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Dave Forss, Global Account Manager at DTN Trading Markets, will be monitoring this thread so that he may answer any questions that you post here relating to Telvent DTN IQFeed products and services.

Please keep in mind that some customer service/technical support issues are best handled through proper channels at DTN.

DTN IQFeed is well known as being the industry leader in market data, providing the most accurate and reliable data feed available to retail traders. IQFeed is compatible with all major trading platforms, products and services, and includes true tick-by-tick data from all major exchanges. Futures, Equities, Options, and Forex data are all available, most with vasts amounts of historical data available for retrieval.

You'll also find options for fundamental data, real-time market stats/breadth symbols (like TICK, TRIN, and hundreds of others), plus real-time news from RTT, PR Newswire and Business Wire.

In addition to this thread, I will also be asking Dave Forss to stop by on occasion for a casual webinar where he can answer questions via audio while also sharing his screen to visually demonstrate any points as needed. The date/time of those sessions will be announced here in this thread. These sessions will be limited to questions only, there is no prepared presentation. After the session ends, the recording will be posted in this thread.

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Robert, I have two questions for you One easy, one not so much...

When will IQFeed 5.0 be formally released?

and..

Can we please have more than 120 days of tick data? At least for popular futures instruments (making up majority of users here on futures.io (formerly BMT)). I'd love to see a couple of years of tick data for say 10-15 of the most popular futures instruments, like indices, commodities and currencies.

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Hi Mike,

No official release ETA for 5.0 as developers are still working on it, but I'm confident it will be sometime in March.

Increasing tick historical is a priority for us as well. I've heard talk of offering 12 mos of tick as our next next jump from the current 4 mos, but it may be 2014 before we see that.

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Hi Mike,

No official release ETA for 5.0 as developers are still working on it, but I'm confident it will be sometime in March.

Increasing tick historical is a priority for us as well. I've heard talk of offering 12 mos of tick as our next next jump from the current 4 mos, but it may be 2014 before we see that.

OK timeframe sounds good on both. I realize that providing a year or two of tick data across the board would be monumental, that is why I was hoping if we narrowed the scope just to the most popular futures instruments it would be an acceptable request.

I'd like to see two years, but will take one as a good improvement

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Could you provide a pingable IP to your market data servers (multiple IPs if it applies. i.e. multiple gateways, EU / US / AZN, etc) ? Thx in advance

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Could you provide a pingable IP to your market data servers (multiple IPs if it applies. i.e. multiple gateways, EU / US / AZN, etc) ? Thx in advance

Hi SARdynamite,

Sorry for the delay in replying. Long weekend and playing catchup.

66.112.148.220 - 66.112.148.229
66.112.148.110 - 66.112.148.119

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Hi SARdynamite,

Sorry for the delay in replying. Long weekend and playing catchup.

66.112.148.220 - 66.112.148.229
66.112.148.110 - 66.112.148.119

Robert

SARdynamite asked for the difference between the IP ranges, a very good question.

We only have 2 server farms so the pings to each server on the same farm would be the same. Pinging the following 2 IP addresses will give you latency to each of our server farms:

66.112.156.220
66.112.148.220

I'm sorry my first response was neither complete nor clear.

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Will Iqfeed ad hong kong futures exchange to their exchanges offered. Highly liquid and heavily traded indices from the worlds second largest economy, what is dtn waiting for?

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Will Iqfeed ad hong kong futures exchange to their exchanges offered. Highly liquid and heavily traded indices from the worlds second largest economy, what is dtn waiting for?

Thanks,

Hi syxforex,

We are always interested in adding new exchanges. HKFE is high on our list. We keep a record of individual requests for exchange additions, so I would encourage you and anybody you know who wants IQFeed to add HKFE to email robert.carrillo@dtn.com and request it.

The only way to make it happen is if enough potential users of the data make their desires known. That's how we make a business case to justify the additional expense of thousands per month.

Thanks in advance.

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I'm surprised that you would offer Singapore and not hong kong, when hong kong is where the deeply liquid products are trading.. Equally surprised that you would want see a petition of interested persons seeing as you already offer SIMEX. Given the huge number of day traders in china it might be a good strategy for dtn to pursue.

If anyone is interested, pats systems data does run on ninjatrader and is offering hkfe futures through Phillip Futures in Chicago, or go through their head office in Singapore if you prefer.

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I'm surprised that you would offer Singapore and not hong kong, when hong kong is where the deeply liquid products are trading.. Equally surprised that you would want see a petition of interested persons seeing as you already offer SIMEX. Given the huge number of day traders in china it might be a good strategy for dtn to pursue.

If anyone is interested, pats systems data does run on ninjatrader and is offering hkfe futures through Phillip Futures in Chicago, or go through their head office in Singapore if you prefer.

I agree one hundred percent. The reason we offer SIMEX, BM&F and SFE is because large customers needed them for another DTN platform (ProphetX). When those were added for PX, they became available for IQFeed customers.

