IBKR Mobile for Android Archived Release Notes
Our new homepage consolidates key account, position and market updates - along with quick access to our "For You" notifications - all in one place. You can launch the relevant trading tool and view details from each tile. You can open the Homepage at any time from the menu. And coming soon, you'll be able to customize the layout to include tiles that are most useful to the the way you trade.
It's now even easier to find the mutual funds that best meet your investment style and criteria from the 12,000+ funds IBKR offers. Research and explore funds right in your Watchlist with our new mutual fund columns, or use the Market Scanner to define specific fund filters so you can compare your favorite funds to those with the same strategies, or find potentially better alternatives.
To add Mutual Fund columns to a Watchlist, from the "more" menu in the upper right corner of the Watchlist tap Manage Columns, then tap Add Columns from the bottom left. Scroll down to find Mutual Funds sections including Popular, Ratings & Strategy, Ratios & Statistics and Other, and tap a category to expand and see all available columns with detailed descriptions. Tap the "+" icon to add the column.
To add a new mutual funds scanner, select New Scanner from the menu, then tap New Scanner at the bottom right corner. Select US Mutual Funds as the instrument type, then scroll through the fund scanners to select. Define additional filter criteria as needed the "Save" in the bottom right corner. Your saved scanner is now shown in the "My Lists" section of the Scanners page. Additionally, add Mutual Funds columns directly
Want to buy just $500 worth of an expensive stock, or looking to diversify among more investments? Now you can - fractional share trading with the ability to enter order size in terms of dollar amounts is in gradual rollout.
How it works: When using a Cash Quantity order, you specify the dollar amount you want to buy or sell instead of specifying the number of shares. Rather than buying five shares you elect to buy, for example, $500 worth of a stock. We purchase the equivalent number of shares for that value rounded down to the nearest whole share.
If you enable your account to Trade in Fractions, we will buy or sell a fraction of a share to use the full amount of cash you specified and get the greatest possible number of shares for your money. If you want to spend $500 but one share of the stock you want to buy is currently $1000, you would end up with 0.5 shares. The ability to trade in fractions also makes it easy for you to diversify your portfolio; if you have $500 to spend you can purchase fractional amounts in multiple companies when you otherwise might only be able to purchase whole shares in two or three companies.
To use cash quantity for an order, tap the arrow at the end of the Quantity field to display the Size Ladder, where you typically specify the number of shares for the order. Tap Cash from the toggle at the bottom and specify the cash amount you want to use. When the order fills, it will fill as closely as possible to your specified amount, rounding down to the nearest whole share if you haven't enabled trading in fractions. Because the price may move before the order fills, we apply a "Cash Quantity Estimate Factor" when calculating the order quantity. This factor, set to 25% by default, increases the calculated order quantity to try to achieve the desired monetary outcome in cases where the price drops (for a buy) or rises (for a sell) by allowing more units to be bought or sold. You can change the default percentage in the Size section of the Stock presets in Configuration.
To enable fractional share trading, log into Client Portal and from the Settings menu select Account Settings. Click the gear icon next to Trading Experience & Permissions and expand the Stocks section. Check United States (Trade in Fractions). This feature is available to both IBKR Pro and IBKR Lite clients, and supported for a subset of US stocks.
Note that this version is being rolled out to clients gradually.
We are pleased to announce unlimited, commission-free trading of US exchange-listed stocks and ETFs - with no account minimums and no minimum activity fees - through our new IBKR Lite trading plan. Designed for the less active trader, IBKR Lite offers a simplified trading experience with free, non-consolidated market data for US stocks with CBOE ONE and low cost access to the global markets.
IBKR Lite supports trading on Client Portal as well as IBKR Mobile. To find out more, compare plans and request early access, visit the IBKR Lite information page. Currently available for clients in the US and India.
Note that this version is being rolled out to clients gradually.
Now traders on-the-go can access more company fundamentals data than ever before! We've added three new sections to Quote Details - Company Profile, Financials and ESG - with more on the way. To support these new sections, we've also redesigned the layout of the Quote Details window. To view Company Fundamentals, tap an instrument to view the thumbnail chart, then tap again to open Quote Details. Swipe up to see the new sections. Tap a section to expand and see key summary data. Tap "show more" to display comprehensive details.
We continue to enrich the IBot user experience by offering supplemental articles and information from external sources, like Wikipedia and Investopedia. These third-party additions are clearly marked in the IBot's search results.
Note that this version is being rolled out to clients gradually.
Keeping your portfolio organized is now easier than ever! By popular demand, you can now sort your entire portfolio by more columns. Simply tap the column by which you want to sort. Tap multiple times to change the sort order from ascending to descending. The column by which the page is sorted is underlined; blue underline indicates ascending order and red underline indicates descending order.
In addition to the current columns, we've also added more new data points! Now choose to sort your portfolio by:
- Market Value
- % of Market Value
- Days to Expiration
- Daily P&L
- Unrealized P&L
- Trading Currency
- Change %
- Change Since Open
- Change Since Open %
- Dividend Yield
- Dividend Date
To add Portfolio columns: Tap the "More" menu then tap the "Manage Columns" icon to the left of the Gear icon. Tap "+ Add Columns" at the bottom of the screen to display all available categories/columns. Tap to expand a category. Tap a column to add to (or remove from) your Portfolio.
Try out new FX Conversion tool, designed to simplify managing your currency balances. Also, you can now close a currency balance directly from either the Account or Portfolio screen.
The new Watchlist Library provides effortless synchronization of your Watchlists across all platforms, ensuring you get the latest version whether you're logging into mobile, desktop, or Client Portal. There is no need to decide which lists to import or sync, as all of your lists are always available no matter where you are. And we've made it easier than ever for you to get started by offering a library of Watchlists to jump-start your trading. In cases where you've added a product on desktop that isn't yet supported on mobile or Client Portal, it's preserved and displayed correctly in all versions.
Now Position and P&L fields are available in the list of fields to add to your Portfolio, Watchlists and more. Values are shown in base currency by default. Values that have been converted to base from another currency are displayed in italics. Modify using the Display section of Configuration.
We have combined the display or your Orders and Trades into one window, Orders & Trades, with two separate "tabbed" pages.
US clients can now use electronic transfers via the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network to quickly and securely deposit funds, pay subscriptions and other recurring expenses - and more - right from your account. Enroll in the Integrated Cash Management program via the Transfer & Pay menu in Client Portal/Account Management to get started!
