Risk Management

Position and Order Management Upon Lost Connection or Power Failure

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

Due to a recent announcement from Sierra Chart it is no longer recommended to use the Global Profit/Loss settings. The instructions have been removed from this guide.
Sierra Chart has announced they will update the Teton risk management, when that happens it will be added to this guide.

Set Max Position Limit

To set a fixed position limit:

  • SC Menu: Global Settings > Symbol Settings
  • Use Global Trade Position Limit box is checked and add a number value
  • OK

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

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):

Order Entry Web Panel
Order Entry Web Panel

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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