why aren't i getting filled in IB ?

Discussion in 'Forex Trading' started by jjk2, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. jjk2

    jjk2

    the papertrading account says

    million dollar USD in account.

    but lastnight i have placed five bracket orders --> SELL EURUSD 3 million pending sell order (because 3 million is limit per order)

    3000000 EURUSD SELL STPLMT @ 1.4800
    3000000 EURUSD BUY STP @ 1.4833
    3000000 EURUSD BUY MKT @ GAT 22:00:00 (close position at end of day)

    3000000 EURUSD SELL STPLMT @ 1.4800
    3000000 EURUSD BUY STP @ 1.4833
    3000000 EURUSD BUY MKT @ GAT

    3000000 EURUSD SELL STPLMT @ 1.4800
    3000000 EURUSD BUY STP @ 1.4833
    3000000 EURUSD BUY MKT @ GAT

    3000000 EURUSD SELL STPLMT @ 1.4800
    3000000 EURUSD BUY STP @ 1.4833
    3000000 EURUSD BUY MKT @ GAT

    3000000 EURUSD SELL STPLMT @ 1.4800
    3000000 EURUSD BUY STP @ 1.4833
    3000000 EURUSD BUY MKT @ GAT



    today i see that only 3 million dollar sell order has been executed.

    what happened to the other 12 million sell order ?

    they are all bracket orders, each with unique id.

    is this because of margin or what ?

    this is funny because i sent out the exact same orders on a friends paper account and yea lot of good fake profits on his account.
     
  2. Maybe there's not enough liquidity for 3M at your price limit?
    Consider paying a few pips more.
     
  3. Liquidity wouldn't matter. You would get a partial fill unless you indicated not to take partials.
     
  4. Perhaps the wrong Exchange has been selected.
     
  5. jjk2

    jjk2

    not possible as the first bracket order was filled. they all have IDEALPRO as exchange.

    most likely its a problem on my part. i'll have to fix it.
     
  6. jjk2

    jjk2

    i think i see the problem.

    sometimes order dont get filled completely.

    so what i resorted to is placing new bracket orders with increment 3 pips.

    i still dont know whether this will have any success, i'll know by tomorrow.

    is fill-all-or-kill type of order for forex on IB ?

    because it'd be sticky siktutation if i was not completely filled, and my positions were closed automaticdally with preset size.....or does bracketorder figure sizes by itself....even tho i specified a certain size that equals the parent...