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Risk Parameters Overview

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Use the Risk Parameters window to view markets and risk limits that are setup for the user (TT Username) that is logged in to X_TRADER®.

Note: All risk parameters are configured in TT User Setup and cannot be added or modified using this window in X_TRADER.

To open the Risk Parameters window, select Settings from the X_TRADER Control Panel and click the Risk Parameters menu item.

The Risk Parameters window consists of the following:

  • User Information row
  • Market, Credit, Accounts Grid
  • Product Limits Grid

The User Information (top row) displays the TT Username that is logged in to X_TRADER, whether trading is allowed for this user, and the credit limit and currency set up for the user (“Unlimited “is displayed if no credit limit is declared in TT User Setup).

The Market, Credit, Accounts Grid displays risk checking parameters for each TT Gateway available to the user as determined in TT User Setup. The following columns are included.

Column NameDescriptionDisplayed by Default

Broker

The name of the Broker that has created the Gateway Login.

Yes (Multi-broker only)
GatewayThe name of the TT Gateway (e.g., CME-A) that is available to the user via a Gateway Login.Yes
Risk Check Displays as Yes if risk checking is “on” for the Gateway Login, or No if risk checking is “off”.Yes
Allow Trading Displays as Yes if trading is allowed for the Gateway Login, or No if trading is not allowed.Yes
CreditThe credit limit and currency for the Gateway Login. Yes
Ignore P&LDisplays as Yes if P&L is used in available credit calculations for the Gateway Login, or No if P&L is used.Yes
Gateway LoginThe “Member Group Trader” login ID for each gateway.No

The Product Limits Grid displays product limits for each gateway login that is mapped to the user in TT User Setup, and includes the following columns.

Column NameDescriptionDisplayed by Default

Broker

The name of the Broker that has created the gateway login.

Yes (Multi-broker only)
GatewayThe name of the TT Gateway (e.g., CME-A) that is available to the user via a Gateway Login.Yes
Product The name of the product for the product limit or an asterisk if the limit applies to all products on that gateway (e.g. ES, NQ).Yes
Product Type The product type associated with the product limits (e.g., Future, Spread, etc.).Yes
Max Order QtyThe maximum individual order size that can be entered at a time. “Unlimited” displays if there is no maximum order quantity set for the user.Yes
Max PositionThe maximum number of contracts the trader can be Long or Short for the specified contract/product. ‘Unlimited’ displays if there is no maximum position set for the user.Yes
Max Long/ShortThe limit for the sum of all the long contracts and the sum of all short contracts for the specified product. “Unlimited” displays if there is no maximum Long/Short set for the user.Yes
Allow Trade OutDisplays as Yes if trade outs are allowed for the product limit, or No if they are not allowed.Yes
MarginIf a single product is listed for the product limit, the Margin value for that product from the Guardian Product table is displayed. If the row has an asterisk in the Product column, the Margin column displays as “n/a”.No
Additional Margin %The Additional Margin percent for the product in number format (e.g., -50). The value can be positive or negative. If none is specified, the column should display 0.No
Gateway LoginThe “Member Group Trader” login ID for each gateway.No