It isn't necessary that IQFeed customers wait for PX exchanges to be added, simply that there is a big enough demand. The only way IQFeed customers can make their desires known is to email and request them. "I know 10 guys that want HKFE" won't do it. We need individuals requesting.

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Hi Robert

I try out Kinetick and IQ feed for Bursa Malaysia Derivatives in Sept 2012. Both Kinetick / IQ Level 1 are identical but they were different from that of the local data vendor(s).

Rationale:
If you tabulate all the ticks from an IQ feed for a specified trading day...the total tick volume of contracts for a future contract month does not add to the same contract volume figure as published by the exchange.

I learned from a Kinetick support colleague that there are trades marked "as non-qualifying" trades based on a criteria list that are excluded from the L1 feed. But I understand from IQ Support that there is a project to include these trades emanating from the exchange. Just like to know how is the progress on this project.

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I learned from a Kinetick support colleague that there are trades marked "as non-qualifying" trades based on a criteria list that are excluded from the L1 feed. But I understand from IQ Support that there is a project to include these trades emanating from the exchange. Just like to know how is the progress on this project.

Hi yongthanyee,

Progress is going very well. Properly identifying non-last-qualifying trades is part of the IQFeed 5.0 project which we are close to releasing publicly, likely sometime in March.

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I'd like to compare the time it takes to access to IQFeed servers:


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I'd like to compare the time it takes to access to IQFeed servers:

Dallas:

 
Code
> ping 66.112.148.220 -n 10

Pinging 66.112.148.220 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=38ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45

Ping statistics for 66.112.148.220:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 37ms, Maximum = 41ms, Average = 39ms
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# ping -c 10 66.112.148.220
PING 66.112.148.220 (66.112.148.220) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=1 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=2 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=3 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=4 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=5 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=6 ttl=50 time=30.4 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=7 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=8 ttl=50 time=30.6 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=9 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=10 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms

--- 66.112.148.220 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 30.267/30.365/30.654/0.231 ms
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Dallas:

 
Code
> ping 66.112.148.220 -n 10

Pinging 66.112.148.220 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=38ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45
Reply from 66.112.148.220: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=45

Ping statistics for 66.112.148.220:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 37ms, Maximum = 41ms, Average = 39ms
Chicago:

 
Code
# ping -c 10 66.112.148.220
PING 66.112.148.220 (66.112.148.220) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=1 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=2 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=3 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=4 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=5 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=6 ttl=50 time=30.4 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=7 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=8 ttl=50 time=30.6 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=9 ttl=50 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from 66.112.148.220: icmp_req=10 ttl=50 time=30.3 ms

--- 66.112.148.220 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 30.267/30.365/30.654/0.231 ms

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Hi Robert,

do you have any plan to offer connection to Osaka Securities Exchange?
please look at attachment for daily volume for the big Nikkei and the mini Nikkei.
especially the Nikkei mini has half of ES daily volume, surely a lot of asian market traders would benefit if IQFeed would offer it.
other option i know for quality datafeed connecting to OSE would be either thru japanese brokerage (which i believe having trouble for english suppport), or CQG which is a little bit steep.
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Hi Robert,

do you have any plan to offer connection to Osaka Securities Exchange?

Hi Harlequin,

There hasn't been much demand for OSE that I'm aware of, but it starts with individual requests. Please email robert.carrillo@dtn.com and ask that IQFeed provide it. Please ask others who also want IQFeed to offer OSE to email me as well.

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I'm on a 30 day trial with DTN IQ Feed, using it with Multicharts, and so far I'm impressed.

Up until now I have used ZenFire and that has served my needs however recently I have been looking at trading using cumulative delta - ask traded versus bid traded and now I see that on some days there is a very marked difference between what Zen-Fire is telling me is happening and what DTN IQ Feed tells me is happening. My instinct tells me I think I know which one is correct but I have no evidence for this.

The following chart is from 6th February and shows E-Mini Dow Jones futures intraday 5 min with DTN IQFEED's Cumulative Delta ask traded vs bid traded and then below that ZenFire's depiction of Cumulative Delta ask traded vs bid traded.

Now I should make it clear that when charting Cumulative Delta on most days both data feeds appear broadly similar but critically some days are markedly different. I've checked the settings several times and they are the same for both data feeds so it's not something I've selected within Multicharts, as I say most other days are broadly similar. Both of these are charting March contract for E-Mini Dow Jones futures.

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Why are they different?

Discussed in great detail here:


You can also see here some info:


My experience is simple: Zen Fire is a latency-sensitive execution feed for brokers where speed is paramount. IQFeed is instead focused on accuracy and offers a lot more in terms of data feed services than any execution feed is capable of.

I've seen trades (last) come across the wire on a ZF feed that were above the offer or below the bid. That means they were out of order. I've never seen that with IQFeed.

Both services are good depending on what you are trying to do with them.

We'll see if Robert is able to offer more of a technical answer as to how IQFeed assures ticks are delivered in order and etc.

