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Market Scanners

IB TWS market scanners scan the markets and return the top contracts that meet the scan criteria. We provide two default market scanners available from the left menu panel: USActive and USgainers. Tap one of those default scanners to run it; the results appear on the left side of the screen. You can run additional scanners by tapping Scanner (with the plus sign next to it) on the left menu panel, then selecting an instrument type and a scanner type in the Create Scanner panel.

To create a market scanner

  1. Tap Scanner in the left menu panel. The Create Scanner - Select Instrument panel appears.
  2. Select an instrument for your scanner by tapping an item in the list.
  1. Select a Scanner Type by tapping one of the items in the list.

  1. Enter the name of your scanner, then set any optional filters by tapping the filter and entering filter criteria.

  1. Tap Create Scanner to create your market scanner. The new scanner appears in the left menu panel.
  2. When your scanner has been created, you can tap the name of the scanner in the left menu panel to run it. Results appear as shown below.

  1. To delete a market scanner, tap the scanner name in the left menu panel, then tap Delete Scanner at the bottom of the scanner panel.
  2. You can create a new scanner by tapping New Scanner at the bottom of the scanner panel.