Video showing stresstest of the MetaTrader-Interactive Brokers bridge

In this video you can see a stresstest of the MetaTrader-Interactive Brokers bridge. Positions for 4 different symbols are opened and immediately closed. This happens 30 times in a row with a short delay of 10 milliseconds between each open/close sequence. The ordersize is 5 lots=500.000 shares.

Both accounts are flat at startup and when test has finished. At the end of the video, the total costs generated at MetaTrader and Interactive Brokers are compared. Short in advance:   The Interactive Brokers account generated  $ 1324 less costs than MetaTrader account.  This applies for 4 x 2 x 30 = 240 transactions, each with a size of $ 500.000.

The stresstest is installed along with bridge. Users can adjust parameters or change the code according their requirements. This way, they can imagine whether the bridge is a benefit for their personal trade setup or not. The question : “Should i buy the bridge or not” , is reduced to a simple mathematical equation.

 

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2 thoughts on “Video showing stresstest of the MetaTrader-Interactive Brokers bridge”

  1. Hi there,

    I’m trying to bridge MT4 to IB but I can’t get it to execute any oil trades because i’m not able to map MT4 oil symbol (WTICOUSD) to IB using your software ( I have tried to add CLF7 symbol in the add Interactive contracts section of your software but it keeps on saying wating for matching contracts for ever… I did put in the exchange (NYMEX as well but nothing is being pulled )

    any guidance on how to map OIL from metatrade (WTICOUSD) to IB sybmol CLF7 (underlying CL IND, exchange NYMEX, security type FUT )\

    thanks,

    1. Hello,
      i tried to reproduce it this by making an order in TWS and this was not possible.
      It is related to the contract which is physically delivered and this is not possible with IB.

      Can’t you pick another oil contract, like QM ? -> QMF7, NYMEX, FUT, USD ?
      I checked this with MT4 and the bridge and it works.

      Basically, you can link any MT symbol to any IB contract you like, if it makes sense or not.
      The challenge is only to pick the most appropiate contract at IB.

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