Creating a stock order

Note: to place a mutual fund order, open the task menu , select Trade, and click or tap Mutual funds.

To create a stock order:

  1. In the top navigation menu, click or tap Buy/Sell


  2. Enter the order details for the security you want to buy or sell.

Order details Description 
Symbol 

Type the symbol or company name you want to buy or sell. Basic quote details will be displayed. Click or tap  to update the quote information. Snap quotes
 needs to be turned on to update quote information in real time.

Quantity  Enter the quantity of shares you want to trade. 

Note: you can set your default trade quantity in your Order entry preferences.

Order type Select the type of order you want to submit. For more information, see Order types.

Limit price 

This field only applies if you’ve selected the limit, LOO (limit-on-open), LOC (limit-on-close), or stop-limit order types. 

Enter your limit price:
  • To automatically update the bid or ask price in real time, click or tap the lock   and select Follow bid price  or Follow ask price .
  • To choose a custom price, select Do not follow 
For more information, see Float limit.

Note: you need to subscribe to an enhanced or advanced data package to follow the bid/ask price in real time. 

Trailing  This field only applies if you’ve selected the Trl Stp (trailing stop), or Trl Stp Lmt (trailing-stop limit) order types. For trailing stop orders, you have the option of entering a percentage by clicking or tapping the dollar sign . To learn more, see Order types.
Stop price  This field only applies if you've selected the Stop or Stop Lmt (stop-limit) order types. To learn more, see Order types
Limit offset  This field only applies if you've selected the trailing-stop limit order type. To learn more, see Order types.
 Duration Select a duration to specify how long the order should remain active. For more information, see Order durations.

Route  Select a route or leave the selection at Auto to let the platform determine the best one. Canadian routes will be listed for Canadian symbols and U.S. routes will be listed for U.S. symbols.

To view this option, you must update your Order entry preferences to Show advanced options.

Sub-route 
This field will be filtered according to the route selection. It indicates where you prefer the order to be executed. Leave the selection at Auto to let the platform determine the best route.

To view this option, you must update your Order entry preferences to Show advanced options.

Date  This field only applies if you’ve selected the GTD (Good ‘till date) order duration. For more information, see Order durations.

Special instructions  You have the option of selecting AON and ANON, and entering quantities for Iceberg and Min Qty. To learn more, see Special instructions. 

To view this option, you must update your Order entry preferences to Show advanced options.

Account  Select the account you want to use to submit the order.  


  1. Click or tap Buy or Sell.
  2. Depending on your order entry preferences, an order confirmation window appears. Review your order and click Send order to send your order.


Once the order is filled, fails, or is rejected, a pop-up message will appear in the bottom right corner of the application to instantly notify you of the order’s status. An order filled message will fade and close automatically.
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