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Yes IQFeed can track market real time tick data with QCollector. Geat for back testing !

Yes IQFeed can track market real time tick data with QCollector. Geat for back testing !

Just see the image here. It can be done by setting a new symbol using New->Tick Data.

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Could this be the best ‘open source’ C++ application with Interactive Brokers? Use IQFeed API instead of QCollector?

Could this be the best ‘open source’ C++ application with Interactive Brokers? Use IQFeed API instead of QCollector?

Here is a demo of a IB API C++  sample application :

Here is a 140 page document nothing like I have seen in support:

http://www.interactivebrokers.com/download/GettingStartedC++API.pdf

My conclusion is that I am not sure if open source trading platforms is the way. I have played with all major ones for both .NET and Java, both have inadequate documentation and full of bugs. I also came across a critical bug in a .NET which lowers my confidence in the product. Also, the community is not responsive on queries and even the vendor comes off standoffish. One last thing is the PAID monthly support is only through email which is not really comforting if you are depending on critical live trading.

It appears the IB one using their API may give you really good support through their API development team. It is always updated to which works with TWS. Maybe this is the best way to execute trades?

I want C++ as opposed to Java.

As for IQFeed, I find the dependency on a third party app like QCollector is not the way either. It is limited on what it can do. Support is pretty well questionable as well as their Developer section is crappy as the vendor does not really support it. I am revisiting to pay the $300 IQFeed API to get access to the examples in C++. This may be another option for better support from IQFeed’s API team.

 

 

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I figured a way to collect your tick or market data in an automated way using QCollector with IQFeed

I figured a way to collect your tick or market data in an automated way using QCollector with IQFeed

I think I got it according to the Help documentation in QCollector, run a Windows command prompt similar as in:

“C:\Program Files\QCollector Expert For DTN IQFeed\QCollectorExpertDTN.exe” -“Test Portfolio”

This will run the update against your portfolio you set up initially. Pretty cool and very fast!

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Youtube video: Quick 1 minute GE stock tick data download using QCollector IQFeeds for trading strategy and HFT

Youtube video: Quick 1 minute GE stock tick data download  using QCollector IQFeeds for trading strategy and HFT

This thing is awesome at downloading live market tick data. It is so fast as I show it here.

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How to manage market tick data with Qcollector and IQFeeds for your trading strategies and quant analytics

How to manage market tick data with Qcollector and IQFeeds for your trading strategies and quant analytics

This is an amazing combination to  manage your market tick data regardless of frequency with this fantastic software and very affordable market data provider. This enables you to quickly download tick data for testing your trading strategies, algorithms, and models.

http://www.mechtrading.com/qcollector/dtn/download.htm

 

 

Quick 1 minute GE stock tick data download demo using QCollector IQFeeds for trading strategy, algos, or models.

 

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For quant development? Youtube video demo of using QCollector to manage many ticks from IQFEED or E-Signal

For quant development? Youtube video demo of using QCollector to manage many ticks from IQFEED or E-Signal

Here is a video demo of this really good software

Do note this is Russian or some where in Eastern European. It is also not me!

http://www.mechtrading.com/index.htm

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Quant development: As my IQFeeds trial end, new option with QCharts and QCollector for housing tick data in one spot?

Quant development: As my IQFeeds trial end, new option with QCharts and QCollector for housing tick data in one spot?

I have not done a complete comparison of QCharts vs IQ Feeds yet, but this could be another viable option. The other cool thing is QCollector which can be the software which will house all my tick data where I can program or it manually schedule to collect it. This could get interesting.

http://www.qcharts.com/download/default.asp

http://www.mechtrading.com/qcollector/esignal/download.htm

The cost seems minimal and smarter way to go with QCollector.

 

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