Odd Lot trading on IB

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by jzamoras, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    Hi All, I'm experenciencing trading problems with small orders on IB. Where can I find info about this issue?

    Is there any workaround for this?

    Best,
    Jaime
     
  2. rcj

    rcj

    JZ ... i never have a problem: buy/sell/short with 20,30 ,40
    80 ... 125sh...etc. Always though with very liquid symbols.

    Could you give more detail?

    rj
     
  3. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    I tried 10 spy shares through amex and it wasn't executed.

    Are you using basket orders?

    Best,
    JZ
     
  4. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    I just found that AMEX executes small orders if you do through basket trade.

    I still can't buy 10 QQQQ shares, even on basket trades.

    Best,
    Jaime
     
  5. rcj

    rcj

    JZ

    No basket on this one.
    i had to wait abt 30 sec. no problem

    <img src=http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/attachment.php?s=&postid=1749477>
     
  6. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    That was through AMEX? SMART works ok.
     
  7. rcj

    rcj

    ISLAND. Why does it matter on very small size??
    Seems like i got a decent fill....for tiny num of shs??

    rj
     
  8. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    RCJ, SPY was just an example. I need a robust way to trade ETFs. It could be any on the 670 ETFs listed on US exchanges.

    As far as I know there are ETFs they are traded only in AMEX, that's why it's important.

    Best,
    Jaime
     
  9. Bob111

    Bob111

  10. jzamoras

    jzamoras

    #10     Jan 15, 2008