Entering Related Child Orders
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After claiming a staged order, you can work the order by creating one or more related child orders from the Orders and Fills Window.
Left-clicking the blue buy (B) or red sell (S) button or the Price or Order Qty cell in the row associated with the owned staged order launches your floating order entry window of choice (i.e., floating Order Pane, Order Bar, or MD Trader) seeded with the staged order details. A green plus sign displays in the upper-left-corner of the floating order entry window, indicating the owner is initiating a related child order.
Tip: Right-clicking the blue buy (B) or red sell (S) button associated with the owned staged order launches the Order Pane seeded with the staged order details.
Note: All Staged Orders are submitted as GTC orders regardless of the default TIF displayed in the Order Pane.
When initiating related child orders, you cannot...
- Change the instrument
- Change the Buy/Sell direction
Exceed the original order quantity of the staged order
Note: The child order will be rejected if the child order quantity exceeds the staged order quantity. The REJECT messages will be logged in the Audit Trail.
Note: When initiating related child orders you can change the customer information associated with the staged order. Prior to X_TRADER 7.17, the Customer field displayed STAGED and was disabled. The Account # field was also disabled.
Launched floating order entry windows prevent you from changing the Buy/Sell direction of related child orders. For example,
Seeds with the Buy/Sell direction of the staged order with the opposing Buy/Sell button
|MD Trader||Disables the opposing side depth column, but continues to update market quantities in real-time|
|Order Bar||Seeds with the Buy/Sell direction of the staged order; attempts to launch an Order Bar in the opposing direction via hotkeys or mouse clicks are ignored|
In the example floating order entry windows shown below, the staged order was a Buy order with a quantity of 500. The floating Order Pane seeded as a Buy order; notice the Sell button was disabled. The sell side was disabled in the floating MD Trader window.
The following rules apply when setting related child order quantities:
- The order quantity of a new or modified child order cannot exceed the remaining available staged order quantity.
- The quantity field in the launched floating order entry window seeds with the lesser of the…
- Remaining available staged order quantity
- Default quantity defined in Order Defaults if less than the staged order quantity
To create a child order...
- Set your floating order entry of choice and how to activate it using the Floating Windows section on the global properties Trading tab.
- Activate your floating order entry by clicking the Buy button or Sell button in the staged order row.
- Use the floating order entry to create and submit your order.
Owners may create one or more related child orders. In turn, these child orders may send multiple sub-orders (e.g., Time Sliced orders). Orders are grouped together by their parent/child relationships with child orders located directly below its parent order. Child orders are assigned a key which is displayed in the Parent Key column. This key is the parent order’s TT Order Key, a unique key that does not change during the life of the parent order. Use the Parent Key column to quickly filter all related child orders.
The Orders Pane displays the staged order and related child orders. Orders are grouped together by their parent/child relationships with child orders located directly below its parent order. Child orders are assigned a key which is displayed in the Parent Key column. This key is the parent order’s TT Order Key, a unique key that does not change during the life of the parent order. Use the Parent Key column to quickly filter all related child orders.
In the example shown below, the Working child order displays the TT Order Key assigned to the parent order in the Parent Key column. There is also one filled child order.