Funny I was getting ready to ask this same question in this forum about NT / IB and data feeds..
Looks like if you have a NT license, and also have an account at IB, or other brokers, and you can get CME free data,
Not sure if this lasts very long, but seems like a nice add on to save costs on the data fee side.
i use more than 20 brokers and 10 banks worldwide. ib is by far the best and cheapest WORLDWIDE.
ib and nt works fine for me trading futures and fx. i could not care less about margin requirements because i have a large stock portfolio there.
moving money is supereasy and totally free. the biggest benefit is that you never have to talk to anyone and that makes it error-free, fast and cheap.
NT+IB works well with me. (scalping Futures). No difference with Velocity, except some indicators based on Tick (Tick rpm) or Volume (block trades) are very different due to IB Tick filtering I guess. Not a big deal.
Range charts will be wrong as well, as they are built on tick charts. Same with Renko charts, or any kind of chart that uses tick data.
IB's filtered snapshot tick data is equivalent to driving your car to work, and only opening your eyes once every few seconds on your way. The path might be the same, but you are missing data in between.
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