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Submitting New Orders

The New Order Single message (MsgType=D) is used by the T4 FIX API to electronically submit orders to an exchange for execution. This message is used for all strategy types including outright futures, futures options, spreads and multileg strategies. The instrument for which the order is submitted is identified with the following tags: Tag 48 (SecurityID), Tag 55 (Symbol), Tag 207 (SecurityExchange) and Tag 167 (SecurityType). Options orders must also include the Strike Price (Tag 202) and the PutOrCall indicator (Tag 201). Lists of tradeable securities can be requested with the Security Definition Request message (MsgType=c).

In addition to full market specification, all new orders must be uniquely identified with a verbose (# characters >= 12 and <= 20) Client Order Id (Tag 11). The subscribed account (Tag 1) for which the order is submitted must also be provided.

Malformed order messages (including missing required tags, empty tags, invalid tag value range, etc.) will be rejected with a FIX Session Reject message. Order composition errors are identified with rejection Execution Reports (Tag 150=8).

Order Types
The CTS T4 FIX API supports the most common futures orders types. Namely,

* Market
* Limit
* Stop
* Stop Limit
* Trailing Stop

Special Order Types
In addition, the T4 FIX API offers the following non-standard Special Order types:

* Flatten
* Hit
* Join
* Activation on Market Mode
* Activation on Time
* Activation on Price
* Queue
* Market If Touched

Order Types with Multiple Components
Order types that involve multiple (batch) components also available. These order types are commonly controlled by a Trigger order that affect the submittal of other contingent orders. The T4 FIX API offers the following (batch) order types:

* OCO
* Auto OCO
* Spark
* Auto OCOM (Multiple Exits)

Note that Flatten, Join and Hit are requested with the OrdType field (Tag 40). Activation/Queue Orders are triggered with the Activation Type (Tag 10102). To be fully defined, Activation Orders also require an Activation Value (Tag 10103) under the same rules as the (Non-FIX) T4 API. OCO, Auto OCO, Spark and Auto OCOM orders are entered with the New Order List message.

Order Definition Fields
The most common selectable fields for the New Order Single message include:
TagTag Number
Order Quantity38
Side54
Order Type40
Price44
Stop Price99
Put Or Call201
Strike Price202
Time In Force59


Other Fields
In addition, Special Order Types (as shown above) also cover the following input parameters:

TagTag NumberComments
MaxShow210For Icebergs
TrailingDelta10100For Trailing Stops
Activation Type10102For Queue and Activation orders
Activation Value10103For Activation orders

Account Subscription

All order routing including the submission of new orders, cancel-replaces and cancels must be preceded by a successful subscription to the account the order is submitted for. By default, all user accounts are automatically subscribed to. Account subscription requires an account data load in order to commence order routing. Collateral Reports for Account Details indicate that the referenced accounts have been loaded. To disable automatic subscription to all user accounts, refer to the Logon message (with Tag 372=BB). Note that if AutoSubscription is turned off, account subscriptions must be explicitly requested with the Collateral Inquiry message.


Message Dictionary

TagField NameReq'dComments
Standard HeaderYMsgType = D
1AccountYAccount (code) for which the order is submitted.
11ClOrdIDYClient-Side unique identifier for the order carried by this message. Must be unique. Maximum number of characters: 20.
48SecurityIDYSecurity identifier. This is the T4 Market ID.
55SymbolYSymbol. This is the T4 Contract ID.
207SecurityExchangeYExchange at which the security trades. This is the T4 Exchange ID.
167SecurityTypeYInstrument type. Futures="FUT", Options="OPT", Stock="STK", Synthetic="SYN", Binary Option="BIN"
201PutOrCallNFor Options. Indicates whether an Option is for a Put or Call. Valid values are:
0 = Put
1 = Call
202StrikePriceNFor Options. Indicates the Strike Price of the Option.
54SideYSide of the market. Valid values are:
0 = None (used for Flatten orders)
1 = Buy
2 = Sell
38OrderQtyYThe total number of contracts to be executed. Use "0" (zero) for Flatten orders.
210MaxShowNMaximum quantity of order contracts to be shown to other market participants. Only supported by certain exchanges.
40OrdTypeYOrder Type (in reference to Price). Refer to T4 User Guide for details on Special Order Types. The valid values for Order Type (Tag 40) are:
1 = Market
2 = Limit
3 = Stop
4 = Stop Limit
J = Market If Touched
F = Flatten
N = Join
H = Hit
44PriceNOrder Price. Required for Limit, Stop-Limit and Market-if-Touched order types. Auto OCO: Value is relative from the Trigger Price (Tag 10101).
99StopPxNStop Order Price. Required for Stops and Stop-Limit order types. Auto OCO: Value is relative from the Trigger Price (Tag 10101). Negative value is allowed.
59TimeInForceYSpecifies how long the order remains in effect. Valid values are:
0 = Day
1 = Good Til Cancel
3 = Immediate Or Cancel
4 = Fill Or Kill
200MaturityMonthYearNTime maturity of the Security. Specified in the format YYYYMM (e.g. 201212)
60TransactTimeYTime this order was requested for. Specified in UTC form.
21HandlInstYInstructions for order handling on Broker trading floor. Valid values are:
1 = Automated execution order, private, no Broker intervention. Default.
2 = Automated execution order, public, Broker intervention OK
3 = Manual order, best execution
77OpenCloseNIndicates whether the resulting position (after a trade) should be an opening position or closing position.
O = Open
C = Close
58TextNFree form Text.
107SecurityDescNDescription of the specified Security ID (Tag 48).
1028ManualOrderIndicatorNIndicates if the order was sent Manually (i.e. order action is immediate from a human). Valid values are:
Y = Order was entered Manually
N = Order was entered by an Automated System, Program or Algorithm
10100TrailingDeltaNPrice amount by which a Stop order will trail the current market. Only used for Trailing Stops.
10102ActivationTypeNType of Activation orders to be submitted. Refer to T4 User Guide for details on Special Order Types. The valid values are:
1 = Immediate
2 = At Or Above Trade Price
3 = At Or Below Trade Price
4 = On Market Mode
5 = At or After Time
6 = Queue
10103ActivationValueNCondition associated with Activation Type. Multiple values are delineated by a colon (";"). Refer to T4 API Guide for Activation Value rules.
Standard TrailerY


