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Highlighting in the Market Grid

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Highlighting is an available feature in the Market Grid and Spread Matrix windows. You can:

Highlighting Your Orders

Highlight your orders by enabling specific properties in the Trading tab on the Properties menu.



Own Orders

Lightens the background color behind your working orders.

Minimum Highlighting Mode

Highlights the cell border of the Bid or Ask when the LTP updates. Does not highlight when only the quantity changes.

Top of Book

Highlights the background color when your order is the best bid or offer.

Best Price Highlighting

Highlight the best Bid/Ask Quantity and best Bid/Ask Price columns. As the market changes and the bid or ask prices change, the highlighting moves to the row with the new best price.

It is possible for more than one exchange to display the best price at any one time. In this case, more than one best price is highlighted. Do not assume any one market is showing as both the best bid and ask (assuming you trade more than one exchange).

Note: You can change the colors used with this feature in the Color tab on the Properties menu.

To enable Best Price Highlighting: 

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  1. On the Trading tab, click to select the Highlight best price option.