Event Calendar Econoday Data: The Events Calendar, from which you can view Corporate Earnings and Events, Economic Events, Dividends, Splits and IPO/Secondary Offerings and more all from one screen, is available using the Calendar command on the main menu. Mobile Event Calendars now include institutional-quality global economic events data by Econoday whose senior economists provide jargon-free, market-focused highlights for each event, which you can read by tapping an event headline to expand. To disable Econoday Events, tap the gear icon in the top right corner of the Event Calendar screen and use the Econoday Events toggle to disable (and enable) this data.
Event Calendar Add Events to Device Calendar: Additionally, with your permission, the app can add these event notifications to your phone’s calendar.
BBTV Asia: We’ve added a new video feed - Bloomberg TV Asia – to our mobile media lineup. To view BBTV Asia, use the Media tab on the News/Media page and select Bloomberg TV Asia. This feature is free to users and does not require any subscription.
New ESG and IV Data Points
Investors who are interested in considering more than just financial factors as they make their investment decisions now have a new tool in the form of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores from Thomson Reuters. You can display these data points as columns in your Portfolio, Watchlists and Scanners. To include these columns to a screen, tap the three-dot "overflow" icon and select Edit Columns.
Both combined and individual (pillar) scores are available. Data columns for Combined Scores include:
- ESG Combined Score - Thomson Reuters ESG Combined Score is an overall company score based on the reported information in the environmental, social and corporate governance pillars (ESG Score) with an ESG Controversies overlay. (comprises ESG Controversies Score, Resource Use Score, Emissions Score, Environmental Innovation Score, Workforce Score, Human Rights Score, Community Score, Product Responsibility Score, Management Score, Shareholders Score and CSR Strategy Score).
- ESG Score - Thomson Reuters ESG Score is an overall company score based on the self-reported information in the environmental, social and corporate governance pillars. (comprises Resource Use Score, Emissions Score Environmental Innovation Score, Workforce Score, Human Rights Score, Community Score, Product Responsibility Score, Management Score, Shareholders Score, and CSR Strategy Score).
Data columns for category (Pillar) Scores include:
- CSR Strategy Score - CSR strategy category score reflects a company's practices to communicate that it integrates the economic (financial), social and environmental dimensions into its day-to-day decision-making processes.
- Community Score - Community category score measures the company's commitment towards being a good citizen, protecting public health and respecting business ethics.
- ESG Controversies Score - ESG controversies category score measures a company's exposure to environmental, social and governance controversies and negative events reflected in global media.
- Emissions Score - Emission category score measures a company's commitment and effectiveness towards reducing environmental emission in the production and operational processes.
- Environmental Innovation Score - Environmental innovation category score reflects a company's capacity to reduce the environmental costs and burdens for its customers, and thereby creating new market opportunities through new environmental technologies and processes or eco-designed products.
- Human Rights Score - Human rights category score measures a company's effectiveness towards respecting the fundamental human rights conventions.
- Management Score - Management category score measures a company's commitment and effectiveness towards following best practice corporate governance principles.
- Product Responsibility Score - Product responsibility category score reflects a company's capacity to produce quality goods and services integrating the customer's health and safety, integrity and data privacy.
- Resource Use Score - Resource use category score reflects a company's performance and capacity to reduce the use of materials, energy or water, and to find more eco-efficient solutions by improving supply chain management.
- Shareholders Score - Shareholders category score measures a company's effectiveness towards equal treatment of shareholders and the use of anti-takeover devices.
- Workforce Score - Workforce category score measures a company's effectiveness towards job satisfaction, healthy and safe workplace, maintaining diversity and equal opportunities, and development opportunities for its workforce.
We've also added 24 new IV data points to our trading platforms that you can display as columns in your Portfolio, Watchlists and Scanners. Implied Volatility (IV) data points for options include IV Percentile, IV Rank, IV High and IV Low, for 13, 26 and 52 week periods.
- The IV Percentile data points indicate the percentage of days with implied volatility closing below the current implied volatility over the selected period.
- The IV Rank data points indicate where the implied volatility ranks between the selected period's high and low. A low rank indicates that the current value is closer to its period low.
- The IV High and IV Low data points show the maximum and minimum closing value (respectively) of the implied volatility over the selected time period.
Historical Volatility (HV) data points include HV Percentile, HV Rank, HV High and HV Low, for 13, 26 and 52 week periods.
- The HV Percentile data points indicate the percentage of days with historical volatility closing below the current implied volatility over the selected period.
- The HV Rank data points indicate where the historical volatility ranks between the selected period's high and low. A low rank indicates that the current value is closer to its period low.
- The HV High and HV Low data points show the maximum and minimum closing value (respectively) of the 30-day historical volatility over the selected time period.
To add these data columns to a screen, tap the three-dot "overflow" icon and select
Stream live Bloomberg TV and more from the new Media tab available in the News/Media tool, along with Portfolio news.
Advisors can now see complex, multi-leg positions in their portfolio.
Now view up to seven days of trades (instead of just today's trades) on the Trades screen.
We've enhanced the cloud Order Presets.
Our new Trader Launchpad lets you quickly and easily access the Order Entry panel, find a quote, or view orders and trades. Available from the Watchlist and Portfolio screens, just tap the green circle, then make your choice. Choose to create a buy or sell order, search a quote, or see details for a recent quote.
Currently for individual accounts only, you can now see your account's Buying Power and the position in the current asset from the Order Entry screen.
Please note that with this current release, the minimum required application version is Android 5.0.
Build 8.3.974 - July 2018
You can now trade mutual funds in IBKR Mobile. Find a fund using the symbol or fund family name.
Additionally, you can now view the Greek Vega for your portfolio, alongside the aggregated Theta and SPX (beta-weighted) Delta in the dashboard of the portfolio screen.
By allowing you to define values you use most often, Order Presets decrease time to market for your orders.This feature is now supported in IBKR Mobile. Desktop-defined presets are saved to the Cloud and available for mobile trading. Additionally, you can create new presets for mobile on product types and for specific tickers. To manage and create mobile presets, use the Configuration menu and select Trading Settings. Select a product type and then modify Timing, Size, Primary Order, Target Order, Attached Stops, Precautionary settings and more. Or, tap New Ticker Specific setting at the bottom of the Presets parameters and define these values for a single ticker.
Presets are applied automatically to your orders; if you create a stock preset for XYZ that includes a size of 500 shares with the Relative order type as the default, when you select XYZ to create an order it will be default start as a Relative order for 500 shares. You can always make changes to Preset values before you submit the order.
Note that IBKR Mobile does not support all of the preset parameters available in TWS for Desktop, and only displays values that are supported.
