Vela’s Spread Matrix provides the user with a single window view of futures spread market data as well as execution capabilities. The widget will display any number of futures months and the corresponding spread values between each in a single screen. Within the screen, traders can view market statistics and place orders in the spread contract or individual instruments that comprise the spread.
The Spread Matrix provides traders with the ability to select a specific symbol and expiration and have all futures from the nearest expiration through the expiration selected to be displayed in a matrix such that the bid and offer for the spread created are displayed. The window also allows the user fast order entry within a single widget for active spread execution.
Within the widget, users can easily select products, months, and trading accounts. The Spread Matrix also gives the user the ability to choose between the Implied Spread, Listed Spread, or the Best available. Color coding logic gives the user a visual representation of the execution sides of the spread legs, while the Position column displays the trader’s inventory on a month by month basis.
SpreadMatrix_UserGuide.pdf(PDF 720722 bytes)
Play the video below to see the widget or algo in action. Metro NOW gives widgets the ability to work in a similar behavior across several asset classes or exchanges. This keeps usability consistent and promotes high application stability.
Remember that in Metro NOW, dashboards and widgets can be utilized in both OnRamp and Metro clients.