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X_TRADER®

Using Floating Order Entry

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The Floating Order Entry is a detached window used to place orders that you can place anywhere on your screen. You can use one or multiple Floating Order Entry windows to place orders for the Market Grid, Order Book, Autotrader, Spread Matrix, and Quote Board.

Your Floating Order Entry can be one of the following:

  • The Market Window Order pane

  • The MD Trader window

  • The Order Bar

    Buy Order Bar

    Sell Order Bar

 

Follow these procedures to enable or disable the Floating Order Entry:

To enable Floating Order Entry :

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Market Grid, Order Book, Autotrader, Spread Matrix, or Quote Board to access the context menu.
  2. Click Order Entry and select Floating.

To enable MD Trader as your Floating Order Entry:

Note: The first time you launch an MD Trader Floating Order Entry, you must put a value in the Maximum Order Quantity field.

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. From the MD Trader tab, in the Order Entry section, enter a Maximum order quantity:
  3. Click OK.

To disable Floating Order Entry:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Market Grid, Order Book, Autotrader, Spread Matrix, or Quote Board to access the context menu.
  2. Click Order Entry and click Floating to disable the feature.

Floating Order Entry Notes

You can use the Market window Order pane, the Floating Order Entry, or a combination of both.

The Floating Order Entry populates with data from any and all active windows. For example, if you have both the Market window Order pane and a Floating Order Entry open, when you click a contract bid price, both Order panes reflect the contract information. However, entering a quantity in one pane does not populate the Quantity field of the other.

To populate multiple Order Entry panes with the same customer default trade information, use the Customer List. This is especially useful when you are monitoring multiple products and markets and placing orders for the same customer.

Note: Clicking (X) in the top right corner of a Floating Order Entry does not disable the feature.