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Historical Market Data – reqHeadTimeStamp() Function

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The function reqHeadTimeStamp() helps quant traders interested in backtesting to find the earliest available data point for a given instrument. Data points vary depending on the security and asset. Here is an example of how to request it in Python:

Historical Market Data - reqHeadTimeStamp() Function
Sample code in Python

The request can be cancelled via the IBApi.EClient.cancelHeadTimestamp function.

Visit our GitHub Guide to get the sample code in C#, Java, VB, and C++.

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