TWS Beta - Release Notes

Altavista Research-Powered ETF Market Scanners & Columns

Easily find ETFs using the new ETF Market Scanner. Filter and scan 1400 US Equity and Fixed Income ETFs using more than 30 data points provided by AltaVista Research, including Assets Under Management, Expense Ratio, Year-to-date, Developed Market Exposure, Payout, Forward Price/Cash Flow, Long Term Growth, Short Interest and many more.

Mosaic Market Scanner: To use in Mosaic Market Scanners, from the Monitor panel click the "add tab" icon at the end of the tab list and select Mosaic Market Scanner. Click Create new custom scan and select ETF EQ (Equity ETFs) or ETF FI (Fixed Income ETFs) from the Universe. In the Fields & Filters section, click Add field and select the ETFs category to apply criteria.

Advanced Market Scanner: To use in the Advanced Market Scanners, from the Mosaic New Window drop down select Advanced Market Scanner. Choose US Equity ETFs or US Fixed Income ETFs as the instrument type then specify Locations, Filters and Parameters.

Columns: Add ETF-based columns to any tool by holding your mouse over an existing field header and selecting Insert Column. From the ETFs category select the column to add.  



Recognia Research Technical Indicator Scanners and Columns

New technical market scanners and columns powered by Recognia Research are now available. Recognia’s pattern recognition technology identifies technical events that have formed over days, weeks, and even months which may indicate the trends over the short-, medium- and long-term horizons.  Apply technical pattern scanning with other fundamental and technical data points to find the stocks that match your specified criteria. Recognia can recognize over 60 technical events such as Head and Shoulders, Breakouts, Shooting Stars, Hammers, Gravestones, Triangles, Flags, Pennants and more.

Mosaic Market Scanner: To use in the Mosaic Market Scanners, from the Mosaic New Window drop down select Mosaic Market Scanner. Click Create new custom scan and define the Universe. In the Fields & Filters section, click Add field and select the Technical Indicators by Recognia category to apply criteria.

Advanced Market Scanner: To use in the Advanced Market Scanners, from the Mosaic New Window drop down select Advanced Market Scanner. Choose US Stocks as the Instrument, select Locations and Filters, and from the Parameters scroll to select those labeled (Recognia), for example Long Term Event Score (Recognia) or Short Term Trade (Recognia).

Columns: Add Recognia Research-based columns to any tool by holding your mouse over an existing field header and selecting Insert Column. From the Technical Indicators by Recognia category select the column to add.

You must be subscribed to the Research Essentials subscription bundle to access Recognia scans and columns. To subscribe, log into Account Management and from the Manage Account menu select Trade Configuration and then select Research.



Trader's Journal

Use our convenient new note-taking feature, Trader's Journal, to record and save your trading ideas for any product in TWS. To open the Trader's Journal, use the New Window drop down and in the Information System section select Traders Journal. For greatest convenience, use the push pin to make the journal stay on top of other applications, and set it up alongside your TWS layout.

To add a note, select any instrument in a TWS Watchlist or other tool, and in the Trader's Journal click New Note. The editor opens on the right side of the Notes interface for you to enter text. Click the "Switch View" icon to compress the note text to a vertical view. Notes are stored by symbol, and any symbol for which you have created a journal entry displays a yellow flag icon.

Notes are saved and will be available the next time you log into TWS.