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I'm on a 30 day trial with DTN IQ Feed, using it with Multicharts, and so far I'm impressed.

BTW, you might want to try duplicating your results on another platform that has been around a while. It's my understand that MC has only very recently added such tools, so you would want to verify their accuracy against known-good platforms.

The nice thing about IQFeed is also that you can power multiple platforms concurrently with it with a single instance of the service running on your computer.

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I'm on a 30 day trial with DTN IQ Feed, using it with Multicharts, and so far I'm impressed.

...now I see that on some days there is a very marked difference between what Zen-Fire is telling me is happening and what DTN IQ Feed tells me is happening. My instinct tells me I think I know which one is correct but I have no evidence for this.

Why are they different?

Hi PositiveDeviant,

It comes down to the delivery protocol used to provide the data. ZF and other broker data use UDP send data out, a protocol in which delivery of data packets isn't guaranteed, in order to emphasis speed. IQFeed uses TCP, which does guarantee delivery at the cost of some latency. That's why comparisons like yours show broker data with fewer ticks and lower volume than IQFeed, and not the other way around.

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I recently upgraded my IQFeed client to 4.9.0.3. Is it my imagination, or are historical downloads of large amounts of data significantly faster now? I had to do a double take when I was downloading 120 days of tick data for a bunch of instruments, it seemed to be orders of magnitude faster when I was using QCollector.

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I've heard that NASD members have access to "Level III" data. Does this mean that these member firms can see the entire order book, and not just 10 levels of depth like us mere mortals?

Is there any other way for us retail guys to get this advantage?

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Robert,

Regarding dark liquidity pools -- in the case where firms are legally required to publicly disclose trade information, they tend to do so at the maximum interval legally allowed.

Can you give me an example of how such a transaction would come across the tape? Is it marked somehow to specify the trade did not occur in real time? Is it timestamped in the past, or is it timestamped at the time the trade is reported even though the trade occurred in the past?

Does this practice occur only in equities, or is it "legal" in the futures market (ie: CME)?

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I recently upgraded my IQFeed client to 4.9.0.3. Is it my imagination, or are historical downloads of large amounts of data significantly faster now? I had to do a double take when I was downloading 120 days of tick data for a bunch of instruments, it seemed to be orders of magnitude faster when I was using QCollector.

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We did tweak the compression of the data in 4.9.0.3, so it likely does appear faster. Results will vary depending on individual setups, ISP, etc.

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I've heard that NASD members have access to "Level III" data. Does this mean that these member firms can see the entire order book, and not just 10 levels of depth like us mere mortals?

Level 3 is for market makers to enter orders to the NASDAQ matching engine.


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Is there any other way for us retail guys to get this advantage?

No, a retail trader would need to become a registered market maker and post collateral for trading and make a market in the securities, post a bid and ask at all times during market hours.

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Regarding dark liquidity pools -- in the case where firms are legally required to publicly disclose trade information, they tend to do so at the maximum interval legally allowed.

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Can you give me an example of how such a transaction would come across the tape? Is it marked somehow to specify the trade did not occur in real time? Is it timestamped in the past, or is it timestamped at the time the trade is reported even though the trade occurred in the past?

The trade is generally reported through NASDAQ or NYSE Trade Reporting facility NTRF, the timestamp is when the trade occurred not when it was reported.


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Does this practice occur only in equities, or is it "legal" in the futures market (ie: CME)?

There are OTC swaps and forward transactions, but there are no dark pools for futures contracts as there are in the equity markets. The OTC transactions are not reported through a “Trade Reporting Facility” like the equities. For example ICE has several OTC contracts that they do not report in their ICE Impact data feed.

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What additional information do marketmakers have with "Level III"?

Do you see the possibility to deliver access to data like the "stop orderbook" or infos at which prices who (marketmakers and institutions) are asking or offering size as "add-on" for your existing services? Or are those infos an industry secret?

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Do you see the possibility to deliver access to data like the "stop orderbook" or infos at which prices who (marketmakers and institutions) are asking or offering size as "add-on" for your existing services? Or are those infos an industry secret?

No, I don’t see the possibility to provide stop orderbook.

The NASDAQ Level 2 data does provide the market makers’ best bid and ask price and size. However the full size of all orders by a market maker is not provided in Level 2.

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There hasn't been much demand for OSE that I'm aware of, but it starts with individual requests. Please email robert.carrillo@dtn.com and ask that IQFeed provide it. Please ask others who also want IQFeed to offer OSE to email me as well.

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Robert,

quantitatively speaking, how much demands would you deem enough to offer connection to new exchanges?

also, I would suggest to add something like "new exchanges petition/vote" on IQFeed site where you can also capture potential clients contacts to be noted when their product of interest has any update.

here's some of the leading asia-pacific exchanges we would like to be added:
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Robert,

quantitatively speaking, how much demands would you deem enough to offer connection to new exchanges?

also, I would suggest to add something like "new exchanges petition/vote" on IQFeed site where you can also capture potential clients contacts to be noted when their product of interest has any update.

here's some of the leading asia-pacific exchanges we would like to be added:
HKFE, OSE, KRX

A couple hundred would likely be enough to justify the cost. I like your idea of an exchange wish list on the IQFeed site. We have that now in the DTN forum: IQFeed Datafeed Wish List

I received an email on Mar 5 from a Joseph requesting those exchanges. Is that you?

