ETF's as a seperate instrument?

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ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby STAR_Trader » 19 Sep 2012

Hi,

Is it possible to show ETF's as a separate instrument? They are after all a hybrid between a stock and a mutual fund (kind of)...

I know ETF's are shown within stocks tab (when adding a new symbol such as SPY) but I just wondered if it's possible for ETF's to have their own tab within the instruments lists.

Does my request make sense?

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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby petermcphee » 19 Sep 2012

Yep, I had the same problem recently. What I did was create a new exchange called ETFs and then added the instruments as stocks and assigned them to the ETFs exchange. So now I can see them separately in the Quote Manager and also when inserting a new symbol.

Hope this helps.
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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby STAR_Trader » 19 Sep 2012

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your idea...

If there are more of us out there who would like the same ETF instrument feature, maybe MC will consider adding it in a future update :)

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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 31 Oct 2012

Hello STAR_Trader and Petermcphee,

Do you receive ETF data from Interactive Brokers?

If yes then please add an ETF and a stock into your TWS. Then call "contract description" window by double clicking on the instrument. Please attach screenshots of instrument description for both instruments.

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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby petermcphee » 04 Nov 2012

Hi Henry,

Attached are the screenshots as requested. Also, here are links to the "details" page on IB;

http://www1.interactivebrokers.ch/contr ... 0&detlev=2

http://www1.interactivebrokers.ch/contr ... 3&detlev=2

Thanks,

Peter.
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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 09 Nov 2012

Hello Peter,

Thank you for the information. We will look into adding this functionality in the future.

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Re: ETF's as a seperate instrument?

Postby STAR_Trader » 15 Nov 2012

Hi Henry,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

I get all my data from eSignal.

Thanks

Scott


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