IQFeed test symbols?

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by clearinghouse, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Does IQFeed have some test symbols that spew junk tick data for testing on days like Saturday? Or after stock hours, should I just use an active futures symbol on delayed data?

  2. LeeD


    If that's what I am thinking aboit dealyed data is only dalayed by 15-20 minutes. So, you will not see any over the week-end.
  3. I just meant using some 24-hour contract for which I do not have a real subscription, and pretending it's a feed I'd normally work with. I guess I will use the @ES for data to test with.
  4. LeeD


    This should work as long as you are happy with data delayed by a fixed time interval. The timestamp on the data will be corret. The data will just arrive later. So, avoid comparing timestamp with the PC clock and you should be fine.