I really hate TWS - it is ugly as hell, so illogically laid out and the help manuals are next to useless; this software was clearly first designed decades ago and has since been augmented, mucked about with, a bit added here, a thing changed there... basically just cobbled together. It's like someone has built a house without an architect or even a design and just thrown it together using things they have collected along the way.
This is like the web before web 2.0 standards came along! Random mis-matched colours, flashing text, dozens of different menus and ways to do the same thing, in short, utterly perplexing!
I am not speaking about IB as a broker, just the TWS software.
I still can't find a way to default my charts to open with the same indicators on all the charts - each chart has to be done seperately (at least that is what the help guide tells me to do) and if you change the ticker symbol in a chart, again, you have to re-create all the indicators - ludicrous!
I want to use a general blue and red theme instead of the default green and red one (blue for up, red for down) - can I globally configure everything in to that basic request? Nope, each item has to be customized individually and some items can either be all blue or all red (but not dynamic) or the standard green and red (and remain dynamic)
What's baffeling is that this software is clearly laden with advanced tools for expert traders but cannot do the most simple things for newer traders (or experts that want the same things I do!)
Compared with the FXCM software I initially trained on for Forex this is a dinosaur.
If I could afford it, I would use an API from within eSignal 11 as this looks to be the sh*t from what I can tell - totally re-designed for this new era of retail trading, it looks so beautiful! (but it is very expensive...)
TWS - you suck!
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Having come back to IB for their lower commission rates from OptionsXpress, I value now how much better OX software is (although still hugely flawed) - I have been staring at my IB Trader Workstation for 3 months and still cannot bing myself to face the arduous task of re-learning how to place an order.
It is that grim.
Why won't eSignall11 just sell me their software and lower their prices? I don't want GET, I don't want a hugely costly monthly subscription, I just want a one-off payment for life for the software with free updates for a reasonable price. Then I could use it as the interface to drive all these other horrible broker-provided pieces of software.
Sad : (
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