You can view market data for GDAX instruments in the MD Trader, Market Grid, Time and Sales, and Charts widgets.
When viewing GDAX market data in MD Trader, consider the following:
The following example shows GDAX market data displayed in MD Trader.
Empty price levels can be hidden to show only available prices by enabling Settings | Only show available prices in the MD Trader widget.
Note: This setting removes the static aspect of the ladder, which may result in orders being submitted at a price level different than the one you clicked on if the prices moved while clicking the mouse.
When "Only show available prices" is enabled, MD Trader briefly shows a blank cell where a price level is removed before it compresses and adjusts the price ladder. This allows you to to enter an order at the correct price before all the prices move, and helps to clearly show quick rallies or sell-offs in the market.
Tip: You can "freeze" the price ladder at any time by holding down the Shift key.
You can consolidate prices at specific tick intervals by enabling the Settings | Tick interval option in MD Trader. When enabled, aggregate order quantities between each tick interval are displayed at each price level. For example, a tick interval of "50" entered for BTC-USD results in prices ticking in .50 increments.
Quantities can be displayed with 0-8 decimals of precision using the Quantity display decimal places option in the Preferences | General tab. By default, this option is set to "3".
A "+" is shown after the last displayed decimal to indicate additional quantity (e.g., ).If the actual quantity equals your display setting value, or if the remaining decimals are "0", then the decimals are displayed without the "+" (e.g., .
The following fields will adhere to the "Quantity display decimal places" setting:
Note: The Order Book, Audit Trail, and Fills widgets will show the full quantity regardless of this setting.
If you click a formatted quantity when "Quantity display decimal places" is enabled, the actual, full quantity will seed in the appropriate widget field. For example, if you click "1.005+"" in the Net Open Position field in the MD Trader order entry panel, then "1.00511" will be seeded in the order quantity field.
When viewing GDAX market data in the Market Grid, consider the following:
The following example shows GDAX market data displayed in the Market Grid:
For each trade, the Time and Sales widget supports showing the fractional traded order quantity up to eight decimal places.
For each GDAX instrument, the Charts widget supports showing the 24 hour High, Low, Close, Volume, and Net Change in addition to showing market data at each user-defined time interval.