The Performance Profile helps demonstrate the key performance characteristics of an option or complex option strategy. Now view the Performance Profile for your spread in IBKR Mobile. From the Spread Template, tap the right arrow at the bottom of the spread to display more sections. Expand Performance Details and scroll down to view the P&L Performance Graph and Scenarios. Customize the Performance Graph by changing P&L to Delta, Gamma, Theta or Rho, and by using the Max Move percentages and available expirations.
Desktop TWS "precautionary settings" are now stored in the cloud and available in IBKR Mobile. To view or modify these settings in Mobile, use the new Trade Setting menu in Configuration.
You can now trade corporate and municipal bonds from within the IBKR Mobile app.
Additionally, Order Entry now shows your current position in the Quantity drop-down field.
When you access your Interactive Brokers Debit Mastercard from IBKR Mobile, you can now view available credit where it asks "How much can I spend" by clicking Check. The value shown is the spending limit as of the time shown, e.g. Updated 1 minute ago, and shows the amount available for pre-authorization.
To help you understand at a glance the impact that trading a complex, multi-leg strategy will have on your account, we now include label the price "Debit" or "Credit" in the Limit Price field.
You can now view the aggregated Theta and the SPX (beta-weighted) Delta for your portfolio. Theta measures time decay for your options and futures options positions. A positive theta indicates that, all else remaining the same, the account value may grow over time. It may also indicate greater risk to your when the underlying price swings and raises implied volatility (from being short gamma). The opposite is true for a negative theta.The beta-weighted SPX Delta can help you understand your exposure at a glance (relative to the SPX index) which in turn may be helpful in deciding whether you want to hedge your portfolio by selling SPX Delta exposure, or increase your portfolio's exposure by buying it. To enable this feature, from your Portfolio screen tap the menu (three vertical dots in the upper right corner) and check "Show Delta & Theta." These values display along the bottom of the dashboard of the Portfolio screen.
Additionally, we have combined the "Outside RTH" feature with the Time-in-force on the order ticket to save space. Use the drop-down selector to choose both the tif and toggle on/off the tag to allow orders to fill outside regular hours when available. When this feature is enabled, a yellow triangle icon appears with the Outside RTH clock icon on the order ticket.
You can also contact IB more easily using the contact information visible from the Login and Welcome screens, and from the Help menu inside the app.
Analyze option and spread characteristics, including Return-to-Risk Ratio, Profit Probability, Delta, Max Return, Max Loss and more with the Performance Details section of the Instrument Details (and Orders) screen. To manage the display of this and other sections and to change the order in which sections appear in the Instrument Details screen, tap the "More" icon in the top right corner of the chain, and then tap "Sections." Check or uncheck a section to display or hide it. Grab the "move" icon to the right of a section to drag its position up or down to change the section position on the screen.
Watchlist import fixed
The introduction of IBKR Mobile integrating of IBKR Mobile authentication (IB Key) with the mobile trading app caused an issue with importing Watchlists. This has been fixed.
Added more columns for Option Chains
We've added more columns to Option Chains. Access chains by tapping "Options" from the Quote Details screen. To add columns, tap the "More" icon in the top right corner of the chain, and then tap "Manage Columns." At the bottom of the screen tap "Add Columns" and expand categories to include new columns in the Option Chains screens.
Improved order side indication
In the previous release, we switched the order of the Sell and Buy buttons at the bottom of the Quote Details screen. Users who prefer the old view with the Sell button on the left and Buy button on the right can choose to keep this order in Configuration by checking Trade Buttons - Sell/Buy in the Application section of Configuration.. Additionally, we've clarified the indication of the order side by showing "Buy" and "Sell" as part of the screen title, and on the Transmit button.
Redesigned Quote Details sections
The expandable "mini panels" that comprise the Quote Details screen have been re-worked to be cleaner and easier to manage. To expand and contract a panel, use the small arrow in the top right corner of a panel. To add, hide or change the order in which these panels appear, tap the "More" icon in the top right corner of the screen and then tap "Sections." Check or uncheck a section to display or hide it. Grab the "move" icon to the right of a section to drag its position up or down.
App Renamed to IBRK Mobile
Note that our mobile trading app has been renamed "IBKR Mobile," and includes integrated IBKR Mobile authentication (IB Key) second-factor authentication as well as IB Debit Mastercard authorization.
Create and Compare Strategies with Spread Template
A new entry in the instrument search selector, Spread Template, makes it easier to create a complex multi-leg spread by providing a pick list of the most used strategies. In addition to the helpful pick list, the Spread Template intuitive grid display:
- Lets you quickly compare prices across a range of similar combinations and quickly pick the one you want.
- Lets you quickly compare tightness of the bid/ask spread for multiple strategies and quickly pick the one with the best spread.
- Helps you quickly search for the most appropriate strategy to hedge an existing position via Delta and Gamma display in each grid box.
Each grid displays key information such as delta and gamma. You can fine-tune grid strategies by adjusting filters.
To use the Spread Template, open Quote Details for an instrument and tap “Spreads” from the top row of action buttons.
From the Spread Template, select a strategy, (e.g. Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, more coming soon!). Choose either Calls or Puts, and use the filter icon to define date filters or to filter out weeklies. Once filters are defined, swipe through to find the best available combination strategies based on spread, price, Delta and Gamma.
Tap a square to add the legs to the strategy at the bottom of the screen. Gamma and Delta are shown along with the combo premium, and update if you edit the strategy. You can easily remove legs or change the leg ratio or leg side. Once your strategy is complete, use the icons below the legs to add to your Watchlist, trade the spread (Buy or Sell) or open Quote Details.
Access Account Management
You can now access Account Management from the Main menu. Tap Account Management and then tap the section to access. Choose from: Transaction History, Activity Statements, PortfolioAnalyst, Fund Transfers, Position Transfers, Message Center, Market Data Permissions, Trading Permissions, and Trade Reports.
Buy/Sell Buttons Rearranged
We have switched the Buy and Sell buttons on the Quote Details screen to remain consistent with their location throughout the app. The Buy button is now on the left and the Sell button in on the right.
Build 8.3.928 - January 2018: TipRanks™ Research Added; Bug Fixes
TipRanks Analyst Ratings and Sentiment & News is now available from any Quote Details screen for supported instruments. To view Quote Details, tap an instrument from the Watchlist or other screen to expand the data, and tap again to access Quote Details. From the NEWS| RESEARCH| REPORTS section of the screen tap "RESEARCH" and then elect to view either Analyst Ratings or Sentiment & News under the TipRanks section.
