These release notes document the major enhancements and bug fixes distributed in build 926 of TWS. To identify the build number, on the TWS Help menu select About Trader Workstation.
The ScaleTrader algo tool now supports entering a starting position for one-sided scale orders with no profit-taker child orders.
The Risk Navigator, IB's real-time market-risk management platform that provides a comprehensive measure of risk exposure across multiple asset classes around the globe, now allows you to trade from within the hypothetical "what-if" portfolio. In addition, a new column allows you to include or exclude "what-if" positions in the total risk assessment.
To open the Risk Navigator, from the TWS Analytical Tools menu select Risk Navigator. The tool opens using your current portfolio. To create a hypothetical "what-if" portfolio, from the Risk Navigator Portfolio menu select New. Add positions by clicking in the green Underlying field and entering the underlying, then defining the actual position. When positions are added, two new checkbox columns appear. The Position checkbox column allows you to specify all or selected positions to be included in the portfolio risk. All checked positions are also eligible to be traded using the Trade column checkboxes. Check a trade checkbox and then click the Trade button in the top right corner of window to create the selected position in your actual portfolio. Risk Navigator will create an order in TWS the execution of which will result in a position that mimics the position in your "what-if" portfolio. If you already hold a position in the selected underlying, the order quantity will be calculated to accommodate the current position. For example, if you currently hold a long position in XYZ of 7000 and you create a trade from the XYZ "what-if" position of 10,000, the TWS order for XYZ will be for 3000 shares.
For more details on using the IB Risk Navigator, see the TWS Users' Guide.
Support for single-click order transmission has been reinstated in the BookTrader. This ability had been deprecated in favor of an order confirmation message. Customers can now elect to turn off the Order Confirmation by selecting "Don't show this popup dialog again" when they click in the ladder to create an order. Once the order confirmation message is turned off, clicking in the price ladder will instantaneously submit an order at the specified price.
A new setting to display abbreviated volume in all volume columns has been added to Configuration > Display > Ticker Row. Select the "Abbreviated display shows K for thousands and M for millions" check box in the Volumn Column Display Settings section to display abbreviated volume instead of exact volume. When you select this check box, sizes in thousands and millions are abbreviated using their letter equivalents.
The following changes were implemented in TWS build 926: