Chart Trading and the Chart DOM


Chart Trading

To enable Chart Trading, go to the chart you want to trade from and make sure there is a checkmark by Trade >> Chart Trade Mode On on the menu. Chart Trade Mode is specific to each individual chart you have in your Chartbooks. Therefore, some charts can be activated for chart trading and others not.

You can enter trade orders, view orders and modify orders directly on a chart. Below are all of the sections which explain these various tasks.

Entering Orders From the Chart

Chart Trading Example
  1. To enter orders from a chart you first need to enable Chart Trade Mode. To do this make sure there is a checkmark by Trade >> Chart Trade Mode On on the menu.
  2. Chart Trade Mode is specific to each individual chart. They all have their own independent setting. You can tell when Chart Trade Mode for a chart is enabled by looking at the top left of the chart. You will see the Trade Mode Box which indicates the order quantity and the order price for new orders. The order price displayed in the Trade Mode Box is determined by the price level that you are pointing to with your Pointer. Refer to the image to the right for the Trade Mode Box.
  3. The color of the chart Trade Mode Box at the top left is set through Global Settings >> Graphics Settings. The background color is controlled with the color setting for Chart Trade Mode Box (for non-simulated trade mode) and Chart Trade Mode Box SIM (for trade simulation mode). The foreground color is set with the Chart Text color setting.
  4. To change the Order Quantity for a new order, simply click on the Trade Mode Box, type in the desired order quantity or use the + and - buttons. Press OK to accept. The trade quantity can also be set through the Trade Window for the chart using the Quantity box or any of the quantity buttons. The next step explains opening the Trade Window.
  5. Open the Trade Window by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart or Trade >> Attach Trade Window to Chart on the menu. Select the Main tab and set the Time in Force (TIF) to what you require. On the Targets tab, Attached Orders have their own Time in Force (TIF) setting that needs to be set if you are using Attached Orders.
  6. Select the Targets (Attached Orders) tab if you want to use Attached Orders (Targets and Stops). Configure the Attached Orders as required by following the instructions on the Attached Orders documentation page. If you need to use Attached Orders with the order you will be submitting from the chart, then make sure Use Attached Orders is enabled on the Main/C tab of the Trade Window.
  7. The price you see displayed in the Trade Mode Box at the top left is set by where your mouse pointer is currently pointing to on the chart. As you move the mouse pointer up and down, you will see the price change accordingly in the Trade Mode Box. Refer to the image on the right.
  8. Make certain the order types and order commands that you wish to use are added to the Chart Trading Menu. To do this, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart Trade Menu. Add all of the order types that you want to use.
  9. Single Price Orders and Market Orders: To enter an order from the chart, move your mouse pointer to the price level that you want the order price to be at, unless it is a Market order. Right click with your mouse pointer at that price level to display the Chart Trade Menu and select from the displayed menu the type of order you want to be entered. You will get an order confirmation window, if enabled. Press Yes to confirm or No to reject the order entry. To disable confirmations press the Menu (M) button on the Trade Window and disable the confirmation options that you do not want.

Stop-Limit Orders

Move your mouse pointer to the price level where you want the Stop order. Right-click on the chart and select either Buy Stop-Limit or Sell Stop-Limit. The Limit price is automatically set and will be the number of ticks away from the Stop price as specified on the Set tab on the Trade Window ( Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart) for the chart in the Stop-Limit Order Limit Offset >> Primary Orders box.

Entering OCO Orders Which Use 2 Prices

There are several OCO (Order cancels Order) Order Types that you can enter which use 2 prices. These orders consist of two individual orders in an OCO group. When one of these orders fills or is canceled, the other one will be automatically canceled. They are as follows:

  • OCO Buy Limit Sell Limit
  • OCO Buy Stop Sell Stop
  • OCO Buy Stop-Limit Sell Stop-Limit
  • Buy OCO Limit and Stop (does not support Attached Orders)
  • Sell OCO Limit and Stop (does not support Attached Orders)
  • Buy OCO Limit and Stop-Limit (does not support Attached Orders)
  • Sell OCO Limit and Stop-Limit (does not support Attached Orders)

You first need to make certain that these order types are added to the Chart Trading Menu. To do this, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart Trade Menu. Add all of the order types that you want to use.

To have Attached Orders attached to each of these orders in the OCO group, then enable Use Attached Orders on the Trade Window for the chart or Trade DOM. For complete instructions for Attached Orders, refer to Attached Orders. Not all OCO Order Types support Attached Orders as noted above.

  1. Right-click on the chart or Trade DOM at the level you want to set the first price. In the case of the Trade DOM, refer to Entering Orders on the Trade DOM for instructions on where to click.
  2. Select one of the above OCO order types from the menu. For example, if you selected Buy OCO Limit and Stop, then the price level where you right clicked at to display the chart trading menu, will have set the Limit price.
  3. Move your mouse pointer to the price level where you want to set the second price for the OCO order and left click.
  4. You can cancel the order input procedure with a second right click at any time. Or when you get an order confirmation, if enabled, you can press No to not accept the order.

Entering an OCO Auto-Set Order

There are several OCO (Order cancels Order) Order Types that you can enter which use a single center price. These orders consist of two individual orders in an OCO group. When one of these orders fills or is canceled, the other one will be automatically canceled. The order prices are set from the single price you select on the chart. The order types are as follows:

  • OCO Buy Limit Sell Limit (Auto-Set)
  • OCO Buy Stop Sell Stop (Auto-Set)
  • OCO Buy Stop-Limit Sell Stop-Limit (Auto-Set)
  1. You first need to make certain that these order types are added to the Chart Trading Menu. To do this, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart Trade Menu. Add all of the order types that you want to use.
  2. Right-click on the chart at the center price for the 2 orders. The 2 orders in these OCO order group types are each offset from the center price by the Auto-Set Prices Offset for OCO Buy Sell Orders setting on the Set tab on the Trade Window for the chart. Select one of the above OCO order types. You will get an order confirmation, if confirmations are enabled.
  3. Attached Orders (Target and Stops): When entering an order from the chart, Attached Orders will be attached to that order if Use Attached Orders is enabled on the Main/C of the Trade Window and there are Attached Orders defined. If there are two orders being entered as part of an OCO group, then each of those orders will have Attached Orders attached to them. For more information, refer to Attached Orders.

