Order book

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An order book is an electronic list of current buy and sell orders for an asset or other instrument types organized by price level. The order book helps to keep markets transparent and offers an insight into what market participants are up to.

Order books in TabTrader

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Order book module

The order book is located on the Trading page. The order book module is adjacent to the right side of the chart by default.

You can see all currently active buy and sell orders organized by quote currency price.

The instrument’s sell orders (asks) sit in the upper section and buy orders (bids) sit in the lower part; between them lies the spread.

Beside price levels the order book is divided into the following columns:

  1. Total of the quote currency at a certain price level;
  2. Base asset size at a certain price level;
  3. The available volume of the base asset relative to price level.

At the bottom of the screen you’ll find cumulative order depth (bid/ ask strength):

Bids (buyers) on the left; asks (sellers) on the right.

The order book in TabTrader displays the depth up to 100 price levels for bids and for asks. Your active orders will be highlighted if they fit in the range of the order book depth.

Interact with the order book

The order book in TabTrader is simple and intuitive.

Scroll up and down to view all price levels.

Click “To center” at the bottom of the module to get back to the middle of the order book.

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Spread icon

The order book is also interactive:

  1. Hover your cursor over an order in the Order book module;
  2. Right-click to open the context menu.
  3. Select the action you need: place price to order, create alert, copy price.
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Context menu

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