Demo of Interactive Brokers TWS with Java on Ubuntu Linux

(Last Updated On: November 12, 2015)

Demo of Interactive Brokers TWS with Java on Ubuntu Linux

In my video, I was able to demo how to request real time data of an stock, forex, and a future contract

To install Interactive Brokers on Ubuntu:
Download TWS Jar from
Follow from:

How to run Interactive Brokers TWS on Ubuntu Linux with Java API

You TWS from my link above

NOTE: Do note use Open JDK, use the Oracle Hotspot as there seem to be compatibility problems where it appears TWS is frozen

Install Oracle JDK 8:

or run this

Follow app for streaming real time data

To run Interactive Brokers Java Client API with Eclipse

When running, use sample of EUR from

Symbol=EUR or AUD, Sec type=CASH, Exchange=IDEALPRO, Comp Exch=ISLAND, Currency=USD or GBP

Other Forex symbols here

Use something like Symbol EUR against base currency of GBP

A reliable symbol list source is

Also to download a sample oil control (

Symbol=CL Sec type=FUT Expiry=201512 Exchange=NYMEX Currency=USD
But note the IB API Yahooo group so get more info there


Best way to install and configure Eclipse on Ubuntu:


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