Attaching Trade Window to Chart

The Trade Window which is used for basic order entry, contains Attached Order settings and other trading related settings, can be attached to a chart. Refer to the image below.

To attach the trade window, go to a chart or Trade DOM and select Trade >> Attach Trade Window to Chart.

By default the Trade Window is attached to the left side of the chart. To attach it to the right side, enable Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Attach Trade Window to Right Side.

Viewing Orders and Trade Position on the Chart

Enabling Display of Orders and Trade Position, and Configuration

  1. To view Working Orders and the current Trade Position for the Symbol and Trade Account of the Chart/Trade DOM, there needs to be a checkmark by Trade >> Chart Trade Mode On or Trade >> Trading Chart DOM On.
  2. If it is not necessary to trade from the chart, then is only necessary that Trade >> Show Orders and Position be checked.

    In this particular case it is also necessary that Trade >> Only Orders from Chart is unchecked. And that the correct Trade Account is selected on the Trade Window that you want to view the Orders and Position for. This is essential.
  3. All of these options are specific to each individual Chart/Trade DOM window and apply to the active Chart/Trade DOM window.
  4. When an order is in a Working state it will be displayed on the chart. This means the order Status is one of the following: Pending Open, Open, Child-Client, Child-Server, Pending Modify, Pending Cancel.

    Only those orders which are at a price which are within the visible range of prices on the chart, will actually be viewable. You can use the Interactive Scale Range feature to expand and compress the price scale.
  5. The information that is displayed on the Orders and Position lines on the chart can be customized. To customize them, select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings on the menu. For more information, refer to the Chart Trade Settings documentation.
  6. To change Color, Line Style, and Width settings of the Orders and Position lines, refer to the Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, ChartDOM, and Trade DOM documentation.

Viewing Simulated and Non-Simulated Working Orders and Trade Position

First follow the instructions in the Enabling Display of Orders and Trade Position, and Configuration section.

Make sure the correct Trade Account is selected on the Trade Window for the chart that you want to view the working Orders and Trade Position for.

To view non-simulated working Orders and the current Trade Position from your Trading service on the chart for the Symbol and Trade Account the chart is set to, make sure there is no check mark by Trade >> Trade Simulation On on the menu. And make sure Sierra Chart is connected to the trade server by selecting File >> Connect to Data Feed. This command also means connecting to the trade server as well.

To view simulated Orders and the associated Trade Position which has been entered from Sierra Chart, make sure there is a check mark by Trade >> Trade Simulation On.

To view all working Orders for the Symbol and Trade Account of the active chart, make certain there is no check mark by Trade >> Only Orders from Chart. This command is specific to each individual chart.

To view working Orders and Trade Position that were submitted only from the active chart, go to that chart and make certain there is a checkmark by Trade >> Only Orders from Chart. This command is specific to each individual chart.

Viewing Working Orders Outside the Visible Price Range

You may have working orders including Attached Orders which are outside of the visible price range.

The easiest way to bring them into view is to compress the vertical scale by using Interactive Scale Range.

To use this, right-click on Values Scale on the right side of the chart and select Interactive Scale Range, and then click and drag the right side Values Scale to compress the scale until the orders come into view.

Trade Position Line

The current Trade Position for the symbol will be displayed on the chart as a line if a position exists for the symbol. Refer to the image above. The format of the position line text is P/L: [quantity]@[price] | [open profit/loss] and is displayed on the left side of the position line, unless Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Align Trade Drawings to Right Side is enabled.

It will be displayed on the right side if Align Trade Drawings to Right Side is enabled.

There are various display formats for the Profit/Loss value for the Position line. To change the format, select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings. Set the Position Profit/Loss to what you require. For more information, refer to Position Profit/Loss on the Chart Settings page.

Working Order Lines

When there is a working order for a symbol, it is displayed on the chart as a line at the price level on the chart that matches the order price. For example, a Limit order will be displayed at the Limit price and a Stop order will be displayed at the Stop price. Along each working order line there are clickable buttons to cancel (X) the order and change the order quantity. Along the working order line, there is text information about the order. The text information is explained below.

  • Buy or Sell: B is displayed for Buy orders and S is displayed for Sell orders.
  • Order Type: An abbreviated description of the order type of the order.
  • (Price): In the case of Stop-Limit orders, the price you see displayed after the Order Type in parentheses is the Limit price. The CME exchange will convert Stop orders to Stop-Limit orders and set the Limit price a certain distance from the Stop price. So sometimes you will see Stop orders display this price in parentheses.
  • Order Status: The current status of the order. This matches the Status of the order on the Trade >> Orders and Positions >> Orders window tab.
  • Filled Quantity: The filled quantity represents the quantity of the order that has already been filled.
  • Price: The price number that is displayed is the price of the order. This number is formatted to the Price Display Format set in Chart >> Chart Settings on the menu.
  • Total Quantity: When there are multiple orders at the same price, the total quantity is displayed in the text information for the order. After TQ: is the total quantity.

For example, a Limit order with a price of 100 is displayed as: B|Lmt|Open|0 100.0. This is a Buy Limit order. The current order status is Open. Zero shares/contracts have filled. The Limit Price is 100.0.

Size and Positioning of Working Orders Lines, Position Line, and Order Fills Displayed On Chart

Below are various settings which affect size and positioning of trade related objects on the chart.

  1. To align the Order lines and the Position line to the right side of the chart beside the Values Scale, select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings and enable Align Trade Drawings Text to Right.

    After doing this you will want to add some fill space to the right side of the chart by scrolling past the rightmost bar in the chart using the scrollbar at the bottom of the chart. After you add some fill space, enable Chart >> Lock Fill Space. You will first need to unlock the fill space first before scrolling if it is locked.

