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TD AMERITRADE - QuoteTracker related help


NOTE:

QuoteTracker is free, FULLY REGISTERED, for all funded TD AMERITRADE Accounts

Please make sure that you have the latest version of QuoteTracker installed. To update, start QuoteTracker then select OPTIONS/WebUpdate  and let QuoteTracker update all files. When QuoteTracker restarts, let it WebUpdate again (you should be prompted). You can also download the latest version from our Download page
SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
You can use QuoteTracker to access TD AMERITRADE Level I, Level II quotes, backfill, Streaming News as well as full integrated trading. QuoteTracker will also AUTO-REGISTER (FREE) once you successfully login with a funded TD AMERITRADE account. Please follow the instructions below:
Make sure to download the latest version of QuoteTracker and install it.
Start QuoteTracker and select TD AMERITRADE Streamer... as the quote source from the SITE dropdown list on top/right of the main QuoteTracker window. If needed, click START button to initiate the streaming quotes.
For Trading, go to OPTIONS/Data sources menu in QuoteTracker, then click on TRADING tab
Select TD AMERITRADE as the broker, then click on the ADD button to the left of ACCOUNT NICKNAMES field. Type in the nickname that you want to use for the account, click OK, then fill in the , UserID and Password.
Open the TRADE and TRANSACTION panels by clicking on the corresponding tabs at the top of the QuoteTracker main screen, right below the menu.


 

Select TD AMERITRADE as the broker you want to use for trading if it is not already selected. You are now ready to trade
 
If you are not already a registered QuoteTracker client, and you successfully login to a TD AMERITRADE account that has been funded with $2,000 or more, QuoteTracker will automatically register itself within about a minute after login
 
If you ARE paying for the QuoteTracker registration and have a TD AMERITRADE funded account (minimum $2,000), then you will need contact support@quotetracker.com and the QT staff will transition you to the free registered version, as long as the account value on your account remains above $2,000.

 
SYMBOL FORMATS
For US stocks, just enter the symbol without any special prefix or suffix.

US Options are no longer entered as a symbol in QuoteTracker for TD Ameritrade. Instead you would use the option chain button to get an option chain and select the option, wherever symbols can be entered. You will see the buttons with a little chain icon on them on the Portfolio Editor, Add Symbols screen, Raw Data window, Level II as well as the trading panels
INTEGRATED TRADING - Special Features
TD AMERITRADE Integrated Trading in QuoteTracker has a few extra features that are different from the web site. The basic order entry options are the same. However, you can now submit a BRACKET order and there is a PLUS option. That lets you submit a LIMIT or MARKET order PLUS another order such as a Trailing stop, all in one transaction. Both BRACKET and PLUS orders are done by placing a "Conditional Order"


 
The BRACKET order is used to exit a position by submit sell (or buy to cover) orders on both the low and high side of a position. If you select a BRACKET bracket order, then a LIMIT and a STOP MARKET order will be automatically submitted as an OCA (One Cancels Another) conditional order, where if one triggers, the other is automatically canceled. In QuoteTracker, you would enter the <= [..Price1..] and >= [..Price2..] prices. What that means is that you want the position closed if the price becomes <= the Price1 value, or >= the Price 2 value.

If you hit BUY for the BRACKET order, then it will be submitted as:
Order 1: BUY LIMIT with Limit Price of PRICE1. OCA (One Cancels Another) with Order 2
Order 2: BUY STOP MARKET with Activation Price of PRICE2. OCA with Order 1

If you hit SELL for the BRACKET order, then it will be submitted as:
Order 1: SELL STOP MARKET with Activation Price of PRICE1. OCA with Order 2
Order 2: SELL LIMIT with Limit Price of PRICE2. OCA with Order 1

For example, submitting the following order:


Would result in the following transactions being placed:



For +STOP LIMIT, +STOP MARKET and +Trailing Stop orders, the way it works is relatively self explanatory. If you enter a LIMIT+STOP MARKET order, QuoteTracker will submit an OTA (One Triggers Another) conditional order, where once the LIMIT order is executed, the STOP MARKET order will be placed automatically


The MARKET+BRACKET and LIMIT+BRACKET order ara a bit different. They are used to enter a position, then automatically enter the orders to exit the positions by submitting sell orders on both the low and high side to exit the. If you select LIMIT+BRACKET, then once the LIMIT order executes, a LIMIT and a STOP MARKET order will be automatically submitted, where if one triggers, the other is automatically canceled. In QuoteTracker, you would specify the LIMIT price for the main order, then you would enter the <= [..Price1..] and >= [..Price2..] prices. What that means is that you want the position closed if the price becomes <= the Price1 value, or >= the Price 2 value.

If you hit BUY for the LIMIT+BRACKET order, then it will be submitted as:
Order 1: BUY LIMIT at Limit Price. Execution of Order 1 triggers Orders 2 and 3
Order 2: SELL STOP MARKET with Activation Price of PRICE1. OCA (One Cancels Another) with Order 3
Order 3: SELL LIMIT with Limit Price of PRICE2. OCA with Order 2

If you hit SELL for the LIMIT+BRACKET order, then it will be submitted as:
Order 1: SELL LIMIT at Limit Price. Execution of Order 1 triggers Orders 2 and 3
Order 2: BUY LIMIT with Limit Price of PRICE1. OCA with Order 3
Order 3: BUY STOP MARKET with Activation Price of PRICE2. OCA with Order 2

For example, submitting the following order:



Would result in the following transactions being placed: