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PlaceTrader Workstation (TWS) Trading Tools

 

 

 

Sophisticated trading tools combined with over 60 different order types, lightning-fast navigation and advanced capabilities put Place Trader Workstation (TWS) at the front of the pack when it comes to online trading.

Learn more about the elite trading tools that allow Place Trade clients to implement their investment strategies without hindrance via the links below or check out the Place Trade Workstation Users Guide. (Please be sure to check out our Mosaic Interface and WebTrader platform as well.)

 

The following trading tools include our traditional Trader Workstation (TWS) trading platform as well as the Mosaic Application Interface:  

 

Mosaic Tools and Tiles

The default Mosaic includes a subset of tools and tiles, but you can add and rearrange the existing tiles, and open tools as standalone windows.

Trade

    

Trade in Mosaic

The Mosaic trading tools make it easy to create, submit and modify orders.

Strategy Builder

Advanced Orders Panel

Pause Execution

Quotes

    

Quotes and Data in Mosaic

Depth and breadth of quotes across our myriad Mosaic tools.

Predefined Watchlists

Level II Market Depth

Time and Sales Data

Price History Window

Option Chains

Option Selector

The Quote Details Window

FX Matrix

SLB (Stock Loan Borrow) Rates

Analytics

Technical Analytics

Find market scanners, charts, labs and more in our robust offering of technical analytics.

Portfolio Builder

Portfolio Performance Profile

Predefined Mosaic Market Scanners

Mosaic Market Statistics

Advanced Market Scanner

Complex Orders and Trades Scanner

Continuous Futures

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Time and Sales Data

Performance Profile

Virtual Securities

Price History

Market Scanners

Charts

Chart Indicators

Bond Search

 

Options Analysis

Options Analysis

Use or options labs to create the best strategies for your portfolio.

Volatility

Volatility Lab

The Volatility Lab offers a comprehensive toolkit of volatility tools that help to provide a snapshot of past and future readings for volume on a stock, its industry peers and some measure of the broad market.

Volatility Lab

Volatility Over Time

Multi Expiry Skew

Time Lapse Skew

Implied Volatility by Expiry

Historical Volatility

Probability LabSM (Patent Pending)

Option Strategy Lab

Option Activity

Option Volume by Strike

Open Interest by Strike

Interactive Analytics

Greeks

Put & Call P&L

Option Analytics

Strategy Performance Graph

Portfolio Analyst

Wall Street Horizon Data

The Toolbox

 

Information System

Information System

News and fundamentals abound throughout the Information System.

Event Calendars

Daily Lineup

Fundamentals

TopicCompany Overview

TopicFinancial Summary

TopicOwnership Tear Sheet

TopicShort Interest Tear Sheet

TopicDividend Calendar

TopicAnalyst Ratings (Details)

TopicAnalyst Ratings (Summary)

TopicRatios

TopicFinancial Statements

TopicAnalyst Forecasts

TopicSimilar Products

Analyst Research  

Analyst Research

Research and analysis from top providers.

Analyst Actions

Recent Publications

Premium Market Content

 

 

Trading Tools

TWS provides a comprehensive collection of specialized trading tools that function separately as stand-alone windows, and in conjunction with other TWS tools. Our expanding family of order management applications include:

BasketTrader

BookTrader

ChartTrader

ComboTrader

EFPs

FXTrader

Cash Quantity for Forex Orders

Integrated Stock Window (ISW)

Market Depth

Merger Arbitrage Window

OptionTrader

Order Ticket

Pre-Borrows for Shorting

Quantity Calculator

Rapid Order Entry

Rebalance Portfolio

SpreadTrader

TWS Blotter

VolatilityTrader

Write and Roll Options

Yield Optimizer

 

Mathematical Analysis

 

Interactive Analytics®

Interactive Analytics (IB) is a suite of mathematical risk-assessment tools that uses a combination of market data and parametric values to:

  • Assess the risk of your entire portfolio across asset classes and look at the risk of "what-if" scenarios (Portfolio Analytics)
  • Mathematically value and risk-assess individual option classes (Option Analytics).

Interactive Analytics does not support pricing and risk analysis for futures options. Before you use IA, please review the Interactive Analytics Use Agreement and Disclaimer.

 

Portfolio Analytics

 

Portfolio Analytics shows your portfolio risk across multiple asset classes, and allows you to create hypothetical "what-if" risk scenarios by adding, removing and modifying contract positions. Five tabbed pages show specific slices of your portfolio risk sorted by position, underlying and Greek risk dimension. The bottom half of the Portfolio Analytics window displays portfolio- and sub-portfolio value plots, which show the contribution that each contract in your portfolio or sub-portfolio makes to the slope and curvature of the plot.

