IB TWS is a robust, multi-asset, global trading system with myriad trading tools, algos, order types, analytics, research and more. Layouts allow you to customize your trading environment just the way you want. Create multiple, custom layouts and easily toggle between them using the tabs displayed along the bottom of the workspace. Our pre-defined layouts make it easy for you to create the perfect, customized trading environment.
Add as many layouts to TWS as you need. Each layout is available as a tab along the bottom of the TWS frame, and all layouts can be customized.
To create a new layout, click the Add Tab "+" icon along the bottom of the Mosaic. Elect to use the Layout Library by clicking Open the Layout Library on the right side of the Add Tab dialog box.
Browse the Layout Library by scrolling through the layouts, or narrow your search by selecting a category from the list on the left. To find out more about any layout, click the layout’s Details button. To use a layout, click the Add Layout button. The new layout will open within a frame, and a new named tab for the layout appears along the bottom of TWS. The layout is ready to use!
If you need to, you can easily modify any layout by adding, removing and re-organizing the layout’s tools and tiles. Additionally, you can add multiple versions of the same layout. You can rename a layout by right-clicking the tab and selecting "Rename." If you add multiple versions of the same layout and elect not to rename, they will be identified by a numbered sequence in the tab names, for example "News" "News1" "News2" etc.
Layouts are locked by default to avoid inadvertent moving or closing of tools. To make changes to your layout, you first need to unlock it by clicking the lock icon in the top right corner of the Anchor window. When you unlock the layout the outer border becomes bright green and the workspace is labeled "Layout Unlocked" in anchor window.
Once the layout is unlocked, select a window to move or resize it. Click the "x" in the top right corner to delete it. Use the New Window drop down to find and add additional tools.
When you have finished editing, be sure to lock the layout. You will still be able to use it unlocked, but will not be able to log out until the layout has been locked.
You may have a solid idea of the workspace you want to create and would prefer to start with a blank palette and add your own tools.
To create a new blank layout, click the Add Tab "+" sign along the bottom of the Mosaic. Enter a name in the Enter Layout Name field on the left side of the Add Tab dialog box. A new tab for the layout is added to the tab set along the bottom of TWS, and the layout opens in "unlocked" mode.
Use the New Window drop down to select tools to add to your layout. Drag and resize to design the layout. Once you are finished, remember to lock the layout. You can unlock and edit any layout at any time.
This broad-based, efficient workspace includes streaming news, charts and order management, and is designed to meet the needs of most traders.
See at-a-glance account summary and position detail in your portfolio, and quickly trade any asset type. View today’s market performanceside by side with any security in your portfolio.
A sequence of charts lets you compare today's market performance with longer-term performance on any asset. Trade with a single clickat a price point in any chart.
A sequence of charts lets you compare today's market performance with short-term performance on any asset. Trade with a single clickat a price point in any chart.
Create forex spot and futures orders with a single click from the FXTrader, preconfigured with popular fx pairs and futures. Stay on top ofeconomics events and forex news with event calendars and streaming news feeds.
Quickly create single orders or complex option strategies using the OptionTrader.
Create orders for a single instrument from the BookTrader "price ladder." Attached tools help you quickly select the asset you want to trade.
The Accumulate/Distribute algo provides a step-by-step interface to help you create and manage multiple large-quantity orders - all with minimalmarket impact.
The ScaleTrader algo, alongside multiple charts and data tools, can help you scale into or out of large single positions and pair trades withminimal market impact.
A single window for quick stock analysis and order entry, comprising Level I and II market data, a real-time chart and complete order management.
Scan the markets for new opportunities with this completely customizable scanner. See comprehensive research, and check key fundamentalsand analyst forecasts before you make your decision. When you're ready, easily submit, monitor and manage your orders.
Scan the markets for fixed income investments with this completely customizable bond-specific scanner. See comprehensive research, and checkkey fundamentals and analyst forecasts before you invest in corporate bonds. When you're ready, easily submit, monitor and manage your orders.
Stay on top of activity in the world markets with a comprehensive Watchlist of world indices and an up-to-the-minute list of Top Moversthroughout Europe, Asia and the US.
Quickly see today's analyst upgrades and downgrades, along with several analyst research publications that are available to IB clientsat no additional cost.
Complete company research fundamentals at your fingertips. Summary, analyst forecasts, financial statements and other companyfundamentals data.
A complete list of news sources including the Street Insider Top News, Bloomberg TV, IB's own Traders' Insight, portfolio news and more. All withsocial sentiment and confidence ratings.
Use the SpreadTrader to trade in futures, futures options, EFPs and option combinations using pre-built strategies like the calendar spread, butterfly,collar, iron condor, straddle, strangle and more.
Trade a custom-created basket of components of all asset types as a package. Or, choose a popular index to replicate in your basket.
Use the real-time market risk management tool to see a comprehensive measure of risk exposure across multiple asset classes, and to assess specificrisk slices of your portfolio, such as risk by position, risk by underlying and risk by industry.
Use our intuitive Write Options interface to sell calls against long stock positions and sell puts against your short positions. Use the Rollover Optionstool to quickly roll over options that are about to expire.
The Rebalance Portfolio tool makes it easy to realign your portfolio based on your investment goals and risk tolerance. Advisors can use the tool toquickly rebalance all or some of their client accounts.