This release also includes some bug fixes to the "Desktop" columns feature and the Option Exercise screen.
- You can now include more than 50 new columns in the mobile version of TWS. To add columns, tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots) and select Edit Columns. Included columns show with a check next to them. Tap the left-pointing arrow next to Selected Columns to view categories for all available columns. Expand a category and tap a column to add it.
- Open the new Option Exercise screen from the Main menu. View all available long and short option and warrant positions. Positions marked with a "zig zag" icon should be considered as candidates for early exercise.Tap a contract to view details.
- You can now rearrange sections on the Quote Details screen. Tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots) and then tap Sections. Checked sections are included; tap to select or deselect. Grab and drag the "move" icon to the right of a section to move it up or down.
- Use IBot to create and transmit orders that are not yet available from the Order Ticket. For example, use the Accumulate/Distribute functionality via IBot to buy or sell large volume orders without moving the markets.To use Accumulate/Distribute, ask IBot to "accumulate" a quantity. Then simply answer IBot's questions to create a sophisticated, custom algo order. Note that this feature is on a gradual-roll out schedule.
- Enjoy a broader account view to monitor Models and Account Partitions. You can now choose a model or partition from the Account Window drop down selector, and view capital allocation, and specific margin and investment performance metrics.
- The new Intraday VWAP indicator lets you track VWAP throughout the day for a specific instrument. To add Intraday VWAP to a chart, from the Chart tap the "gear" icon and then tap Indicators. Select Intraday VWAP from the Volume Studies section.
- You can now elect to cancel all working orders (including those initiated in desktop or other versions of IB TWS) by selecting "Cancel All Orders" from the overflow menu in the top right corner of the Orders screen.
- You can now close just one side of a complex, multi-leg combo position (the Call side or the Put side) using the "Close Side" command shown next to "Close Position" in the Quote Details window for the position. Tap "Close Side" and then elect to "Close combo calls" or "Close combo puts." Confirm the closing orders and Submit. The remaining legs will be displayed as independent positions.
Build 8.3.913 - October 2017: Futures Options Chains and Advanced Chains Filters; IBot Helps Manage Your Account
- You can now enjoy revamped chains specifically designed for futures options traders from the Order Ticket, and from a futures Quote Details page by tapping "Options".
- The underlying futures month is displayed in the expiry description in the chain.
- The Strategy Builder (combo builder) can help you easily build complex, multi-leg futures options orders. Open this tool from the Order Ticket and Contract Details screens for the relevant instruments.
- Add new futures options complex orders to your Watchlist to trade, and view the Greeks for the complex order on the Watchlist and, for complex positions, on the Portfolio page.
- We've added sophisticated filter and display settings for chains on options and futures options. View current filters by tapping the vertical dots on the top right of the chains screen. Change filters by tapping one of the displayed values. Filter Strikes, Time Period and Trading Class. Control whether "Days to Last Trading Day" is displayed under the expiration.
- For greater convenience, you can now search for futures contracts by typing the month/year abbreviation, e.g. NGZ7 for Henry Hub Natural Gas.
IBot can now help you complete tasks that require log-in access to Account Management (AM). When you ask IBot about funding, reports, market data and other AM-related tasks, IBot recognizes these requests and opens the relevant AM page for you in your web browser. For example, to fund your account you could enter: “Fund my account” and IBot will offer a "Next Step" to open Account Management. IBot can put you where you need to be for many AM tasks, like depositing and withdrawing funds, viewing PortfolioAnalyst reports, accessing Activity Statements, and making changes to your market data subscriptions.
Some of the Account-Management related commands IBot can help with:
- withdraw funds from my account
- Deposit funds
- Deposit money
- Deposit $xxx
- Transfer cash
- Update my trading permissions
Depending on how far back you want to go with your trade history, IBot will determine whether to show you a list of your recent trades, bring you to the TWS Trades Activity window, or open the Trade Confirmations section of Account Management.
- Recent trades
- Trade confirmations
- trade log
- See my trade history
- trade history
- Previous trades
- Show me this week's trades
- Portfolio Analyst
- Custom benchmarks
- account summary
- MTM summary
- Realized summary
- change market data subscriptions
- subscribe to...name of provider
- Subscribe to live data for ...name of symbol
- Do I subscribe to live data for ...name of symbol
To find out more about IBot, see the IBot feature page.
- If your trading app is shut down by the system while it's running in the background, you have a 20-minute grace period to come back and continue trading without having to log back in.
- You can now add the Time Value% column to Watchlist, Portfolio and Option Chain screens. To edit displayed columns, tap the more icon in the upper right corner (three vertical dots) and choose Edit Columns. Scroll down and check "Time Value%" to add.
Build 8.3.905 - September 2017: Order Wheel Enhancements; MID Price Highlighted in Price Wand
We've significantly enhanced the Order Wheel, our innovative mobile trading feature that lets you quickly submit orders, even when you're on the go. Here's what's new:
- Order Presets, which are defined in your desktop TWS and accessed through the cloud for mobile orders, are used in several ways:
- The quantity wheel uses Preset defaults to more accurately center values. For example, if you have the default option order size set to 8, the absolute quantity wheel will center around this value.
- If you have defined an attached order default in your preset for a specific instrument type, you will see this attribute in the Order Preview display (although you can't manage attached orders within the Order Wheel itself).
- You can now access the Order Wheel from the navigation menu, right under the Order Ticket. It's also still available by tapping "Wheel" within a Contract Details screen for a specific asset.
- We now support a broader range of products that can be traded through the Wheel, including those products that have delayed or frozen market data.
- The Tick Increment view of the price ladder is available for one-sided quotes, where either the bid or ask is missing.
- Prices are now shaded in the absolute Price Ladder. Values at the bid and below are shaded light blue. Values at the ask and above are shaded light red.
- Bug fixes that have improved speed of opening and using the Order Wheel.
To find out more about the Order Wheel, see the Feature in Focus page.
In the order entry Price Wand, which you access by tapping the price field of an order, you will now see the midpoint of the bid/ask clearly labeled as MID within the wand. The MID price is also locked in the always-visible price panel at the bottom of the wand for easy selection, along with the BID and ASK prices.
Once logged in to TWS for Mobile, all users have a 20-minute grace period during which they can take a call or use another app and still retain access to their trading session without having to perform a full login (username/password + second factor authentication). For those devices that support fingerprints, users can now enjoy secure trading for up to 30 hours without having to complete the full login.
