Order Driven Execution for FX and CFDs
We are pleased to announce that Order Driven Execution on FX Spot, FX Forwards and CFDs is now available through both the SaxoTrader and SaxoTraderGO platforms.
Notable changes include:
- FX Spot and FX Forward execution defaults to a Limit IOC (Immediate-or-Cancel) order, providing you with greater control over the way that your order is traded through a pre-defined Price Tolerance
- Price Tolerance on a Limit IOC order defines the minimum (when selling) price differential or the maximum (when buying) price differential that you are comfortable accepting. For FX Spot and FX Forwards, the default is set to 0.01% of the Spot price for all currency pairs, but it is configurable on an individual currency pair level
- To extend the breadth of FX liquidity available to you, we will be able to connect to a broader set of market venues that typically only operate under an Order Driven Model. This means that it will be quicker and easier to get your orders into these venues
- Introduction of partial fills for FX Spot and FX Forwards
- Execution in all other product types defaults to a Resting Market order and you may experience positive or negative price movements. Resting orders may further be subject to partial fills.
- Change to the color of the trade tiles to red for sell (Bid price) buttons and blue for buy (Ask price) buttons.
Note that from December 1st, a more neutral blue trade button color will be available as an alternative to the bright red/blue colors in SaxoTrader.
The trade buttons colors will be red/blue by default but you can switch to the alternative colors from Options -> Colors.
The new Price Tolerance-feature provides an effective way to mitigate risk of unexpected volatility. Your order limit IOC order will only be executed if a price can be obtained within your pre-defined price range, with any execution price improvements being passed on to you.
The Price Tolerance feature is applied by default for FX Spot and FX Forwards, but can also be applied when trading CFDs, Futures, Futures Spreads, Stocks and ETFs.
This feature allows you to define a price-range where you are comfortable with the order being executed. Depending on the instrument, Price Tolerance is expressed as a distance in pips, ticks or percentage points.
As seen below, by removing Price Tolerance, the Trade Ticket will convert the order type to a Market IOC order for FX Spot and FX Forwards, and a Resting Market order for all other product types.
Potential Price Improvements
With our Order Driven Execution, your traded instrument is subject to price movements. Price movement - either positive or negative - are always passed on to you as and when they occur.
If the price moves against you, the specified price tolerance ensures that the order is only executed if it is within the pre-defined price-range. There is however no guarantee that orders can be fully or partially executed within the specified tolerance.
See examples of Price Tolerance and price improvements, and learn more about Order Driven Execution in the PDF brief below.Download PDF