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How do I buy or short stock?
Do you like pie? Well, if you want your slice in the form of stock in a company then you can purchase shares. The same can be said if you don’t like a parti...
Why is there a lock next to the price during order entry?
Order entry shouldn’t be like a game of Pin the Tail on The Donkey. Prices can jump around so we’ve made it easy to make sure you can nail the price you wan...
What is the "Duplicate trade immediately after send" setting?
Are you someone that likes to test the market before you scale into a position? If so, then you can enable the Duplicate trade immediately after send option...
What is the "Day orders will be accepted after Cash Settled Session ends" error?
Are you trying to route a day order for the next day right after the closing bell, but received the following error message, "Day orders will be accept...
Why did my order fill at a different price than what I entered? (limit order)
What is a limit order? A limit order, by definition, is an order type that guarantees the price you entered or better. This rule applies to equities, equit...
What is a market order?
How to enter a market order? When placing a market order, you are guaranteed an order fill as long as there is a bid price (greater than 0.00) when selling...
How do I set up a calendar or diagonal spread order?
Looking to trade a spread over different expirations, but don't see it listed in the strategy menu? Well, no need to panic. Since a calendar or diagona...
How to close a butterfly spread
Do you have an ITM butterfly spread that you're trying to close as a  whole near or on expiration day, but having difficulty getting a fill? Well, it&#...
How to Roll a Futures Contract
Did you receive an email from our trade desk about futures first-notice or an upcoming futures expiration for your outright futures contract? Well, if you d...
How to set up a Pairs trade
Have you been eyeing two underlyings and noticing that they trade opposite of one another? If so, then you can put the Pairs trade mode to work in the deskt...