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IBot Can You Help Manage Your Account
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:
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.
To find out more about IBot, see the IBot feature page.
Order Wheel: 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:
To find out more about the Order Wheel, see the Feature in Focus page.
Price Wand: 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.
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.
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
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.
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.