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Date/Time: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 08:30:48 +0000



Post From: Forex orders not getting through to IB account

[2023-05-10 14:45:39]
ticinotrader - Posts: 379
You should use IB's forex symbol format for charts/DOMs you are placing trades based on.

When SC is connected to IB, you can do that by finding a symbol using Chart >> Chart Settings >> Symbol >> Find or File >> Find Symbol. The IB FX trading symbols are listed under the 'IB Forex (for trading)' category.

Make sure to not use the default FXCM data based symbols but the IB symbol formats:

Your log shows that you are trying to place orders using forex symbols that IB does not recognizes. You are sending orders for the symbol EURUSD, but the correct IB symbol is: EUR.USD-CASH-IDEALPRO

You can find a full length Level 2 webinar on my site about configuring SC to trade forex at IB here:

https://www.ticinotrader.ch/how-to-connect-sierrachart-to-ib-tws-for-forex-trading/

Hope this helps.