Submitting Trades in Blocktrader

Use the Blocktrader widget to submit over-the-counter transactions (block, off-exchange, wholesale, etc.), supported by the exchange and market that you are trading.

To submit a block trade, click Widgets in the workspace title bar and select Miscellaneous | Blocktrader. When the widget opens, click the exchange selector in the upper lefthand corner to select an exchange.

Blocktrader routing account

Blocktrader uses account settings to route transactions to the exchange. Routes are determined by:

  1. Account selector (if applicable) - located in the left side order panel of the widget
  2. Customer Order Profile - as set for that market
  3. RFQ account - as set in the Preferences | Accounts for that market
  4. TT Account - as set in the first side of the transaction

Using the Instrument Picker

Users manually select the exchange, product, and contract. For some exchanges, the instrument picker opens the Market Explorer for locating contracts.

Setting the block transaction time

Use the Deal Time field to set a time for the transaction. The time set applies to each leg and both sides of the transaction.

Deal Time defaults to the current time. It does not change unless edited by the user. To edit the timestamp, click the date field under the Deal Time heading and refresh button. Use the calendar widget to specify custom Deal Time. To reset to the calendar widget to the current time, click refresh .