[ts-gen] Handling commissions and fees

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Wed Sep 16 15:45:04 EDT 2009

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, Paul C wrote:

> Sorry, the Trade Confirmation reports on the IB website are of course
> available for the current day/time; only the Activity reports
> (featuring other types of fee) are next day or end of day. Probably
> that is the way to go then. -P

This matches my understandig and observation -- executions 
confirmations for a prior day are gone after my regularly 
scheduled 10 pm disconnect when I log in again the following 

As I recall, some of that detail is maintained (cached) 
locally from an examination ofthe XML day files; and if 
missing as when one logs in from a new workstation with a 
different filesystem, it gets transferred again

Additionally there was formerly a checkbox to check about
how aggressively it freshened the data, buried in one of the 

I have not spoken to the topic of 'keeping a single session 
alive' as through Java hacks, or [for non-Secure ID token 
protected accounts, automated logout and logins] -- see:
whch I formerly used -- I concluded after a while that if IB 
wanted me to log out daily, and in light of seeming memory 
leakiness consuming ram on my local boxes, and through the 
reports of others, that the safer course was to simply let it 
log me out.   Ken's desire for 24/7 coverage I would solve 
with two gatherers and staggered logout/logins for the pair

Then IB went to the the SecureID type token, and I concluded 
that they had good and sufficient reasons to do so to protect 
my account details, and I was not going to weaken protections 
they thought needful

This also forces manual logins, to retrieve web reports ;( 
yuck -- and screen scraping is for windows washers  ;)

I have no good solutions here except to settle with methods 
outside the shim's responsibility

-- Russ herrold

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