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Trading gold futures on IB


To someone who trades electronic gold futures (mini-or full size contracts) and uses IB (interactive brokers):

Several months ago IB discontinued the ECBOT data feed and now only offers the LIFFE data feed (as far as I know), which you now need to subscribe to separately.

1. How is your experience with volumes and fills on LIFFE?
2. Is there a way to trade the ECBOT contracts and not through the LIFFE exchange with IB?

Thanks!