IB TWS和IB Key整合为移动IBKR

概况

如何迁移账户使用者取决于您当前使用何种应用程序:

1. 您的智能手机仅用于交易(安装了IB TWS)- 点击此处
2. 您的智能手机仅用于验证(安装了IB Key) -  点击此处
3. 您的智能手机既用于交易,也用于验证(安装了IB TWS和IB Key) - 点击此处
4. 您的智能手机用于进行借记卡交易(安装了IB Key) -  点击此处
 

您是IB TWS用户

您使用手机上的IB TWS交易,但您未使用IB Key。
1. 在首次打开应用程序时,您将看到以下新的主页面。
图1是iOS设备上的移动IBKR主页面。图2是安卓设备的版本。

    
图1                                                                 图2

2. 点击“交易”按钮。
3. 应用程序的其它方面与您之前使用的一样。
 

 

通过“交易”页面访问其它功能

如您希望使用移动IBKR的其它功能,比如验证模块或借记卡功能:

对于iOS设备(图3)
1. 打开菜单上的“更多”(页面右下角)。
2. 滚动到页面底部。
对于安卓设备(图4)
1. 打开“应用”菜单
2. 滚动到底部的App设置

   
图3                                                                                        图4
 

您是IB Key使用者

激活

1. 打开移动IBKR并点击“验证”。
2. 应用程序会检测设备上是否安装了IB Key并提示您下一步如何操作 - 要么自动迁移(图5),要么先更新、然后再自动迁移。
您也可选择之后再手动迁移。

     
图5                                                          图6                                                            图7

迁移完成后,如您尝试运行独立的IB Key应用 - 即您之前验证过的IB Key - 您将看到以下界面(图8)。


 图8

 

日常操作


A. 如您有网络连接,则日常登录没有任何变化 - 系统会使用无缝验证:
1. 在(TWS、账户管理、网页交易者或移动IBKR)的相应区域内输入您的登录信息。点击“登录”。
2. 系统会向您的手机发送一条通知 - 点击该通知。
3. 取决于您的设备,(在iOS设备上)将面部置于摄像头前或在指纹传感器上按压指纹,或(在安卓设备上)输入您的PIN码。系统会自动登录。


B. 如您没有互联网连接,您可通过验证-响应的模式使用移动IBKR:
1. 在(TWS、账户管理、网页交易者或移动IBKR)的相应区域内输入您的登录信息。点击“登录”。
2. 点击“我没有收到通知”。
3. 打开移动IBKR并点击“验证”。
4. 在您手机的“验证码”区域输入登录界面上显示的值。点击“生成”按钮。
5. 在登录界面的“响应字符串”区域输入您智能手机应用显示的值。点击“登录”。

 

您既是IB TWS的使用者,也是IB Key的使用者

1. 请先激活移动IBKR程序的“验证”模块(点击此处)。
2. 点击您新的移动IBKR应用主页面上的“交易”按钮登录交易界面(点击此处)。

 

您使用IB借记卡

1. 请先激活移动IBKR程序的“验证”模块(点击此处)。
2. 在移动IBKR应用的主页面上点击“借记卡”按钮。其它功能的使用和过去一样

 

 

How to overcome the "Downloading settings from server failed" error

Background: 

Store settings on server allows clients the ability to store their Trader Workstation (TWS) settings/configuration on the cloud and retrieve them at anytime from another computer. This feature allows you to use the layout of a specific user on two or more machines.

In some specific circumstances, the operation which stores/downloads the settings to/from the cloud may fail and the following error message may appear shortly after the TWS has loaded on the screen:

 

 

 How to overcome this error message?

 The underlying causes of this message are usually the following:

  • ACCESS TO THE LOCAL MACHINE IS BLOCKED: A security setup, such as a firewall or antivirus, prevents the access of this computer to the cloud storage. This prevents TWS from accessing the remote server, thus disallowing the settings file upload or download. Recommended workaround: set up an exception on the firewall or antivirus in order to exclude the TWS executable file (c:\Jts\tws.exe) or the entire TWS folder (C:\Jts) from the real time security scan. The procedure to set an exclusion may vary, according to the software you are using, therefore we recommend consulting the user guide or the on-line documentation of your specific security program.
     
  • ACCESS TO THE REMOTE SERVER IS BLOCKED: A firewall or proxy service blocks the communication with the cloud storage through the network on which this computer is. In this scenario, you (or your IT / Networking departments, in case you do not have the rights for such an operation) can modify the firewall or proxy settings to allow the computer to communicate with the cloud server s3.amazonaws.com on the TCP port 443. For additional details about the hosts/ports which needs to be allowed for the proper TWS operation, please see as well the section "DESKTOP TWS" of KB2816. Please refer to the documentation of your specific software in order to create specific rules for your firewall or proxy system.

