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DNB TraderGO Stocks & ETFs trading guide

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What is TraderGO

Fast and Simple

Designed to be fast and as easy-to-use as possible, the new TraderGO platform from DNB Bank is a web-based platform that can be used from any HTML5-compatible web browser, from any device.

Excellent cross-device experience

DNB TraderGO all platforms for Stocks

TraderGO offers excellent cross-device experience between desktops, tablets and Smart Phones with the user-experience very closely aligned and your watchlists and preferences follow you between devices.

First-time startup experience

When you first enter the platform, you are guided through a few short steps to set your platform up to your requirements including:

  • Regional preferences, language and number formats
  • Trading product and regional preferences – used to build watchlists of the most popular instruments for your selected region to get you started. Note: products not selected will be hidden to simplify the platform. You can enable these trading products under the Trading Products from the Platform menu. 

DNB TraderGO first time setup

These settings can later be changed under Platform Settings available from the Platform Menu.

Trader on the desktop

TrederGO on the desktop

  1. Instrument search
  2. Watchlist - for monitoring instrument prices
  3. Overview panel - today's price movements in a simple chart, Equity Research and News for selected instrument
  4. Position and Order Management - where you manage your open trade positions and orders
  5. Account toolbar - your available balance and margin

Searching for new instruments

The header in the TraderGO platform offers quick access to Search to find instruments quickly.

Search for new instruments

Click the product icon on a result to Trade, add the Watchlist, open in the chart or add a price alert.

The Watchlist

The Watchlist is where you monitor instruments you are interested in.

Watchlist Selector

The Watchlist Selector allows you to access your own watchlists and access predefined watchlists for instruments you enabled on your platform during startup.

Watchlist selector for stocks

  1. Watchlist selector - quickly select a customized or standard Watchlists
  2. Edit Watchlist - add new instruments and customize the current Watchlist
  3. My Watchlists - your own customized Watchlist. Click New Watchlist to create a new (empty) Watchlist
  4. Standard Watchlist - select pre-defined Watchlists for an exchange or region
  5. Recent Watchlists - recently selected standard Watchlists

Custom Watchlists

You can make a copy of a predefined Watchlist and edit it and select Copy to my Watchlists Or start with an empty list by selecting New List from the Watchlist Selector.

Editing a Watchlist

Select Edit to start editing a Watchlist. Add new instruments to use the ADD INSTRUMENT button and searching for instruments:

Adding stocks to watchlist

  1. Add new instruments
  2. Drag to rearrange instruments
  3. Remove instruments from the list by clicking (X)

Watchlist List Mode

When in Edit, click LAYOUT to change the Watchlist type and the columns:

Single row list (Desktop only)

Single Row mode allows you to show most instruments.

Single row list for stocks

  1. Edit > Layout > Single Row show instruments on one line

Double row list

Double Row allows more information to be displayed for instruments in a limited screen area.

Double row list for stocks

  1. Edit > Layout > Double Row show instruments on two lines

Selecting Columns

When in Edit, click LAYOUT to change the columns shown in the Watchlist:

Selecting columns for stocks

  1. Columns Shown - highlighted columns will be shown in you Watchlist
  2. Columns not shown - columns that cannot be shown in the available width
  3. To add or remove columns - drag into Columns from Columns available into Columns shown and vice versa

Columns shown, shows the columns currently included in the Watchlist. The highlighted columns are the columns currently visible in the width the Watchlist has available. To add a column to the Columns Shown, drag it into the required position in the list.

Placing Trades and Orders

Trade from the Watchlist

You can trade instruments from the Watchlist by clicking the button on the price field to open the Trade Ticket:

Trade stocks from the watchlist

Trade from the Overview panel

You can also open the Trade Ticket by searching and selecting instruments to open them in the Overview and clicking the Trade button in the header bar.

Trade stocks from the overview panel

Placing a Stock Trade Order

To place a stock trade order, select the order type from the Trade/Order selector.

Placing a stock order

  1. Instrument price - show the current and today's high/low price
  2. Order type - select order type from Trade/Orde drop-down
  3. Add Stop loss/ Take profit - click link to add a Stop loss and/or a Take profit order to your trade order
  4. Place Buy or Sell order - click BUY or SELL to place the buy or sell order

To add related orders to your order or trade, click the Add related orders link:

Add related stock orders

  1. Add Limit order - select Limit to add a related limit take profit order to your trade
  2. Add Stop order - select a Stop type to add a related limit stop loss
  3. Apply order to your trade

Trade and order confirmations

All trades and orders will be confirmed quickly after being placed.

Trade and order confirmation for stocks

Managing Trade Positions

The Position Management pane allows you to keep your open positions in focus and manage your trades.

Managing stock trade positions

  1. Open trade positions - manage your open trade positions
  2. Close Position - from the Close column
  3. Manage Stop and Limits - add, remove or edit stop or limits on positions
  4. Real-time profit or loss
  5. Full position details

Managing Open Orders

The Order Management pane allows you to monitor and manage your open trade orders.

Managing stocks open orders

  1. Open trade orders - manage your open trade orders
  2. Manage Stop and Limits - add, remove or edit stop or limits on entry orders
  3. Edit open order - click the Edit button to change orders before execution
  4. Cancel order - cancel orders before execution
  5. Full Order details

Account Toolbar

The Account Toolbar shows you your Account Balance available for making new cash trades your total Account Value and the Margin available for opening new Margin positions.

Account toolbar

Market Overview

The Market Overview panel gives an overview of price information, charts and news for instruments selected from the:

  • Search field
  • Watchlist
  • Positions list
  • Orders list

The Market Overview shows:

  • the price action, including Last Traded, Bid / Ask, Today’s low and high, the market status and the Bid and Ask size (for stocks)
  • a Chart of the price for the selected time range from 1 day to 5 years
  • any News stories
  • a Company Snapshot giving fundamentals the company fundamentals

Market overview for stocks

  1. Price Bar
  2. Overview chart
  3. Chart range selection
  4. Company fundamentals (stocks)
  5. Company News
  6. Add to Watchlist
  7. Add Price Alert
  8. Open Trade Ticket

Charts

The Chart allows you to have up to 4 charts for the selected instrument with different chart types, time periods and studies.

Charts for stocks

  1. Full screen/Restore
  2. Link/unlink to Watchlist
  3. Select time period
  4. Chart type: candlestick, line and etc.
  5. Technical studies
  6. Drawing tools
  7. Trade in Chart
  8. Add/remove charts

Account Services

  1. Account services are from the Account tab at the top of the platform and include:
  2. Account overview
  3. Account Performance
  4. Cash management – transferring funds to and from your account
  5. Subscriptions management – managing subscriptions to live exchange prices, news services and Equity Research
  6. Instrument trading conditions
  7. Reports – statements, Trades executed dividend payments, etc.
  8. Activity Log

TraderGO on tablets

TraderGO on tablets for stocks

  1. Portrait - Watchlists, Positions, Orders and Price Alerts
  2. Landscape - all modules

TraderGO on smart phones

All modules are accessed from the menu

TraderGO on smartphones for stocks

  1. Menu - modules are accessible
  2. Landscape - offers a better orientation for the chart