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I recently got an IB account and have a TD account. Can I use TOS with IB?

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nope. TOS will not use any other data feed or trade server but tos. in order to have a reasonable charting package that works with IB, you may consider sierra chart, which connects well to IB (and to TOS (Stocks/options only))

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Does sierra chart Come with a DOM also, thats what im most concerned about.

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IB has a dom that is nearly as good as TOS. its called 'booktrader'. It has brackets and all the stuff you would want. maybe you should explain what functionality you are missing from TOS on IB that you wish was there
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I took one look at The book trader and went EWWW. Maybe I need t give it a chance, I dont know. One thing I wish booktrader was longer so I can see more price. I feel I know TOS like the back of my hand also.

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Does sierra chart Come with a DOM also, thats what im most concerned about.

Here is a Customized DOM for Sierra Chart i have attached....it is @Big Mike DOM.
link to some images of how you could make it look:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=Sierra+Chart+DOM&biw=2545&bih=1306&source=...Sierra+Chart+Trading+DOM

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Here is a Customized DOM for Sierra Chart i have attached....it is @Big Mike DOM.
link to some images of how you could make it look:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=Sierra+Chart+DOM&biw=2545&bih=1306&source=...Sierra+Chart+Trading+DOM

That looks exactly like something I am looking for. Thats BigMikes DOM? Where could I get that?

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That looks exactly like something I am looking for. Thats BigMikes DOM? Where could I get that?

By using Sierra Chart and customizing it how you wish. It's built-in, just change the columns and colors like you want.

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Thanks, I'm looking into sierra, it's looking very promising.

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I like that



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Here is a Customized DOM for Sierra Chart i have attached....it is @Big Mike DOM.
link to some images of how you could make it look:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=Sierra+Chart+DOM&biw=2545&bih=1306&source=...Sierra+Chart+Trading+DOM

Now that's what i'm looking for , I LIKE THAT. My next trial will be Sierra.
I too am moving from TOS, their data feed is enough to make you go bonkers. Especially when it is busy, charts freeze, and the DOM can't keep up. I traded mostly Options a few years ago and now only futures, so time to move too. I did try IB DOM, and it had good features, meh. but the data is the bottom line depending on your trading style. I tried CQG next to TOS, and there was a big difference. During the Aug "crash" it was impossible to trade on TOS everything froze, fills not showing.

Thanks for the sierra screen shot.

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