Modifying a bracket order

You can modify bracket orders to change their parameters without having to manually cancel or create a new bracket order. You can only modify open bracket orders that have one of the following order statuses:

  • Accepted on primary and exit orders
  • Partial on primary order (quantity field only)
  • Contingent order on exit orders
  • Queued on primary order
For more information, see Order statuses.

To modify a bracket order: 

  1. In the main toolbar, click Account.

  2. Click the Orders tab and select Open orders.

    Note: if the order you want to modify does not appear, verify that you've selected the correct account to place the order at the top of the screen.

  3. Click  beside the order you want to modify. The modify order window opens. Previously defined order entry parameters will be enabled for modification.

    Note: if an order has already been partially filled, you will only be able to modify the minimum quantity field.

  4. Modify the parameters as desired, and click Buy (long) or Sell (short).

  5. A message appears explaining the details of your bracket order. Click Yes to proceed.

  6. Depending on your order entry user preferences, an order confirmation window appears. Review your order, and click Send order to send your order to the exchange.
Once the order is successfully modified, the order status will change to replaced.

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