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Robert,

thanks for listening to your customers. it means very much for us. especially the KRX/KSE is a bit tricky to handle because i believe their license is pretty expensive.

regarding the wish list i believe using lead generation (like aweber.com / getresponse.com) is easier for you to handle and track how many have been actually voting for each exchanges. also non forum users will be eager to vote for their opinion without having to register first which would make leads conversion higher. i can also help spreading the words easier by pointing to an exact lead generation page rather than having someone to register to the forum first.

and no i'm not Joseph but i will send email to you asap regarding the new exchanges.
i opened a new thread about the asia pacific exchanges here if you have anything to add please participate as well

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A couple hundred would likely be enough to justify the cost. I like your idea of an exchange wish list on the IQFeed site. We have that now in the DTN forum: IQFeed Datafeed Wish List

I received an email on Mar 5 from a Joseph requesting those exchanges. Is that you?

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I can't believe this really. Retail trading is an enormous market in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. And you need a hundred people on futures.io (formerly BMT) to make a business case for this! Ok......

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I can't believe this really. Retail trading is an enormous market in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. And you need a hundred people on futures.io (formerly BMT) to make a business case for this! Ok......

Hi syxforex,

It costs a minimum of $10,000/mo to add a new exchange. So, yes, we need to know we'll have a subscriber base for the exchange before we invest in it. They don't have to be futures.io (formerly BMT) members.

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Robert, why is your basic service for US futures data 88$ per month while Kinetick offers the identical product under their brand name for only 50$? Would you consider matching Kinetick's prices for Ninjatrader users?

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Robert, why is your basic service for US futures data 88$ per month while Kinetick offers the identical product under their brand name for only 50$? Would you consider matching Kinetick's prices for Ninjatrader users?

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It is not identical.

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It is the same data no?

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Robert, why is your basic service for US futures data 88$ per month while Kinetick offers the identical product under their brand name for only 50$? Would you consider matching Kinetick's prices for Ninjatrader users?

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syxforex,

Kinetick is the best retail data feed in the industry, IMHO, but can be used ONLY with NT, does not provide data for ICE (TF, DX.X, etc), intraday historical is limited to 2 years according to their website (IQFeed back to May 2007 for stocks/futures/indexes and back to Sept 2005 for minis), does not offer an API for development, and Kinetick Support is limited to email during normal business hours (IQFeed has Live Support Chat, toll-free phone support and 24 hrs/day email Support M-F...critical for customers outside U.S.). Finally, while Kinetick subscribers can view news in NT, IQFeed subscribers can use data in NT but still have access to IQFeed News Client at no additional charge, which some consider a more intuitive news interface.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Id like to see the ability to look at back months of futures contracts in weekly, monthly etc time frames.

eg, if I wanf to look at a weekly @edU16 (Eurodollar Sep 2016) chart, I just get the front month weekly chart. This is the same for all futures contracts with a decent curve - crude, nat gas etc.

Why is this? It is a bug? At first I thought it was an issue with my charting package, but it turns out it's an IQ Feed issue.

Please resolve.

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Id like to see the ability to look at back months of futures contracts in weekly, monthly etc time frames.

eg, if I wanf to look at a weekly @edU16 (Eurodollar Sep 2016) chart, I just get the front month weekly chart. This is the same for all futures contracts with a decent curve - crude, nat gas etc.

Why is this? It is a bug? At first I thought it was an issue with my charting package, but it turns out it's an IQ Feed issue.

Please resolve.

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I checked with Support as well as the Market Data Integrity department to be sure, but weekly and monthly time frames are set up for continuation contracts. The continuation contracts look at the current front month that is trading. So, it won’t show up for an individual contract that is not the front month.

You can however look at daily, and intraday time frames to see the charting for @EDU16 (Eurodollar Sept. 2016).

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Hi TheDude,

I checked with Support as well as the Market Data Integrity department to be sure, but weekly and monthly time frames are set up for continuation contracts. The continuation contracts look at the current front month that is trading. So, it won’t show up for an individual contract that is not the front month.

You can however look at daily, and intraday time frames to see the charting for @EDU16 (Eurodollar Sept. 2016).

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Sounds like a platform problem. @TheDude needs to give more information on the actual problem, including how he confirmed it was an IQFeed issue...

On a side note, charting Eurodollar 3 years out, how thin is it?

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Hi TheDude,

I checked with Support as well as the Market Data Integrity department to be sure, but weekly and monthly time frames are set up for continuation contracts. The continuation contracts look at the current front month that is trading. So, it won’t show up for an individual contract that is not the front month.

You can however look at daily, and intraday time frames to see the charting for @EDU16 (Eurodollar Sept. 2016).