 

See KB2323 for instructions on how to restore TWS settings from external storage
See KB2320 for instructions on transferring settings from one user to another

 

Why is my chart delayed, showing question marks or only partially populated?

Background: 
What  are SMART Charts and how are they generated?

The SMART charting mechanism analyzes and compares the market data coming from all venues a given contract is traded on and graphically displays the most favorable quotes.

When all the data streams are live, the data points are available for all sources and for each time point, thus they can be fully compared. The resulting SMART chart will be up to date and fully populated, moreover it will constantly and automatically update1.  

The comparison between non synchronized market data streams (some live and some delayed) is just partially possible, since the delayed feeds are lacking data points for the last 15 or 20 minutes. Therefore, within that time frame, the SMART chart will usually display a series of yellow question marks to indicate unavailability of source data. In this case the SMART Chart will not update automatically.

When the lack of data points is more extensive or when the Exchange does not distribute delayed data for a given contract, the correspondent SMART Chart may be completely blank.

What should I do to obtain a fully populated, up-to-date chart?

If your trading method is based on SMART charts, you would need to activate the live market data subscriptions for all the marketplaces your financial instruments are traded on. For additional details, please see KB1201

If your trading method does not require SMART charts, you can decide to use Direct chart routing as a workaround.

A Directed Chart will allow you to graphically represent the market data coming from a single, specific Exchange. When possible, we suggest to select the primary marketplace for the product for this purpose, since this is usually the one offering the highest liquidity and trade volume, hence normally providing the most favorable quotes. If you have subscribed the market data for that venue, the resulting Directed Chart will be fully populated, up to date and it will update automatically1.

 
How do I set up a Directed Chart?

1.  Within a watchlist, type the contract symbol and press Enter on your keyboard.


2.  When then contract selection menu appears, select the item Stock (Directed). If you do not see this item, click on the small down arrow at the bottom of the menu to reveal the hidden menu items.


3.  The Exchange selection screen will appear. You can now select the main Exchange for the product or the Exchange for which you have an active live market data subscription. Once done, click OK.


4.  Within your watchlist you will see a newly created Directed Ticker line. It will contain the contract symbol and, preceded by the @ sign, the Exchange you selected at the previous step. Right click on that directed ticker line and select Chart > New Chart

 

5. The chart will be shown. On the left side of the toolbar, after the contract symbol, you will see the Exchange you selected preceeded by a @ sign, indicating that this is a Directed Chart.
 

Notes
1. In order for the chart to update automatically, the checkbox "Keep chart up to date" has to be activated in the Chart Parameters panel. The panel is reachable directly within the chart window, from the top menu Edit.

IB TWS and IB Key Merger into IBKR Mobile

OVERVIEW

The migration for your user depends upon your current use of the apps as follows:

1. Your Smartphone is solely used for trading (IB TWS installed) - Click Here
2. Your Smartphone is solely used for authentication (IB Key installed) -  Click Here
3. Your Smartphone is used for both trading and authentication (IB TWS and IB Key installed) - Click Here
4. Your Smartphone is used for Debit Card transactions (IB Key installed) -  Click Here
 

You are a user of IB TWS

You have been trading on your smartphone with IB TWS and you have not used IB Key.
1. Upon first launch of the application you will see the following new Home Screen.
Figure 1 is the Home Screen of IBKR Mobile for iOS devices. Figure 2 is the Android device version.

     
Figure 1                                                     Figure 2

2. Tap on the Trade button.
3. The rest of the application experience is identical to what you have already used in the past.
 

 

Access to the other functions from the Trading Screen

If you wish to access the other functions of the IBKR Mobile, such as the Authentication module or the
Debit Card functions:

For iOS (Figure 3)
1. Open the menu ‘More’ (lower right-hand corner of your screen).
2. Scroll to the very bottom of this page
For Android (Figure 4)
1. Open the Application menu
2. Scroll to the bottom section - App Settings

       

Figure 3

    

Figure 4
 

You are an IB Key user

Activation

1. Launch the IBKR Mobile and tap on Authentication.
2. The app will detect the installation of the IB Key and will suggest a course of action - either an
automated migration (Figure 5) on an update and then automated migration.
You can as well choose to manually migrate at a later point.

     
Figure 5                                                 Figure 6                                                 Figure 7

After the migration is completed, should you run the IB Key standalone application - the one you have
authenticated with in the past - you will see the following screen (Figure 8).


