Portfolio's Multiple Strategies in IB

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by yg2012, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. yg2012


    Is there a way to allocate positions within a single IB account into various strategies, when querying the account's positions through API?

    For example:

    Strategy A: Long 5 shares of IBM, short 10 ESH3 futures contracts
    Strategy B: Long 50 ESH3 futures.

    If i were to query position across the entire account, I would see +5 shares of IBM, and -40 ESH3 futures.

    I would LIKE to see the position broken out into constituent strategies:
    Strategy A= +5 shares of IBM; - 10 ESH3 futures,
    Strategy B = +50 ESH3 Futures.

    Is this something that IB supports - at least through its APIs?
  2. Nab


    I would be surprised ...

    You have to write your app to keep track of position allocation.