My old IB setup was like followings (and I was pretty happy with it).
One dedicated machine with TWS-demo running 24x6 on it.
NinjaTrader running on same machine; running cool charts, indicators, custom blogging and alerts.
For trading, I was either using TWS or mobileTWS (if I'm not at desk).
The new policy blocks the data feed in demo account if you also login into your real account. That pauses my charts and alerts...
Running TWS-live on same computer is no biggie but my charting/alerting stops every-time I connect from mobile and this is pretty disturbing. Looks like IB folks have made some assumption that traders will be glued to desk whole 24x6.
How are you handling this new change?
Last edited by TraderSU; January 7th, 2012 at 08:43 AM.
Reason: Explained the problem in more details
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Cost plus and I was always tring to add liquidity; ISLAND was great for liquidity reward and fill is non-issue if you are trading in very liquid stocks. It becomes expensive if your stop gets hit (remove liquidity). 95%+ of my orders were LMT so it was a great saving. Try it - you'll love it. Warning: low commission can make you over-trade.
Haven't traded stocks for more than a year or so my calculation could be little off.
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As a licensed distributor of exchange market data, IB is obligated to respect constraints imposed by the exchanges which serve to govern the dissemination and/or retransmission of this data. As a general rule, a given subscription can be associated with only one account or user ID, although the sharing of that user ID between different devices (e.g., stand-alone PC, smart phone) is permitted as long as the user ID does not access multiple devices simultaneously.
Accordingly, clients seeking to simultaneously operate both live and paper trading account TWS sessions must do so on the same device in order to share a given market data subscription. If concurrent logins on different devices are detected, the live account session will be afforded the real-time market data subscriptions and the paper trading account session delayed data, as available.
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