G'Day fellow 'Strine IB users,
We are the minority of users for IB. They have loads of US and UK clients but the representation of afficianados of the Australian bourse is comparatively quite small.
So to help get our collective nasal twang heard loud and clear on required TWS features as they apply to Australian trading, I've started this thread in the hope we can band together in true Aussie style and punch above our weight when it comes to getting IB to consider our local requirements.
Most IB users will be familiar with the IB suggestion box system - you can propose a new feature / function for TWS on the IB website and other users can vote on it. Get enough votes and they will include it in the next upgrade. This is great if the feature you want is popular and applies to all traders irrespective of exchange - however you are significantly disadvantaged if you are in a minority group, such as ASX traders as there are fewer potential voters.
And that is where this thread comes into play.
If you have a feature you are itching for in TWS, once you have posted it in the IB suggestion box at interactivebrokers.com/en/general/poll/poll.php
you can post the details here, including the suggestion number (or even the URL to the suggestion - once it is cleared by the IB administrators it is given its own URL you can cut and paste into this thread) and a rundown on what you are wanting IB to help you with. Then ask your Aussie brethren on this thread to come into bat for you and vote for the feature on the IB site. Similarly, we can all check here once a week to see if anyone needs a hand to get their feature considered by IB for inclusion, and find out what needs voting for.
This will also hopefully benefit IB as it will improve Australian services and thus attract more clients.
Note: you need to be an IB client with an activated account to vote or post a suggestion. Many thanks to non- IB clients who want to help but sadly you will not be able to log in to vote.
So we can all get a fair suck of the sav, don't do the Harold on your mates or come the raw prawn when it comes to telling the seppos what we need to trade fair-dinkum Aussie style. Post your ideas here and give us the links so we can all cast our votes for Aussie ideas on the IB suggestion board.