Order Ticket

Order entry from Order Ticket

Order entry from Order Ticket

Order Ticket provides a compact widget for entering orders for a single, pre-selected instrument. From an Order Ticket, you can supply all of the information for an order and easily submit the order by clicking the appropriate action button.

Account selection

The account selector shows all accounts that have been assigned to you by your company administrator and have active connections to the exchange. Click the drop-down to select an account, which is required for submitting orders on TT.

Optionally, you can enter your own exchange clearing account value when submitting an order.

Note: Before entering your own value, ensure that your administrator has allowed you to override the exchange clearing account value in Setup.

To enter your own clearing account value at order entry, check the Show Exchange Clearing Account edit box setting in Preferences | Orders. When this setting is enabled, order entry widgets display an edit box where you can enter the exchange clearing account. When you click the Exch Acct edit box to enter a value, it stores and displays a list of the most recent clearing account values you entered.

After submitting the order, the ExchAcct column in the Order Book, Fills, or Audit Trail widget shows the value sent to the exchange as the clearing account. The Account column in these widgets shows the account you selected at order entry, but this account is not sent to the exchange if you enter your own exchange clearing account.

Order types and restrictions

The Order Ticket automatically lists all order types available for the associated instrument. The order types drop-down lists all of the order types natively supported for the instrument by the exchange and the available TT order types you can use. Additionally, if you have created your own algos or are associated with a third-party algo provider, those algos are also displayed as valid order types.

Note: The list includes only ADL algos and Order Ticket algos (OTAs) you have permission to run.

The order restrictions or time-in-force (TIF) options that the exchange supports for the instrument are also automatically listed in the TIF drop-down.

Free-form text fields

Free-form text fields allow you to send optional or additional information with an order.


The reset icon allows you to reset the order ticket to the product defaults displayed when the ticket was opened.

Cross trades support

You can submit cross trades using the Order Ticket window in the Market Grid widget. In the Order Ticket window, the Cross Order Type is only available for exchanges (e.g., EEX) and accounts that support Cross Orders.

Exchanges supporting cross trades

The TT platform supports cross trades at the following exchanges:

  • Eurex
  • EEX

Staged order support

Using the Order Ticket, you can stage an order that can be claimed by another user for order management and order execution. If you use the account default functionality, those predefined rules will seed the staged order account based on markets, product types, and specific products.

In TT, a staged order is processed as a synthetic parent order that remains in the system until it is claimed by another user and orders are executed on behalf of the staged order. The parent order is not routed to the exchange.

In addition to required order parameters of buy/sell direction, order quantity, and instrument, the originator can optionally include the following when submitting a staged order:

  • Price — The submitted price can be changed by the owner if it betters the trade (i.e., buy at a lower price or sell at a higher price).

  • Instructions — Up to 256 text characters as suggestions on how to work the order.

  • A full set of detailed order parameters — This can include start and end times, order type selection with filled-in parameters, etc. These may or may not be applied by the owner based on agreement between the originator and the owner.

For more information about staged orders, refer to Staged Orders Overview.

Broker mode support

When Broker mode Order Ticket is enabled in the Order Ticket settings, the order ticket display a single buy or sell button based on whether you are entering a bid or ask.

Order Confirmation

You have the option to confirm an order based on its quantity before submitting the order into the market. To use the order confirmation functionality, enable the "Submission of orders with qty greater than..." setting on the Orders tab in workspace Preferences.

When enabled, orders that exceed the configured quantity will trigger a pop-up window that prompts you to confirm the Buy or Sell order. The order confirmation window displays the side, contract, price, TIF, and account for you to review before submitting. Click Confirm Buy or Confirm Sell to submit, or click Cancel to delete the order before it's submitted.

For TT order types, you can click See all parameters to review the order type configuration before submitting. The following example shows an order confirmation for a TT Iceberg order.

For Autospreader orders, the confirmation displays the order quantity for each leg based on the total order quantity and configured leg ratios (e.g., 1.0, -1.0).