Common terms





Ask price, also called offer price, offer, asking price, or simply ask, is the price a seller states they will accept.


Fixed assets, capital investment


Investors expect downward price movement


A bid price is the highest price that a buyer (i.e., bidder) is willing to pay for a good


Investors expect upward price movement in the stock market

CFD ( contract for difference)

The contract between two parties, typically described as "buyer" and "seller", stipulating that the seller will pay to the buyer the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time (if the difference is negative, then the buyer pays instead to the seller).

Closing price

The last level at which asset was traded on any given day.


Commission is the charge levied by an investment broker for making trades on a trader’s behalf.


Money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins.


Contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity.


Payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits

Dow Jones Index

Reflects the performance of 30 of the most significant stocks on the American stock exchanges.


The investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks.


The marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded.

Expiry date

The point when a trading position automatically closes is known as the expiry date


The market in which currencies are traded

Futures contract

The contract between two parties where both parties agree to buy and sell a particular asset of specific quantity and at a predetermined price, at a specified date in future.


Statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or in financial markets, often expressed in percentage changes from a base year or from the previous month.


General increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money


The person that allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return


The ratio of a company's loan capital (debt) to the value of its ordinary shares


Symbol name which can be different for different datafeeds and brokers


The sum deposited with a broker to cover the risk of loss on a transaction or account

Market data

Is price and trade-related data for a financial instrument reported by a trading venue such as a stock exchange.


Contract which gives the buyer (the owner or holder of the option) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified strike price on a specified date, depending on the form of the option.


Possibility that shareholders will lose money on a trade


Means keeping a position open beyond its expiry.


The stock (also capital stock) of a corporation is constituted of the equity stock of its owners.

Trading Strategy

Fixed plan that is designed to achieve a profitable return by going long or short in markets.


The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) is a code that uniquely identifies a specific securities issue.


Current display of all tabs, charts and further content you have arranged in a specific template

AgenaTrader functions





Function which located on the right hand side of the chart and is equipped with various functions to improve trading management.


Allow User to set criteria and be notified that criteria has been met immediately

Analyzer Column

Advanced scanner column that searches for conditions/signals that were activated via the Setup Builder in hundreds of instruments simultaneously.


The key feature for analyzing the performance of a strategy on a historical basis.

Signal Builder

Allows you to create complex conditions/signals for scans with the scanner and Analyzer Column.

Correlation Matrix

Compare the performance of individual instruments and even whole instrument lists in real-time.timeframe.

Part Trades

Means trading setup which includes more than one stop or target

Price Style

Bars style on a chart

Quick Trader

Allows the user to quickly enter orders and strategies directly on the chart.

Bid/Ask Spread

The difference between the bid and offer price, and the most widely used measure of liquidity.

Record and Replay Escort

Record market data from a currently ongoing operation and replay later when necessary.

Instrument Editor

Feature that helps you to manage instruments and instrument lists.

Stock EOD Screener

Use to scan for around 7000 US stocks according to the fundamental and technical criteria


Self programmed Indicator, condition, etc

DOM (Depth of the market)

Provides insights of current market depth provides by your data-feed provider/broker if level 2 data is enabled. It allows you to place orders in the market.

Dynamic Scanner

Automatically collects all available signals that are active in one of your opened watch lists and charts as well as Analyzer Column columns.

Order types and setups





Purchase or sell a security through the broker


OrderBuy a security through the broker


orderSell a security through the broker


orderA market order is a buy or sell order to be executed immediately at current market prices.


orderA limit order is an order to buy a security at no more than a specific price, or to sell a security at no less than a specific price

Stop order

Buy or Sell becomes active only after a specified price level has been reached

Stop Limit order

Characterized by automatic submission of the limit order (market) to the market (order book) as far as the predefined stop limit price level is reached.

OCO (One cancels Other)

Once any order of a group is executed, the other orders belonging to this group will be deleted.

IfDone Order

Once any order of a group is executed, other orders belonging to this group will be submitted.

ORO (One reduces Other)

Once any order of a group is executed, the size of the second order in this group will be reduced by the order volume of the first order.

Direct orders

Direct orders are submitted to the broker. Once a direct order is placed on the market it will be located on the exchange.

Synthetic orders

Synthetic orders are not forwarded to the exchange and remain locally placed on your computer.

Dynamic orders

Dynamic order is a synthetic order that is only submitted when a „suspicion“ arises.

Scale-in orders

A scale-in order sends multiple orders (tranches) to the market until the desired position size is reached.

GTC (Good til Cancel )

"This order remains active until it is either rescinded by the investor or the trade is executed

GTD (Good til Cancel)

Order remains active until a user-specified date, unless it has been filled or canceled.


