Demo trading checklist
Keep your finger on the pulse with our trading to-do list, including creating a watchlist and managing your risk.
Finding an instrument
Use the search and filter functions in the product library to find the products you want to trade.
The diagram may help you understand some of annotations below.
Open a chart
Place a trade
Tip: watch this video to learn more about the different order types available on our trading platform.
Close a trade
Tip: you can also close a position by placing an opposite trade, unless you have disabled 'Account Netting', but you may find the way described above easier.
Use a watchlist
Create watchlists containing your favourite products for easy access when you need them.
Create a new watchlist using the menu, then add products using their dropdown menus, or simply drag and drop a product into the watchlist module.
Tip: watchlists are a great way of keeping track of price movements on the instruments you're monitoring, while also giving you easy access to order tickets and charts.
Set a stop order
Stop-loss orders allow you to specify a price at which a position will be closed out by the platform if the market moves against you.
Tip: stop-loss orders are usually used to close out existing positions. They help to reduce your risk and protect your capital. You can also use stop orders to open a new position.
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