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Can someone please for the love of god tell me how to get the order entry box to reset to the current bid or ask quickly? I want to use limit orders, and am constantly having to spin the up/down arrows to move the old price to the current bid/ask area --- there must be a faster or better way.

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Set preferences --> TTO offset prefill --> When no position , to 0 . Think that should work .

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Set preferences --> TTO offset prefill --> When no position , to 0 . Think that should work .

Thanks.

Hmm. This didn't seem to do it, plus it shows a market order now instead of limit. Steep learning curve coming from the world of futures it seems. I did watch the webinar on TTO and understand it, but my desire is to use limit entries and exits, like in futures, with a stop limit turning to stop market if I get 'x' ticks of slippage, like 4.

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Not to mention I will have a position on most the time and want to add to it around the current bid. I mean it just seems like it should default to current bid/ask and not make me scroll hundreds of pips... the whole reason I opened this MBT account is to swing FX and Equities, so I plan to scale in and out and will rarely be AIAO.

Thx for the help. And if you know of a webinar or URL etc where this is covered please share

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One more question driving me absolutely insane, how can I get the crosshairs on the chart to show me the price at the x axis? There is no label on the price section on the right of the chart... only current price, it won't move when I move the crosshairs.

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Can someone please for the love of god tell me how to get the order entry box to reset to the current bid or ask quickly? I want to use limit orders, and am constantly having to spin the up/down arrows to move the old price to the current bid/ask area --- there must be a faster or better way.

Mike

Are you using every platform known to man?

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Are you using every platform known to man?

I like to know my options This account is for bigger swings, and while I originally planned to use MC to manage the orders, I kinda like the MBT Desktop Pro platform, it is not bad at all - a pleasant surprise.

When I get out of the testing phase I may go back to my original plan of using MC, but we'll see. I've also got IRT up as I am still monitoring and learning cumulative delta volume

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I like to know my options This account is for bigger swings, and while I originally planned to use MC to manage the orders, I kinda like the MBT Desktop Pro platform, it is not bad at all - a pleasant surprise.

When I get out of the testing phase I may go back to my original plan of using MC, but we'll see. I've also got IRT up as I am still monitoring and learning cumulative delta volume

Mike

Yes, I agree. I was just teasing. I've spent more money and time trying out different programs, feeds and what not, than I would like to admit. Thankfully I found my holy grail in CQG IC!

Btw, when you're "fooling around" with IRT, be sure you don't overlook "Session Statistics"...

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