Spread Matrix

Entering orders in Spread Matrix

Entering orders in Spread Matrix

Using the Spread Matrix and a floating order entry screen, you can quickly enter orders for all outrights, calendar spreads, or inter-product spreads within a single window for active spread trading.

  1. To trade the spread, left click on any of the four cells.

    Your floating order entry window appears.

    Note: The cells containing spread contract names are highlighted to indicate which contracts you are spread trading.

  2. Click on the offer to Buy or click on the bid to Sell.
  3. Adjust the price as needed and enter your desired quantity.
  4. Submit your order.

Entering an order via the context menu

  1. Right-click in the market data cells for a spread to view the context menu.
  2. In the context menu, click Open to select MD Trader or Order Ticket.
  3. Enter the order for the selected spread.

Managing orders in Spread Matrix

After submitting an order in Spread Matrix, you can manage the order using the Floating Order Book. Based on your Preferences | Orders | Launch floating order book using: option, you can open the Floating Order Book by clicking the Bid Price or Ask Price for an outright or spread in the matrix.

Once opened, use the Floating Order Book to modify or cancel working orders that you submitted using Spread Matrix or other order entry widget.

Tip: When the floating order book launch method is set to "left click" in Preferences, a ">" is shown at the right edge of the cell. Clicking the ">" will launch the floating order book.