Interactive brokers paper trading slow execution

I recently built a trading bot in python for IB's API but am experiencing extremely slow execution when i test my strategy.

The strategy is a pair trading strategy that is highly sensitive to entry and exit points. When using market orders i experience far too much slippage as some shorts take >5min to fill and when using limit orders sometimes the trades do not fill even after the limit price has been hit…

Ive read online that IB has really good execution speed so i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this in their paper trading platform and can atest to any differences in live execution


Submitted September 29, 2020 at 02:57PM by conburi

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