Fx Convention in IB Trader Workstation

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by goodge, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. goodge



    I have tried the demo of the IB trader workstation and was wondering if this happens also in the live version or not.

    Say I am looking at GBP.EUR*, on the left I correctly see Sell GBP (on the right Buy GBP) but when I press on it the system thinks I am trying to sell EUR, while with EUR.GBP I have on the left Buy EUR and Sell EUR on the right (again correct and hitting the left of the book the system actually assumes I am trying to Buy Euro/Sell GBP) .

    So why with GBP.EUR* if I hit on the left trying to sell GBP the order generated is actually a sell EUR?