second IB datafeed

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by cosmic, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. cosmic


    does anyone know how I can get accesss to a second IB datafeed (TWS) for backup purposes?

    Do I need a second account for this with IB?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. alanm


    A second account, homed on a different server farm (i.e. CH or HK instead of US). Still not a good backup, IMO, since there are situations where both feeds could be down. I'd go with another provider (eSignal, etc.).
  3. You can create a second user account but will need to resubscribe to the data feed and therefore must cover $60 a month in commissions instead of $30. Open a help desk ticket to ask about it if the "help" isn't helpful enough....

  4. u130747


    Hey side show,

    I have two accounts at IB, one regular and one IRA. As long as I trade 30.00 in one account it satisfies the minimum for both accounts. Just for your information.