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Old 01-12-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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I am currently using both Think or Swim and Interactive Brokers. I would like to use NT and Interactive Brokers. While I have been experimenting with NT and IB, I have noticed that there is a vast difference in the speed of order execution.

When I place an advanced future contract order with TOS it is filled in less than 1 second. With NT and IB it may take 2 - 6 seconds. In the futures world that is an eternity.

Am I doing something wrong with the install setup? If not, is there any way to speed up the order executions.
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Normally, IB is held in pretty high regard with order execution speed.

Try placing a test order in TWS directly (leave NT out of it). Might give you a clue where the problem lies, if there is any change.

Also I would suggest using a limit order for the ES if you are trading that, not a market order. Globex simulates market orders at the broker, you are better off (faster fill) placing a limit order at the ask.

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