 

Option Analytics

 

Option Analytics is accessed through the Option Trader window, and includes the following tools:

  • The main Option Trader window which can be configured to display the real-time model prices, implied volatilities and the Greek risk measures
  • The Option Analytics window which shows theoretical prices over a range of underlying prices (updated on a daily basis)
  • The Option Model Editor, where you view and change the model pricing assumptions.

Please review the TWS User's Guide for more information on Interactive Analytics.

 

TWS Arbitrage Meter

 

The Index Arbitrage Meter illustrates the extent of the premium (or discount) of the lead month futures price above (or below) its fair future value with respect to the index price. A green bar indicates that the lead month futures price is at a premium to (i.e. greater than) its fair future value. A red bar indicates that the lead month futures price is at a discount to its fair future value. This tool is available for Indices and Futures on Indices.

To see the Arbitrage meter, make sure "Show Arbitrage Meter" is selected under the "Settings" menu.

How to display the Arbitrage Meter for an Index:

  1. Click on the desired market data line to select the index.
  2. Right click and select Show Arbitrage Meter.

 

Marketwatch News

 

We provide the latest Marketwatch news and research from the Trader Workstation.

How to access news: Right click any market data line ticker and then choose "Show News".

 

Charts

 

We provide 20 minute delayed Bigcharts over numerous time periods from within Trader Workstation.

How to access charts: right-click any market data line ticker and choose "Show Graph".

 

Model Portfolios

Models provide an efficient process to manage multiple trading strategies for clients without requiring open multiple accounts. Client investments are allocated among instruments in the Model based on the Model's allocation ratios as defined by the account manager.

Create a Model

Initially Fund and Populate a Model

Establish Target Percent Allocations

Fund the Model

Purchase Model Investments

View Models and Positions

Invest Client Funds in a Model

Invest in Multiple Models

Divest from a Model

Withdraw Cash from a Model

Rebalance a Model

Reallocate Funds

Monitor Model Activity

Delete a Model

 

 

 

PlaceTrader Workstation (TWS) Trading Tools

 

 

Sophisticated trading tools combined with over 60 different order types, lightning-fast navigation and advanced capabilities put Place Trader Workstation (TWS) at the front of the pack when it comes to online trading.

Learn more about the elite trading tools that allow Place Trade clients to implement their investment strategies without hindrance via the links below or check out the Place Trade Workstation Users Guide. (Please be sure to check out our Mosaic Interface and WebTrader platform as well.)

 

The following trading tools include our traditional Trader Workstation (TWS) trading platform as well as for the Mosaic Application Interface:  

 

Mosaic Tools and Tiles

The default Mosaic includes a subset of tools and tiles, but you can add and rearrange the existing tiles, and open tools as standalone windows.

Trade

    

Trade in Mosaic

The Mosaic trading tools make it easy to create, submit and modify orders.

Strategy Builder

Advanced Orders Panel

Pause Execution

Quotes

    

Quotes and Data in Mosaic

Depth and breadth of quotes across our myriad Mosaic tools.

Predefined Watchlists

Level II Market Depth

Time and Sales Data

Price History Window

Option Chains

Option Selector

The Quote Details Window

FX Matrix

SLB (Stock Loan Borrow) Rates

Analytics

Technical Analytics

Find market scanners, charts, labs and more in our robust offering of technical analytics.

Portfolio Builder

Portfolio Performance Profile

Predefined Mosaic Market Scanners

Mosaic Market Statistics

Advanced Market Scanner

Complex Orders and Trades Scanner

Continuous Futures

Mutual Fund/ETF Replicator

Time and Sales Data

Performance Profile

Virtual Securities

Price History

Market Scanners

Charts

Chart Indicators

Bond Search

 

Options Analysis

Options Analysis

Use or options labs to create the best strategies for your portfolio.

Volatility

Volatility Lab

The Volatility Lab offers a comprehensive toolkit of volatility tools that help to provide a snapshot of past and future readings for volume on a stock, its industry peers and some measure of the broad market.

