Category Archives: General

New recommended Interactive Brokers Traders Workstation Version (TWS 972)

Please apologize.  With our recommendation we switch back to this version.  Portfolio data are reported correctly.


User having higher verison and no problem should stick with those verison.


The version 972 has the advantage that it can be kept running using IBController (and IBStarter, a gui for IBController).


Download recommended Trader Workstation (version 972)


Download IB Gateway recommended (version 972)


Order increases leveraged FX position

When using software which works with an Interactive Brokers account, non USA traders may receive this order rejection notice:

Order increases leveraged FX position


The reason for this is may an insufficient margin.  You can try to solve this by logging into Account Management and request cash forex (leveraged forex) permissions.

32 bit platform support abandoned

Dear customers,

from now on our software will only support 64 bit windows. Microsoft itself pushes into this direction and many other serivces and software also focus on 64 bit, so we decided to follow this trend as it also reduces support time.  32 bit platforms are out of date and only alive due to compatibility reasons.  On modern windows dearly bougth by virtual layer for 32 bit applications. Hopefully you have no disadvantage by this.  If you still should run a 32 bit windows, we strongly recommend to update to 64 bit version.

Thank you for your understanding.

Next generation MetaTrader – Interactive Brokers Interface: IBPlugin

IBplugin is a general Windows component that can be used in Windows applications or script- and programming languages.  It is a further development of TWSLink with a focus on MetaTrader.
IBPlugin can be used by coders, as well as endusers who get software based on IBPlugin.  Such a sample is the IB Trade Panel:  This expert advisor for the MetaTrader platform makes it easy to
place orders for an Interactive Brokers account on MetaTrader charts.  Orders are only executed on your Interactive Brokers account.



Coders can write their own experts and sell them.  They can use all open sources that are shippted with IBPlugin. This includes the IB Trader Panel.
You can use it, change it and sell it in closedcommercial applications.  The only thing you and your customers need is an IBPlugin license.
This will be below EUR 100 per year for Interactive Brokers single accounts.