IB_ No more simulated trading ACCT on different computer

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IB_ No more simulated trading ACCT on different computer

Postby sptrader » 31 Mar 2011

I found out a few days ago that Interactive Brokers stopped allowing a second computer for testing on their simulated trading account.
If you like to test in Real Time, multicharts systems, on your simulated acct on a separate computer, like I do, please file a complaint at IB. Here is the link-
http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/general/contact/feedbackForm.php

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Re: IB_ No more simulated trading ACCT on different computer

Postby TJ » 31 Mar 2011

FYI

DAV (Interactive Brokers) wrote:03-17-11 03:11 PM
This is the result of a new rule that we have implemented at the behest of multiple exchanges. The production username and the associated paper username can no longer simultaneously receive production market data, unless both instances of TWS are running on the same physical machine.

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Re: IB_ No more simulated trading ACCT on different computer

Postby sptrader » 31 Mar 2011

This morning I was told that it was because people were giving out the simulated account numbers and passwords to their friends.
I hate it, as I do my design on my laptop, trading on my desktop..
I guess I could open an additional "real" acct for the laptop..

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Re: IB_ No more simulated trading ACCT on different computer

Postby Stan Bokov » 08 Apr 2011

Multiple MultiCharts installations can receive market data from one TWS, if everything is on a LAN. You can give each computer static IP addresses, and then point MultiCharts to the machine that has TWS on it to receive market data and to send orders.


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