The Charts window contains the trader module, which allows trading operations to be completed.
Trading operations can be performed using buttons on the trading-from-chart toolbar, hot keys, or a mouse.
The trading-from-chart toolbar contains:
Buttons to complete trading operations
BUY MKT—buy market.
SELL MKT—sell market.
BUY LMT—submitting an order to buy at the best price (best bid).
SELL LMT—submitting a sell order at the best price (best ask).
TP—set take profit.
SL—set stop loss.
Cancel bid—cancel all bids.
Cancel sell—cancel all asks.
Cancel all—cancel all bids and asks.
Reverse—reverse position by double volume on the market.
Close—close current market position.
A block with information on an open position
FLAT—size of open position. Positive value—long, negative value—short.
ENTRY—average position price.
PnL—profit or loss on an open position in points per lot (contract).
A block for selecting a trading account, order volume, order validity period, and exit strategies management
Account selection field—drop-down list with available trading accounts. Account is tied to the active instrument.
Order volume selection field—any can be set; by default there is a quick choice: 1, 5, 10, 100, 500.
Order validity period—DAY (until the end of the current day) or GTС (until canceled).
Trading strategy selection field—add, remove, or set up a trading strategy by instrument.
For an exit strategy, you can adjust the volumes and offsets for different types of orders, as well as change parameters or set them.
Exit strategy parameters
Order entry block
Type —order type selection (market, limit, stop, or stop limit).
Volume — volume of an order for participation in a trading operation.
In the Enter order window there are additional options for the BitMEX and Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchanges.
Hidden order—an order that will not be displayed in the DOM.
Place in DOM—an order that will either be placed in the DOM or will be rejected if the order price leads to immediate execution.
Reducing a position and only closing—the placed order can only shorten the position and cannot lead to the opening of a new position.
Button to enable trading with a mouse
The button enables trading from a chart using a mouse. You can set a hot key that will enable trading with a mouse if you hold it down.
There are two modes of placing orders using a mouse:
You can select the desired mode for placing orders in the settings of the chart hot keys.
In this mode, the LMB places a limit order, and the RMB places a stop order. The direction of the order is determined automatically based on the position of the cursor on the chart.
In this mode, the LMB places a buy order, and the RMB places a sell order. The order type (limit or stop order) is determined automatically based on the position of the cursor on the chart.
To place a trigger order, hold down the key Ctrl. In this mode, the LMB places a limit trigger order, and the RMB places a stop order for a trigger order. The direction of the order (buy or sell) is determined automatically based on the position of the cursor on the chart.
Placed orders are displayed on the charts as markers, where the number is the volume of the order, and the inscription is the type of the placed order. To cancel the order, click on the cross.
Order markers can be configured by going to Chart settings → Trading.
Buttons—enable/disable buttons visible on the trading-from-chart toolbar.
Show position—enable the display of an open position marker on the chart.
Show trades—enable the display of executed trades on the chart.
Show markers—enable the display of markers of executed trades.
Show orders—enable the display of markers of placed orders on the chart.
Position offset—offset from the right border of the chart to the position marker.
Limit order offset—size of the offset from the best price when placing a limit order using the BUY LMT and SELL LMT buttons. A positive offset improves the order price, while a negative one worsens.
Stop order offset—size of the offset from the price for stop-limit orders. If a zero offset is specified, then a stop order will be placed with market execution.
Triggers offset — size of the offset from the price for the marker of trigger orders.
SL and TP offset — size of the offset from the price for the marker of a set stop loss and take profit.
Extend marker line — extend the marker line for the entire chart.
PnL value— display profit/loss on selection in points, money, % (price change as a percentage of the entry point).