Trade Ticket window opens and allows you to either trade at market prices or place a trade order at a specific price.
When trading on a demo account, futures prices are delayed by 15 minutes, which is indicated by the orange price windows and clock icon.
Clients on live accounts can subscribe to the relevant exchange in order to trade on live prices, which are indicated by green price windows.
To enable the subscription to real time futures price data go to the Account tab and click on the Manage subscriptions module.
Futures exchanges can be found in the Futures Exchanges section.
Subscribing to an exchange gives you access to live prices on all futures contracts traded on the particular exchange.
When the exchange is closed, prices for the futures are displayed purple in the price window. Futures market orders placed in the Order tab when the exchange is closed will be filled at the best available price when the market opens.
Enter the amount you would like to trade. For example
5 Gasoil July 2014
contracts. The cost of trading can be viewed in the
of the trade ticket prior to placing the trade request.
3. You can also view the
lot size, margin requirements and
expiry date in the trade ticket.
4. In the platform with default settings, clients with real time pricing can click enable in the trade window and proceed to buying or selling the futures contract by clicking on the
Ask price in order to buy the futures, or
Bid in order to sell it.
5. In the demo, clients trade on delayed prices and must place orders in the Order tab of the trade ticket.
6. Place a market order to buy 5 Gasoil July 2014 contracts by selecting “Market” in the Entry type field and then clicking Place orders.
A trade confirmation appears on the screen if the market order is executed.