IB Shorts & hotkeys

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by airspeed, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. For you guys who use hot keys when using IB's interface, how do you set up a short sale?
    Best, Jim
  2. WarEagle

    WarEagle Moderator


    I just set up a sell limit hotkey...nothing special. I believe IB uses "sell" for both selling a long or shorting and lets the software sort it out. The great thing was that I never had to worry about an uptick, my order would stay in until the condition was met or I cancelled. Most of the time the execution was just as fast as going long. Now, with futures, that is not an issue and I have kept the same hotkey setup.

  3. Turok


    WarEagle is correct...just hit the sell hotkey.

  4. ~Air