Blocktrader

Blocktrader

IDEM Wholesale Trades

Using the Blocktrader widget, you can submit committed and cross trades on the the IDEM exchange.

Note: Cross trades on IDEM are considered OTC trades. Prices generated by the cross trades are not included in the central order book, and fills do not update LTP in the book.

Supported wholesale trade types on IDEM

The following IDEM Wholesale trades are supported on TT:

  • Committed - 1 sided — Occurs when two exchange-approved parties pre-arrange a transaction and their committed orders are matched at an equal price and quantity on opposite sides of the trade.
  • Committed Cross - 2 sided — Occurs when a single party submits both sides of a transaction that are matched at an equal price and quantity. No counterparty is necessary as both sides fill against each other. Note: Package orders on IDEM can be submitted as "Committed Cross - 2 sided" trades for exchange and user-defined strategies.

Blocktrader display for IDEM

Blocktrader consists of the components needed for submitting wholesale trades on IDEM.

The images shows the following:

  1. Exchange selector — Lists the exchanges with OTC trade reporting supported on TT®
  2. Trade type selector — Lists the OTC trade types supported for the selected exchange.
  3. Order profile selector — Sets the customer's order profile with preset account and order default settings.
  4. Account selector — Sets the account and connection used to route the trade to the exchange.
  5. Price — Sets the price for 1 sided or 2 sided transactions. You can also use the up and down arrows to set the price.
  6. Quantity — Used for entering the buy or sell quantity for the trade. You can also use the up and down arrows to set the quantity.
  7. Price off tick — When checked, allows you to enter an off tick price per leg for instruments that support tick sizes smaller than what is displayed.
  8. Instrument search — Allows you to search or use the Market Explorer to select the instrument being traded.
  9. Wholesale Trade fields — Allows you to complete the fields required by the exchange. Fields are displayed based on the trade type.
  10. Confirm Order and Submit — Allows you to confirm the order before submitting. When Confirm Order is checked, clicking confirm will allow the user to check the details of the trade before clicking Submit.
  11. Message indicator — Indicates whether the trade was successfully sent to the exchange. Also shows if the order needs to be confirmed before submitting.

Common Wholesale Trade Fields for IDEM

The following list shows the fields that are common when submitting wholesale trades on IDEM.

  • Side — Sets the Buyer or Seller. Click a cell to determine the Buyer or Seller in each side of the trade.
  • Customer Profile — A drop-down list of available customer order profiles. This is an optional field. Only customers with Order Profiles defined in Setup appear in the Customer Profile list.
  • Account Type — Sets the exchange wholesale account code for the trade. Sent to the exchange API as "Account Type". Valid values are:
    • Client: Individual segregated client account
    • House: House account
    • Market Maker: Market making trading account
    • Matched Principal: Matched principal trading account
    • Non-Segregated Client: Omnibus client account
    • None
  • TT Account — Sets a specific account for the Buyer or Seller. This account will be used for the Buyer or Seller instead of the account selected in the order panel. All accounts assigned to the user are listed in the drop-down menu. Account names are user-defined and can be up to 12 characters. The TT Account value is sent to the exchange API as "Clearing Data".
  • Counterparty — Enter or select an exchange-defined counterparty code. For IDEM, counterparty codes are configured in Setup.

    Note: The Counterparty is required for one-sided committed trades only.

  • Open/Close — Sets whether the trade opens or closes a position.

Submitting Wholesale Trades on IDEM

Before submitting a Committed order, consider the following:

  • Exchange rules state that each side of a committed trade must contain a required minimum quantity and is priced inside the Bid and Ask posted at the time the order is submitted.

    Note: IDEM will reject any committed orders that do not meet these requirements.

  • A Committed 1-sided order must contain the exchange-defined counterparty code.

To submit a wholesale trade on IDEM:

  1. Open the Blocktrader widget and select IDEM from the exchange selector.
  2. Select a Wholesale trade type from the trade type selector.
  3. Find and select an instrument using the Explorer at the top of the widget.

    Note: Select an exchange-defined or user-defined strategy for Package Orders on IDEM.

  4. Set the quantity and price for the trade.
  5. Select an account from the account selector.
  6. Complete the required fields in Blocktrader.

    Additional fields in Blocktrader vary depending on the type of wholesale trade you select:

    • Committed - 1 sided

      For Committed - 1-sided trades, you must enter the common fields, select a side, and enter the counterparty.

    • Committed Cross - 2 sided

      For Committed Cross - 2 sided trades, you must enter the common fields, and submit both sides of the trade. No counterparty is necessary. Package Orders for strategies on IDEM are submitted as "Committed Cross - 2 Sided".

  7. Click the Submit button.

    If Confirm order is checked, confirm the order before submitting it to the exchange.

Example: Committed - 1 Sided Trades

The following figure shows a Committed - 1 Sided trade in Blocktrader.

Example: Committed Cross - 2 Sided Trades

The following figure shows a Committed Cross - 2 Sided trade in Blocktrader.