IBKR Announces the Latest Advances to Its Trader Workstation Trading Platform07.28.2016 By John D'Antona Editor, Traders Magazine
BUSINESS WIRE – GREENWICH, Conn.- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) has released its July IB Communiqué to inform clients worldwide about the latest enhancements to their trading platform, products and services.
Trader Workstation (TWS) Updates
- Personalize Your Trading Platform – Recent TWS enhancements give you even more ways to customize your platform and save time creating and submitting orders. Recognizing that some clients trade only a handful of the many products offered through TWS, clients may now use a Contract Selector to filter out products, regions and exchanges they do not use. The result is faster access to the products investors want to trade. TWS users may now add our traditional trading tools as tabs to display alongside Classic and Mosaic pages offering more efficient access to data and investing strategies.
- Adaptive Algo Supports Futures – The newest member of our IB Algo family, the Adaptive Algo, strives to achieve the fastest fill at the best all-in price by adapting to market conditions as it works. This flexible and popular algo can now also be used to trade futures, in addition to stock and options. This algo order type is especially useful when the spread is wide, while it also breaks down large orders into smaller chunks to avoid overwhelming the market.
IB RIA Compliance Center – IB has launched its own Compliance Center offering tools to help advisors navigate the complex world of compliance obligations and various SEC registration and filings. The RIA Compliance Center aims to help advisors identify and meet compliance rules and obligations as well as help start-up and breakaway advisors. As part of this initiative, IB provides advisors with a list of Preferred Providers that offer Compliance-related services, many of whom have agreed to give discounts to advisors who trade through IB. Learn more about this service here.
IB’s Block Trading Desk – Investors with large orders can outsource their trading needs with IB’s Block Trading Desk. For orders in excess of 10,000 shares and 100 option contracts our live broker desk offers no phone queue time or hold time. Working with the Block Trading Desk also offers the potential advantage of price improvement on options trades, including SPX and VIX contracts. Clients may also get pre-trade quotes ahead of time for any strategy. Learn more here.
About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and funds on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal Account™. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.
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