Thanks.

Robert

I know Robert, thats why I asked, and the problem - it only shows the front month. I want to trade the back months, not the front months.

Please can you provide an estimated fix date?

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Sounds like a platform problem. @TheDude needs to give more information on the actual problem, including how he confirmed it was an IQFeed issue...

On a side note, charting Eurodollar 3 years out, how thin is it?

Mike

Thats what I thought when I first encountered the problem. Alas no, it's an IQ Feed issue - as Robert agrees.

As for Eurodollars, U16 does around 50-60k a day.

In our current rate environment, the front months are dead. Also, there are too many HFT's trying to be market maker and gaming the pro-rata matching algorithm. You have to go further out to get a position on IMO. The upside is that there is always ample liquidity to put what ever size you want on. More than enough for me and anyone else here I assure you!

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I know Robert, thats why I asked, and the problem - it only shows the front month. I want to trade the back months, not the front months.

Please can you provide an estimated fix date?

Thanks

TheDude,

Well after eleven years I continue to learn something new. The fact is the weekly and monthly charts are driven by a legacy process and are automatically “continuation charts” for that contract. It has been this way since inception, and because most software in the market only requests daily bars then builds any other time frames off of that, we have never put the development resources into changing it, and likely won't.

With daily bars, you can request (n)days. Thus, you could effectively request 7 day bars and get a “weekly” or 30/31 day bars and get a “monthly”.

Perhaps not the answer you were hoping for, but I hope not too cumbersome a work-around.

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OK Thanks Robert - kinda makes sense. So we're back to the charting software - they should be able to make a weekly bar from daily data. Their response was 'we just chart what were given'.

Thanks for looking into this anyway.


Ive been using IQ feed for years and years. I've never had an issue with the feed being down or any other issue (apart from the bug bear above ). I used to use e-signal, and never looked back. You guys blow them out the water!

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FYI for all, there is a webinar on Wednesday, April 10th @ 4:30 PM ET to introduce IQFeed 5.0 and all the new cool features.

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In the webinar today it was mentioned IQFeed has COT elements data available for charting etc. Can you remind me the symbols? Does IQFeed have a sample Excel spreadsheet that would re-create something like this:



I would like to have more historical data on screen and a more clear overlay (this one is somewhat hard to read). It seems like all of this data is available with IQFeed, I just need to use Excel to get at it.

Also, I am a bit unclear (should have asked in the webinar). Is the Excel DDE functionality available to all IQFeed clients, or only if you subscribe to the API?

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Can I interest you in creating the Excel spreadsheet to create a similar chart as what I posted but with more historical data and easier to read overlay?





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I might be able to get @vvhg to do it, he is Excel master, but not sure he uses IQFeed (if he doesn't he should!).

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I might be able to get @vvhg to do it, he is Excel master, but not sure he uses IQFeed (if he doesn't he should!).

Mike

I use Kinetick, not sure if they support that...I could maybe have a look at the excel stuff over the weekend.

Does anyone know if Kinetick and IQFeed are truly identical in terms of market data?


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Kinetick is the less expensive version of IQFeed that works only with NinjaTrader and has most but not all the features.

Data comes from same source (IQFeed)

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In the webinar today it was mentioned IQFeed has COT elements data available for charting etc. Can you remind me the symbols? Does IQFeed have a sample Excel spreadsheet that would re-create something like this:

I would like to have more historical data on screen and a more clear overlay (this one is somewhat hard to read). It seems like all of this data is available with IQFeed, I just need to use Excel to get at it.

Also, I am a bit unclear (should have asked in the webinar). Is the Excel DDE functionality available to all IQFeed clients, or only if you subscribe to the API?

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DDE functionality is available to all IQFeed users. Open IQLink Launcher like so (notice Sample DDE Spreadsheet there as well):



The DDE interface directly supported with IQFeed provides streaming data on a symbol basis only. We don't include an interface for T&S, chains, etc. If you want more advanced functionality feeding data into Excel, I would suggest looking at XLQ or QuoteIN (3rd party apps) as they both provide a more efficient feed from IQFeed into Excel as well as advanced functionality and formulas.

While Kinetick subscribers are receiving IQFeed data, they do not have IQLink Launcher since they haven't installed IQFeed Client (yet another difference between the services).

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IQ & Mike - thanks for getting that seminar arranged. I LOVE that text-to-speech gig that reads out the headlines for me. FANTASTIC!!!!!

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IQ & Mike - thanks for getting that seminar arranged. I LOVE that text-to-speech gig that reads out the headlines for me. FANTASTIC!!!!!

Glad you like it! That functionality isn't new. It's been there since inception.

Have you heard an alert from PR Newswire yet? If you have it set to announce the source of the story, it says, "Puerto Rico Newswire"!

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Glad you like it! That functionality isn't new. It's been there since inception.

Have you heard an alert from PR Newswire yet? If you have it set to announce the source of the story, it says, "Puerto Rico Newswire"!

HAHA!

