Trading

Account Page

Overview of the Account Page, including the Account, Orders, Positions, and Trade History sections (panels), how to set a default account, refresh information in the Account page, open additional panels (Charts, DOM, Watchlist, Positions Trade History, and more) in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Orders Panel

Overview of the Orders Panel, including the Active Orders, creating a new order or editing an existing order from the Orders table, refreshing the Orders Panel, and viewing and editing the Order Ticket in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Trades Panel

Overview of the Trades Panel, including accessing the Trades History panel, exporting your trade history to CSV, purging your trade history, and refreshing the Trades Panel in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Positions Panel

Overview of the Positions Panel, including the Active Positions table, creating a new position using the Simulated Acct (useful if you have existing positions with an external broker), adding a stop or limit order to a position from the Positions table, editing an existing position from the Positions table, and refreshing the Positions Panel in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Order Presets

How to set up Order Presets in the MotiveWave trading platform for a specific asset class (stock, index, futures, forex, etc.), or for a specific symbol. Includes setting the default order type, time in force, offsets, default quantity and increment for order sizes, and creating your own custom default quantity size.

Commissions

How to set up a Commissions structure for an asset class (example Stocks) or an individual symbol in the MotiveWave trading platform. Commissions can be set up to be calculated by MotiveWave using the simulated account, in Replay Mode or as part of Strategy Backtesting.

Simulated Account

How to set up the built-in Simulated Trading Account in the MotiveWave trading platform and how to set the Simulated Account as the default trading account.

Trading Hours

How to change Trading Hours in the MotiveWave trading platform, including turning on Extended Hours/After Hours Data and creating your own custom trading hours.

Trading From Alerts

How to Trade from Alerts (using a Component Alert on a horizontal line as an example), including setting parameters for account, quantity, order type and expiry in the MotiveWave trading software.

Price Axis Trading

How to trade from the Price Axis, including how to transmit and modify orders on the chart or through the Order Ticket Window, keyboard hotkeys for placing different types of orders, showing/hiding orders on the chart, showing/hiding trade history on the chart, and more in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Buy/Sell Button Trading

Adding Buy and Sell Button labels directly to the chart as a way to place trades, as well as showing how to trade from the right-click Trade menu. Also covers changing order presets, changing order type, expiry type, attaching limit and stop orders, showing/hiding orders on the chart, showing/hiding trade history on the chart, and more in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Trade Panel Trading

How to trade using the Trade Panel, including accessing the Trade Panel, trading from the 3 different tabs–Position, Order, Buy/Sell Boxes, modifying quantity, time in force, the different shortcut buttons (Buy Market, Sell Ask, Flatten, Break Even, Reverse, Cancel All, etc.), selecting the account you want to trade from, adding new orders and adding limit, stop, and/or trail orders and more in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Order Preferences Part 1

Looking at the global Order Submission Preferences for submitting orders in MotiveWave under Configure>Preferences>Orders>Submission. Includes setting how an order is created (single click, double click, none) and whether you want the Order Ticket Window to automatically pop up, how you want to Auto Submit orders (single click, double click, none), what keyboard hotkeys/shortcuts (shift key, ctrl key, etc.) you want to use for placing different types of orders on the Price Axis (Market, Limit, Stop, to name a few), and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Order Preferences Part 2

Looking at the global Order Display Preferences for displaying orders in MotiveWave under Configure>Preferences>Orders>Display. Includes setting where you want the orders and filled orders aligned on the chart, showing/hiding the Order Transmit and Discard buttons and lines, and showing/hiding Filled Orders and lines in the MotiveWave trading platform.
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