    Uncheck Align Trade Drawings Text to Right if you do not want the Order lines and the Position line aligned to the right side of the chart.
  2. Select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings and set the Trade Drawings Left Align % to the percentage that the trade drawings should be aligned from the right side of the chart. 100% means they are aligned all the way to the far left of the chart. This setting only applies when Align Trade Drawings Text to Right is disabled.
  3. Reduce or increase the Chart Text Font size in Global Settings >> Graphics Settings.
  4. For Working orders, you can disable a setting to reduce the amount of text information displayed along the line. Select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings on the menu. Uncheck Working Orders >> Display Detailed Order Information.
  5. For Order Fills, select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings and reduce or increase the Order Fills >> Text Size. There are also various other options for Order Fills. To hide the Order Fill text, uncheck Order Fills >> Display Fill Text.

Aligning Orders and Position to Right Side of Chart

You are able to align the text of Working Order lines and the Position line to the right side of the chart as shown in the image below.

  1. Select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings.
  2. Enable the Align Trade Drawings Text to Right Side option.
  3. Press OK.
  4. After you do this you may want to create some space on the right side of the chart for the text. Refer to the Right Side Fill Space section about this.

Modifying and Canceling Orders on the Chart

  • Modifying the Order Quantity: To modify the Order Quantity, press the Quantity Number button displayed on the order line as shown in the image.

    If there are multiple orders at the same price level, then you will be given a menu listing all of the orders when you click on the Quantity Number button to let you select an order to modify.

    A box will display allowing you to enter the new quantity. Enter the quantity or use the + and - buttons to change the quantity. Press OK to accept.

    You will receive a confirmation to confirm modifying the order quantity. This can be disabled through the Menu/M button on the Trade Window.
  • Canceling an Order: Press the X button on the order line as shown in the image. If there are multiple orders at the same price level, then you will be given a menu listing all of the orders when you click on the X button to let you select an order to cancel. There is also the choice to Cancel All of the orders at that price level. You will receive a confirmation to confirm cancellation of the order or orders. This confirmation can be disabled through the Menu/M button on the Trade Window.
  • Changing the Price of an Order: Click and drag the order line as shown in the image to change its price. You are able to click and drag anywhere along the order line to modify the order except for the quantity and "X" buttons.

    You will receive a confirmation to change the price of the order. This can be disabled through the Menu or M buttons on the Trade Window. In the case of Attached Orders that use the All Groups OCO Group, when you modify the price of one of these orders, the others in the same group will be modified as well.


    If after modifying the price of an order, you notice that the order line jumps back to the original price, then this indicates that the order modification was rejected. The reason it is rejected will be given in Trade >> Trade Service Log at the end of the log.
  • Precision Price Modification of an Order: If you wish to make a small adjustment to an order in Tick increments and find it difficult to move to the exact price you want when interactively dragging the order line on a chart, then click on the order quantity. This will give you a box to modify the price. See image below. Press OK to complete the order modification.

    Another method to precision modify an order from a chart is to select File >> Open Trading DOM . The symbol of the chart should already be preset in the Selected Symbol box. Press Open Trading DOM to open a Trading DOM.

    On a Trading DOM window, the price scale is in 1 Tick increments. You can then click and drag the order very easily to the exact price that you want. If you cannot see the order, then refer to the Modifying or Canceling Orders that are Not Visible on the Chart/Trade DOM section.
  • When modifying the price of an existing trailing Stop order, you can choose to have the trailing Stop offset modified to match the distance between the price of the order and the current price, or the distance between the price of the order and the parent order price the Stop order is a Pending Child order. For further details, refer to Adjust Trail Offset When Modifying Trail Order.

Modifying or Canceling Orders that are Not Visible on the Chart/Trade DOM

Modifying Orders To a Price Level That Is Not Visible on the Chart/Trade DOM

Modify Order

To modify the price of an order that is not visible, or to modify an order to a price level that is not currently visible, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the chart or Trade DOM and make certain that there is a checkmark by Trade >> Chart Trade Mode On.
  2. Right-click on the Values Scale on the right side of the chart or Trade DOM. Select Interactive Scale Range. For more details about this, refer to Interactive Scaling.
  3. Drag the Values Scale on the right side, up to compress it. The order will then come into view. Or you will then be able to see the price level you want to modify the order to. Modify the order as explained in the Modifying and Canceling Orders on the Chart section.
  4. Alternatively, you can right-click on Values Scale on the right side of the chart and select Interactive Scale Move, and then click and drag the right side Values Scale to move the chart up or down until the order comes into view. Or until you see the price level you want to modify the order to. For more details about this, refer to Interactive Scaling.
  5. Another method to modify an order that is not visible is to cancel the order through Trade >> Trade Orders and Positions >> Orders and manually enter a replacement order through the Main tab of the Trade Window opened with Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart.
  6. Another method to modify an order to a price level that is not visible, is to click on the quantity number on the order line. A small window will display that allows you to modify the order price. Press OK to perform the order modification.

Cancel Order

To cancel an order that is not visible on a Chart/Trade DOM, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the chart or Trade DOM and make certain that there is a checkmark by Trade >> Chart Trade Mode On.
  2. Right-click on the Values Scale on the right side of the chart or Trade DOM. Select Interactive Scale Range. For more details about this, refer to Interactive Scaling.
  3. Drag the Values Scale on the right side, up to compress it. The order will then come into view. Cancel the order as explained in the Modifying and Canceling Orders on the Chart section.
  4. Alternatively, you can right-click on Values Scale on the right side of the chart and select Interactive Scale Move, and then click and drag the right side Values Scale to move the scale up or down until the order comes into view. For more details about this, refer to Interactive Scaling.
  5. Another technique to cancel an order is to select Trade >> Trade Orders and Positions >> Orders. Find the order in the list, select it and press Cancel at the top of the Orders and Positions window.

Separating Groups of Orders into Separate Charts or Trade DOMs

When there are multiple parent orders each with their own Attached Orders on the same Chart or Trade DOM, this can get confusing.

The first solution is to use the Order Association Lines which draws a line connecting each of the child orders to the parent order and connecting each of the OCO orders together so you know how they are associated with each other. For instructions, refer to Draw Order Association Lines. The Color, Line Style and Width can be set for these lines.

The next solution is to use separate Charts or Trade DOMs set to the same Symbol and Trade Account. Each one will have its own set of orders. They will only contain the orders that were directly entered from them. Therefore, eliminating any confusion.

