TT Order Types

TT With A Tick order

TT With A Tick order

A With A Tick (WAT) order is a limit order that that is automatically repriced one tick towards the market based on the price and quantity of the opposite inside market as follows:

  • When best available price is more than one tick away from the limit price, the WAT order is repriced.
  • If the best available price is one tick away and the available quantity drops below a specified threshold, the WAT order is repriced.

The WAT threshold is a parameter set by the user in one of two ways:

  • Qty: The threshold is an absolute value.
  • %: The threshold is a percentage of the WAT order quantity.

For example, you could place a buy order and join the best bid with a WAT threshold of 100. When the best ask quantity drops below 100, the buy order price will be repriced one tick higher.

TT also allows you to add With A Tick behavior to all child orders of other TT Order Types, except for TT Trailing Limit.

TT With A Tick order parameters

  • Exch order type: The order type for the child order. (Currently, only Limit orders are supported.)
  • With a Tick: Sets the threshold to reprice the order.

    The quantity can be specified as:
    • Qty for an absolute number of contracts
    • % for a percentage of the initial quantity for this order
  • Offset: The number of ticks away from the specified price to submit the order, based on the following price:
    • LTP
    • Ask
    • Bid
  • Auto-Resubmit Upon GTD Expiry: Valid only when the child order TIF is Day (GTD). If any child orders are not completely filled by the session close, the exchange will expire the child orders; when the market reopens, the parent order will then resubmit the child orders with the same parameters as when they expired.