MD Trader®

MD Trader®

Exchange-specific functionality in MD Trader

MD Trader exposes some additional buttons to support exchange-specific order functionality.

Exchanges using the Open/Close button in MD Trader

The following exchanges allow you to indicate whether an order opens or closes a position on a per instrument basis: CZCE, DCE, ICE, ICE_L, INE, EEX, Eurex, Euronext, SHFE, and TFEX.

To support this functionality in TT, MD Trader displays an Open/Close selector per instrument as shown.

TT support for China markets

TT provides access to the following China markets via a TT FIX Order Gateway:

  • Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE)
  • Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE)
  • Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (CZCE))
  • Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE)
  • China Financial Futures Exchange (CHFFE)

Note: Access to these markets requires a FIX Order Gateway connection to a third party system. Please contact your Customer Success Manager at TT for more details.

The open/close position selector in MD Trader and the Order Ticket provide FIFO controls that affect positions for China markets. In addition to selecting open or close, you can select the following order flags when trading on CZCE, DCE, and INE:

  • fifo (CZCE) — Close the previous day first and then close today's position.
  • close today (INE) — Close today's position only.
  • close fifo (INE) — Close previous day only.
  • open - spread switch (DCE, ZCE) — Open a position in the front leg and close a position in the back leg of an exchange spread.
  • close - spread switch (DCE, ZCE) — Close a position in the front leg and open a position in the back leg of an exchange spread.

For China markets, you can also indicate the trading strategy for the order by using the trading strategy selector in MD Trader or Order Ticket. Click the selector to show the drop down menu and select one of the following:

  • directional
  • hedge
  • arbitrage

TT support for MiFID II exchanges

For exchanges that need to comply with the MiFID II regulations, the Show order entry compliance fields setting in the Orders section of Preferences can be enabled to add compliance fields to MD Trader.

The items added include:

  • CDI (Commodity Derivative Indicator) dropdown that lets a user report whether a trade is reducing risk, also referred to as a hedging trade. The dropdown supports the following choices:
    • <CDI>: Use the value defined in Setup.
    • CDI Yes: This order is a hedging trade.
    • CDI No: This order is not a hedging trade.
  • Invest Decision ID field for the short code identifying who made the trading decision.
  • Exec Decision field for the short code identifying who or what algo is submitting the order.
  • Client ID field for the short code identifying the customer.

If specified, these values override the default order profile settings defined in Setup.

CME cabinet trades on TT

TT supports order entry at cabinet prices for outright options contracts on CME. A cabinet trade allows a user to mitigate risk by executing deep out-of-the-money options at the lowest price possible.

To submit an order at a cabinet price on TT, enter "0.00" as the price of the order in MD Trader or the Order Ticket. When "0.00" is entered as the price, TT submits the order to the exchange as a "cabinet" order.

Note: CME Globex only supports one cabinet price per instrument. Contact the exchange for the exact cabinet price and increment for the outright options instrument you are trading.