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Live System Pane

The live system pane contains information about a currently running system.  The information is broken into three groups, Pending Orders, Open Positions and Closed Positions.

Pending Orders

Whenever a system submits an order to a broker (simulated or real), it will be displayed in the Pending Orders tab.

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Symbol  This is the symbol that the order belongs to.

Order Type  The specified order type of this pending order.  See the RightEdge supported order types for more information.

Position Type  This is the assigned position action.  There are four actions that can be performed.  Buy to open a long position, short to open a short position, close to exit a long position and cover to exit a short position.

Entry Time  The time that this order was submitted to the broker.

Shares  The number of shares or contracts.

Limit Price  If the order type is a limit order, the limit price is displayed here.  For market orders, this column is not populated.

Open Positions

After a position is filled by the broker (simulated or real), it will be displayed in the Open Positions tab.

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Symbol  This is the symbol that the order belongs to.

Order Type  The specified order type of this open position, as it was in the Pending Orders screen.  See the RightEdge supported order types for more information.

Position Type  Specifies whether this position is long or short.

Entry Time  The time that this order was submitted to the broker.

Shares  The number of shares or contracts.

Fill Price  The actual price that this order was filled at by the broker.

Avg Cost  The amount of equity or initial margin used to open this position.

P/L  Current profit or loss (unrealized) of this open position.

Open Name  A user defined name given to this position.

Closed Positions

After a closing order is filled by the broker (simulated or real), it will be displayed in the Closed Positions tab.

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Symbol  This is the symbol that the order belongs to.

Order Type  The specified order type of this closed position, as it was in the Pending Orders screen.  See the RightEdge supported order types for more information.

Position Type  Specifies whether this position is long or short.

Entry Time  The time that this order was submitted to the broker.

Shares  The number of shares or contracts.

Open Price  The original fill price when this position was opened.

Close Price  The fill price of the closing order.

P/L  The final or realized profit and loss.

Bars Held  The number of bars or periods that this position was open.

Close Name  A user defined name given to this close order.

Manipulating Grid Columns

Columns in all of the grids in the live system pane can be sorted and rearranged.  To change the order of the columns, simply click and drag a column.  Release the mouse button when the column is dragged past the boundary of the target column.  Using the Closed Positions grid as an example, to put the Order Type column at the far right, click and drag the Order Type column until it is past the rightmost border of the Close Name column.  Release the mouse button to set the new column position.

Click the left mouse button once on any grid column header to sort.  Click again on the same column to reverse the sort.

See Also

Using the RightEdge Environment

Trading System Pane

Watchlist Pane

Indicator Pane

System Components Pane

Live Data Pane

Chart Objects Pane

Build Output Pane