Sample Messages

Simple Outright Order


>> 12/11/2012 2:16:17 PM   [FIXNEWORDER] 34=52|49=T4Example|56=T4|50=TraderName|52=20121211-20:16:17.874|1=Account1|11=fn-634908321778744001|48=CME_20121200_ESZ2|55=ES|207=CME_Eq|54=1|38=1|40=2|44=141400|59=0|167=FUT|21=1|60=20121211-20:16:17.874|204=0|

[MsgSeqNum] 34 = 52
[SenderCompID] 49 = T4Example
[TargetCompID] 56 = T4
[SenderSubID] 50 = TraderName
[SendingTime] 52 = 20121211-20:16:17.874
[Account] 1 = Account1
[ClOrdID] 11 = fn-634908321778744001
[SecurityID] 48 = CME_20121200_ESZ2
[Symbol] 55 = ES
[SecurityExchange] 207 = CME_Eq
[Side] 54 = 1 (BUY)
[OrderQty] 38 = 1
[OrdType] 40 = 2 (LIMIT)
[Price] 44 = 141400
[TimeInForce] 59 = 0 (DAY)
[SecurityType] 167 = FUT (FUTURE)
[HandlInst] 21 = 1 (AUTOMATED_EXECUTION_ORDER_PRIVATE_NO_BROKER_INTERVENTION)
[TransactTime] 60 = 20121211-20:16:17.874
[CustomerOrFirm] 204 = 0 (CUSTOMER)


Simple Outright Order - Successful Response

<< 12/11/2012 2:16:17 PM  [fixexecutionreport] 34=218|49=T4|56=T4Example|50=T4FIX|52=20121211-20:16:17.952|143=US,IL|1=Account1|11=fn-634908321778744001|17=48146.71332401407_ESZ2.6349083219449100006.1.BD1E7093|150=0|37=BD1E7093-EF2C-439D-AEBA-0092A03F17ED|39=0|48=CME_20121200_ESZ2|55=ES|207=CME_Eq|200=201212|59=0|107=E-mini S&P 500 Dec12|54=1|167=FUT|38=1|40=2|44=141400|60=20121211-20:16:34.491|

[MsgSeqNum] 34 = 218
[SenderCompID] 49 = T4
[TargetCompID] 56 = T4Example
[SenderSubID] 50 = T4FIX
[SendingTime] 52 = 20121211-20:16:17.952
[TargetLocationID] 143 = US,IL
[Account] 1 = Account1
[ClOrdID] 11 = fn-634908321778744001
[ExecID] 17 = 48146.71332401407_ESZ2.6349083219449100006.1.BD1E7093
[ExecType] 150 = 0 (NEW)
[OrderID] 37 = BD1E7093-EF2C-439D-AEBA-0092A03F17ED
[OrdStatus] 39 = 0 (NEW)
[SecurityID] 48 = CME_20121200_ESZ2
[Symbol] 55 = ES
[SecurityExchange] 207 = CME_Eq
[MaturityMonthYear] 200 = 201212
[TimeInForce] 59 = 0 (DAY)
[SecurityDesc] 107 = E-mini S&P 500 Dec12
[Side] 54 = 1 (BUY)
[SecurityType] 167 = FUT (FUTURE)
[OrderQty] 38 = 1
[OrdType] 40 = 2 (LIMIT)
[Price] 44 = 141400
[TransactTime] 60 = 20121211-20:16:34.491

For a description and samples of other order types, please refer to the T4 FIX API Order Routing sidebar.

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