Default Order Settings Window
A "default" order parameter is the value that automatically appears on your order management line when you create an order. The system uses default values to help save time. Instead of invoking a completely blank order management line, when you instigate an order each field is filled in with a default value.
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Each of these parameters can be manually changed on your trading screen before you transmit an order, but if you use certain parameters for most of your orders, you will save time by making that value your default order value.
Please note that certain default settings may not be applicable to particular orders depending on the product involved.
Customers are solely responsible for ensuring that their order specifications are available for the product involved.
It is recommended that customers check each order ticket or order entry line for a particular product to ensure that their order specifications are available for that order.
For example, if you use VWAP orders 95% of the time, you can change your Default Order Type to VWAP. Now each time you click on the Bid or Ask price to create an order, the order type and order destination are automatically set to VWAP.
You use the Default Order Settings window to modify the default order values, including order type, order size, offset amounts and time in force, for specific instrument types. You can also set order defaults that will only be applied to a specific contract.
To change order defaults for an instrument type
On the Configure menu, select Global Configuration.
In the left pane, click Order and then Order Defaults.
If desired, select a specific instrument type. If no instrument is selected, the defaults you set will apply across all asset classes.
Any defaults you set for an instrument type supersede global defaults.
In the right pane, set order defaults.
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The tables below define each area and their fields, including the Settings area, Default Order Sizes, Default order Offset Amounts, Precautionary Settings, OCA Group and Display Settings.
Select the order type you use most often.
The trigger method is used to trigger Stop, Stop Limit, Trailing Stop and Trailing Stop Limit orders.
Time in Force
The time in force determines how long the order will remain working at its destination.
ISE Order Type
The Standard order is completely anonymous. The SOI order broadcasts the symbol to other ISE MPM members and may get execution priority.
Defines the origin of your order in relation to the market.
Allow order to be filled...
If unchecked, trading hours are determined by the opening/closing times of the order destination.
Valid for US stocks listed on major exchanges.
Please note that the Regular Trading Hours Only option may not be available for particular products that are not listed on an exchange. IB customers are solely responsible for ensuring that this parameter is available for the product involved.
Not available for IOC, At-the-Open (MOO and LOO), FOK, MOC or LOC orders.
Allow stop triggering...
Check to allow Stop, Stop Limit, Trailing Stop and Trailing Stop Limit orders to trigger outside of regular hours.
Default Order Sizes
Default Order Offset Amounts
The amount or number of ticks off the current market price that will be used for auto stop orders to set the stop election price.
This value is used to calculate the stop price and the limit price for attached bracket orders.
Use the Ticks/Amount dropdown selection to specify which type of offset you want to use.
The amount off the current market price by which you want the stop price to trail.
The amount off the current market price that will be used for stop limit orders to set the stop election price.
This field only applies if you first set the default order type to STP LMT.
The amount that will be added to the best bid (for a buy order) and subtracted from the best ask (for a sell order) to create the limit price at which the relative order will be submitted.
An additional amount added to or subtracted from the limit price to help ensure that the order will execute.
If one order in group is partially filled, other orders should be...
Reduced in size
The default is to have other orders in the OCA group proportionately reduced in size based on the quantity of the filled portion.
All other orders in the group are cancelled
If checked, this dictates that only 1 order in the group will be routed to an exchange at a time.
This strategy completely removes the possibility of an overfill.
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