Volatility Lab

Volatility Over Time

Multi Expiry Skew

Time Lapse Skew

Implied Volatility by Expiry

Historical Volatility

Probability LabSM (Patent Pending)

Option Strategy Lab

Option Activity

Option Volume by Strike

Open Interest by Strike

Interactive Analytics

Greeks

Put & Call P&L

Option Analytics

Strategy Performance Graph

Portfolio Analyst

Wall Street Horizon Data

The Toolbox

 

Information System

Information System

News and fundamentals abound throughout the Information System.

Event Calendars

Daily Lineup

Fundamentals

TopicCompany Overview

TopicFinancial Summary

TopicOwnership Tear Sheet

TopicShort Interest Tear Sheet

TopicDividend Calendar

TopicAnalyst Ratings (Details)

TopicAnalyst Ratings (Summary)

TopicRatios

TopicFinancial Statements

TopicAnalyst Forecasts

TopicSimilar Products

Analyst Research  

Analyst Research

Research and analysis from top providers.

Analyst Actions

Recent Publications

Premium Market Content

 

 

Trading Tools

TWS provides a comprehensive collection of specialized trading tools that function separately as stand-alone windows, and in conjunction with other TWS tools. Our expanding family of order management applications include:

BasketTrader

BookTrader

ChartTrader

ComboTrader

EFPs

FXTrader

Cash Quantity for Forex Orders

Integrated Stock Window (ISW)

Market Depth

Merger Arbitrage Window

OptionTrader

Order Ticket

Pre-Borrows for Shorting

Quantity Calculator

Rapid Order Entry

Rebalance Portfolio

SpreadTrader

TWS Blotter

VolatilityTrader

Write and Roll Options

Yield Optimizer

 

Mathematical Analysis

 

Interactive Analytics®

Interactive Analytics (IB) is a suite of mathematical risk-assessment tools that uses a combination of market data and parametric values to:

  • Assess the risk of your entire portfolio across asset classes and look at the risk of "what-if" scenarios (Portfolio Analytics)
  • Mathematically value and risk-assess individual option classes (Option Analytics).

Interactive Analytics does not support pricing and risk analysis for futures options. Before you use IA, please review the Interactive Analytics Use Agreement and Disclaimer.

 

Portfolio Analytics

 

Portfolio Analytics shows your portfolio risk across multiple asset classes, and allows you to create hypothetical "what-if" risk scenarios by adding, removing and modifying contract positions. Five tabbed pages show specific slices of your portfolio risk sorted by position, underlying and Greek risk dimension. The bottom half of the Portfolio Analytics window displays portfolio- and sub-portfolio value plots, which show the contribution that each contract in your portfolio or sub-portfolio makes to the slope and curvature of the plot.

 

Option Analytics

 

Option Analytics is accessed through the Option Trader window, and includes the following tools:

  • The main Option Trader window which can be configured to display the real-time model prices, implied volatilities and the Greek risk measures
  • The Option Analytics window which shows theoretical prices over a range of underlying prices (updated on a daily basis)
  • The Option Model Editor, where you view and change the model pricing assumptions.

Please review the TWS User's Guide for more information on Interactive Analytics.

 

TWS Arbitrage Meter

 

The Index Arbitrage Meter illustrates the extent of the premium (or discount) of the lead month futures price above (or below) its fair future value with respect to the index price. A green bar indicates that the lead month futures price is at a premium to (i.e. greater than) its fair future value. A red bar indicates that the lead month futures price is at a discount to its fair future value. This tool is available for Indices and Futures on Indices.

To see the Arbitrage meter, make sure "Show Arbitrage Meter" is selected under the "Settings" menu.

How to display the Arbitrage Meter for an Index:

  1. Click on the desired market data line to select the index.
  2. Right click and select Show Arbitrage Meter.

 

Marketwatch News

 

We provide the latest Marketwatch news and research from the Trader Workstation.

How to access news: Right click any market data line ticker and then choose "Show News".

 

Charts

 

We provide 20 minute delayed Bigcharts over numerous time periods from within Trader Workstation.

How to access charts: right-click any market data line ticker and choose "Show Graph".

 

Model Portfolios

Models provide an efficient process to manage multiple trading strategies for clients without requiring open multiple accounts. Client investments are allocated among instruments in the Model based on the Model's allocation ratios as defined by the account manager.

Create a Model

Initially Fund and Populate a Model

Establish Target Percent Allocations

Fund the Model

Purchase Model Investments

View Models and Positions

Invest Client Funds in a Model

Invest in Multiple Models

Divest from a Model

Withdraw Cash from a Model

Rebalance a Model

Reallocate Funds

Monitor Model Activity

Delete a Model

 

 

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