QuoteTracker and IB

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by gotta_trade, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Using QuoteTracker software and IB data.

    Regarding daily charts.

    (Futures and Forex data)

    How many days back will I be able to go?

    Anyone know?

    Thank You.
  2. depends on the security.

  3. Specifically using Futures and Forex Data.
  4. Tums


    paid version or free version ?
  5. chud


    futures - as long ago as the contract was traded.

  6. If you know, give me the info for both.

    If not, give me the info for the one you do know.

    How's that sound?
  7. Harald



    IB daily historical backfill for quotetracker is 6 months for futures, 12 months for forex. For stocks I use Yahoo historical backfill which is free with quotetracker and which goes back several years.

    I also tested SierraChart with IB backfill, but often had 1 hour of data mssing. Quotetracker is more reliable, as time stamping seems to be compatible.

    IB limits backfill , so if I enter too many new futures contracts on rollover date, I have to wait beacuse they cut me off. I can retry after a couple of minutes and continue, wait for the next cut off, retry... in the end backfill will be complete.

    Hopefully this answers your question.
  8. Thanks Harald.

    I am basically trying to find the most inexpensive way to be able to pull up daily charts for the Forex and the Future's markets.

    I would like to have the ability to plot a 200 period MA. So I would need to have about 200 trading days.

    I also believe that I would need some sort of continuous futures contract. So I will be able to see full data for a 200 period MA.

    Will the IB / QuoteTracker combo do this?

    If anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hear them.

    I am looking for quality charts. I'm looking for quality software.

  9. Harald


    If you look for inexpensive quality charts, try www.prorealtime.com. You need to register, but it is free of charge for end of day data. They have the main continous futures contracts (American and European index futures, bond futures, gold, silver, oil etc.), most of them for several years.

    Also have a look at www.visualchart.com. Their platform and end of day data is free as well and an excellent charting tool.