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Tick Charts in TWS ?


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Tick Charts in TWS ?

Hi all

I've been getting familiar with IB TWS, I've been playing around with the charts for various time indicators, like producing bars on 1min, 5 min intervals but can't find how to produce a chart on a volume basis (tick charts).

For example to be able to plot a bar only after x number of trades, many other platforms have this, is it possible in TWS?

If so can someone tell me the settings please.

many thanks

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So I have contacted IB and they have advised that they do not currently have a volume basis for representing bars (aka tick charts). New features can be voted on, can members click on the below link and vote for this feature.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=2493&sid=9746

To me it is absolutely essential to have both a time and volume basis for the bars in a chart, particularly for intra day trading.

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Perhaps more knowledgeable members can correct me, but I think that the volume charts you are referring to are Volume at Price (VAP) profile charts, and these ARE supported by IB charts. Their streaming TICK charts leave a lot to be desired, apparently.

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