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TFX Block Trades

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You can use the Wholesale Order window to submit Block trades to TFX. TFX Block Trades are available for all of the exchange products.

Submitting TFX Block Trades

When logged in to a TFX Gateway, the following additional fields are available:

To submit a TFX Block Trade:

  1. Open the product you wish to trade in a Market Grid window.
  2. In the Market Grid, right-click the row containing the product and select Wholesale Orders from the context menu.

    Note: The Wholesale Orders options is grayed-out if:

    • Your administrator has not enabled wholesale trades in TT User Setup.
    • The product/exchange does not support wholesale trades.
  3. Verify that Cross is selected in the Order Types pane and set the quantity and price for the trade.
  4. Complete the fields in the Order Details section as listed below TFX Block Trades

    X_TRADER Field



    Account NumberAny user-defined valueThe clearing account of the user entering the trade. Optional field (not required for order routing).
    Account TypeRefer to Support for Account Codes in the TFX Gateway Online Help Library. For TFX, all submitted orders must contain an account code. The exchange rejects any order submitted without an account code. Refer to Support for Account Codes in the TFX Gateway Online Help Library.
    ITMExchange-defined valueThe user’s session ID at the Exchange. Optional field (not required for order routing).
    Member Exchange-defined value

    Sets either the party (for self-crossing trades) or counterparty (for trades crossed with a different member).

    This value must equal the exchange-provided ID and appears as the PartyID (Tag 448) in the exchange API.

  5. Once the fields are complete, press the Send button.