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Classic TWS Right-Click Menu from a Market Data Line

To see a right-click menu, select a market data line and then click the right mouse button. The Quick menu displays limited selections and adds commands that you use. Click the Expand arrow at the bottom of the Quick list to see all commands.

The right-click menu on a Market Data line contains the following menu commands. Please note that the menu is context sensitive and may not show all of the items in the list below for a selected data line.

Menu Command Description

BUY hotbutton

Creates a buy order for the selected instrument . Requires that you manually transmit the order.

SELL hotbutton

Creates a sell order for the selected instrument . Requires that you manually transmit the order.

CLOSE hotbutton Creates an order to close out the position in the selected instrument . Requires that you manually transmit the order.

Action Toolbar

Quickly open the Quote Details, Chart, News, Company Fundamentals, Time & Sales, OptionTrader or Alert window for the selected ticker.

Trading Tools

Access available order entry tools. List of tools varies based on the asset type selected.

Analytical Tools

Access available analytical tools. List of tools varies based on the asset type selected.

Trade

Close Position - creates a closing order on the instrument for all or a portion of the position. Only available if you currently hold a position in the selected instrument .

Pre-borrow Shares for Shorting - opens the Stock Borrow/Loan window. where you can check borrow rates on different stocks.

Order Ticket - opens the Order Ticket from which you define order parameters.

Order Entry - Opens the Order Entry panel.

Show Underlying

Available on options lines. Displays the underlying asset in a data line above the selected option, and disappears when you move your mouse off the option line. To keep, right-click the underlying row and select Make Permanent.

Show Legs

(Option combos) Displays each separate leg of a combination order, with market data.

Adjust Combo Ratio

(Option combos) Allows you to modify the ratio of legs in a combination ticker.

Next Expiry

Options and Futures: Adds a new line below the selected contract for the next expiry.

Previous Expiry

Options and Futures: Adds a new line below the selected contract for the previous expiry.

Next Strike

Options: Adds a new line below the selected contract for the next strike.

Previous Strike

Options: Adds a new line below the selected contract for the previous strike.

Charts

Create a chart for the selected instrument .

What-If

Opens a what-if scenario in Risk Navigator.

Contract Info

Shows the contract description, details and the margin requirements for contracts in which you currently hold a position.

Dividend Schedule

Opens the Dividend Editor window.

Configure Order Presets

Opens the order preset configuration page for selected product type.

Trade Log

Opens the Trades window which displays execution reports for up to seven days.

Insert Row

Inserts blank row above the selected row.

Delete Row

Deletes the selected row and its data.

Clear Row

Deletes data from row and leaves a blank row.

Cut

Cut the selected market data line.

Copy

Copy the selected market data line.

Import/Export Allows you to import or export contracts, or export the contents of the quote monitor to Excel or to another quote monitor.

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