I'm just playing with it at the mo - deciding which newswires to listen too. Im not so interested in stocks - more macro issues, commodities and fixed income.

I havent upgraded to v5.0 Beta yet, so Im on the old version. I wish I knew about this earlier - its a great selling point for you.

Im half way through the seminar recording, wondering what other stuff there is that Ive totally disregarded over the last 5-6 years or so!

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just for fun, can you please elaborate more about this feature from nanex



i've got funny feelings after watching it for a while....
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Robert,

just for fun, can you please elaborate more about this feature from nanex

It’s a 3D graphical presentation of the data for the ES. The top graph is the trades and the depth of market. The bottom two graphs are the depth levels 1 -10. Just a different way to display than the standard DOM window.

Pretty cool stuff.

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It’s a 3D graphical presentation of the data for the ES. The top graph is the trades and the depth of market. The bottom two graphs are the depth levels 1 -10. Just a different way to display than the standard DOM window.

Pretty cool stuff.

Robert, can you comment concretely on how IQFeed performed on April 23 from 13:08:07.583 onward? I suppose you measure your lag both in absolute terms and relative to your competitors, and I think it will be informative to learn how IQFeed performed since this will probably not be the last 'mini flash crash'-event.

You probably can't answer this due to competition concerns but since this is a 'ask me anything'-thread, one cannot be blamed for trying right?

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Robert, can you comment concretely on how IQFeed performed on April 23 from 13:08:07.583 onward? I suppose you measure your lag both in absolute terms and relative to your competitors, and I think it will be informative to learn how IQFeed performed since this will probably not be the last 'mini flash crash'-event.

Hi Jura,

We didn’t experience any issues on 4/23 within our systems nor did we receive an increase in customer contacts. We don’t compare our feeds to competitors on an ongoing basis either. We also don’t “measure lag” outside of our internal systems since doing so would only give a measurement for a single scenario when in reality our customers all have unique systems (ISP, Internet path, bandwidth, modems, routers, PC’s, antivirus software, analytics software and symbols being watched).

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We didn’t experience any issues on 4/23 within our systems nor did we receive an increase in customer contacts.

Ah okay, that's good to know. Just for the record (before I give readers of this thread a wrong expression), I didn't experience problems with IQFeed. But since these events (probably?) put a large strain on your infrastructure, I was wondering how that went from your side. Good to know it was business as usual.


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We don’t compare our feeds to competitors on an ongoing basis either. We also don’t “measure lag” outside of our internal systems since doing so would only give a measurement for a single scenario when in reality our customers all have unique systems (ISP, Internet path, bandwidth, modems, routers, PC’s, antivirus software, analytics software and symbols being watched).

True. I used the more popular word "lag" when "internal latency" would have been more accurate.

Thanks btw.

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Hi Mike,

DDE functionality is available to all IQFeed users. Open IQLink Launcher like so (notice Sample DDE Spreadsheet there as well):



The DDE interface directly supported with IQFeed provides streaming data on a symbol basis only. We don't include an interface for T&S, chains, etc. If you want more advanced functionality feeding data into Excel, I would suggest looking at XLQ or QuoteIN (3rd party apps) as they both provide a more efficient feed from IQFeed into Excel as well as advanced functionality and formulas.

While Kinetick subscribers are receiving IQFeed data, they do not have IQLink Launcher since they haven't installed IQFeed Client (yet another difference between the services).

Hey Robert...has the DDE interface been updated in 5.0 or is it the same as in the current version 4.9?

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Hey Robert...has the DDE interface been updated in 5.0 or is it the same as in the current version 4.9?

Hi boze man,

No changes with DDE for 5.0. BTW we are planning on promoting 5.0 out of beta this afternoon.

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is now live and available for download.

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Hi Robert,

I am looking for a low cost historical data feed for MultiCharts.

Is there an equivalent to the Investor RT DTN MA product (for historical data) for MultiCharts?

Can you comment on the pros/cons between your recommended data product for MultiCharts, and Kinetick?

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Hi Robert,

I am looking for a low cost historical data feed for MultiCharts.

Is there an equivalent to the Investor RT DTN MA product (for historical data) for MultiCharts?

Hi djarum11,

Unfortunately, DTN MA is a legacy service we no longer have the infrastructure nor support for. Investor/RT customers still have that option (directly through IRT), but it’s something we can no longer offer to developers, including existing partners such as MultiCharts. IQFeed Basic Service does provides the same historical data found in DTN MA, but also over 600 real-time indexes/indicators updated every one second, real-time streaming news, the ability to use multiple software and world-class support.


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Can you comment on the pros/cons between your recommended data product for MultiCharts, and Kinetick?

thank you.