When you enable a fingerprint to unlock your device, you are automatically enrolled for TWS Fingerprint authentication. This means that once you log in to TWS, you are able to securely re-connect to your trading session for up to 30 hours using just your fingerprint as authentication. If your fingerprint authentication fails, or if you tap “Cancel,” you will be logged in to read-only mode. After 30 hours without using fingerprint authentication, you will be required to complete a full login. Note that, as an additional security measure, we will periodically require you to complete a full login.
Users who use a PIN or pattern instead of a fingerprint to unlock their device will be able to re-connect to their trading session for up to 12 hours using this authentication before a full login is required. If you do not want to enable the above forms of trading access and prefer to complete the full login process each time, disable “Secure reconnect” in IB TWS for Mobile configuration.
Please note, we’re tightening up our security, which is why we are requiring that, in order to use extended trading access, you must have either fingerprint or PIN/Pattern phone security enabled. For more details, see our Knowledge Base article on the subject.
Build 8.3.891 - July 2017
Our innovative Order Entry Wheel in Contract Details leverages IBKR market knowledge to capture better prices by splitting the spread. Split spread orders include any order priced within the spread between the bid and ask price. When they fill, these orders yield significant price improvement. In addition, split spread orders typically add liquidity and may earn exchange rebates.
- Use the Adaptive button to create an Adaptive Algo order that automatically sets the order price within the bid/ask spread and then works the order within the spread until it fills or is canceled. Find out more about Adaptive Algo orders.
- Use Relative Prices to automatically set an order price within the spread, relative to the bid or ask price. Especially useful for instruments with a wide spread.
- Use Relative Sizes to quickly set the order size or have the order quantity calculated based on a cash value.
To open the Order Entry Wheel, simply tap “Wheel” from an instrument's Contract Details screen. The Order Entry Wheel is available for most instruments, and requires live market data. The Order Entry Wheel displays the Order Summary in the center, with the Price wheels (showing both absolute and relative prices) on the left side, and the Size wheels (with absolute and price-based sizes) on the right.
Use the Adaptive Algo
Tap the Adaptive button to create an Adaptive Limit order. Use the Order Wheel to set the limit price which acts as a price cap for the order. An adaptive buy limit order goes in near the bid price, and waits to fill. If it doesn't fill, it is resubmitted at a slightly more aggressive price. It continues to wait and move until it fills, is canceled, or hits the limit price cap.
Use the Wheel to Set the Order Price and Size
- From the left side of the Order Wheel screen, use the outer price wheel to select an absolute price. The selected price is highlighted in the wheel and displays in the Order Summary Price field.
- Use the inner price wheel to have the system calculate an order price relative to the bid or ask price at the time you select a value. Use the toggle switch at the bottom of the relative price wheel to view relative prices from a percent of the bid/ask spread, or in tick increments. When you select a relative price, the corresponding absolute price is highlighted on the outer wheel, and displays in the Order Summary Price field with the dynamic relative price shown below it.
- From the right side of the Order Wheel screen, use the inner size wheel to set the order size using numbers of shares or contracts. The selected size is highlighted in the wheel and displays in the Order Summary Size field with the corresponding cash quantity amount below it.
- Use the outer size wheel to specify a cash value that will be used to calculate the order quantity. The calculated order quantity is displayed in the Order Summary Size field, with the cash quantity amount below it.
NOTE: For Futures and CFDs, the "Gross Exposure" is used instead of the cash value.
If you hold a position in the instrument and want to close your position or load the full position size for editing, click the "Position" button in the Order Summary to use the existing position as the order size. This button displays above the Size field and is only visible when you have a position in the selected instrument.
When values are set, tap Buy or Sell, then confirm the order to submit.
To find out more about the Order Entry Wheel and our relative price methods, see the Feature in Focus page.
We now include more key data for option chains. To view option chains, tap an instrument in a watchlist, and tap again to open Contract Details. Tap "Options"in the top right corner of the screen.
At the top of the Options screen we now show the Last price and the price change (as both an absolute value and a percentage), and the underlying bid/ask. Tap the down arrow to expand the panel and see more, including VWAP, option volume, IV Last, IV/Hist Vol, P/C Int, P/C Vlm, IV Cls, IV Change, Hist Vol, Hist Vol Cls, and Opt Vlm Chng. To see all values, swipe right or left.
- You can now search for financial instruments by tapping the magnifier icon in the screen title. If you search from a Watchlist, the instrument will be added to your watchlist.
- You can now change the instrument within the contract details, options or future spreads screens. Previously you needed to go back out to a Watchlist or Portfolio to select a new instrument.
- Two new columns, Dividend Date and Dividend Amount, have been added to the Watchlist and Portfolio screens.
We've improved how our shared order presets are applied when attaching profit taker or stop loss orders to an order, and when changing the order type.
IBot is our text-based interface to TWS designed to help you complete key trading tasks - like creating orders, viewing charts, getting quote details and seeing key account values - without having to navigate elsewhere.
To use, tap "IBot - type to trade" in menu, and enter text in the entry field, for example "Chart 6 months of AAPL" then tap the "send" icon to submit the command. Note that you can also have IBot search the IB website for reference and “how to” information by prefacing your query with “search for” or “search:” for example “search for pricing and commissions” or “search: ibot release notes.”
If you need help, you can ask for it! For example, you might want to ask "Give me help submitting orders" or "Help with quotes." To find out more about IBot see the IBot Feature in Focus page.
You can now search for contracts using the company name as well as the symbol.
We’ve made several small usability enhancements to charts, including adding scrollable function to selector for chart periods and sizes.
We’ve improved the way our fonts scale to ensure better visibility for all device screen sizes.
- Now you can help us to test our latest features and give us your feedback to help make them better by participating in our beta testing program. To participate, please install the beta version of IB TWS for Mobile from the Google Play Store. Log into the beta version with your TWS credentials, and use the Provide feedback button to tell us what you think. Please note that the beta version is a live trading session and all trades that you make in beta are real trades in your IB account. You can restore the latest production version of TWS at any time by removing the beta version and reinstalling IB TWS for Mobile from the Google Play store.
- We’ve enhanced our mobile charts to allow you to pan backward and forward by swiping right or left, and to zoom in and out on a chart using the “pinch” gesture to expand or contract the viewing area.
- Fixed several small bugs
- Shared Order Presets - Order Presets that you set up in TWS for Desktop are now available through the Cloud and will be applied to orders on TWS for Mobile when applicable. Presets are not currently editable in TWS for Mobile. This feature is on a gradual rollout schedule.
