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Date/Time: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 07:05:37 +0000

Forex orders not getting through to IB account

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[2023-05-10 14:06:14]
User276793 - Posts: 48
I can place futures order on Sierra charts and they go to my IB account but hen I place forex orders they do not.
I can and have traded forex on my IB account just never through Sierra charts before.
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[2023-05-10 14:45:29]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 15024
That is not the right symbol. Refer to:
Interactive Brokers Trading Service: Using Sierra Chart Historical and Real-time Forex Data and Trade through Interactive Brokers Account
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

Your definitive source for support. Other responses are from users. Try to keep your questions brief and to the point. Be aware of support policy:

For the most reliable, advanced, and zero cost futures order routing, use the Teton service:
Sierra Chart Teton Futures Order Routing
[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:


Hope this helps.

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