Interactive Brokers updates IBKR Desktop platform
Electronic trading major Interactive Brokers continues to enhance the IBKR Desktop platform.
The latest IBKR Desktop release offers Option Chain List view.
Traders can now toggle between “Tabbed” and “List” views in the Option Chain. The default “Tabbed” view lists the expiration dates along the top as tabs and only shows options for a single expiration. “List” view shows multiple expirations listed along the left side. Expand to show options for that expiration date. Expand multiple dates to show options for multiple expirations at the same time.
To change views, click the “View” icon (in blue in both images below) to the left of the gear icon.
Also, a customizable News & Research tool is now accessible as a tab in the Quote page .
In addition to the Platform controls, Interactive Brokers has added support for trading actions hotkeys. Hotkeys allow you to perform an action quickly using keyboard controls. Latest updates include order entry hotkey combinations, like Ctrl + B for a buy limit order and Ctrl + Shift + A for a sell market order. You can also create custom hotkeys using the New Custom Hotkey command in the Preferences > Hotkeys > Order Entry page.
Finally, traders can now add the “Trend” column to a view in their Watchlist to see a small trend chart showing a security’s price performance for the day. This field has already been added to the Watchlist view.
IBKR Desktop is built from the ground up using a more modern UI framework with simplified navigation. The perfect alternative for active clients who prefer a more lightweight platform, IBKR Desktop includes the most popular tools from our flagship TWS with the same great order execution.