Continuous contracts in IB yet?  [SOLVED]

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gpw797
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Continuous contracts in IB yet?  [SOLVED]

Postby gpw797 » 22 Dec 2017

I understand that you can set up custom futures but I though continuous contract functionality was to work in version 11?

I can set up IB continuous contracts and see charts but when I try to chart trade I get error that symbol mapping is incorrect see attached error and symbol mapping pics. FYI trading the "normal" contracts works fine.
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Re: Continuous contracts in IB yet?

Postby Svetlana MultiCharts » 27 Dec 2017

Hello, gpw797,

Trading on continuous contracts is not supported on IB end. You will need to configure the Symbol Mapping to place trades from a continuous contract chart. Please select the continuous contract for chart symbol and the current contract for the broker symbol. Here is how to do that:
http://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Symbol_Mapping

You will need to manually remap the continuous contract to the front month contract when futures rollover.
MultiCharts will not cancel and replace the orders with the new contract month.
You need to do that manually or contact your broker for assistance.

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Re: Continuous contracts in IB yet?

Postby gpw797 » 27 Dec 2017

IB supports the continuous contract now.. it is symbols @CL, @ES, @RTY for example. I can trade all of them in TWS but get errors in MC.


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