Forex feed from IB

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capgain
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Forex feed from IB

Postby capgain » 30 Nov 2008

I use IB feed for viewing equities charts in TSSUPPORT. I am still having problems incorporating forex feed from IB. Can anyone please walk me thru on how to view to charts for EUR-USD. Thanks a lot.

Pipscalper
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Postby Pipscalper » 01 Dec 2008

In Quote manager goto symbol-add symbol-from datasource then select Interactive Brokers.

Go to Cash Tab , type EUR and you will get all crosses with Euro, select EURUSD

Note: select IDEALPRO !!

Click the ADD tab.
close the insert window.

In the filtersection of QM choose Idealpro - EUR.USD , Rightclick on EUR.USD and select "fields to collect" select the bidprices.
Rightclick again on Eur.USD and click on "Connect" After a few seconds you will see the number of ticks received.
Now you have a correct dataconnection.
Close QM and open a new chart , symbol InteractiveBrokers ,EUR.USD , choose as settings BID !!! and your done

capgain
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Postby capgain » 01 Dec 2008

Pipscalper, thanks a lot for your detailed response. It is a real help ..

sforbes
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Postby sforbes » 01 Dec 2008

You may need to add IDEALPRO to the exhange list, even though it was already listed, Stefan in support was very helpful. I was having trouble getting MultiCharts to pick up the data from IB. Also make sure Merge Data Source is disabled on the symbol format dialog box. :D


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