10 Types of Orders in Crypto Trading and why should you try them all?
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Orders are the foremost thing before initiating any trade on the asset of your choice. One of the most common types of orders in crypto markets is ‘limit orders’ that enable users to buy and sell digital assets at a given price. There are many order types for different traders that depend upon their specific need and risk appetite. Traders can also leverage stop-loss which protects their capital from losses when the price swings abruptly. Traders can utilize many trading strategies and initiate the order of their choice to get a seamless trading experience on the best of exchanges
Let us find out how to execute advanced and basic orders as opposed to just buying and selling your preferred crypto assets.
The Market order is a simple order which when executed results in an open position in the market. It will, however, be cancelled if the price set executes immediately. These orders are made when one gives priority to the execution over the price at which the order is going to be executed.
A stop order executes a trade at a given price. They can only be activated once the stop level has been reached and are split into two types which are ‘Buy Stop Orders’ and ‘Sell Stop Orders’. The former is placed above the market price whereas the latter remains below that.
A limit order is usually placed to set a lower limit to what the trader wants to buy. It depends upon the number of funds in your accounts which mandates the buying limits to what the trader has set for himself. A limit order will not be executed if the price set by the trader cannot meet the desired outcome.
‘Hidden orders’ or ‘Iceberg orders’ are large orders that are divided into smaller limit orders for the purpose of hiding the actual order quantity. They are also referred to as ‘reserve orders’ and are usually done through automated programs.
A trailing stop is set below the current market price for selling, and above the current price for buying.
For every ten cents that the price moves forth, the trailing stop would move ten cents too. So if you are holding long and the price moves by ten cents, your stop loss also moves ten cents but, if the price starts falling you stop loss becomes stationary.
The bracket order executes a new trade that consists of a target price along with a stop loss. Brackets involve the execution of two or more orders when the trader executes the main order. For example, if you are buying 1 btc at $9000, you put you stop loss at $8500 and book your profit at $10,000 which turns this order into a semi-automated bracket order that will ensure buying, profiting and minimizing any risks involved in just a click.
‘One Cancels the Other’ or ‘One Sends Other’ or ‘One Cancels All’ are conditional orders that combine two entry orders. OCO enable traders to sell at higher prices or place a stop limit to sell if it goes below a certain threshold price.
Good-Till-Canceled is a conditional order until filled or manually cancelled. This order is for the traders who have specific price targets. Jake, a crypto trader, decides to buy 1000 BTCUSD contracts, but the current price of 1 btc is circa $9,000 which is quite huge. Jake then sets a GTC limit to buy in at $8,000. A few days later, thanks to the volatility, the order is executed as the price falls to the predetermined level set by Jake. But if the prices keep soaring, Jake’s GTC order will be pending and will never be fulfilled and in the end, he has to cancel the contract.
IOC or immediate or cancel order requires the entire or a part of the order to be executed immediately while any unfulfilled part of the same order is cancelled. Any partial fills must be immediately filled or cancelled and if remain unfulfilled it will be deleted and removed from the order book.
Placing and initiating orders on exchanges is a hassle-based process. Having a sound knowledge about varied orders that one can carry out on exchanges and trading platform is necessary to survive in the volatile markets. helps beginner traders select investments that align with their risk tolerance and enable them to garner risk-adjusted returns.
Time-weighted average price (TWAP) is the average price of an instrument over a specified time. TWAP orders serve the purpose of minimizing the market impact on basket orders.
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Originally published at https://tradedog.io on July 16, 2020.