Order Types allow you to specify how an order behaves when it enters the market.
Order Types allow you to specify how an order behaves when it enters the market. For example, you may want an order to immediately fill at the current best price (market order) or to fill only at a particular price (limit order).
Order Types differ from order restrictions which set how the order behaves during the session. For example, an order may delete if not filled by the end of the session (Day) or may exist until filled or canceled (GTC).
Orders can be divided into 2 groups by side:
- Buy order which opens a long position is sent if the trader believes in the further growth of the asset;
- Sell order which opens a short position is sent if the trader believes in the further decrease of the asset.
Order's side - Buy and Sell
Depending on a trading connection Quantower supports the following order types:
- Market order is an order placed without a price with the intention of hitting the best Bid or taking the best Offer currently available in the market. The order fills at the current best price.Note, that Market orders may partially fill at multiple price levels.
- Limit order allows you to submit an order at a specific (desired) limit price. Like market orders, limit orders allow for partial fills however, the remaining quantity continues to work in the market at the original limit price.
- Stop order