Kinetick is the best retail data feed available, IMHO, but can be used only with NT, does not provide data for ICE (TF), intraday historical is limited to 2 years according to Kinetick site (IQFeed back to May 2007 for stocks/futures/indexes and back to Sept 2005 for minis), there is no API available, and Support is limited to email during normal business hours (IQFeed has Live Support Chat, toll-free phone support and 24 hrs/day email Support M-F...critical for customers outside U.S.). Finally, while Kinetick subscribers can view news in NT, some feel that NT's news reader is not intuitive. IQFeed subscribers can use data in NT (or any other software) and also have access to IQFeed News Client at no additional charge.

Thanks!

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I realize the majority of members here trade futures, and quite a few have made it known they want IQFeed to add HKFE data. Thank you for the emails so we could officially log your requests.

I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

As always, thank you for your feedback!

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I realize the majority of members here trade futures, and quite a few have made it known they want IQFeed to add HKFE data. Thank you for the emails so we could officially log your requests.

I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

As always, thank you for your feedback!

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I realize the majority of members here trade futures, and quite a few have made it known they want IQFeed to add HKFE data. Thank you for the emails so we could officially log your requests.

I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

As always, thank you for your feedback!

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Thank for the recent trial userid. I tested the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives price feed and find that the current trade conditions as in your IQFeed version 5.00 exclude calendar spread trades. Do consider adding them as well... eric

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I realize the majority of members here trade futures, and quite a few have made it known they want IQFeed to add HKFE data. Thank you for the emails so we could officially log your requests.

I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

As always, thank you for your feedback!

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Just a thought...do consider adding these Asian "8" stock exchanges as mentioned in the attached url...it will help you capture a larger pool of traders turned subscribers....eric
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I realize the majority of members here trade futures, and quite a few have made it known they want IQFeed to add HKFE data. Thank you for the emails so we could officially log your requests.

I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

As always, thank you for your feedback!

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I would suggest also bringing this up during your June webinar. More people will see that (and recording of it) than this thread most likely.

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Thanks for all the suggestions Eric! I have recorded them in our database.

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I would suggest also bringing this up during your June webinar. More people will see that (and recording of it) than this thread most likely.

Mike

Great idea, we will definitely do that. In the meantime, I'll ask that any exchange requests be sent to robert.carrillo@dtn.com, along with your full name so we can create a record of the requests. Names and emails stay with us and are not used for marketing purposes.

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Hi Robert,

It would be fantastic to get OSE and HKFE, the two major Asian exchanges, and the Shanghai/Shenzhen exchange whenever trading in mainland China futures opens up to foreigners. HKFE and access to the Hang Seng and HSCEI indices would be awesome for starters......


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I'm wondering how big a demand there is for TSE & OSE data, not only from current IQFeed/Kinetick customers but also from those not using IQFeed/Kinetick because they aren't offered.

Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

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Are there other Asian exchanges desired, either futures or stocks?

aside from what have already mentioned by you, it would obviously be KRX

they host one of most liquid contracts for index (kospi 200), bond (KTB 10 year and 3 year), and currency (USD/KRW) futures contracts in asia.

just a heads up, once the Chinese bourse open the gate for foreign investors i would expect them to be CME equivalent of asia.

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Hi Robert,

It would be fantastic to get OSE and HKFE, the two major Asian exchanges, and the Shanghai/Shenzhen exchange whenever trading in mainland China futures opens up to foreigners. HKFE and access to the Hang Seng and HSCEI indices would be awesome for starters......

Hi syxforex,

Thanks for your feedback.

Please email me at robert.carrillo@dtn.com with your name and exchanges requested.

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aside from what have already mentioned by you, it would obviously be KRX

they host one of most liquid contracts for index (kospi 200), bond (KTB 10 year and 3 year), and currency (USD/KRW) futures contracts in asia.

just a heads up, once the Chinese bourse open the gate for foreign investors i would expect them to be CME equivalent of asia.

Thanks Harlequin! Please provide your IQFeed Username and we'll get your requests recorded.

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Thanks Harlequin! Please provide your IQFeed Username and we'll get your requests recorded.

Robert

Just to clarify, please email or PM Robert, don't post your IQFeed account # or username on futures.io (formerly BMT).

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Can you explain (in newbie terms please - I'm only asking out of curiosity) why my TICK (JTNT.Z) data starts right at the ES market open but it takes about 1 minute for the S&P Net Issues (JI6T.Z) to begin?

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@Robert Carrillo ,

Can you explain (in newbie terms please - I'm only asking out of curiosity) why my TICK (JTNT.Z) data starts right at the ES market open but it takes about 1 minute for the S&P Net Issues (JI6T.Z) to begin?

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Great question, I had to research it.

When we started calculating stats 20+ years ago we configured any that are ratios (TRIN, etc) and those requiring data from multiple exchanges (S&P, Dow, etc) to display at 9:31 EST to allow time for stocks on those exchanges to trade.

Now we both know!

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Hi Robert,

I've just downloaded the newest version of IQ (5.0.13?)

There is something called Link Launcher, which I assume is some Excel tool as it launches a big red DDE app in the start bar.

Can you provide a link to a manual or online description of how to use this - I cant see anything on the IQfeed website. It would be pretty useful if I could download quotes directly into Excel.