Figure 8

 

Daily Operation


A. Nothing changes in the daily login experience if you have an Internet connection - the Seamless
Authentication process will be used:
1. Enter your credentials in the corresponding fields (in the TWS, Account Management, WebTrader or
IBKR Mobile). Click on Login.
2. The system will send you a notification on your smartphone’s screen - tap on it.
3. Depending on your device, present your face to the camera or fingerprint on the sensor (iOS) or
enter your PIN code (Android). The system will the automatically proceed with the login.


B. If you have no Internet connection, you will use the IBKR Mobile in Challenge-Response mode:
1. Enter your credentials in the corresponding fields (in the TWS, Account Management, WebTrader or
IBKR Mobile). Click on ‘Login'.
2. Click on the link saying “I did not receive a notification”.
3. Launch the IBKR Mobile and tap on ‘Authentication’.
4. In the field Challenge of your smartphone application enter the values displayed on the Login
Screen. Tap the ‘Generate’ button.
5. Enter the values displayed by your smartphone app into the field Response string on the Login
Screen. Click ‘Login’.

 

You are a user of both IB TWS and IB Key

1. Please complete first the procedure for the activation of the Authentication module of the IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).
2. Login to the trading screen by taping on the Trade button of the Home Screen in your new IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).

 

You use an IB Debit Card

1. Please complete first the procedure for the activation of the Authentication module of the IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).
2. On the Home Screen of the IBKR Mobile app tap on the Debit Card button. The rest of the experience
is identical to what you have already used in the past.

 

 

Delayed Market Data Timing

Overview: 

Market data vendors typically offer exchange data in two categories, real-time and delayed. Real-time market data is disseminated as soon as the information is publicly available. Delayed market data is on a time lag that is usually 10-20 minutes behind real-time quotes.

Some exchanges allow delayed data to be displayed without any market data subscription, free of charge. A list of the exchanges we provide delayed data for at no cost and without formal request (i.e., the delayed data will be displayed upon entry of the product symbol on the trading platform) are outlined in the table below.  The table also includes the corresponding real-time subscription, the fees for which are posted on IBKR's public website.

Note, these quotes should be used for indicative purposes and not necessarily for trading. The times mentioned may be subject to further delays without notice.

 

The Americas

External Exchange Name IB Exchange Name Delay Period Real Time Subscription
CBOT ECBOT 10 minutes CBOT Real-Time
CBOE Futures Exchange CFE 10 minutes CFE Enhanced
Market Data Express (MDX) CBOE 10 minutes CBOE Market Data Express Indices
CME GLOBEX 10 minutes CME Real-Time
COMEX NYMEX 10 minutes COMEX Real-Time
ICE US NYBOT 10 minutes ICE Futures U.S. (NYBOT)
Mexican Derivatives Exchange MEXDER 15 minutes Mexican Derivatives Exchange
Mexican Stock Exchange MEXI 20 minutes Mexican Stock Exchange
Montreal Exchange CDE 15 minutes Montreal Exchange
NASDAQ (UTP) NASDAQ 15 minutes NASDAQ (Network C/UTP)
NYMEX NYMEX 10 minutes NYMEX Real-Time
NYSE (CTA Tape A) NYSE 15 minutes NYSE (Network A/CTA)
NYSE American (CTA Tape B) AMEX 15 minutes AMEX (Network B/CTA)
NYSE GIF NYSE 15 minutes NYSE Global Index Feed
One Chicago ONE 10 minutes OneChicago
OPRA OPRA 15 minutes OPRA Top of Book (L1) (US Option Exchanges)
OTC Markets PINK 15 minutes OTC Markets
Toronto Stock Exchange TSE 15 minutes Toronto Stock Exchange
Venture Exchange VENTURE 15 minutes TSX Venture Exchange

 

Europe

External Exchange Name IB Exchange Name Delay Period Real Time Subscription
BATS Europe BATE/CHIX 15 minutes European (BATS/Chi-X) Equities
Boerse Stuttgart SWB 15 minutes Stuttgart Boerse incl. Euwax (SWB)
Bolsa de Madrid BM 15 minutes Bolsa de Madrid
Borsa Italiana BVME/IDEM 15 minutes Borsa Italiana (BVME stock / SEDEX / IDEM deriv)
Budapest Stock Exchange BUX 15 minutes Budapest Stock Exchange
Eurex DTB/SOFFEX 15 minutes Eurex Real-Time Information
Euronext AEB/SBF/MATIF/BELFOX 15 minutes Euronext Cash
Euronext AEB/SBF/MATIF/BELFOX 15 minutes Euronext Data Bundle
Frankfurt Stock Exchange and XETRA FWB/IBIS/XETRA 15 minutes Spot Market Germany (Frankfurt/Xetra)
ICE Futures Europe (Commodities) IPE 10 minutes ICE Futures E.U. - Commodities (IPE)
ICE Futures Europe (Financials) ICEEU 10 minutes ICE Futures E.U. – Financials (LIFFE)
LSE LSE 15 minutes LSE UK
LSEIOB LSEIOB 15 minutes LSE International
MEFF MEFF 15 minutes BME (MEFF)
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Derivatives OMS 15 minutes Nordic Derivatives
Prague Stock Exchange PRA 15 minutes Prague Stock Exchange Cash Market
SWISS Exchange EBS/VIRTX 15 minutes SIX Swiss Exchange
Turquoise ECN TRQXCH/TRQXDE/TRQXEN 15 minutes Turquoise ECNs
Warsaw Stock Exchange WSE 15 minutes Warsaw Stock Exchange

