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Autospreader Documentation

Creating a Spread using Drag-and-Drop

To create a new spread using drag-and-drop from the Market window :

  1. Start X_TRADER and open up a connection to the exchange(s) on which the spread product(s) trade.
  2. Select products from the Market Explorer, and open a Market window for those products.
  3. From the Control Panel, click the Window menu and choose Autospreader.

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From the Control Panel, click the icon.

The Autospreader Manager dialog box appears.

  1. Click New.

The Autospreader Configuration dialog box opens.

  1. In the Market Grid,with the cursor over the contract you want, click and hold the mouse button.
  1. Continue holding the mouse button and drag the cursor to he Autospreader Configuration dialog box.

When the cursor leaves the window, it changes to a circle with a diagonal line through it. When the cursor enters a window, it changes to include a plus [ + ] sign.

  1. Release the mouse button.

This is the first leg of the spread.

  1. Repeat Steps 5-7 for as many legs as you want to add.

Note: You can add up to ten legs per spread and actively quote on up to three of the legs.

  1. Set the spread parameters in the Autospreader Configuration dialog box. Refer to the Configuration Dialog Box Field Descriptions.
  2. Click OK.

The Autospreader Manager dialog box opens.

  1. From the Autospreader Manager dialog box, click the spread you want to trade to highlight it.
  2. Click Launch.

Autospreader opens with the selected spread and you can begin trading.

You successfully created a new spread in Autospreader.