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Ninja Trader / IB TWS Communications Drop

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Market Wizard
Berlin, Europe
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What is a Disconnect?

I have noticed a specific problem which is also linked to NinjaTrader API and the way it handles the data feed from Interactive Brokers.

If I look at the Interactive Brokers market data connections, it typically turns orange a few times, after the cash markets are closed. Looking at the market data in detail shows the following picture:

eurofarm: connected
cashfarm: disconnected
cusfuture: connected
usfarm: connected
usfuture: connected

When trading futures, I do not need market data from cashfarm. So I can continue trading without problems. However, if I check the connection status of NinjaTrader for
Bars.MarketData.Connection.PriceStatus  == Cbi.ConnectionStatus.Connected
it will return the value false.

This affects sound alerts and strategies, which use that information. It is basically a false disconnect, because the cash farm has been switched off, once the cash markets are closed.

Unfortunately the Interactive Brokers API of NinjaTrader cannot differentiate between the various farms when establishing the connection status.

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Broker/Data: IQFeed, Ninja, Own C# with API to Trade King and IB
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Thank you...

I have solved my comm problems with the post above... I am writing my own software to speed up my trading and to connect directly with TWS through a socket... Although C# is a good language... C++ will get me where I need to be and I will not be restricted to Net 3.5... I can encapsulate charts using Net 4.0 and use other C++ libraries for indicator basics... but I've really developed my own... I really need to drive to the tick level verses the chart level...

All good things start at the top of the candle... with tick of the wick!

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Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
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Favorite Futures: FDAX
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Current State

Hi Gang,

can anyone share their current experience connecting the own application / NT to the TWS via the API? I'm curious if there are any stumbling blocks for medium sized (Daily ca. 200-300 trades a 5-30 cars) autotrading systems.

Thanks Koepisch

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