 

Asia

External Exchange Name IB Exchange Name Delay Period Real Time Subscription
Australian Stock Exchange ASX 20 minutes ASX Total
Hang Seng Indices HKFE-IND 15 minutes Hang Seng Indexes
Hong Kong Futures Exchange HKFE 15 minutes Hong Kong Derivatives (Fut & Opt)
Hong Kong Stock Exchange SEHK 15 minutes Hong Kong Securities Exchange (Stocks, Warrants & Bonds)
Korea Stock Exchange KSE 20 minutes Korea Stock Exchange
National Stock Exchange of India NSE 15 minutes National Stock Exchange of India, Capital Market Segment
Osaka Securities Exchange OSE.JPN 20 minutes Osaka Exchange
SGX Derivatives SGX 10 minutes Singapore Exchange (SGX) - Derivatives
Shanghai Stock Exchange SEHKNTL 15 minutes Shanghai Stock Exchange
Shenzhen Stock Exchange SEHKSZSE 15 minutes Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Singapore Stock Exchange SGX 10 minutes Singapore Exchange (SGX) - Stocks
Sydney Futures Exchange SNFE 10 minutes ASX24 Commodities and Futures
Tokyo Stock Exchange TSEJ 20 minutes Tokyo Stock Exchange

Risk Navigator: Alternative Margin Calculator

Overview: 

IB routinely reviews margin levels and will implement changes which serve to increase requirements above statutory minimums as market conditions warrant.  To assist clients with understanding the effects of such changes on their portfolio, a feature referred to as the "Alternative Margin Calculator" is provided within the Risk Navigator application. Outlined below are the steps for creating a “what-if” portfolio for the purpose of determining the impact of such margin changes.

Step 1: Open a new “What-if” portfolio

From the Classic TWS trading platform, select the Analytical Tools, Risk Navigator, and then Open New What-If menu options (Exhibit1).

Exhibit 1
 

From the Mosaic TWS trading platform, select New Window, Risk Navigator, and then Open New What-If menu options.

Step 2: Define starting portfolio

A pop-up window will appear (Exhibit 2) from which you will be prompted to define whether you would like to create a hypothetical portfolio starting from your current portfolio or a newly created portfolio. Clicking on the "yes" button will serve to download existing positions to the new “What-If” portfolio.

Exhibit 2
 

Clicking on the "No" button will open up the “What – If” Portfolio with no positions.


Risk Dashboard

The Risk Dashboard is pinned along the top of the product tab-sets, and is and is available for what-if as well as active portfolios. The values are calculated on demand for what-if portfolios. The dashboard provides at-a-glance account information including:

1) Net Liquidation Value: The total Net Liquidation Value for the account
2) P&L: The total daily P&L for the entire portfolio
3) Maintenance Margin: Total current maintenance margin
4) Initial Margin: Total initial margin requirements
5) VAR: Shows the Value at risk for the entire portfolio
6) Expected Shortfall (ES): Expected Shortfall (average value at risk) is expected return of the portfolio in the worst case
 

 

Alternative Margin Calculator

The Alternative Margin Calculator, accessed from the Setting menu and clicking on the Margin Mode (Exhibit 3), shows how the margin change will affect the overall margin requirement, once fully implemented.

Exhibit 3
 

 

Step 3: Selecting Margin Mode Settings

A pop-up window will appear (Exhibit 4) entitled Margin Mode Setting. You can use the drop-down menu in that window to change the margin calculations from Default (being the current policy) to the new title of the new Margin Setting (being the new margin policy). Once you have made a selection click on the OK button in that window.

Exhibit 4
 

Once the new margin mode setting is specified, the Risk Navigator Dashboard will automatically update to reflect your choice. You can toggle back and forth between the Margin Mode settings. Note that the current Margin Mode will be shown in the lower left hand corner of the Risk Navigator window (Exhibit 5).