To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Chart or Trade DOM which you are using for order entry and use the Chart >> Duplicate Chart command to create a duplicate of it.
  2. On the duplicate chart, enable Trade >> Only Orders from Chart. You will know this is enabled when you see a checkmark by it. Do this for other Charts and Trade DOMs as well where you want this feature.
  3. Any orders you enter on these charts will only be displayed on the chart that they were entered from.

Chart DOM Position Profit and Loss Column

On a Chart DOM and on a Trade DOM window, a Profit and Loss column can be added which indicates what the profit or loss will be at each price level based upon the current trade Position. This is calculated based on the Position Average Price. To add this column, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart DOM Columns. Or for a Trade DOM select Global Settings >> Customize Trade DOM Columns. Add the Profit & Loss column. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to position it where you require on the Chart DOM or Trade DOM.

There are various formats for the Profit/Loss values. These include Currency Value, Points, Ticks and various and combinations of them. Left click on the P&L label at the very top of the column to iterate through the various formats. Refer to image below. Refer to Position Profit/Loss for descriptions of each of the available formats.

To set the Profit/Loss format for the Trade Window (see image below), select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings. Set the Position Profit/Loss to the format you require or to Do Not Display. Refer to Chart Settings for descriptions of each of the available formats.

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Viewing Open, Daily, and Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss

Open Position Profit/Loss

The Profit/Loss for the currently open Trade Position for a symbol can be viewed the following ways:

  • The Open Position Profit/Loss can be viewed on the Position line on a chart when in Chart Trade Mode. Refer to Viewing Orders and Trade Position on the Chart.
  • The Open Position Profit/Loss can be displayed anywhere on the chart with the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study. Refer to the documentation for the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study.
  • The Open Position Profit/Loss is displayed on the Main and C tabs of the Trade Window. To open the Trade Window if it is not already open, go to the chart or Trade DOM and select Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart. Refer to the image below.


    For further details, refer to Open Profit/Loss..

Daily Profit/Loss

On a Trade DOM and when a chart is in Chart Trade Mode, you will see at the top left where the Trade Mode Box is located, the Daily Profit/Loss. This value is also displayed on the Trade Window for the chart/Trade DOM. Daily Profit/Loss is abbreviated DPL.

The DPL value indicates the cumulative Profit/Loss of the closed Trades since midnight (default reset time).

The Fill to Fill Order Fill Matching Method is used when determining a closed Trade.

This DPL value is reset at midnight every day. Midnight is according to the Time Zone setting in Sierra Chart. You can change the reset time from midnight to another time. To change this, select Global Settings >> General Trade Settings. Set the Daily Stats Reset Time to the time that you want the DPL (Daily Profit/Loss) to be reset and accumulate from.

When Sierra Chart is in Trade Simulation Mode (Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode On is checked), this is the Daily Profit/Loss for simulated trades. Otherwise, the DPL is for non-simulated trades.

You are able to hide the DPL display from the chart. To do this, select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings and disable Display Daily Profit/Loss On Chart / Trade DOM.

There are various Profit/Loss formats that can be used and these are set by selecting Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings. The Position Profit/Loss setting controls the format. For complete documentation for this setting, refer to Position Profit/Loss on the Chart Settings page.

The Daily Profit/Loss can also be displayed anywhere on the chart by using the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study. Add this study to the chart through Analysis >> Studies and set the study Input settings as required.

The DPL (Daily Profit/Loss) value is directly calculated from the order fills data in the Trade >> Trade Activity Log. The Number of Days to Save in Trade Activity Log setting in Global Settings >> General Trade Settings needs to be set to the number of days that you want to save fill data for. It is recommended that this is set to at least 7 days for non-simulated Trade Activity data.

If there are inaccuracies with the Daily Profit/Loss value, then this would indicate a problem with the order fills. There potentially could be a problem with Unmatched Fills for the Trades maintained in the internal Trades list for the chart. For complete details, refer to Help With Daily Profit/Loss Value.

The general solution for a problem with the Daily Profit/Loss value is to clear the Trade Activity data for the symbol when your Trade Position is flat for the symbol. This will clear all of the order fill and Trade Activity data and reset the Daily Profit/Loss back to 0. For instructions, refer to Clearing Trade Activity.

Net Profit/Loss

The Open Position Profit/Loss and the Daily Profit/Loss can be added together and displayed as one. When they are added and combined into one, this is known as the Net Profit/Loss. This Net Profit/Loss can be displayed in place of the Daily Profit/Loss (DPL) on the chart or Trade DOM and on the Trade Window for the chart or Trade DOM. To enable the Net Profit/Loss , select Trade >> Chart Trade Settings and enable Include Open PL in Chart/Trade DOM PL Display.

When the Open Position Profit/Loss is added to the Daily Profit/Loss to calculate the Net Profit/Loss, then the Open Position Profit/Loss value that is used is calculated from the available order fills in the Trade >> Trade Activity Log. Those order fills are iterated through to determine what the Open Position Quantity, Average Position Price, and the Open Position Profit/Loss is based upon the fills and the last trade price.

If there are inaccurate or incomplete fills, then this will affect the Net Profit/Loss calculation and make it incorrect. For complete details about how the calculations work, refer to Net Profit/Loss Calculation. If the Net Profit/Loss is incorrect, then you will need to clear all of the trade activity data for the symbol in order to reset it. To do this, refer to Clearing the Trade Activity Log.

Closed Profit/Loss

It is supported to display the Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss value, which indicates the cumulative profit/loss from all of the trades made that Sierra Chart has order fill data for in the Trade >> Trade Activity Log , by using the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study.

When Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Order Fills Start Date-Time has the Date box set, then order fills are only loaded into the chart from the specified Date-Time. Therefore, the Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss will be based upon those order fills which are loaded into the chart from that Date-Time.

Add the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study to the chart through Analysis >> Studies and set the study Input settings as required.

For complete detailed information about the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study, refer to the documentation for the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study.

Viewing Closed Profit Loss through the Trade Activity Log

You are able to view the Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss for any period of time through the Trades tab of the Trade >> Trade Activity Log. Refer to the Trades tab documentation. On the Trades tab you will want to refer to Cumulative Profit/Loss column.