- Notification Center - The new Notification Center displays all IB FYIs and bulletins.
- Tell us what you think! Tap the Feedback button to create an email sent directly to our development team. Include your feedback and ideas - each email will be reviewed by our team. Please note that this feature is on a gradual rollout schedule.
- The feature "Display Combo Positions" is now activated automatically. Is displays named complex strategies in your Portfolio rather than just the individual legs. Manage this in Portfolio settings.
This build is chock full of useful enhancements and additions!
- We've added full support for a dark color theme. Now you can switch between a dark and light scheme in Configuration.
- Financial advisors and other multi-account users can now route mobile orders to their allocation groups and profiles as well as to single accounts.
- We've sped up the trade process by adding the ability to "slide" to trade. If you prefer the original button-style functionality, reset this feature in Configuration. You can also "slide" to log off.
- Your Watchlist can now hold up to 50 lines and you can group instruments to fit your trading style.
- Other miscellaneous enhancements include: a new price section in Contract Details; the addition of the tick dot to your Watchlists; improved user interface for the Futures Spread Selector and IB FYIs; the contract search will now show you a list of recent searches for your convenience; and all external links now open within the app.
We added support for continuous futures contracts, which are essentially perpetual futures instruments that never expire; they always refer to the current lead month. We continue with usability enhancements to the Order Ticket, Option Chains, and Symbol and Columns editing. We've also addressed several stability and performance issues.
You can now specify a P&L time zone (different from your system time zone). Daily P&L is calculated starting at midnight in the specified P&L time zone and you can specify the P&L specific time zone in Configuration. We have also added the ability to close all or a portion of your positions using the Close Position menu item on the Portfolio. And we continue enhancing the user interface. This release sees updates to Configuration, Alerts, Chart settings, and our two factor security authentication. Additionally, we have addressed multiple stability issue.
We continue enhancing the user interface. This release sees updates to Charts, BookTrader and Alerts. Additionally, you can now elect to show or hide closed positions, or "Zero Position" rows in your portfolio.
Additionally, we have fixed several minor bugs.
You can now view your cash balances per currency in the Portfolio window. This new feature is enabled by default. To hide currency balance rows in the portfolio, deselect Show Cash in the Portfolio section of Configuration.
Additionally, we have fixed several minor bugs.
IB TWS for Mobile has been reworked to include the following enhancements:
- You can now configure the "Back" button to display the main menu instead of closing the IB TWS for Mobile application.
- The Contract Search and News screens have been redesigned to be easier to use.
- It’s now easier to add and remove ticker lists.
- The username that you use to log in to IB TWS is no longer case-sensitive. Note that your password is still case sensitive.
- The SMA (Special Memorandum Account) field has been added back to theAccount Summary page.
In addition, we have squashed several small bugs.
We have recently added more than 60 new technical indicators to IB TWS for Mobile platforms. Indicators include:
- Accumulation\Distribution - Attempts to quantify the flow of money into and out of a given stock. In theory, knowing this money/volume flow may help you to recognize an upcoming move in the stock price.
- ADX\DMI - Trend indicator comprising three lines that shows the strength of a trend, either up or down.
- ADXR - A moving average applied to the ADX indicator designed to show the strength of a trend, either up or down.
- Adaptive Moving Average - A moving average that accounts for volatility and follows prices closely when noise is low.
- Aroon Oscillator - A trend-following indicator that gauges the strength of a current trend and the likelihood that it will continue.
- Aroon Up\Down - Measures the strength of a stock's uptrend or downtrend.
- Accumulation Swing Index - Attempts to show the phantom line which represents the “real market,” which theoretically occurs among the open, high, low and close prices.
- Average True Range - Used to determine the volatility of the market.
- Bollinger Bands - Bollinger Bands measure volatility by plotting a series of three bands.
- Bollinger Band Width - Bollinger Bands measure volatility by plotting a series of three bands.
- Commodity Channel Index - A price momentum indicator designed to identify cyclical turns in commodities pricing.
- Chaikin Oscillator - Monitors the flow of money in and out of the market.
- Chaikin Volatility - Shows the difference between two moving averages of a volume-weighted accumulation-distribution line.
- Chande Momentum Oscillator - Attempts to capture the up/down momentum of a security.
- Chande Volatility Index Dynamic Average - A moving average that automatically adjusts its speed based on market volatility.
- Chaikin Money Flow - Measures Money Flow Volume over a set period of time.
- Donchian Channel - A simple trend-following breakout system.
- Donchian Channel Width - A useful indicator for seeing the volatility of a market price.
- Double Exponential Moving Average - A fast-acting moving average that is more responsive to market changes than a traditional moving average.
- Departure Chart - Measures the difference between two moving averages of price; one short and one long.
- DMI - Designed to help you see whether or not an instrument is currently trending.
- Detrended Price Oscillator - Strips out price trends in an effort to estimate the length of price cycles from peak to peak, or trough to trough.
- Envelope - Plots a band of two moving averages, one which is shifting upwards, the other shifting downwards, to help define a stock's upper and lower boundaries.
- Ease of Movement - A technical momentum indicator that can help illustrate the relationship between the rate of an asset's price change and its volume.
- Exponential Moving Average - The exponential moving average gives more weight to the latest prices and includes all of the price data in the life of the instrument.
- Fast Stochastic Oscillator - Provides information about the location of a current close in relation to the period's high and low.
- Force Index - Uses price and volume to assess the power behind a move or identify possible turning points.
- High Low Bands - Most effective when it comes to trending markets, and may generate signals in trending markets.
- Hull Moving Average - Improves on smoothing price fluctuations, and also accounts for price lag.
- Historical Volatility Ratio - The percentage of short to long average historical volatility.
- Intraday Intensity - Approximates the volume of trading for a specified security in a given day.
- Keltner Channel - Sensitive to volatility, and plots an "envelope" of two bands above and below the middle line, which represents a 20-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA).
- Lane's Stochastic Oscillator - Provides information about the location of a current close in relation to the period's high and low.
- Linear Regression Curve - Used mainly to identify trend direction and is sometimes used to generate buy and sell signals.
- Least Squares Moving Average - Goes one step further than linear regression by estimating what would happen if the regression line continued. Least Squares Moving Average is used mainly as a crossover signal with another moving average or with itself.
- Linear Regression R-Squared - An indicator used to determine the strength of the dominant market trend. It is typically used with other indicators such as Linear Regression Slope.
- Linear Regression Slope - A common statistical technique used to identify the strength and direction of a dominant market trend.
- Moving Average Convergence/Divergence - Shows the correlation between two moving averages.