This order automatically expires at the end of the regular trading session if it has not been executed.


Allow execution of orders outside the regular trading hours

AT plus-plus





Semi-automated trading with trading setups

Setup Builder

Used to define, activate and deactivate fully functional setups with signals/conditions or manual setups.

Analyzer Session

Used to manage multiple trading strategies in different sessions.

Entry Order

Used to enter a trade at a specified price level.


Hard stops are the stop methods that are applied to the stop orders.


Soft stops do not close a trade immediately after being crossed by a closing price.


Predetermined point at which an investor will exit a trade in a profitable position.

Buying Power

The total cash held in the brokerage account plus maximum margin available

Cash Value

User cash held in the brokerage account

Initial Stop

In calculation this stop use initial stop method setting


Option allows you to set the percentage of the account that you wish to risk during the trade.

Initial risk

Used to predetermine maximum downside potential, which is usually the initial amount invested.

Risk Amount

Sets the absolute value that you are prepared to risk per trade

Max. Invested %

Define the maximum amount of buying power or cash value to be invested per trade

Daily Loss Limit

Sets the maximum amount of loss allowed for trades per day


Allows you to submit an initial stop to the market. Select this if you do not want to use HardTrail StopEscort or SoftTrail StopEscort.


In trading setup one risk is initial distance between Stop and Entry Order. Can be set to show your P&L on chart trader bar


A set of objective rules defining the conditions that must be met for a trade entry and exit to occur.

Chart Container




Single Chart

Displays one chart in one tab

Single Chart Group

Displays multiple (up to four) charts of the same specified instrument in a charting area

List Chart Group

Allows you create a list based chart group includes a scanner and a charting area.

Tab Chart Group

Chart container that simultaneously opens multiple charts for various instruments and shows the symbols for instruments in the bottom tab bar

Single Chart Gallery

Allows to view one symbol in numerous time frames.

List Chart Gallery

Allows you create a list based chart gallery where you can view multiple symbols in numerous time periods

Tab Chart Gallery

Allows you to create a tab based chart gallery where you can view multiple symbols in numerous time periods

Chart Types




Candle chart

Display the following information within the selected interval: open price, highest price, lowest price, close price

Line chart

Connects closing prices with each other for the specified time frame.

Mountain chart

Connects closing prices from a certain time period with each other. The area below this line is filled with color.

Bar chart

Graphical representation of the lowest, highest and final price

EquiVolume chart

Display price movements, taking into consideration the volume, time and price components.

EquiVolume Shadow chart

Measures the relationship between price, volume and the shadow.

Candle volume chart

Similar to the candle chart, yet it analyses not only price movements but also the corresponding trading volume.


plots an 'X' when the price rises and an 'O' when the price falls.


Black bricks are plotted when the price falls, and white bricks, when the price rises.


Kagi charts can be useful for trend analysis and making buy or sell decisions.

Three line break

Responds to the dynamic of price changes (without regard to time) and is considered to be able to show changes in the trend

Heikin AshiVisual

technique that eliminates irregularities from a normal chart, offering a better picture of trends and consolidation.


Each bar will be drawn when a certain amount of volume was reached


Range bars take only price into consideration; therefore, each bar represents a specified movement of price.

Drawing objects




Fibonacci retracement

Indicate areas of support or resistance at the key Fibonacci levels before the trend continues in the original direction.

Fibonacci arcs

Advanced version of Fibonacci retracement. Use circles instead of lines.

Fibonacci Time zones

Used to highlight periods of time on stock charts when the stock's (index's or other tradable commodity's) price trend is vulnerable to changes.

Gann Fan Up / Gann Fan Down

Display how prices that have originated from significant highs or lows have developed over time, and can help to identify potential trend reversals or to predict price movements.

Andrew's Pitchfork

Uses three parallel trendlines to identify possible levels of support and resistance.

Tirone Levels

Tirone levels (developed by John Tirone) are a series of three horizontal lines that, like the Fibonacci levels or quadrant lines, represent support or resistance levels.

Quadrant Lines

Quadrant lines divide the price area into four equally sized areas.

Raff Regression Channel

Linear regression tool consisting of a line fitting the price series as closely as possible, as estimated by the ordinal least squares (OLS) method, and two lines of equal distance from this line.

Trend Line

is a bounding line for the price movement of a security. The opposite parallel line will be adjusted accordingly.

Free Hand Drawing

Used to make various markings on a chart.

Chart distance meter

With this tool user may increase or decrease the distance from price, bars & percent.


Used to apply text to the chart.

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