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How to place a Limit order at Spot Trading
How to place a Limit order at Spot Trading
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Written by Rick Alexsson
Updated over a week ago

A limit order allows you to trade cryptocurrencies at a specified price, which may differ from the current market price. When you place a limit order, you decide how much crypto you want to buy or sell and at what price. Then the order is sent to the order book and will be executed when the market price reaches the price you’ve indicated.

How to place a Limit Order

1. Open the Trade page

The Trade page is divided into five main sections: New Order, Order Book, Trade History, Chart, and Order Details.

Want to know more information about Trade page opportunities? Please follow the link to the Trade page overview.

2. Choose a pair for trading

Trading pair selector - allows you to choose the pair for trading by either scrolling or using the search bar.

By default, either BTC-USD or the last selected pair is automatically selected.

3. Choose a Wallet or sub-account for trade

Account selector - allows you to choose on behalf of which account you want to create a new order.

By default, the Main Account is selected in the accounts list.

For your ease of use, Buying Power Overview - shows the available trading balance, for the selected account, for the selected trading pair.

4. Choose to Buy or Sell

In this step, you should choose the desirable order side: either Buy or Sell.

Here, you can check the guide on how to place a Market order.

5. Choose the order type

The market order is chosen by default. In this regard, you need to select the “Limit” order type to advance to further Limit order configuration and placement.

Please keep in mind, that by its’ nature Limit order gives a trader more control over the price but does not guarantee the order execution. The limit price might not be reached at all. Limit orders are more suitable in cases when the price of execution is more important than the speed of order execution.

6. Choose the Limit price

Limit price - is a price specified by the Client for the execution of a limit order.

For the Limit Buy order, the Limit price represents the highest price the Client will accept for the order to be executed, while for the Limit Sell order - the limit price represents the lowest price the Client will accept for the order to be executed.

The limit price is always indicated in the second currency of the trading pair (e.g. price for the BTC-USD trading pair is always indicated in USD currency).

7. Choose the amount of currency

Please keep in mind, that min and max order amounts are different for each trading pair.

Also, note that for Limit orders amount can be indicated only in the first currency of the trading pair (e.g. amount in BTC for BTC-USD trading pair, but NOT in USD).

After the amount and limit price are set, you will see additional information before placing an order:

  • Total - indicates the amount to be executed as a result of filling the order with a specified amount under the limit price.

  • Fee - indicates the amount of fee to be paid after filling the order with a specified amount under the limit price.

8. Advanced options

In the advanced options, you're able to choose Time in Force Policy - in other words, the lifetime of the order you want to place.

Good Till Cancel (GTC) - it is the order that remains active until either the order is filled or you cancel it. GTC orders can be partially filled. This is the default Time in Force Policy for Limit orders.

Good Till Date (GTD) - this order is valid for a specific period unless it has been already fulfilled or canceled. GTD orders can be partially filled.

When you choose GTD order, an additional field Cancel After will appear and you will be able to set the order lifetime.

Available options for GTD orders on the Spot Trading are:

  • One Minute (Default)

  • Ten Minutes

  • One Hour

  • One Day

Immediate Or Cancel (IOC) - an order to buy or sell that attempts to execute all or part of such order immediately and then cancels any unfilled portion of the order.

9. Click place BUY/SELL order

Place the Order button. Once all the parameters are set up, you can create a new order by clicking on the Place Buy Order (Place Sell Order).

10. Check order details and confirm order placement

After clicking on the Place Order button you’ll see a pop-up window with a brief overview of the order. After checking the order details you should click on Confirm button to eventually place such a new order.

11. Successful pop-up window

In case a new order has been placed, in the right top corner you’ll see a bubble pop-up informing you about the current order status.

Please keep in mind, that the current order status and other order details can be found in the Orders details section on the Trade page.

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