Centrally Viewing Daily and Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss

To view in one location all of the Open Profit/Loss, Daily Profit/Loss, Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss values and other trading related statistics for all of the charts and Trade DOM windows that are currently open in Sierra Chart, select Trade >> Trade Activity Log >> Trade Stats for Charts from the menu.

On the Trade Stats for Charts tab, you will a row for each chart or Trade DOM that is maintaining a Trades list from the order fills in the Trade Activity Log.

Trade DOMs and charts that are in Chart Trade Mode or require the order fill Trades list for other reasons, do maintain an internal Trades list from the order fills.

For complete details, refer to Trade Stats for Charts Tab.

Trade DOM

Sierra Chart offers a traditional Trade DOM window. To open a Trade DOM, select File >> Find Symbol on the menu. Select a symbol from the lists or type in a symbol in the Selected Symbol box, and press the Open Trading DOM button. Alternatively, you can select File >> Open Trading DOM on the menu. In this case you will also see the Find Symbol window, however the Selected Symbol box will be prefilled with the symbol of the chart that is currently active. This allows you to open a Trade DOM for the active chart quickly. When you press Open Trading DOM button, the standard Trade DOM window will be opened.

The Trade DOM window is based upon the Sierra Chart chart object and is streamlined and optimized for trading purposes. Therefore, the trading functionality is exactly the same as what you have in a regular chart when using chart trading and the Chart DOM, except there is no chart, studies or chart drawings. The price scaling on a Trade DOM window is specifically optimized for trading purposes.

By default the price ladder is set so that every price tick is displayed. You can also set it this way at any time by right clicking on the column of numbers and selecting Auto Scale the Chart DOM.

The Interactive Scaling features are supported on the price scale (price ladder). This allows you to move the prices up and down, or compress or expand the prices. Watch the Scaling the Chart DOM video.

Entering Orders on the Trade DOM

To enter orders on the Trade DOM, refer to the Using the Chart DOM / Order Entry Ladder section on this page. The order entry method is 100% identical to the Chart DOM on a chart.

A Trade DOM window also supports submitting orders using the same menu-based order entry method that is supported with Chart Trading. You would want to use this method to submit OCO type orders and any other order type that you cannot submit through the standard Buy/Sell columns, like a Trailing Stop order. To display the Chart Trade menu, you need to right-click on the Trade DOM in the area where the orders are displayed.

Modifying or Canceling Orders

To Modify or Cancel orders on the Trade DOM, refer to the Modifying and Canceling Orders on the Chart section on this page. The method is the same.

Market Depth

Market Depth can be optionally displayed on the Trade DOM. Market Depth indicates the volume of orders at each price level for the prices nearest the current price. This is displayed for up to 20 levels. How many levels are displayed depends upon the Data or Trading service you are using. For some Data or Trading services, you can control the number of market depth levels. If so, there will be a setting in Global Settings >> Data/Trade Service Settings for this that is specific to the service.

To add market Depth columns to the Trade DOM, if not already displayed, select Global Settings >> Customize Trade DOM Columns. There are several columns available with different alignment options with the labels Combined Bid/Ask Size , Bid Size , Ask Size. These are for market depth.

Customizing Trade DOM and Chart DOM Columns

All of the columns on the Trade DOM and the Chart DOM can be customized. What specific columns are displayed, the alignment of text within those columns and the order of columns is all customizable.

These columns include Buy and Sell columns, Bid and Ask size/quantity columns and various other columns.

To customize the columns for the Trade DOMs, select Global Settings >> Customize Trade DOM Columns.

To customize the columns for the optional Chart DOM on charts, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart DOM Columns.

For a complete description of each of the columns, refer to Customize Trade/Chart DOM Columns and Descriptions.

Use the Add and Remove to add and remove columns. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to adjust the order of the columns.

Press the OK button to save the changes.

Bid and Ask Size/Quantity Columns

The following Bid Size/Quantity or Ask Size/Quantity columns can be added. These including combining the Bid Size in the Buy column and the Ask Size in the Sell column.

  • Combined Bid/Ask Size - Left Aligned
  • Combined Bid/Ask Size - Right Aligned
  • Combined Bid/Ask Size - Centered
  • Bid Size - Left Aligned
  • Bid Size - Right Aligned
  • Bid Size - Centered
  • Ask Size - Left Aligned
  • Ask Size - Right Aligned
  • Ask Size - Centered
  • Bid Size/Buy Column - Left Aligned
  • Bid Size/Buy Column - Right Aligned
  • Bid Size/Buy Column - Centered
  • Ask Size/Sell Column - Left Aligned
  • Ask Size/Sell Column - Right Aligned
  • Ask Size/Sell Column - Centered

For the Bid Size and Ask Size columns, the number of levels displayed is affected by the Global Settings >> Chart DOM Settings >> Maximum Depth Levels Displayed setting. It is recommended to keep that at the default of 100.

Using Compact Working Order Lines

The working order lines lines on a Trade DOM can be set to display less detail so they are more compact and take less horizontal width. This allows you to resize the Trade DOM window and reduce its overall width and still be able to see the order lines. To reduce the amount of detail on order lines, uncheck the following option Global Settings >>Chart Trade Settings >> Working Orders >> Display Detailed Order Information.

Re-Centering the Current Price

By default, the price ladder does not automatically re-center. The current price will always remain in view, however as it approaches the upper or lower bound of the window, you will need to drag it towards the center to keep it into the center. You can automatically center the price by double-clicking the price ladder as shown in the image.

Or you can right-click on the price ladder and select Scale Range: Constant Range AutoCenter. To open the complete set of Scale settings, right-click on the price ladder and select Scale .

Detaching Trade Window

The Trade Window for a Trade DOM or chart can be detached, so as to take less space. To do this, press the Menu / M button on the Trade Window and select Attach Trade Window to Chart Window to remove the checkmark. Refer to the image below.

Attaching Trade Window to Right Side

The Trade Window for a Trade DOM or chart is used for basic order entry and it contains Attached Order configurations and other settings.

The Trade Window can be attached to either the left or the right side of the Trade DOM. To do this, refer to the Attaching Trade Window to Charts section.

Left Aligning Order and Position Lines

By default in a Trade DOM window, Order and Position lines are aligned to the right, beside the order entry column and price ladder. This can be changed by selecting Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings and unchecking the following options: Align Trade Drawings Text to Right and Align Order Cancel(X) Button to Right.

