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To open the Basic Entry Window, select the New menu from the NinjaTrader Control Center. Then left mouse click on the menu item Basic Entry.

 

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The image below shows each of the four sections in the Basic Entry window

 

1. Order Grid

2. Position and Level 1 (current inside market) display

3. Action Buttons

4. Order entry and ATM Strategy management

 

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Please see the sections below for more information on each on: Order Grid, Market Display, Action Buttons, and Order Control.

tog_minus        Understanding the order grid section 

Order Grid Display

The Order Grid displays active orders for the account and instrument selected in the Basic Entry window.

 

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Column Definitions

Name

Order name such as Stop1 or Target1

Action

Buy or Sell

Type

Order type

Price

Order price

Remaining

Number of contracts/shares remaining to be filled

Cancel

Cancels the order(s)

tog_minus        Understanding the market display section

Market Data Display

The market display section of the Basic Entry window is used to display market prices and position information.  The market price displays will change colors when an uptick or a downtick has been detected.

 

1. Current best ask price and size

2. Current best bid price and size

3. Last traded price and size

4. Market position (FLAT or green background with position size for long, red background for short)

5. Position average entry price

6. Unrealized profit or loss for current position (Clicking on this cell with your left mouse button will change the display between points, ticks, currency, percent, and pips)

 

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tog_minus        Understanding the action buttons section

Action Buttons

The Basic Entry has several buttons which are used to invoke a number of order related actions.

 

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BE (Break-even)

Adjusts any open stop orders opposite of your position to the positions average entry price

Buy Ask

Submits a Buy Limit order at the current ask price

Sell Ask

Submits a Sell Limit order at the current ask price

Buy Mkt (Market)

Submits a Buy Market order at the current market price

Sell Mkt (Market)

Submits a Sell Market order at the current Market price

Buy Bid

Submits a Buy Limit order at the current bid price

Sell Bid

Submits a Sell Limit order at the current bid price

Rev

Closes the current open position and open a reverse position.

Close

Closes the current position and cancel any working orders associated to the instrument/account combination.

Buy

Submits a Buy order based on the current Order Controls configured

Sell

Submits a Sell order based on the current Order Controls configured

 

Please see the Submitting Orders section for more information on using these buttons.

tog_minus        Understanding the order control section

Order Controls

The Order Control section of the Basic Entry is used to specify several attributes for a pending order to be submitted.

 

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Type

Selects the order Type to be submitted

Limit

Sets the order Limit price

Stop

Sets the order Stop Price

Instrument

Sets the Instrument

TIF

Sets the order Time in Force

Quantity

Sets the order Quantity

Account

Sets the Account

ATM Strategy

Selects the ATM Strategy

tog_minus        Understanding the right click menu

The Basic Entry window has two right click menus, depending on where you click:

 

Right clicking on the Basic Entry window itself will bring up menu items specific to the Basic Entry
Right clicking in the Order Grid will bring up menu items specific to orders

 

Basic Entry Control Right Click Menu

Right clicking on the Basic Entry window itself will bring up a number of menu items specific to the Basic Entry

 

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Auto Close Position

Automatically Closes the current instruments position at a specified time

OCO Order

Enables/Disables the OCO (one cancels other) function for a pending order

Simulated Order

Enables/Disables the Simulated Order functionality for a pending order

Cancel All Orders

Cancels all active orders on the current account

Flatten Everything

Closes all open positions and cancels all open orders on every account associated with NinjaTrader

Always On Top

Sets if the window should be always on top of other windows

Show Tabs

Sets if the window should allow for tabs

Print

Displays Print options

Share

Select to share via your share connections

Properties

Configure the Basic Entry window properties

 

Order Grid Control Right Click Menu

Right clicking in an empty grid will bring up a number of general menu items specific to the Order Grid

 

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Cancel All Orders

Cancels all active orders on the current account

Export...

Exports the grid contents to "CSV" or "Excel" file format

Find...

Search for a term in the grid

Print

Displays Print options

Share

Select to share via your share connections

Properties

Configure the Basic Entry window properties

 

By moving your mouse cursor over an order and pressing down on your right mouse button, you will see a context menu listing all individual orders consolidated at the corresponding price and any relevant actions that you can perform on those orders.

 

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Cancel order

Cancels the individual order selected

Increase Price

Changes the price of the order +1 tick

Decrease Price

Changes the price of the order -1 tick

Cancel All Orders

Cancels all active orders on the current account