Electronic trading major Interactive Brokers has just released Build 984 of its Trader Workstation (TWS) platform.
The latest build of the solution adds Hot News headlines. They provide updates on the most active symbols and tells traders why these companies are on the move. When relevant, traders will see Hot News headlines in the Quote Details and Advanced Quote Details windows, identified with the red flag icon.
Add Hot News as a feed using the “+” in the News panel. You can remove these headlines from the quote details windows from the Information Tools > Quote Details section of Global Configuration.
Users of the TWS platform will soon notice Daily P&L calculation change. Effective June 1, 2021, traders will no longer be able to use the local time zone (time zone of one’s device) or select a specific time zone for Daily P&L calculations. Instead, Daily P&L will be calculated using the time zone of the instrument.
Additionally traders will no longer have the option to select “Include today’s opening position in P&L.” To use the instrument-specific time zone now, in Global Configuration select General, and in the P&L section of the page check “Use instrument-specific reset time.”
In the preceding release of TWS, Interactive Brokers expanded its responsible investing offerings even more with the interactive Impact Dashboard, which incorporates a new data source from TruValue Labs that scores companies against the Sustainability Account Standards Board (SASB) criteria.
Also, that release of the platform enables traders to see current and trending market sentiment scores for companies in their Watchlist, Portfolio and throughout TWS with social sentiment data from Social Market Analytics Inc (SMA). Data is derived from the content and volume of unique Tweets, which have been triple-filtered for relevance and credibility from the daily Twitter stream of over 500 million Tweets.