For those who use Interactive Brokers stand alone TWS, if you have not tried it yet and have the need you can have multicharts running with both the TWS simulator up and TWS live up at the same time. Just uncheck the (Configuration, API, Enable ActiveX and Socket Clients) check box on the simulator and MultiCharts finds the live TWS data properly. Works great.
As a discressionary trader, I toggle between the two taking IFy trades on new strategy trades on the simulator and more trustable trades live. Sometimes if I have programmed something new I will run it on the simulator for a while to test it. My database program controls the selection and the overall procedure.
IB's TWS simulator and live together.
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