IBUSOPT, an order destination for US equity and index options, is designed to offer clients the opportunity to interact with IBKR SmartRouted™ order flow and have their orders for actively traded options filled between the National Best Bid/Offer (NBBO).
The IBUSOPT destination helps traders execute options trades more efficiently and effectively and helps achieve better executions by providing traders with more control over their trades by supporting different order types.
IBUSOPT orders will wait for an offsetting order from another IBKR client and are not shown to the market.
The IBUSOPT destination provides clients with an opportunity to compete with major liquidity providers for marketable orders prior to the orders being routed to an exchange. Orders on IBUSOPT will wait for an offsetting order from another IBKR client and are not shown to the market. Once there is an offsetting order on IBUSOPT, the orders will be used to start an auction at the exchange. The exchange auction provides price improvement opportunities over the current matched price and lets the orders from IBUSOPT execute against each other or other participants responding to the auction – thereby potentially enhancing execution rates and quality.
To route a US equity or index options order to IBUSOPT from Mosaic, set up the order in the Order Entry panel and open the "advanced" panel to select a new destination. Once you have selected IBUSOPT as the destination, available order types will be shown in the dropdown. To provide liquidity throughout the trading day, use the Options Liquidity Tool.
Our Options Liquidity Tool lets options traders create liquidity-adding strategies by directly routing orders to the IBUSOPT destination where it interacts with our order flow.
Each side (i.e., set of strike orders) will be setup as a one-cancels-another (OCA) order attribute in the Trader Workstation (TWS). TWS will attempt to fill one of the orders completely and either cancel the other completely or partially fill multiple orders to equal a final quantity.
TWS tracks strategy performance by creating individual models for each underlying in each account. While a strategy cannot be shared with different users on an account, each user can view the other’s trading strategy. In addition, a Metrics tile provides a real-time summary of P&L and Sensitivity to help you monitor the current strategy.
The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".
Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.
Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.
Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.
Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.
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