Getting Started Guide for first time users to using the Interactive Brokers TWS + Bracket Trader system
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For first time installations, follow the following sequence exactly.
Install or upgrade your Java. It is recommended by IB to remove anything with Java in your computer first.
|2||Trader Workstation||Download and install the latest Trader Workstation|
|3||Microsoft Visual C++ 2005||Download and install the Visual C++ 2005 from Microsoft - this is required by the IB API to register properly|
Download and install latest API
Notes: Install the API only after you have installed TWS, so that the API will be in the c:\jts folder
Download and install Bracket Trader
Things to do after a successful installation.
1. Review the Help file
2. Register with the forum - secret code is 8888
3. Run TWS - you can test TWS without an actual account - use the following to login
username - edemo
password - demouser
4. Go to the Configure menu of TWS, click API and check the "Enable ActiveX and Socket Client" option
5. Run Bracket Trader - you can test the functions live with the edemo TWS, or you can can use your own account and trade in simulation mode
6. Register Bracket Trader
Latest release - 2013r08