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Any updates on Interactive Brokers + TradingView?

Any updates on Interactive Brokers + TradingView?

traderboi123

Yes, Interactive Brokers likes to lead TradingView on, they will never complete the job.


MichaelBarrow22

I’ve given up, after investing almost a year in TradingView, and after having been with Interactive Brokers for 15 years. I’m moving everything I do to TradeStation.


karl_ae

Way to go! TS is far superior to IB in terms of usability and experience. That is from a retail perspective of course. For institutions it is a completely different story


MichaelBarrow22

Thanks. I agree. I was on TradeStation for about 15 years (not using them as my broker, but writing my automated trading scripts and passing the signals to IBKR using NinjaTrader as an intermediary). Time to bring it all home to TradeStation. While I love TradingView's server-based alerts, I don't trust them (after too many experiences where there were anomalies), and they don't offer custom sessions, so I have to make all my trades at the open of bars, rather than the close. TS will be a whole lot more effective, plus I love programming in EasyLanguage and pretty much hate Pine Script and all its little fucking syntax idiosyncrasies and limitations, not to mention the crappy IDE they provide. There are many things I like about TV, but they are not making enough progress in their continued platform development for me to see a light at the end of the tunnel with them. The biggie is custom sessions so that I can have the trading day end 5 minutes before the actual close and use that as a proxy for the close, and get my orders into the market just before it closes for the day, rather than having to wait until the open of the next bar/day/week. I told them that was my #1 need, but they don't seem to have a timetable for implementing that feature, and it will save me a lot to trade at the close of bars!


karl_ae

TS is a company which actually works to bring a good platform for it's customers. There might be some problems with the easy language but the platform, the tools etc have some cool stuff that you can't find in any other platform. TS is a good platform as is. And they bring some nice improvements every now and then. For example they added a new view to the watchlist which is a very nice presentation of the items. However they don't bring any portfolio tracking capabilities which would be very easy to implement


MichaelBarrow22

I agree. I am an expert ELA programmer, having spent a lot of time with it over 15 years. But I left 2 years ago to try some other things. I am back. They are the best. I am looking forward to dusting off my old scripts. And, I agree, portfolio-level stuff is a pain with them. I know there are 3rd party solutions, but you would think by now that TS would have incorporated that into their core platform. They haven't changed it all that much over the last 5 years. But they have a very strong, stable base of code that works well, and that's what I'm after.


LimitMountain

Saxo came on board for shares this week. Unfortunately only US mkts though


LimitMountain

My completely BS prediction. New TV logo means IB is buying TV. And IB will ruin TV within a year.


karl_ae

You know what? You might be right on this one. I mean this is like a conspiracy theory but if this ever happens, I wouldn't be surprised. They've been talking about this integration for more than a year now. I can tell you that this integration should be out there with little effort as the APIs are ready on the IB side, and TV has the experience with this kind of integrations. I like IB for certain things but user experience is not one of the reasons. If they touch TV, I'll happily move to the trendspider the next day


traderboi123

IB's main development hub is in India.


karl_ae

And?


traderboi123

IB's software in general sucks. They probably ran across some huge technical issue preventing integration.


karl_ae

Got it. I won't make any more comments on the topic but yes completely agree with your sentiment ;)


ee4lif3

Agreed. Their software is awful.