IB Changes its Market Scanner Filters Without Notifying Anyone

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by HotTip, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. HotTip

    HotTip

    I use their market scanners every day for my trading, and it looks like they changed it up over the weekend without even telling their cust svc people or giving any clear instructions on how things have changed. So, whereas before if I wanted to filter based on volume I would enter the gross number, it looks like now I have to put it in 00s (i.e., enter "2000" instead of "200000" shares), but that is just a guess because there's no clarification in TWS or on their website. They've also changed their market cap filter so that it accepts values in the millions instead of the gross number. And it looks like they no longer accept "average volume" as a filter, just "today's volume".

    Has anyone else noticed this and found out what the proper units are for Volume? Thanks.
     
  2. ck the release notes for 909.

    http://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/software/releaseNotes/TWS_Notes_909.php

    hmm the symbol column is coming up blank in the scanner. Must be a bug.