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Portfolio

The Portfolio section shows the current value of each position and allows you to mark any position to be liquidated last in the event of a margin call. Accounts with the ability to make transfers between brokers will also have an In Transit tab to monitor DVPs and other position transfers.

Please note that TWS displays all FA customer positions in the Account window on a net/aggregate basis.

Fields in the Portfolio section include:

 

Parameter

Description

Filter - Enter a symbol to filter out all other positions from the Portfolio display.
Security Type - Elect to see all or only one security type.
Currency - Enter a currency to filter out all other currencies from the Portfolio display.
Trades on - Enter an exchange or market center to filter out all others from the Portfolio display.

Show Zero Position Rows - displays a line for all traded contracts even if the position was closed out.

Contract description

Symbol and description.

Position

Quantity of long/short shares or contracts.

Currency

Currency of the contract.

Market Value

(Position) x (market price).

Market Price

Real-time price of the position.

Average Price

Average cost of stock and securities options opening positions, including commissions.

Note:    Right click and select Show all values in base currency to have TWS convert all non-base currency position values for display in your base currency. Converted values are displayed in italics for easy identification.

Unrealized P&L

(Market value of positions) - (average cost).

Realized P&L

(Market value of positions since close of period*) - (average cost for these positions).

*Cut-off times for determining realized P&L for transactions are as follows:

    20:30 ET for securities

    Two periods for futures: 17:30 ET and 7:10 ET

Liquidate Last

Last liquidation "Yes" or "No" tag. If set to "Yes" this position will be put at the end of the queue to liquidate last in the case of margin requirements. To set, use the right-click menu on the desired position.

Note:    While IB provides customers the opportunity to pre-request the order of liquidation in the event of a margin deficiency in their account, such requests are not binding on IB. In the event of a margin deficiency in customer’s IB account, IB retains the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the assets to be liquidated, the amount of assets liquidated, as well as the order and manner of liquidation. Customers are encouraged to consult the IB Customer Agreement and the IB Disclosure of Risks of Margin Trading for further information. 

The Right-click Portfolio Menu

If you select an asset in the Portfolio section and click your right mouse button, you will have access to the following menu items.

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Parameter

Description

Sort by Security Type

Sort positions alphabetically by security type.

Sort by Current Page Order

Sort positions based on their location on a trading page.

Trade

    Buy - Creates a buy order on the trading page for the selected contract.

    Sell - Creates a sell order on the trading page for the selected contract.

    Close Position - Transmits an appropriately sized opposite-side order to close our the position.

    Close All Positions - Transmits multiple opposite-side orders to close out all positions in your portfolio.

    Close Portion of Positions - In the text entry box that pops up, enter the percentage which will be used to calculate the size of each position's opposite-side order transmitted.

Transfer

For transfer-capable accounts - initiates a DVP/RVP, CMTA or other transfer.

Create Ticker

Creates a market data line for the contract on the main trading screen.

Adjust Position or Average Price

Only active for Forex positions. Use this feature to enter a hypothetical "new" position and "new" average cost. This feature does not modify your forex positions but lets you create a "what-if" to see total P&L including positions you may hold elsewhere.

Adjust Average Price

Displayed for all products except cash. Select a position and choose Adjust Average Price. Use the dialog box to enter a new position or change the average price to include transfers and corporate actions.

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Set Liquidate Last

Last liquidation "Yes" or "No" tag. If set to "Yes" this position will be put at the end of the queue to liquidate last in the case of margin requirements. To set, use the right-click menu on the desired position.

Note:    While IB provides customers the opportunity to pre-request the order of liquidation in the event of a margin deficiency in their account, such requests are not binding on IB. In the event of a margin deficiency in customer’s IB account, IB retains the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the assets to be liquidated, the amount of assets liquidated, as well as the order and manner of liquidation. Customers are encouraged to consult the IB Customer Agreement and the IB Disclosure of Risks of Margin Trading for further information. 

Unset Liquidate Last

Removes the “Liquidate Last” designation for a position.

Create Portfolio Page

Creates a trading page called Portfolio that includes market data lines for all tickers in your Portfolio.

Important Disclosures