The benefit of left alignment will only be noticeable when you are using a wider Trade DOM window. Left alignment may be useful if you have applied the Volume by Price study to the Trade DOM.

Saving Trade DOM Configuration

The Trade DOM window is a chart object like an ordinary chart, but it is specialized for the purpose of trading. It is contained within a chartbook like other charts. Therefore to save a Trade DOM you need to save the active chartbook by selecting File >> Save. This will save it as part of the active chartbook. For complete information, refer to Chartbooks.

Always on Top

To make the Trade DOM always display on top of other windows on your system desktop, select Window >> Always on Top directly on the Trade DOM menu.

Daily Volume Profile on Trade DOM

The Sierra Chart Trade DOM supports the Volume by Price study, so that you can have a view of the volume at each price level on the Trade DOM. To use the Volume by Price study, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your Trade DOM window.
  2. Select Chart >> Studies on the menu.
  3. In the Studies Available list, locate the Volume by Price study.
  4. Press the Add button.
  5. Press the Settings button.
  6. Select the Inputs and Settings tab if it is not already selected.
  7. Set the following inputs:
    • Ticks per Volume Bar to 1.
    • Volume Graph Period Type to Fixed by Time.
    • Time Period Type for 'Fixed Time' to Days.
    • Time Period Length for Fixed by Time to 1.
    • Maximum Volume Bar Width Type to Window Width.
    • Display Volume in Bars to Total Volume.
    • To align the Volume Bars to the right side beside the trading columns on the right side of the Trade DOM, set the Right Align Volume Bars input to Yes.
    • And any other inputs as you require.
  8. Press OK. Press OK.
  9. Select Chart >> Chart Settings. Set the Intraday Session Start Time and End Time to what you require or according to the exchange session times. Keep in mind these are relative to the Global Settings >> Data/Trade Service Settings >> Time Zone setting you have in Sierra Chart.

Adding Studies on a Trade DOM

Follow the instructions below to add studies to a Trade DOM.

As an alternative to adding studies to a Trade DOM, you can consider using a normal chart which easily supports studies and use the Chart DOM feature to trade from the chart.

  1. Select Chart >> Studies from the Trade DOM menu.
  2. A smaller set of studies is available from the list. Add the studies that you require following the instructions in the Adding/Modifying Chart Studies documentation.
  3. It is possible to use the Study/Price Overlay study to reference studies from other charts and add them to a Trade DOM. When using the Study/Price Overlay Study, it is necessary to set the Fill Blanks with Last Value input to Yes. And it is necessary to set the Chart Region for the Study/Price Overlay study to 1.
  4. To add chart studies to the Trade DOM which are not listed and also custom studies, press the Add Custom Study button on the Chart Studies window. Select the study from the available studies and press the Add button.
  5. Since you have now placed studies on the Trade DOM, it becomes necessary to adjust the Chart Settings for the underlying chart bar data. To do this, modify the settings through the Chart >> Chart Settings window. For additional information, refer to Chart Settings.

Adding Custom Text to a Trade DOM

To add text on a Trade DOM at a particular price level, follow the instructions below.

  1. Add the Line study to the Trade DOM by following the instructions in the Adding/Modifying Studies section. On the Trade DOM this is added through Chart >> Studies.
  2. Open the Study Settings window for the Line study.
  3. On the Settings and Inputs tab, set the Value Input to the price level where you want to place the text.
  4. Set the Chart Region setting to 1.
  5. Select the Subgraphs tab.
  6. In the Short Name edit box for the Subgraph, enter the custom text that you want.
  7. Enable the Name Label option.
  8. Set the Horizontal Align setting for the Name Label as required.
  9. Press OK to close the Study Settings window.
  10. Press OK.

Using the Chart DOM / Order Entry Ladder

This section documents how to use the Chart DOM and Trade DOM trading interfaces. Whether you are using the Chart DOM or Trade DOM, they have the same interface. The Chart DOM / Trade DOM is for entering trade orders (Simulated or Live) in the same way as a traditional trading DOM. This is also known as an Order Entry Ladder. The image below is a basic overview of what you can do.



  1. Trade >> Trading Chart DOM On on the menu needs to be checked. When you enable Trading Chart DOM On, the Chart Trade Mode On and Show Orders and Position options will also be enabled automatically. Trading Chart DOM On will display the Buy and Sell order entry columns on the right side of the chart which are used for trade order entry. Refer to the image above. In the case of the Trade DOM, Trading Chart DOM On is enabled and stays on.
  2. To display the Depth of Market volumes on the Chart DOM / Trade DOM, you will need to add the Bid Size and Ask Size columns if they are not already added. To add these columns, select Global Settings >> Customize Chart/Trade DOM Columns. Add those columns through the Customize Chart/Trade DOM Columns window. It is also supported to display the Depth of Market volumes within the ChartDOM Buy and Sell columns directly, by adding the Bid Size/Buy Column and the Ask Size/Sell Column DOM columns. If the Depth of Market volumes overlap on the ChartDOM, then you will want to consider using the DOM Graph as an alternative.
  3. When using the Chart DOM you may want to change the scale of the chart. For instructions to do this, refer to Scaling the Chart DOM section.
  4. When using the Chart DOM, new orders entered use the Quantity, Time in Force, and Attached Orders settings from the associated Trade Window for the chart. Select Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart to open the Trade Window for the chart. Any Attached Orders that are defined and enabled on the Trade Window Targets tab, will be used. The Attached Orders need to be enabled by checking Use Attached Orders on the Trade Window. For more information about Attached Orders, refer to the Attached Orders page. If you do not want to use Attached Orders uncheck Use Attached Orders on the Trade Window.
  5. The Chart Trade Mode box at the top left of the chart / Trade DOM displays the quantity for new orders and the price your mouse pointer is pointing to, on the chart and Chart DOM. To change the Order Quantity for a new order, simply click on the Chart Trade Mode box, type in the desired Order Quantity, or use the + and - buttons, and press OK to accept. Refer to instructional image.
  6. Orders are entered through the Chart DOM with left and right clicks of your Pointer buttons, in the Buy and Sell columns on the right side of the chart or Trade DOM window (refer to instructional image).

