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Static vs Dynamic Price Ladder Display

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You may have the option of using either a static (original SuperDOM) or dynamic price ladder display depending on your FCM or broker. The difference between these options is how the inside market is displayed in the Price Ladder.




tog_minusUnderstanding the Static Price Ladder display



The inside market (ask/bid and last price) climb up and down the Price Ladder in response to a change in market price.


The price rows are static (do not change).

tog_minusUnderstanding the Dynamic Price Ladder display





The inside market (ask/bid and last price) is in a fixed location in the Price Ladder display.


The price rows are dynamic in that each row's price changes in response to a change in market price.




Hold Button

To assist with submitting and modifying orders in the Dynamic Price Ladder display during volatile market activity you can choose to suspend (freeze) the Price Ladder display by pressing the HOLD button with your left mouse button or by pressing the 'Space' bar of your keyboard.


Once suspended, the button will highlight red in color and display 'HELD'. You can now safely submit or modify an order without the price of the underlying row changing. Be sure to enable the dynamic updating of the price action in the price ladder display after you have completed your order submission or modification by pressing on the HELD button or your keyboard 'Space' bar. In addition, the inside market will be displayed in the top row of the SuperDOM while the price ladder is frozen.


In the image below:


1.Best bid
2.Net change (last traded price) from the time the display was suspended
3.Best ask