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IBKR Mobile for Android - Release Notes

Build 8.3.998 - November 2018

Events Calendars: Econoday Data and Add Events to Device Calendar; BBTV Asia; New ESG and IV Data Points

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 Edit Columns. Find IV columns in the Options section, and HV columns in the Prices section.

Build 8.3.994 - September 25, 2018

Bloomberg TV and more; Complex Positions for Advisors; Seven Days of Trades, Order Presets Improvements

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.

Build 8.3.983 - August 16, 2018

New Trader Launchpad; Position and Buying Power in Order Entry

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 16, 2018

Trade Mutual Funds; View Portfolio Vega

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.

Order Presets Available in Mobile

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.

Performance Profile in Mobile Spreads

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.

Build 8.3.966 - June 2018

Precautionary Settings Now in the Cloud

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.

Build 8.3.964 - May 30, 2018

Support for Bond Trading

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.

Build 8.3.962 - May 21, 2018

See How Much You Can Spend

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.

Build 8.3.956 - May 5, 2018

See Debit/Credit in Limit Price Field

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.

Build 8.3.955 - April 18, 2018

See SPX Delta & Theta in Portfolio

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.

Build 8.3.951 - March 26, 2018

Performance Details for Options and Spreads

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.

Build 8.3.948 - March 15, 2018

Watchlist Import Fixed; More Option Chain Columns; Better Order Side Indication; Redesigned Quote Details Sections

Watchlist import fixed

The introduction of IBKR Mobile integrating of 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.

Build 8.3.945 - March 12, 2018

App Rename to IBKR Mobile; Option Spread Templates; Access Account Management; Buy/Sell Buttons Rearranged

App Renamed to IBRK Mobile

Note that our mobile trading app has been renamed "IBKR Mobile," and includes integrated 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 29, 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.

Build 8.3.926 - January 23, 2018

More "Desktop" Columns Available in Mobile; New Option Exercise Screen; Rearrange Quote Details sections; More Orders via IBot

  • 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.