    The Order Type and whether the order is a Buy or Sell is determined by the settings in Global Settings >> Chart DOM Settings on the menu. Refer to the images below. For more information for the Chart DOM Settings window, refer to the Global Trade Settings documentation page. The Order Type setting on the Trade Window for the chart is ignored when using the Chart DOM / Trade DOM.

    The default order types are Limit and Stop orders.

    To use Market if Touched (MIT) orders instead of Limit orders, enable Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu / M >> Use MIT Orders on Chart DOM on the chart or Trade DOM.

    To use Stop-Limit orders instead of Stop orders, enable Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu / M >> Use Stop-Limit Orders on Chart DOM on the chart or Trade DOM. The Limit price is automatically set and will be the number of ticks away from the Stop price as specified on the Set tab on the Trade Window for the chart ( Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart) in the Stop-Limit Order Limit Offset >> Primary Orders box.


    The following list describes the default actions of the Chart DOM / Trade DOM:
    • To enter a Buy Limit: Left click on the Buy column at or below the Last trade price at level of the limit price that you want. Initially you will get a confirmation, press Yes to confirm. The confirmation can be disabled on the Trade Window by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu (M) >> Confirm New Orders. The new order will be displayed on the chart.
    • To enter a Buy Stop: Left click on the Buy column above the last trade price at the level of the stop price that you want. Initially you will get a confirmation, press Yes to confirm. The confirmation can be disabled on the Trade Window by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu (M) >> Confirm New Orders. The new order will be displayed on the chart. If you have enabled Menu (M) >> Use Stop-Limit Orders on Chart DOM on the Trade Window, then Stop-Limit orders will be submitted instead.
    • To enter a Sell Limit: Left click on the Sell column at or above the Last trade price at level of the limit price that you want. Initially you will get a confirmation, press Yes to confirm. The confirmation can be disabled on the Trade Window by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu (M) >> Confirm New Orders. The new order will be displayed on the chart.
    • To enter a Sell Stop: Left click on the Sell column below the last trade price at the level of the stop price that you want. Initially you will get a confirmation, press Yes to confirm. The confirmation can be disabled on the Trade Window by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart >> Menu (M) >> Confirm New Orders. The new order will be displayed on the chart. If you have enabled Menu (M) >> Use Stop-Limit Orders on Chart DOM on the Trade Window, then Stop-Limit orders will be submitted instead.
    • To enter a Buy/Sell Stop-Limit order: Make sure there is a check mark by Menu (M) >> Use Stop-Limit Orders on Chart DOM on the Trade Window for the chart. Enter the order the same as a Buy Stop or Sell Stop order on the Chart DOM. When this option is enabled, Stop order entry on the Chart DOM will submit the orders as Stop-Limit orders instead.
    • To enter a Buy/Sell Market if Touched order: Make sure there is a check mark by Menu (M) >> Use MIT Orders on Chart DOM on the Trade Window for the chart. Enter the order the same as a Buy Limit or Sell Limit order on the Chart DOM. When this option is enabled, Limit order entry on the Chart DOM will submit the orders as Market if Touched orders instead.
  7. The price levels in the Buy and Sell columns on the Chart DOM will display the quantity of the respective Open Buy and Sell orders at that price level, or the market depth volumes depending upon the ChartDOM column configuration in Global Settings >> Customize ChartDOM Columns.

Scaling the Chart DOM

The most rapid way to automatically scale the Chart DOM is by right clicking along the column of values displayed on the right side of the chart or Trade DOM and select Auto Scale the Chart DOM. This will set the Scale Range to the Constant Range type without auto-centering and set the scale increment to the Tick Size.

If you wish to make further adjustments, these are explained in the next paragraphs.

If the Chart DOM prices or depth of market volumes, are too close together or too far apart, then you have the ability to compress or expand the chart scaling by using the Interactive Scale Range feature. Basically this is accomplished by right clicking over the scale numbers on the right side of the chart and making sure Interactive Scale Range is selected and then dragging along the column of numbers on the right side of the chart to expand or compress the scale.

If the Chart DOM prices and depth of market volumes are not fully into view as you require, then you have the ability to move the chart up and down by using the Interactive Scale Move feature.

After adjusting the scaling for the Chart DOM, you may find that the chart bars are not fully into view. In this case you may want to use a Trade DOM.

To keep the last trade price always centered on the ChartDOM or Trade DOM right-click on the Values Scale column on the right side of the chart, and select Scale Range: Constant Range Auto Center.

For a short video presentation on ChartDOM scaling refer to Scaling The Chart DOM.

Setting ChartDOM Order Column Width

The minimum width of the Buy and Sell columns on the ChartDOM can be set through Global Settings >> ChartDOM Settings >> Buy/Sell Column Minimum Character Width.

If this is set to 0, the minimum width is automatically managed. This setting specifies the minimum width, so if necessary the width will be enlarged based upon the market depth or order quantities displayed in those columns.

Displaying Order Type in Trade Mode Box

When using the Chart DOM / Order Entry Ladder either on a chart or on a Trade DOM, it is supported to display the order type that will be submitted, either a Limit or Stop type, when left clicking at a price level in one of the Buy/Sell order entry columns.

To enable this feature, select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings formatting and enable the Show Limit/Stop in Trade Mode Box option.

Refer to the image below for an example of this.

Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, ChartDOM, and Trade DOM

The section has been moved to the Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, ChartDOM, and Trade DOM page.

Displaying Order Fills on the Chart

When a Trade Order fills, the order fills can be displayed on the chart for the symbol of the order at the Date-Time of the order fill. A single order can have multiple fills. Each fill will be displayed separately.

There are various formatting options for the order fills.

