When sending an instrument to the Watchlist, the widget opens seeded with the selected instrument. Only individual instruments or strategies can be sent to the Watchlist widget and not their products or product families. If the instrument exists at the exchange, orders can be submitted for an instrument in the Watchlist using the same functionality as the Order Ticket.
You can use the following widgets to send a single instrument, spread, or options strategy to the Watchlist widget:
To send the strategy to the Watchlist, click the Create button dropdown arrow and select one of the following:
When you select Watch or Create & Watch, the user-defined strategy appears in the Watchlist. If you selected Create & Watch, the strategy is sent to the Watchlist and submitted and published at the exchange.
For a strategy that you created and submitted to the exchange, you can right-click the strategy in the execution report panel and select Watchlist.
After opening a Market Grid widget and loading one or more products or instruments, you can right-click an instrument and send it the Watchlist from the Market Grid using the context menu.
To create a Watchlist:
In an open Market Grid with options products, right click on an instrument.
Select Send to Watchlist in the context menu.
A Watchlist "widget" opens seeded with the selected instrument.
Orders can be submitted by opening an Order Ticket for the instrument in the Watchlist if the instrument exists at the exchange. This is the same functionality available in a Market Grid widget.
Right-click a trade in the Options Trade Monitor and select Send to Watchlist in the context menu.
Right-click a working order in the Order Book and select Send to Watchlist in the context menu.