TigerTrade, like any other trading terminal, requires careful setup before use. In this article, we will discuss the main parameters that traders need to configure before trading.
The TigerTrade terminal is built on the principle of dockable windows, which allows you to:
- Efficiently utilize screen space
- Conveniently and quickly organize and modify workspaces
- Account for application behavior on computers with multiple monitors
When you open new windows, they are placed in the main window as tabs. To view multiple windows on one screen, dock them using the positioning cross. To do this, drag the window by holding down the left mouse button on the title bar and move it to one of the highlighted areas (right, top, bottom, or left) within the window that has the cross. The center of the cross will embed the window as a tab. Previously, we have already discussed how to connect TigerTrade to a cryptocurrency exchange.
Any tabs within windows, as well as new windows and tabs, can be placed in any of these areas and combined with any windows. Here's an example of window placement on the screen:Tabs can be renamed and copied along with all their settings. To do this, right-click on the tab name and select the corresponding action.
The interface includes global tabs located at the bottom of the terminal window. You can place different windows on different tabs and switch between them. To add a new global tab, click on the "+" next to the Home tab. These tabs can be rearranged, renamed, and hidden through the Windows → Tab Bar panel in the main menu. The active tab will be highlighted in color.
In TigerTrade, you can create separate workspaces to work with multiple monitors. To do this, create a window with a simplified menu via the main menu File → New Window and configure a new workspace. To open a window, click on Open in the top main menu and select one of the suggested options.
The trading modes of the terminal can be selected through the top menu of the terminal: File -> Trading mode, which includes the following modes:
The trading mode affects the display of the account list available in the Chart and Order Book windows. In the Live mode, real accounts for which connections are configured are available. In Simulator mode, there are 5 Simulator accounts, and in Player mode, there are 5 Player accounts.
This mode is intended for using the terminal on real accounts with real money using live data. To operate in this mode, it is necessary to create a connection to a cryptocurrency exchange or terminal to receive real-time data.
In Simulator mode, so-called internal (demo) accounts of the TigerTrade terminal are used, meaning that transactions are not executed on a real account. To receive live real-time data in Simulator mode, it is also necessary to configure connections to the cryptocurrency exchange or terminal, depending on the instrument you plan to trade.
For configuring connections in Live and Simulator modes, 6 cryptocurrency exchanges and 7 terminals are available, allowing trading on stock exchanges, as well as connecting to DataFeed to receive real-time data for FOREX market instruments.
This mode is available in Player and Full licenses. It allows users to playback historical data for any instrument available in the TigerTrade terminal at a desired speed. Users can pause, rewind, and continue playback. In this mode, all terminal windows work similarly to the Live and Simulator modes, except that they display historical data rather than real-time data. Therefore, connections do not need to be configured in this mode. More details about the Player mode and the corresponding window in the terminal can be found at the provided link.
- To open the hotkeys editor: From the main menu, select Settings -> Hotkeys. You can configure general hotkeys as well as hotkeys for the Order Book and Chart windows.
- To change a hotkey: Place the cursor in the field next to the key name and press the desired key on the keyboard. If the key is available, it will be assigned. To remove an assigned key, click the "x" button.
- To restore the default hotkey settings: Click the Reset button. To completely remove all assigned hotkeys, click the Clear button.
These are the keys that can be used both in the Order Book window and the Chart window. Keys for switching instruments and timeframes can also be used in some other windows.
This group includes a set of keys that allow quick switching between instruments in the active window. You can configure hotkeys for up to 5 instruments. To assign hotkeys to an instrument, go to Settings -> Instruments -> Favorites from the main menu and open the instrument settings by clicking on the gear icon.
The switching instruments group also includes the "Open instrument selection menu" option. Configure a hotkey for it and press it on the active chart — an instrument input field will open. In addition to the Chart window, the configured key will open the instrument selection menu in the following windows: Order Book, Quotes, Tape of Trades, All Prices, and Volume Profile Search. By default, the key is not configured.
This group of keys allows quick switching between timeframes in the active window. You can configure hotkeys for up to 9 timeframes. To assign hotkeys to a timeframe in the period selection window, click the Edit button. In the opened window, add a new timeframe or select an existing one, and in the period settings, select the desired hotkey-configured timeframe from the Switcher field.
This group of keys allows quick switching of order volume and increasing/decreasing the predefined volume in the active window. These hotkeys can be used in the Chart and Order Book windows.