Autotrader

Autotrader reference

Autotrader reference

Algo status

An algo can be in one of the following states.

Status Order condition Ends when...
Starting An algo that a trader launched is initializing. The algo finishes the initialization process.
Working An algo order that is currently running. The algo is paused or canceled, or there is a change in Algo server status (e.g., server cycled).
Paused An algo order that paused itself or was paused by other means. The algo either resumes working or gets canceled.
Deleting An algo order that has been deleted displays in the Deleting state while the Algo server performs the delete action. The Algo server completes deletion of orders. Child orders might not get deleted
Failed The algo order stops working.

Supported changes to algos

The Algo Server supports the following changes to parent algo orders.

Change Applies to... Result
Cancel Applies to parent orders in the Working, Paused or Failed state. For child orders, follows the behavior specified in the algo's Leave Orders on Cancel setting.
Pause Applies to parent orders in the Working state. For child orders, follows the behavior specified in the algo's Leave Orders on Pause setting.
Resume Applies to parent orders in the Paused state. Starts working the paused order.
Modify the quantity Applies to parent orders in the Working or Paused state. Depending upon the algo, you may be able to modify the quantity using the Algo Variable pane.

If the algo is in the Paused state, the change will take effect when the algo is resumed.
Modify the price Applies to parent orders in the Working or Paused state. Depending upon the algo, you may be able to modify the price using the Algo Variable pane.

If the algo is in the Paused state, the change will take effect when the algo is resumed.

Context menu options

The right-click context menu contains the following options:

  • Fit all columns to content: Resizes all column widths to match the width of their content.
  • Edit columns: Lets you display and order columns in the grid.
  • Hide (Show) unpinned rows: Sets whether to show only rows for algos that were launched from the active tab.
  • Auto-create tabs for all running algos: Add all running algos to the tab, including order ticket algos (OTAs) and order management algos (OMAs).
  • Zoom: Zooms the view of the selected widget.

Converting from existing Autotrader algos to Autotrader

If you have saved Autotrader configurations, you can easily convert them to Autotrader. All custom templates are also converted, so you do not need to recreate them.

To convert existing Autotrader algos to Autotrader:

  1. Open an algo in the Autotrader widget.
  2. From the right-click context menu, select Convert to new Autotrader.

    The algo opens in the Autotrader widget.