Trading & visual improvements in DOM Trader panel
We’re always working hard to make ThirdDimension better and especially its main trading panels like DOM Trader. For the last month, hotkeys, visual changes, and improved performance have been added to this panel!
● Added Total Rows for Bids, Asks, Buy and Sell columns. This row shows the total number of placed orders at different prices that are outside the visibility area. In addition, it shows the sum of limit orders at Bid and Ask side, allowing to estimate the imbalance between buyers and sellers.
● Added the ability to change Custom tick size “on the fly” by holding Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel.
● Added the ability to set the number of levels for Bid/Ask columns.
● Added the Ctrl+Q hotkey that will call a small window where you can quickly change the Order Quantity.
● Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc. hotkeys will apply predefined Order Quantity from the list. This list can be changed in the panel settings by specifying the necessary order sizes or adding more buttons.
● Added a new confirmation that will ask about closing the panel. This option will save from accidental panel closing.
● Visual marker of the size for a new order. In case of accidental changes in the order size, you will notice with what volume the new order will be set.
● Increased speed of placing, modifying, and canceling orders with Rithmic connection.
DOM Trader improvements
Added a tooltip that shows the size of the order that trader is going to place. This will allow hiding the order entry sidebar, focus only on the trading process and always understand the order size that will be placed in the market.
Also, for Binance and Binance futures we have improved the Cancel Orders function, which will cancel all orders simultaneously (!). For those who actively trade cryptocurrencies and place a large number of orders, this option will speed up the cancellation of working orders.
Hope you enjoy the new Imbalance feature, and let us know what you think! Leave your questions and feedback and our team will be happy to help!
Connection to CTS technology
Cunningham Trading Systems (CTS) is a technology that provides access to many of the world’s largest exchanges for trading futures, options. In fact, it is the same trading connection as Rithmic, with a wide coverage of exchanges and brokers.
Improved DOM Trader panel with Slim mode
All major changes can be grouped into two categories: visual changes, new columns & features.
Updated UI for Order Entry sidebar
Thanks to close cooperation with professional traders, we have made many visual changes for the Order Entry sidebar. Firstly, it became 30% smaller and we also added Slim mode which reduces the size of the sidebar by 60% (!). For traders who have DOM as their main trading panel, this compact view will be appreciated. In addition, for even more space savings, you can remove signatures of some fields using the No Labels option.
Drag & Drop columns
Another important change we’ve implemented in the panel is the resizing and dragging of all the columns to any location. As a result, each trader will be able to customize the appearance of the panel at his own discretion.
Quick quantity buttons improvements
Surely many of you are already familiar with Quick quantity buttons, on which you can set any order volume. In the new version, we have added support for mathematical signs before the values to quickly increase, decrease or reset the current value.
Liquidity changes column (known as Pulling and Stacking)
Pulling and Stacking describe the summary of the Liquidity Order Book (LOB) for Bid and Ask Side separately. Stacking shows an increasing Volume in the Order Book for the Sell-Side (Ask) or Buy-Side (Bid) and reflects therefore a supportive intention for the price to move in the corresponding direction. Whereas the Pulling shows a decrease in the Volume in the Order Book and therefore a lack of interest.
If you are considering a short position, buyers pulling bids and sellers stacking offers can provide a trigger for a trade.
If you are considering a long position, buyers stacking the bids and sellers pulling the offers can provide a trigger for a trade.
Number of changes and Cumulative changes columns
Number of changes shows how many times the values have changed at a particular price level (Bids x Asks). Cumulative changes shows the total volume that changed at a specific price level since the panel launched.
Why Number of Changes and Cumulative changes are important?
The liquidity on the Depth of market is constantly changing due to very different types of reasons. The fast changes occurring simultaneously on the bid and ask side are very difficult to track with the naked eye. It becomes even worse when you have over 10 levels.
This is the part where the number of changes and cumulative changes comes on handy. For a buy trade, you would expect to see an increasing number of changes combined to higher cumulative changes showing increasingly adding liquidity at a higher pace. Even better, would it be combined to a higher cumulative change on the ask side to the downside, showing participants eager pulling out the liquidity.
In addition, all three columns have several reset modes:
- manual reset of every single column via the context menu
- automatic reset after a certain time or after a specified number of ticks.
Flexible position management in Option Analytics
Position and strategy management in the Option Analytics panel has become more flexible, thanks to a quick selection of strikes, a reversal button of a single strike or a strategy, and increased volume. In addition, when adding several different strategies, you can quickly include or exclude the entire strategy or a single strike from the profile analysis mode.
Trailing Stop order with Rithmic
After launching bracket and OCO orders for Rithmic several months ago, we made further improvements to our advanced order types. Trailing Stop is now available on ThirdDimension platform with Rithmic to better help you automate trades and mitigate risk. This order type tracks the current price against the existing position. Once the price is on a positive side for you, the stop order moves closer, reducing the risk.