Thanks for jumping in here. Since asking for help, I've managed to get my IB/TWS/Ninja Trader/Bracket Trader combination up and running reliably. I even did a couple quick trades to test it. All seems well with everything now except I can't seem to make my Thunderbird program connect. It's interesting that SI, and Firefox seem to be connecting okay, but not T-bird.
It says my password is wrong. I set that up in a previous century so I sure don't know what it is. I need to know how to change it to something I can write down and remember. If I can get that working, I'm in business for 2112.
Merry Christmas to you.... and have a great New Year.
I inquired with Customer Service as to how one goes about direct registering shares in my IB account. The reply follows. Is this consistent with the understanding everyone else has?
"IB hold all shares in street name only so you cannot direct register. IB also does not offer paper certs unless we are required to, which may occur due to a corporate action or securities regulation. There are firms that will allow direct registration and paper certs so if you want this you could transfer out the shares. Check with the company you hold stock in and inquire if they can recommend a broker or stock holding company. Please respond with any questions."
brokers have been moved...the monday after the sunday that i learned the full extent...
in the late 90's, during the internet bubble, i was chatting with an old uncle (he passed in 2000) about investing in the stock market. he looked at me with his beady eyes and said, "they'll steal your money."
at the time i recall thinking, "not if you pay attention. there are laws, after all."
I have a laptop that I am updating for a trip. It will not run TWS. I have uninstalled and re-installed. No errors. I have uninstalled JAVA (all versions) and re-installed. When I try to use TWS I get a missing shortcut. Cannot find javaw.exe.
from the site NOTE: You must have the Java plug-in (version 1.5 or higher) installed on your computer before you begin this installation process. Click here to download the free Java plug-in. IMPORTANT: If you are upgrading to Java 1.5, you must first remove all existing Java components from your PC. Please use the Add/Remove Programs feature on the Control Panel to remove the currently installed version and its components.