The Order Status window provides detailed information regarding orders, including the status of the current order, order type, quantity, price type and execution price. To use the order status window:

  • Click the Order Status icon (shown in Figure 32) in the Tools ribbon.
Figure 32: The Order Status icon.


  • To narrow the search, make selections from the Account or Status pull-down menus, or enter a symbol in the Symbol field.

  • Orders will appear, and the current status for each will show as an order status code in the Status column.

  • Hover the cursor over certain columns to view additional order information:

    • For all orders (except prepared orders): hover the cursor over the order's status code to view the full status history of the order.

    • For trailing stop orders, hover the cursor over the price type in the row for the order to check the trailing stop value.

    • For contingent orders, hover the cursor over the price type in the row for the order to view information about the condition for the order.
Figure 33: Example of the Order Status window.
Image Courtesy: E*Trade Securities LLC.


Modifying Orders
Live and pending orders can be changed (most conditional orders cannot; instead, these orders must first be canceled and the re-entered with the revised instructions). To change an order:

  • Open the Order Status window by clicking on the Order Status icon in the Tools ribbon.

  • Highlight the row of the live or pending trade that will be modified.

  • Click the "Change" button or right-click and select "Change" as shown in Figure 34.

  • The Order Entry window will appear. Make any desired changes and click "OK" to send the order. Conversely, click "Do Not Change" to leave the order unchanged.

Figure 34: Right-click and select "Change Order" to make changes to a live or pending order.
Image Courtesy: E*Trade Securities LLC.


Canceling Orders
Only orders that are live or pending can be canceled. To cancel on order:

  • Open the Order Status window by clicking on the Order Status icon in the Tools ribbon.

  • To cancel a specific order, double-click on the order's row in any column except the Status column; or

  • Use the Cancel menu at the bottom of the Order Status window (see Figure 35); or

  • Right-click on the Order Status window and select the appropriate action.

  • A confirmation message will appear for each canceled order (unless Preview Order is disabled).

  • Click "OK" to submit the order cancellation. The Order Status will change to PCXL (Cancel Submitted).

  • If the order is accepted, any remaining unfilled shares will be canceled; if it is not accepted, the order will remain live or pending.
Note: Sending a cancellation request does not guarantee that the order will be canceled.

Figure 35: Use the Cancel button at the bottom of the Order Status window to cancel live and pending orders.


The table in Figure 36 shows the various options for canceling orders.

Figure 36: Various options and methods for canceling orders.





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