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Posted Friday August 10 2007

Bill, nice answer on the IB forum about handling options with RE. I have some follow-up questions. How do you specify an options contract in a watchlist? Is it "IBMIT" for the IBM Sep 100 Call? What if the underlying is a two-letter symbol like "IP"? I gather that RE buy and buy-limit processing would parse the symbol correctly into a proper IB order?

The other thing that becomes a question is, is there something in the works that lets one request a chain, possibly for display in a UI, coupled with the ability dynamically add a selected strike(s) to a watchlist?



-Pete

See also Yahoo group about applying RE.

Posted Friday August 10 2007
Almost.  You don't have to specify anything beyond the root symbol.  Do it like this:

The reason why is that different brokers and data providers specify symbols in different ways.  We wanted to provide a layer of abstraction.

The only thing that could throw this off is the exchange.  This might be named differently from broker to broker.

phg (8/10/2007)

Bill, nice answer on the IB forum about handling options with RE. I have some follow-up questions. How do you specify an options contract in a watchlist? Is it "IBMIT" for the IBM Sep 100 Call? What if the underlying is a two-letter symbol like "IP"? I gather that RE buy and buy-limit processing would parse the symbol correctly into a proper IB order?

The other thing that becomes a question is, is there something in the works that lets one request a chain, possibly for display in a UI, coupled with the ability dynamically add a selected strike(s) to a watchlist?

Posted Monday January 11 2016
Hi folks, I am interested in programming a Trading System in RightEdge for trading Exchange Traded Options (Options).
Could you please provide the link to the IB forum  - you mentioned: "Bill, nice answer on the IB forum about handling options with RE."

Should it be out-of-date and not available, could you re-post the article here, or give me other pointers please?

Thanks Mark.


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