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Hi Robert,

I've just downloaded the newest version of IQ (5.0.13?)

There is something called Link Launcher, which I assume is some Excel tool as it launches a big red DDE app in the start bar.

Can you provide a link to a manual or online description of how to use this - I cant see anything on the IQfeed website. It would be pretty useful if I could download quotes directly into Excel.

Thanks,

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Click here for a tutorial on DDE Link. If you use Excel regularly, consider a software designed to move IQFeed into Excel efficiently and with more functionality, such as QuoteIN or QCollector.

By the way, we have released IQFeed ver 5.0.0.14 which fixes an issue for SC users of all pre/post market quotes showing 4:00 timestamp.

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It was also covered pretty extensively in the last futures.io (formerly BMT) webinar.

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@Robert Carrillo,

I have started an IQFeed free trial last week and I have been testing it.

My broker is IB and I am currently using Sierra Chart.

Up to now I am finding IQFeed very good. It is notorious the difference of speed on the tape and the accuracy on the charts.

However, there is something very strange when comparing Time & Sales data with both data feeds (IB and IQ T&S windows) side by side: there are no high volume trades registered with IQFeed.

For example on CL, with IQFeed the individual trade volume is very low – very rarely more than 20, 30 contracts – while with IB data feed we can observe very often trades with hundreds, even thousands of contracts.

Could you please explain the reason for that?

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Sorry, for some reason I duplicated the previous message.

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Thanks Rui S. Are you seeing this just with CL or with other data as well?

Please PM me with your IQFeed Username so we can investigate.

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Please PM me with your IQFeed Username so we can investigate.

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I've forwarded your post to IQFeed Support and asked them to investigate or email you directly to resolve. Thanks again.

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However, there is something very strange when comparing Time & Sales data with both data feeds (IB and IQ T&S windows) side by side: there are no high volume trades registered with IQFeed.

For example on CL, with IQFeed the individual trade volume is very low – very rarely more than 20, 30 contracts – while with IB data feed we can observe very often trades with hundreds, even thousands of contracts.

My guess, it's because IB is not sending true tick data. They are bursting. That means they are sending "groups" of data at fixed intervals, they might be combining the trades during that timeframe into one lump sum. I do know IB is very poor for tick data in general, but I have never used T&S on IB so I am only guessing on that front.

Another possibility would be if they are somehow counting their own darkpools that are executing off book in the T&S, like for all their own customers. You might be able to ask them if that is the case. It would seem odd but just guessing.

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However, there is something very strange when comparing Time & Sales data with both data feeds (IB and IQ T&S windows) side by side: there are no high volume trades registered with IQFeed.

For example on CL, with IQFeed the individual trade volume is very low – very rarely more than 20, 30 contracts – while with IB data feed we can observe very often trades with hundreds, even thousands of contracts.

Could you please explain the reason for that?

Thanks.


Do not compare IB T&S with IQFeed T&S.

IQFeed is true tick data whereas IB data is not.
The same thing when looking at the DOM. Do not trust the volume traded at each level.

If you want true tick data, which I assume you want since you're using Sierra, there's no better feed than IQFeed.

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My guess, it's because IB is not sending true tick data. They are bursting. That means they are sending "groups" of data at fixed intervals, they might be combining the trades during that timeframe into one lump sum. I do know IB is very poor for tick data in general, but I have never used T&S on IB so I am only guessing on that front.

Another possibility would be if they are somehow counting their own darkpools that are executing off book in the T&S, like for all their own customers. You might be able to ask them if that is the case. It would seem odd but just guessing.

Mike


Thank you for your reply Big Mike.

Regarding your first possibility, I thought about that too, but it also happens when the market is with low liquidity and I could confirm that watching the tape from IQfeed. The difference is too big.

As to the second possibility, I read before that Futures don't have dark pools, just stocks... Am I wrong?

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Do not compare IB T&S with IQFeed T&S.

IQFeed is true tick data whereas IB data is not.
The same thing when looking at the DOM. Do not trust the volume traded at each level.

If you want true tick data, which I assume you want since you're using Sierra, there's no better feed than IQFeed.


Thanks for your reply arnie.

I understand that IQFeed is far better than IB data feed and that's why I'm subscribing it.

Regarding to the DOM, I have them side by side and I can't notice much difference except for a little lag when the market is very fast.

Having true tick data is good but if the volume data is not complete and doesn't show high volume trades it can be very misleading...

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Out of curiosity, what symbol are you using?

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Out of curiosity, what symbol are you using?

BAM! I bet he is using the pit only or something.

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BAM! I bet he is using the pit only or something.

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Just occurred to me. We'll find out.

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Out of curiosity, what symbol are you using?


The symbol I'm using is "QCLU13 | September 2013".

Is it wrong?

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The symbol I'm using is "QCLU13 | September 2013".

Is it wrong?

That's correct. I want Support's input on this. I'm asking them to email you within next 10 min or so to make sure everything's in place.

Update: Curtis with Support just emailed explanation.

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