Why IQFeed over Interactive Brokers for historical data

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(Last Updated On: March 16, 2016)

Why IQFeed over Interactive brokers for historical data

You heard me talk about the limitations of IB data as well as the limitation of IQFeed being on Windows. Here is a newsletter subscriber solution:

It would appear that IQfeed is the correct choice and I will use a dedicated windows machine on a local network to retrieve real-time data and, using samba, to update my own db on a linux box over that network.

I had thought that one could overcome the limitations of IB’s deliberate throttling of backfill requests by keeping a db with  historical data and merging it with real time data on the fly but this appears now to be an onerous task.

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