- Position and Order Management Upon Lost Connection or Power Failure
- Built in Risk Management
- Set Max Position Limit
- Data or Broker Controlled
- Studies or DLL
- Web Based Position & Order Management
- Non-Sierra Chart Best Practices
- Sierra Chart requests for more settings
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Position and Order Management Upon Lost Connection or Power Failure
Official Sierra Chart documentation:
Attached Orders are orders which are attached to the main order being submitted. These Attached Orders function as price Targets and/or Stops. Most any combination of Attached Orders can be specified to be attached to the main order. The primary order entered is known as a Parent order and all Attached Orders are known as Child Orders or Attached Orders.
Depending on the trading service used by the user, Server Side OCOs may be available. This means if a user submits orders they are held at the server level and will remain open until canceled or filled.
To enable this feature:
Global Settings > General Trade Settings > Use Server Side OCO Orders
Built in Risk Management
Set Max Position Limit
To set a fixed position limit:
- Title Bar: Global Settings > Symbol Settings
- Use Global Trade Position Limit box is checked and add a number value
Data or Broker Controlled
[Not financial advice]
- some brokers offer a fixed daily stop loss that cannot be lifted the same day, users may want to contact their brokers to discuss options
- some data providers offer risk management tools (such as Rithmic. See trader risk parameters)
Studies or DLL
- some studies may offer soft risk management tools such as Locking trading, coloring backgrounds, or audio alerts. Again, this is only a barrier and not fixed the way a broker stoploss is
- Risk manager screen study. This is a chart with multiple overlaid studies for:
- profit / loss values
- daily loss limit warning
- daily loss limit trigger alert
- position quantity
- trading entries and exits
User can keep track of those metrics or live stream to an accountability partner. The paid study is available HERE:
Sierra Chart: Risk Manager Screen
This chartbook is a risk manager layout which summarizes the risk and results intraday.Use case: Share your trading screen or alert log with a riskmanager/trading partner/stream. Stream the window through an app such as Discord screen share or accountability partner. Keep an eye on various risk metrics yourself.
Web Based Position & Order Management
It is possible to use a web-based trading panel. Testing out these features of sending orders and trades using the web-based panel is best practices for risk, since it adds a method to make critical changes in the event of client-side power loss or client-side infrastructure issues.
Web Trade Account Data and Order Entry (requires log in):
Create an Account, Account Login and Purchase Information - Sierra Chart
Sierra Chart is a professional Trading platform for the financial markets. Supporting Manual, Automated and Simulated Trading.
Non-Sierra Chart Best Practices
- Account number and phone number to broker trader desk accessible at all times
- Secondary method to close positions (second computer, mobile app, or other)
- Computer can connect to hotspot if needed through mobile device
- Backup power brick backup for computer. Typically a few minutes of power available.
Sierra Chart requests for more settings
There are existing support board threads of users asking for more risk parameters, consider joining the discussion in the Sierra Chart support board.
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