features a variety of order-entry modes, including pull-down and text
box entry, typed orders and point-and click order creation. In
addition, QST employs a variety of screens to display and
request information. Such screens are used to display positions, filled
trades, account activity, parked orders, quotes, funds and user
preferences. Additional screens include the Quick-Quote pop-up screen
and the Order Verification screen.
QST is considered a real time fill
notification system. Fills are sent to your screen via a pop-up
fill-notification box as soon as the fill is received. In some cases,
fills may be returned in as soon as 1/2 second!
for funds, fills, orders, quotes, parked orders, and positions are
displayed throughout the system using resizable grids. Another helpful
feature is that many data elements are color coded to indicate the
purpose or intent of the data. An example, buy orders are displayed
with a blue font, while sell orders use a red font. In addition, market
quotes use color-coding as well, indicating that a quote is positive or
With various order-entry modes
designed to fit various trading conditions, users are provided an added
quickness and simplicity of operation. In example, a user watching
quotes for a given market can instantly create an order by simply
clicking on the quote when the market reaches a desired price. Also,
users can easily review open positions and liquidate them by just
pointing and right-clicking on the position.