- Mass Index - Suggests that a reversal of the current trend will likely take place when the range widens beyond a certain point.
- Money Flow Index - Uses both price and volume to measure buying and selling pressure.
- Momentum - Measures price change.
- Moving Standard Deviation - Provides a good indication of volatility.
- Negative Volume Index - Identifies when so-called “smart money” is driving the current trend.
- On Balance Volume - A momentum indicator that uses volume flow to predict changes in stock price.
- Parabolic SAR - Helps determine good exit and entry points.
- Percent B - Can be used to identify overbought and oversold situations.
- Price Oscillator - Shows the difference between two moving averages, in points.
- Percent Price Oscillator - A momentum oscillator for price.
- Positive Volume Index - Intended to track price movements which the 'uninformed' crowd is trading.
- Price Volume Trend - Horizontal histogram that helps determine the strength of trends and warn of reversals.
- Rate Of Change - A refined version of Momentum.
- Relative Strength - Charts the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock based on the last closing price.
- Relative Volatility Index - Measures the direction of volatility.
- Simple Moving Average - The simple moving average sums the prices (you can choose from the closing price, the VWAP time-weighted price or the high/low/close average price) for a specific number of data points and divides by that number.
- Slow Stochastic Oscillator - Shows the location of the close relative to the high-low range over a set number of periods.
- Stochastic Oscillator - Shows the location of the close relative to the high-low range over a set number of periods.
- Stochastic RSI - Applies the stochastic calculation to the Relative Strength Indicator.
- Swing Index - Tries to determine the real strength and direction of the market.
- Triple Exponential Moving Average - Smooths price fluctuations and filters out volatility, making it easier to identify trends with little lag.
- Triangular Moving Average - Basically a double-smoothed Simple Moving Average.
- TRIX - Displays the percent rate of change of a triple exponentially smoothed moving average.
- Typical Price - A useful filter for moving average systems.
- Ultimate Oscillator - Designed to capture momentum across three different time frames.
- Volume * PMO - A price and volume momentum oscillator.
- Weighted Moving Average - The weighted moving average gives each data point a weight proportionate to its number in the sequence and divides by the sum of its weights.
- Wilder Moving Average - Similar to an Exponential Moving Average but responds more slowly.
- Williams Oscillator - Identifies the overbought/oversold levels.
Studies will be released on a gradual schedule over the coming weekend, so keep checking for new additions!
To add studies to your mobile chart, click the Wrench configuration icon from within a chart and turn on "Studies." Click "Add Indicator" to select a study for the chart. Use the slider to add/remove the added indicator to any chart.
Build 8.3.805 - March 2016
Enjoy our new look! We've redesigned our interface for maximum usability. Use the 'swipe to right' functionality from any screen to access the sidebar.
Now you can track your complex, multi-leg combination orders in your portfolio the same way you entered them -- as a unit! Use the expand feature to see all legs that comprise the complex position.
Build 8.2.783 - January 2016
TWS-created Market Scanners are now saved to the cloud when you exit TWS or choose to File> Save Settings and you can view these cloud-based scanners from your mobile device. Within TWS for Mobile, available scanners downloaded from the cloud appear in your Scanners list and are identified by a cloud icon. These scanners are read-only within TWS for Mobile. Updates to the scanners in TWS will be synched and available from the cloud-scanner view.
This feature is enabled by default in TWS. You can disable this feature at any time from the Lock & Exit section of Global Configuration by deselecting the "Save market scanners to cloud" setting.
Quickly enter a futures calendar spread by selecting “Futures Spread Combo” as an asset type when you enter a futures contract. Use the matrix to select the front month and back month, then tap the desired contract to add to the Watchlist or view quote details. Additionally, we have added a “Spread” button to the Quote Details from a single futures contract. Click “Spread” to specify the selected contract as the front or back month and quickly create a calendar spread.
- A bug that was recently introduced that caused an issue when using two-factor authentication has been fixed.
- Miscellaneous small bug fixes.
IB FYI notifications are now available in IB TWS for mobile. This powerful system sends you custom push notifications based on your portfolio and trading activity, and is designed to keep you informed of upcoming events that could impact your account.
- For time critical information, receive push notifications in real-time, as they happen.
- Configure which FYI events youâ€™d like be notified about directly in your mobile app (please note that if you log into read-only mode, you will be asked to enter your credentials before you can make any configuration changes).
- Round red badge on IB TWS application icon shows the number of unread FYIs.
To disable a mobile device from receiving IB FYI notifications (e.g. in case the device is lost) log in to your desktop IB TWS and delete the device from FYI Delivery Options page.
This latest version includes a new Daily P&L field that shows per-position P&L for the current dayâ€™s new positions. To show total daily P&L which includes all open positions as well as positions you open today, go to Configuration and check New Position Daily P&L.
We have also rebranded mobileTWS to â€œIB TWS for Android.â€ The next time you update the app, your icon will reflect this new branding.
You can now elect to both see and trade on Forex quotes with higher precision, up to 1/10 of a price interest point (pip). To activate this feature, check "Allow Forex trading in 1/10 pips" in configuration.
You can now select a specific exchange using the Exchange drop down selector when entering option and option combination orders using the Contract Selector or the Option Chain combo builder. In previous releases of mobileTWS, options and combos automatically used the SMART exchange.
Currently the login password for mobileTWS is limited to eight characters. This latest release of mobileTWS accepts longer passwords of unlimited length. Please note that you must upgrade to this latest version to be able to use a password longer than eight characters.
Clients who user two-factor security authentication now have the option to log into mobileTWS in read-only mode to view data and account information. To use read-only mode, click the Enter Read Only button after entering your username and password, instead of entering the challenge code. When you want to submit or manage orders, you will be required to complete the two-factor authentication login process.
Unfold the Preview panel within the order window to review the order and check the margin requirements before you submit the order.
Additionally, a new menu configuration has been implemented. The outdated "Menu" button has been replaced by the three-line icon in the top right corner, and the menu now slides in from the right. It also has a new look and feel and provides more intuitive navigation.
Also, system bulletins that used to require manual opening off a blinking icon have been reconfigured to open automatically to ensure no bulletins are overlooked.
The Research Details feature gives you mobile access to basic company fundamentals data. Additionally, view independent analyst reports you are accustomed to seeing in your desktop application. To view, click the Research button from the Contract Details page. Note: Upgrade to premium fundamentals content with a subscription to Reuters Fundamentals. Independent Analyst Reports require per-provider subscription (choose from 10+ providers).
