Entry Trading Order

Direction:

  • Buy / Long - Sends a buy order to the exchange on your behalf, based on the strategy you’ve defined.

  • Sell / Short - Sends a sell order to the exchange on your behalf, regardless of your actual holdings (in this case, “short” is slang for sell and doesn’t necessarily entail shorting the asset).

Order Amount:

  • K - Kilo / 1,000 (50K = 50,000)

  • M - Millions / 1,000,000 (5M = 5,000,000)

  • Lot - Forex Lot = 100,000 (5lots = 500,000) & Stocks, ETFs Lot = 100 (5lots = 500)

  • All Or None (AON) - The order will be executed only if the entire order amount is available.

Order Type:

Order types may vary based on the exchange that the order is sent to.

  • Market (MKT) - A market order is the default order type unless otherwise defined.

  • Limit (LMT) - A limit order allows you to set a maximum rate for a buy order or a minimum rate for a sell order. Can be used implicitly; e.g. Buy at 145.50 100 shares of AAPL (145.50 stands for the limit rate)

  • Stop - A stop order allows you to define a market order that will be activated only if the price reaches a higher rate for a buy order or a lower rate for a sell order.

  • Stop Limit - A stop-limit order is a combination of a stop order and a limit order. You will have to define both the limit rate and stop PX rate.

Time In Force:

  • Good Till Canceled (GTC) - GTC is the default time in force unless otherwise defined. Orders set to GTC will have no expiration date or time.

  • Day - The order will be valid until the day’s end, with “end” defined by the exchange’s time zone.

  • Good Till Date (GTD) - Allows you to set the expiration date and time for the order.

  • Immediate Or Cancel (IOC) - The limit order will be executed immediately if market conditions allow. Otherwise, it will be canceled immediately.

Close Position / Close All

Sends the exchange a market order to close a position. Used within the Exit Strategy as the only possible action.

Notify me

The strategy will notify you by email and will not send any order to the exchange.

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