Ive had an account at I.B for a while and was intending to use it to build and test some systems for trading primarily stocks. However recently the execution in I.B's paper trading account began playing up and now Im experiencing delays of 15-30 seconds ?!@#$$@ in executing market orders via TWS, both manually and using the API. Now I know this stinks badly as Ive developed a good VB excel stock system and am just now porting it over to fix. To this end Im spending 500 dollars establishing fix/ctci plus another 100 a month for the service, plus $$$ for programmers etc etc. As if on cue the service has suddenly gone totally to shit. I contact I.B and they tell me to upgrade from the previous version to the latest, upgrade java, upgrade the API etc which I did but still orders take ages to execute. This means that all the money Im spending means nothing as there is no way you can reliably test when the system sucks that badly. As I said previous to this orders went through swiftly. So now I dont know what to do. Ive got no way of using the code Im paying Buku bucks to code. Frankly it smacks of sabotage but every time I contact I.B about the problem they tell me everythings working fine. They also tell me that priority is execution in live accounts which they harp on again and again. If anyone has any ideas on what the problem may be or any experience executiong stocks recently via paper trader Id love to hear all about it. This really has me vexxed. Im certain that they are deliberately messing my shit up for reasons that I dont know so now they are basically daring me to close my account and go elsewhere which given how much money Ive spent really pisses me off.