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To open the FX Board window, select the New menu from the NinjaTrader Control Center. Then left mouse click on the menu item FX Board.

 

The FX Board is divided into two sections:

 

1.  Market Data Display

2.  Order Grid Display (optional)

 

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Please see the sections below for more information on: Market Display and Order Grid

tog_minus        Understanding the market data section

Market Display

The Market Display panel shows the inside bid and ask along with current position information.  Each tile will have two panels, representing the bid and ask price, where each respective panel will flash to represent when a tick has been received and the direction of the tick.

 

Market Display Definitions

1. The current spread between the best bid and best ask (the image below is showing a spread of 2.5 pips)

2. Position information

3. The handle of the current bid (current ask is on the right side of the spread)

4. The current bid

5. Sub pip value

6. The direction of the current tick (blue panel for an up tick, red panel for down tick)

7. The direction of the last tick received (blue arrow for an up tick, red arrow for down tick)

8. Current day high/low values

 

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Instrument tiles also give you the ability to quickly place orders, or can be "flipped" to place custom orders.  Please see the section on Submitting Orders for more information.

tog_minus        Understanding the order grid section

Order Grid Display

The Order Grid displays active orders for the account and instrument tiles selected in the FX Board window.

 

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Column Definitions

Instrument

Name of the instrument

Name

Order name such as Stop1 or Target1

Action

Buy or Sell

Type

Order type

Quantity

Number of contracts submitted

Price

Order price

State

State of the order

Remaining

Quantity remaining to be filled

Strategy

Name of ATM Strategy associated with the order

Cancel

Cancels the order(s)

 

 

Order Grouping

Orders that are submitted to the same instrument will be grouped together in the Order Grid and displayed in an aggregated view to consolidate these orders together.

 
1. Orders that are part of an ATM Strategy will be further aggregated by the ATM Strategy template name, as well as control specific to ATM Strategies (see the section on Managing Positions for more information on these controls)

2. Orders that are not part of an ATM Strategy will be aggregated under the row heading name "Unmanaged Orders" indicating that there is no ATM Strategy associated with that particular order

 

Tip:  You can collapse orders under an instrument header by selecting the down arrow next to the instrument name.

 

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tog_minus        Understanding the right click menu

The FX Board window has two right click menus, depending on where you click:

 

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

 

FX Board Control Right Click Menu

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

 

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Add Instrument(s)

Adds an individual instrument or list of instruments to the FX Board window

Create Instrument List...

Dynamically creates a list of all the current instruments in the FX Board window which can be accessed later

Remove Tile

Removes the current selected instrument tile

Quick order entry

Enables/Disables the ability to place quick orders from the Instrument tiles

Send To

Loads the selected instrument into another NinjaTrader window

Always On Top

Sets the FX Board window to always be on top of other windows

Show Tabs

Sets if the window should allow for tabs

Show Orders Grid

Enables/Disables the Orders Grid panel display

Print

Displays Print options

Share

Select to share via your share connections

Properties

Configure the FX Board 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

Show Orders Grid

Enables/Disables the Orders Grid panel display

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 FX Board Window's 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

Increases the price of the order by one tenth-pip

Decrease Price

Decreases the price of the order by one tenth-pip

Cancel All Orders

Cancels all active orders on the current account