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I can confirm the current Tradelink open source trading platform does connect to the Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation

I can confirm the current Tradelink open source trading platform does connect to the Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation

It was reported by someone via my Youtube channel, there was:

Well, I wasn’t just talking about FIX, apparently there are defects with the standard IB API, itself.

From a response in the thread to tradelink:
“With all due respect but as usual you spin your story in a very good light. But one thing I like to set straight before responding to your replies. I laud your effort and the open source and community approach. I do not think I ever criticized the product overall and I did contribute ideas some time ago. My issue lies with over-promising in the VERY SAME WAY than you just did, someone reading your posts gets the impression it all works fine, no errors, no bugs, please check your own forums yourself, your claim that the IB API is stable is anything but true. There are constant issues with it as documented in the message trail. Those working on the adapter cannot be fully faulted for that because IB does not have the best track record when it comes to pumping out clean and bug free new API versions. ……………….”

Hopefully once you’ve integrated the strategy into the program, you won’t have to deal with basic broker connectivity issues.

 

–> I can report this is not true which is a big phew!! I got in by Tradelink IB Connector as:

170115 verbosity is on
170115 Looking for 5 TWS instances…
170115 ——————————-
170116 Found instance at port: 7496
170117 Nothing found at port: 7497
170118 Nothing found at port: 7498
170119 Nothing found at port: 7499
170120 Nothing found at port: 7500
170120 ——————————-
170120 Found 1 of 5.
170120 For more instances, change value in: TwsServer.Config.txt
170120 Found accounts: DU15009
170120 Using currency: USD

That rumor seems to be nothing but phooey  if these messages above are true. There are no error messages!

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No extra funding for Interactive Brokers FIX CTCI solutions vs sockets through TWS Trader Workstation desktop application

No extra funding for Interactive Brokers FIX CTCI solutions vs sockets through TWS Trader Workstation desktop application

I can confirm with a call to Interactive Brokers that you can still get access to the IB FIX gateway for the initial $10K required. You do not need an extra x amount to get access. Be aware that there is $500 for this but it does free from other limits if you went through the sockets with TWS.

http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/pagemap/pagemap_APISolutions.php?ib_entity=llc

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How to embed an R strategy into Interactive Brokers API with Trader Workstation. Java or Visual C++?

How to embed an R strategy into Interactive Brokers API with Trader Workstation. Java or Visual C++?

From a site visitor:

I want to write an automated algorithm in C#, or C++, or R, and use an api to submit requests to a paper trading platform. The problem is,
I can’t find any useable!

Can you help me???

I am actually working on something like that now with R integrated into a language that works with Interactive Brokers and TWS. It looks
like it will be with Java. For now, watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZIMiwwG31I&feature=plcp

Keep your eyes peeled on the quantlabs Youtube channel for a demo of this with R and Java with IB TWS API. This should help to: http://www.youtube.com/user/quantlabs/videos?query=rcaller

 

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