Interactive Brokers Data Downloader 3.0 (Software) – Trading Geeks

Interactive Brokers Data Downloader 3.0 (Software) – Trading Geeks uses Java API to connect to Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS) to download historical data for stocks, futures, options, or currency pairs (FOREX).

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Software overview

Interactive Brokers Data Downloader 3.0 (Software) – Trading Geeks is to download historical data for stocks, futures, options, or currency pairs (FOREX). Downloader uses multiple CPU cores to download data for contracts in parallel to reduce overall download time. Downloader also automatically handles many common IB API errors such as: pacing violation (too many requests for historical data over a period of time), connection timeouts, network errors, etc… Historical market data is stored on your local computer in comma-separated text files.

This course is designed for Forex, Stock Trading, Futures Trading, Options Trading, and many more.

Key features

  • Intra-day, daily, weekly, and monthly historical data from Interactive Brokers TWS or IB Gateway
  • Stocks, ETFs, Indices, Futures, Forex, New in version 3.3 : Options, and FOPs. Download historical data for an entire options chain/expiration with a single click of a button!
  • Timeframes from 1-second to 1-month.
  • Download of historical data for active or expired futures contracts.
  • Open, High, Low, Close, Volume, Bar Size, Timestamp
  • In addition to the above options historical data files have: Expiration date, strike price, right (CALL or PUT), and exchange.
  • Saves data in comma-separated text files
  • Supports contracts from any exchange around the world available via Interactive Brokers.


Technical details

  • Parallel downloads for symbol lists – data for multiple contracts is downloaded simultaneously
  • Connects to Interactive Brokers TWS running on the same computer or any other computer on your network
  • Uses Java IB API to download historical data
  • Runs on any operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
  • Automatically handles IB API pacing violations – IB Data Downloader does not have restrictions on the amount of data downloaded per request.

Manage custom symbol lists on your computer:

  • Symbols stored in simple text files
  • Create symbols in IB Data Downloader user interface or in any text editor and import them into Data Downloader

Who is this software for?

This course is ideal for traders looking to download intra-day, daily, weekly, and monthly historical data.



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