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Release 2022r02

https://www.bracket-trader.com/download_2022r02.html – fixed “not supported” issue causing orders not to be sent when using updated version of TWS – if you have not updated to 2022r01 before, click Tools, Reset to Deafult Symbols to update to the new IB exchanges … Continue reading

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New Update

Download the BT update replacing GLOBEX with CME and ECBOT with CBOT – https://www.bracket-trader.com/download_2022r01.html Latest IB Release Notes – https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=54779#10.20-01

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Orders not sent out to TWS

This happens if your TWS auto-updated to the latest version which breaks Bracket Trader. Download and intall the stable version to solve the problem – https://www.ibtws.com/en/trading/tws-offline-stable.php

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FYI: Notice from IB

To: All Third-party vendors that connect to IB TWS via the API As you are most likely already aware, CME is changing their market data fee structure which will dramatically increase market data fees for “black-box” users of market data. … Continue reading

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TWS upgrade

If you are still using an old version of TWS, you need to upgrade to version 940 or above to use the API. You can download the upgrade directly from the IB website or you can get a stable upgrade … Continue reading

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MSFT and CSCO

If you are trading these 2 symbols, you need to set the exchange to ARCA instead of SMART to be able to get data into BT. Thanks to Chuck G. for this finding.

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EOE Traders, etc.

The latest BT (2013r13) was modified to allow trading mini contracts for the same symbol. The included symbols now default to the mini contracts. To trade the full contracts, you need to go to the Add/Delete Symbols option in the … Continue reading

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On API and TWS updates

IB is always updating their TWS or API, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. The good part is that bugs will be fixed, new features will be added and functions will be more streamlined. The bad … Continue reading

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Out of town

My apologies. I’m right now in a country where it’s hard to get a decent internet connection, so I won’t be able to answer my emails and forum questions right away. I’ll be back on Monday.

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About canceling an order when it is about to be filled..

This is from one of the posts in the following thread – “It’s not a “good practice” to cancel a limit order very close to the fill price, which could cause all kinds of unexpected behaviors …” http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TWSAPI/message/29045 This occurs … Continue reading

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