TWS Release Notes

The preset types listed will now allow you to set the offset in ticks: Futures Options Format 6. The same will be true of the mini-options unless the brokers give special discounts, which — so far — they have not been doing. To differentiate these mini options from regular stock options, the Trading Class field is being replaced by the "Multiplier" field. Each day, as part of its risk management policy, IBKR simulates thousands of profit and loss scenarios for client portfolios based upon a comprehensive set of sector-based market scenarios for all pre-defined primary risk factors. Accounts subject to the exposure fee should maintain excess equity to avoid a margin deficiency.

TWS now supports Mini options on US stocks. These options generally have a multiplier of 10 instead of the standard To differentiate these mini options from regular stock options, the Trading Class field is being replaced by the "Multiplier" field.


The Exposure Fee is calculated on all calendar days and is charged to the account at the end of the following trading day. The exposure fee charge on Monday's activity statement reflects the charges for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Exposure Fee calculation periods which include a holiday are determined in the same manner as that of a weekend. The fee is calculated on the holiday and charged at the end of the next trading day. Margin Trading Margin Requirements.

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Please note the following: The display feature to highlight "My trades" within a chart has been optimized. The chart's editable right margin is turned off by default. To activate the editable margin, from Global Configuration select Charts then Settings, and in the Display section check Margin area Once activated, a small, left-pointing arrow at the bottom of the x-axis allows you to drag the right margin in, providing a horizontal buffer.

Drag the arrow back out to bring the right margin back to its original position. This feature is only available when Share trendlines among charts is enabled, and will limit sharing of trendlines to charts that use the same bar size e. From the Studies tab, check Use global study color to ensure that any change you make to the color for a particular study goes across the same study in all charts. An issue with status message errors has been fixed. Display name of virtual security appearing instead of the equation in the Chart Legend on Linux - This has been fixed.

The appearance of the hot buttons in the Charts toolbar has been improved. An issue with tooltips on MacOS X has been fixed. A problem with the appearance of the right popup menu in Charts has been fixed. So far, there are mini-options only on five stocks: A mini option is an option on 10 shares of the underlying instrument. They trade with a slightly different symbol. The mini options have the ability to trade all of the expiration dates: It is unclear if all of these will be listed for all of the underlying instruments.

Of course, commission costs are probably not one-tenth as much, since commissions are generally based on how many contracts one trades — not on what those contracts cost.

Even if one has a commission rate based on the total dollars in the trade, there is likely to be a minimum commission, and a trade in these mini options would likely be below the minimum. All of that performance difference is due to commissions. The same will be true of the mini-options unless the brokers give special discounts, which — so far — they have not been doing.

So far, these options have been a modest success. Here is the trading volume since March 18, comparing the mini options to regular option volume. SPY seems to be the big winner — both in terms of total volume and in the percentage of regular option volume. That seems a bit strange.

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