Quick-Scans: IB RiskNavigator by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Whether you are a short-term or longterm
trader or an investor, risk plays a
critical role in the management of your
assets. Your objective is to minimize
your risks and maximize your rewards.
But often this concept is not given the
emphasis it needs since itís not easy to
quantify, especially if you trade options
or futures. Fortunately, those traders
who have an account with Interactive
Brokers get to enjoy the benefits of the
new addition to IBís repertoire of products
and services, Risk Navigator. IB
Risk Navigator has some advanced risk
management features that make it a
great tool for options and futures traders.
Keep in mind that the data is realtime
and gets refreshed every 10 seconds
or whenever you make any changes
to your positions.
Risk Navigator is a program that helps
you evaluate your risks in an easy-toread
format. It does this by creating
various reports that display different
risk metrics. These include profit &
loss, risk exposure, value at risk (VAR),
and the greeks (Figure 1).