Recent updates to mobileTWS include support for realtime data updates in charts. Additionally, customers with two-factor authentication via the IB security card can now use the new digital security app, sDSA, and dispense with their security card. Once the app is activated through Account Management, logging in is almost automatic. Once you enter your username and password, the sDSA app opens automatically and reads the TWS challenge code. You enter your PIN (same PIN you currently use to activate your security card) and generate the response, which is transferred automatically to the mobileTWS login screen. Login is then complete.
Order Entry Redesigned for Speed - The mobileTWS Order Entry screen has been redesigned for speed of entry. You can now edit field values without going to a new page; simply tap and edit. We have also included the price wand feature which displays a list of prices above and below the current price from which you can quickly choose.
Configure Columns - You can now configure columns in the Watchlists, Portfolio view, Orders view and Trades view by clicking the configuration icon (three vertical lines) next to the ticker symbol header. You can add, remove and rearrange columns. Swipe left or right to navigate within the page and see additional columns. Additionally, the top level main menu has been replaced by a more sophisticated and easier to use slide-out menu. To view the slide-out menu, tap the list icon (three horizontal lines) to the left of the page title.
Easy-to-Use Menu - The top level main menu has been replaced by a more sophisticated and easier to use slide-out menu. To view the slide-out menu on any page, tap the list icon (three horizontal lines) to the left of the page title.
Additional Order Types - The following order types are now supported in mobileTWS for Android:
- Market on Close - A Market-on-Close (MOC) order is a market order that is submitted to execute as close to the closing price as possible.
- Limit on Close - A Limit-on-close (LOC) order will be submitted at the close and will execute if the closing price is at or better than the submitted limit price.
- Market if Touched - A Market if Touched (MIT) is an order to buy (or sell) a contract below (or above) the market.
- Limit if Touched - A Limit if Touched is an order to buy (or sell) a contract at a specified price or better, below (or above) the market.
- Market with Protection - A Market with Protection order is a market order that will be cancelled and resubmitted as a limit order if the entire order does not immediately execute at the market price.
- Stop with Protection - A Stop with Protection order combines the functionality of a stop limit order with a market with protection order.
Coming soon: Trailing Limit if Touched order.
- Reduced Time for Receiving Market Data
- App Stability Improvements
Display Frozen Market Data, High Precision Forex Quotes, Ability to Launch Account Mgmt (Build 6.9.516 March 26, 2014)
Recent updates to mobileTWS for Android include:
Display Frozen Market Data - A static snapshot of the last known quote (bid, ask, and sizes) will be displayed when markets are closed. Note that static data is displayed only for tickers that have a market data description. Frozen data is identifiable by its grey background and small diamond-shaped icon preceding the quote.
High Precision Forex Quotes - We now offer high-precision quotes for Forex to 1/10 of a pip, versus the current 1/2 pip quote. Please note that the 1/10 pip affects the quoted prices only and does not affect the order routing. Additionally, this only applies to ticker row data and is not yet reflected in charts, deep book or Time and Sales data. To enable high precision forex quotes, open Configuration and check High precision Forex quotes.
Launch Account Management - You can now launch Account Management from within mobileTWS without having to log in separately. To launch Account Management, use the Manage button in the upper right corner of the Account page, or use the Configuration page. Note that this feature is not available in Read-Only mode, as it requires login verification.
You can now add structured products to a watchlist by entering the ISIN. You can locate a product’s ISIN using the Contract Search accessed from the Help and Contacts menu along the top of the IB web site.
Customers who have a guaranteed dollar account can now log into mobileTWS, but can only route orders to the Universal account. The UG (guaranteed dollar) portion of the account will not be displayed and no trades or orders for that segment will be displayed.
Trade Bulletins - Blinking notifications concerning exchange, trading and other issues are now supported in mobileTWS for Android phones.
Support for trading on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) - Customers who have opened their accounts through IB India Pvt Ltd. can now trade stocks, options, futures and currency futures and options on the NSE using mobileTWS. Note that only India residents can trade stocks, currency futures and currency options. Both India residents and non-residents Indians (NRIs) can trade options and futures. To trade on the NSE you must use SSL security. The SSL checkbox is available on the login window.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) - A new checkbox, Use SSL, has been added to the account login screen for mobileTWS for Android phones. This security feature is available in all regions that support this protocol. Checking Use SSL ensures that all information passed to and from your mobileTWS session is protected. Note that enabling this functionality may slightly impact performance depending on the capabilities of your mobile device. SSL is required before you can trade on the NSE.
Translations - The mobileTWS for Android phone application has been translated into eight languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian, French Spanish and German. Select the language from the login window.
User Guide Help - The mobileTWS users' guide is now accessible from the mobileTWS for Android phone Help menu.
We've added chart indicators, including Simple Moving Average, Exponential Moving Average, Weighted Moving Average and Bollinger Bands. To add a chart study, open chart configuration using the wrench icon, and click the Chart line to choose and configure a chart study.
In addition, Portfolio News offerings have been enhanced with ticker-related Contract news, which displays on the Contract Details page below the orders.
A new item has been added to the main menu. Portfolio News will open to display the latest news headlines relating to contracts in your portfolio. Tap a headline to read the full story; press and hold headline to see a list of companies mentioned in the article with the ability to open Contract Details for each company. Scroll down to see the full 50 available news items, and tap Load Moreâ€¦ to load the next 50 entries.
Attached orders including bracket, stop loss and profit takers orders are now supported on mobileTWS for Android phones. To use attached orders, from the order ticket use the "Attach Order" selector and choose the order type.
The Mobile Trading Assistant comprises a group of notifications that are controlled separately and that pro actively notify you when user-specified market, account, positions and order execution thresholds are crossed. Notifications occur in real time, and can be sent via email or text. Notifications include:
- Market notifications - Sends a notification if the daily change percent exceeds the bounds you define for a specific instrument. Threshold boundaries can be set between -5% and 5%. i.e. SPX up 2.5% (1,470.50)
- Account notifications - Receive an alert when the margin cushion or Daily P&L exceeds the user-specified boundary. i.e. Margin Cushion Below
- Position notifications - Sends an alert if the percent change of any of your positions exceeds the user-specified boundaries. i.e. AAPL: Long 200 position up 3% (650.37)
- Trade notifications - Sends an alert when an order fills, i.e. SOLD 500 AAPL @ 650.37
To activate the Mobile Trading Assistant notifications, from the Main Menu select Mobile Trading Assistant, and use the sliders on each category to enable or disable the notification. Specify the boundary limits as needed.