To display order fills, follow these instructions:

  1. Enable Trade >> Show Order Fills on the menu. To prevent the displaying of order fills on the chart, disable Trade >> Show Order Fills. This option is specific to each individual chart. This command applies to the active chart.
  2. When the Trade >> Only Orders from Chart option is checked, then only order fills that are for orders which originated from the chart will be displayed on the chart. So check or uncheck that as you require. This option is specific to each individual chart. This option applies to the active chart.
  3. To display non-simulated order fills, for orders that have been submitted to the connected trading service, make sure there is no checkmark by Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode On..
  4. To display simulated order fills, for orders that have been submitted when in Trade Simulation Mode, there needs to be a checkmark by Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode On.. Therefore, enable this menu option if you want to see order fills which are for Trade Simulation Mode.
  5. It is necessary to select the correct Trade Account that the orders are from, on the Trade Window, to see the order fills from that account. To do this, open the Trade Window if it is not already by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart . On the Trade Window, in the list of Trade Accounts, select the particular Trade Account the orders are from to see order fills for those orders. For instructions and an image, refer to Selecting Trade Account.
  6. To see the order fills on a chart, there needs to be order fills present for the Symbol and Trade Account in the Trade >> Trade Activity Log >> Trade Activity tab. To see what order fills are available in the Trade Activity Log, make sure you select Fills at the top of the Trade Activity Log window. For complete instructions, refer to Trade Activity Log.
  7. The number of days of Trade Activity that is saved in the Trade Activity Log is set through the Number of Days to Save in Trade Activity Log setting in Global Settings >> General Trade Settings.

    The Number of Days to Save in Trade Activity Log setting specifies the time between the current time and the time of the order fill. For example, if you have set to save 7 days of Simulated Trade Activity data, however you have replayed data from more than 14 days ago and performed Simulated trading during that replay, then the order fills from that replay will not be saved after a restart of Sierra Chart even though the Simulated trading you were doing was within the past 7 days.

    There is also an option in Global Settings >> General Trade Settings to control whether Replay/Back Test Trade Activity is permanently saved to the Trade Activity file.
  8. The setting Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Order Fills Start Date-Time will set the chart to load only the order fills from the specified Date-Time. Clear the Date Setting to see order fills for all of the days they are available for.
  9. To change the settings that affect the display of order fills, select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings on the menu. The settings are in the Order Fills frame.
  10. To change the colors of order fills, refer to the Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, Chart DOM, and Trade DOM page. The relevant color settings begin with Chart Trading Order Fills.


    The text of order fill drawings is set with the Chart Trading Order Line Text Color color setting.
  11. To keep order fills during a chart replay or a Back Test after a restart of Sierra Chart, you need to enable Global Settings >> General Trade Settings >> Save Replay/Back Test Trade Activity .

Displaying Order Fill Arrows Only

  1. Select Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings on the menu.
  2. Uncheck Order Fills >> Display Fill Text .

Order Fills on Continuous Futures Contract Charts

When performing trading, trading is always for a specific symbol. In the case of Continuous Futures Contract charts, there can be more than one symbol loaded into the chart for the historical data.

Order fills are only displayed for the current symbol of the chart. And not the historical symbols.

Misaligned Order Fill Markers on Charts

During simulated trading or non-simulated trading, the timestamp of the order fills which occur in real time are derived from your local computer clock. The necessary time zone adjustments are always made.

During a chart replay, the time stamping of order fills is according to the bar in the chart where they occurred at. There can never be a problem with the time stamping of an order fill during a chart replay.

If you notice that an order fill marker is not aligned to the correct Date-Time in the chart, then this is because your computer's clock is not set accurately. In this case, refer to help topic 38.

For existing order fills, it is possible to correct the timestamp of them by editing the DateTime field for them. Locate the fill by following the instructions for Viewing Historical Trade Activity.

Select that order fill which has an incorrect timestamp and select Edit >> Edit Trade Activity Entry. Correct the timestamp. For additional details, refer to Trade Activity Menu Commands.

Resolving Problem Where Order Fill Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Do Not Display

This section explains the steps you need to follow to resolve a problem where the order fill connecting lines do not display between the entry and exit order fill markers on a chart or the colors are not as expected according to the color settings.

  1. Make sure the option for Entry/Exit Connecting Lines is enabled. This option is in Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings. Enable the option Order Fills >> Display Entry/Exit Connecting Lines.
  2. If you do not see any order fills displayed, then obviously there are not going to be any connecting lines. Therefore, in that case you first need to follow the instructions to Display Order Fills.
  3. Make sure the colors of the Entry/Exit Connecting Lines are not the same as the Chart Background color and check the Line Width and Line Style for the connecting lines.

    To change the colors of the connecting lines, refer to the Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, Chart DOM, and Trade DOM page.

    The particular graphics objects that need to be set are Colors and Widths >> Chart Trading Order Fills Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Primary and Colors and Widths >> Chart Trading Order Fills Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Secondary.

    Refer to the Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, Chart DOM, and Trade DOM documentation for an understanding about these two settings and under what conditions they are used.
  4. Before a connecting line will be displayed between two order fills, it is necessary that there is both an Entry and an Exit order fill which have been matched. Make sure you do not have Unmatched Fills. There will not be connecting lines for Unmatched Fills.
  5. It is also important to understand Order Fill Grouping and Matching Methods to understand how order fills are grouped and matched. In the case of a chart, a fill to fill order fill grouping is always used.
  6. Select Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings. The Order Fills Start Date-Time needs to be set earlier than the order fills you want displayed. Unless there is a reason why this feature is being used, the Date box needs to be empty/blank to cause all of the available order fills to be loaded.
  7. Finally, if you do not understand all of the above information and information linked to and/or you are looking for more help with this, understand that Sierra Chart support does not provide any support for this problem due to the inherent complexities of this which are not within our control since in the case of live trading, there are various aspects of this that are not in control. You may want to follow the instructions to Clear the Trade Activity data for a particular Symbol and Trade Account to start fresh with the storage order fills.

Displaying Orders, Position, and Order Fills on Other Charts

To display the Orders, the Trade Position and the Order Fills that have originated from a particular chart or Trade DOM, on another chart, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the other chart.
  2. Make sure that other chart is set to the same symbol as the chart the orders originated from. This is critical.
  3. Enable Trade >> Show Orders and Position.
  4. Enable Trade >> Show Order Fills.
  5. Open the Trade Window for the chart by selecting Trade >> Open Trade Window for Chart.
  6. Select the same Trade Account on the Trade Window for the chart, as the one the orders originated from. Refer to Selecting Trade Account.

*Last modified Tuesday, 25th October, 2016.