How do I place a buy or sell market trade?

A buy or sell market trade can be placed in one of three ways.

To view a video that shows how to place an order, click here. Otherwise, follow the step by step instructions below.

Using the green "New Order" button on the top right corner of Alveo

1.  Click the "New Order" button.

2.  Confirm the options found in the "Place Order" dialog box such as the quantity, whether you are buying or selling, that the "type" is selected as "Market", etc. 

3.  Click "Submit" and the trade will be placed at the current price. 

 

Using the right click function on the chart

1.  Right click on the chart on which you would like to place the trade.

2.  Select either "Buy Market" or "Sell Market" in the drop down box.

3.  Confirm the options found in the "Place Order" dialog box such as the quantity, whether you are buying or selling, that the "type" is selected as "Market", etc.

4.  Click "Ok" and the trade will be placed at the current price. 

 

Using the hotkeys F5 and F6

1.  Press the F5 key (to buy) or F6 (to sell).

2.  Confirm the options found in the "Place Order" dialog box such as the quantity, whether you are buying or selling, that the "type" is selected as "Market", etc.

3.  Click "Ok" and the trade will be placed at the current price.