Category Archives: Interactive Brokers software tutorial

Tutorials around IB software

New recommended Interactive Brokers Traders Workstation Version (TWS 978.1g)

We recommend a new version of TWS: Version 978.1g. Most important feature is to set the API message language to english.  This makes it possible to keep the TWS language in your native language, but the API messages which are evaluated by our API client software in english.

When your TWS language is english, no need for this version or for changes in API settings.

If you like to have another TWS language than english, this version is recommended. How to set the API messages to english, is shown in the API settings example in german language. Just mind the orange frame.

Download TWS 978.1g

Order Copier new version announcement.

Until end of August, will release an extended version of the IBKR trade copier (not the MTIB order copier).

This new version will allow to copy orders from one or more IBKR accounts to one ore more IBKR or MT4/5 accounts.

A file interface and a REST API interface for source orders are planned for further versions.


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.