Exhibit 5
 

 

Step 4: Add Positions

To add a position to the "What - If" portfolio, click on the green row titled "New" and then enter the underlying symbol (Exhibit 6), define the product type (Exhibit 7) and enter position quantity (Exhibit 8)

Exhibit 6
 

 

Exhibit 7

 

Exhibit 8

 

You can modify the positions to see how that changes the margin. After you altered your positions you will need to click on the recalculate icon () to the right of the margin numbers in order to have them update. Whenever that icon is present the margin numbers are not up-to-date with the content of the What-If Portfolio.

 

20-Minute Reconnect Grace Period, Unless Fingerprint/PIN Device Lock is Enabled

We recently introduced 30-hour Extended Trading access for mobile users (see the Android or iOS release notes).

For your protection, this feature requires that fingerprint or PIN/Pattern security be enabled on your mobile device. If not enabled, a 20-minute inactivity grace period applies, after which you are disconnected from your trading session and logged into Read-Only mode (which can be disabled), and must perform a full login for trading access.
 
While we remain diligent in our efforts to keep your account protected, we understand that good security is also about striking a balance between safety and convenience. If you feel strongly that this change adds undue burden to your trading setup - we'd like to hear from you.  Please vote on the Enhancement Request available through our Features Poll.

 

IB TWS for Mobile - Extended Trading Access

Overview: 

Get extended trading access in IB TWS for Mobile when you enabled fingerprint security on your device.

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 full access to their trading session without having to perform a full login (username/password + second factor authentication). After this grace period, users who have fingerprint security enabled on their device will 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-access 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. This means that if you access mobile TWS at least every 30 hours, you can maintain your trading access for an entire week without a full login. For added security, all mobile trading sessions are disconnected each Sunday at 1:00 AM local time, requiring 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-access their trading session with this authentication for up to 12 hours 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” (Android) or "Auto-reconnect" (iOS) in IB TWS for Mobile Configuration.

How to adjust font size in TWS

Background: 

By default, Trader Workstation (TWS) is designed to display in a font size and style which can be read comfortably for the average user across various screen sizes and resolutions. With the advent of new technologies, there has been an exponential push to make monitors with higher display sizes and your layout may need to be further adjusted manually. This document serves to explain how to manually adjust the font size for TWS.

Procedure

To adjust font size throughout TWS:

  1. From the Anchor window, click the Font Size Adjustment icon.
  2. Check the button Adjust window & column widths to ensure all windows will resize automatically to keep the same font:window ratio. (If unchecked, only font size will change but window size will remain the same).
  3. Click the button Smaller or Larger until the font size is correct.
    Notice that the font size will change immediately as you click the button.
  4. Click the Font Size Adjustment icon   when done.

Note: It is possible that currently not all windows will be adjusted in the same way.

Vista previa de orden / Comprobar margen

Overview: 

La función Vista previa de órdenes/Comprobar margen ofrece la posibilidad de revisar el coste, la comisión y el impacto de margen proyectados de una orden antes de su transmisión. Esta función está disponible tanto en TWS como en WebTrader; la versión de TWS proporciona más detalles.

Trader Workstation (TWS)

La función Comprobar margen de TWS proporciona la posibilidad de aislar el impacto de margen de la orden propuesta de una de las posiciones existentes y también muestra el nuevo requisito de margen suponiendo que la orden se ejecute. Los saldos de margen clave, incluidos los requisitos de margen inicial y de mantenimiento, se informan como la Liquidez con valor de préstamo. Para utilizar esta función, coloque el cursor sobre la línea de la orden, haga clic derecho con el botón del ratón y seleccione Comprobar margen desde el menú desplegable.

Ejemplo: Comprar 1 ES Junio 2012 Futuro @ 1387.25

 

La primera sección de la Vista previa de órdenes muestra el bid, ask y el último precio de negociación para el valor.

 

La segunda sección muestra los detalles básicos de la orden.

 

La sección Cantidad muestra el valor de la orden así como la comisión estimada aplicable.

 

La sección Impacto de margen muestra una división de los siguiente:

Actual = Los valores de cuenta actuales, con exclusión de la orden que se está transmitiendo.

Cambio = El efecto de la orden que se está enviando, ignorando cualquier posición en la cuenta.

Postnegociación = Los valores de cuenta anticipados cuando la orden que se está transmitiendo se haya ejecutado e incorporado a la cartera de cuenta.

  

WebTrader

La vista previa de orden de WebTrader muestra solo el equivalente de los valores postnegociación de TWS.

 

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