fact, some people have an account with them just for the quotes.

    Name one real-time quote provider that even comes close to IB's $10/month market data.
     
  8. def

    def Interactive Brokers

     
  9. IB may or may not be quote provider but if this is true, then they are the only broker that I know that doesn't provide those quotes. All the professional firms I've ever had an account with do provide it.
     
  10. No COMP quotes? who cares?, that's a lot of fuss about nothing. EOD COMP is all you need, intraday, people use NQ Q's or NDX.
     
    #10     Apr 16, 2003