Hi Jim,I've been using IB over a year now and although its extremely rare anymore, I still hit the wrong button! Don't feel bad as its not that uncommon with IB users, especially at first.I use the hot keys for all my executions and will have multiple pages rather than too many stocks on one page, (hate it when I trade the wrong stock)When I place an order, I immediately set my stop loss, then trail it as price moves accordingly - generally .15 or so behind the price, depending on whether its a DT or a swing trade. I just use my arrow keys to slide the price then hit "T" to transmit the new price.A typical short sell trade goes like this: I highlight the stock with my mouse, hit "S" for sell, adjust my limit sell price and quantity with my arrow keys, make sure I didn't screw it up, then I hit "T" for transmit.Once my order is filled, I highlight the stock with my mouse and hit "B" for buy, select STP with my mouse, set the quantity and price with my hot keys using the arrows and transmit, either with the mouse or I hit "T".As price moves (hopefully) as planned, I will use my arrow key to trail price, then hit "T" to set new stop.If ya wnat to set your hot keys....go to "Settings" pull down menu at the top and select "Hot Keys"Set them to what ever you like, fwiw, my hot keys are: "B" = Buy limit"S" = Sell limit"C" = Cancel"T" = transmit"Left arrow" = Quantity down"Right arrow" = Quantity up"Up arrow" = Price up"Shift + Up arrow" = Big price up (moves in dime increments)"Down arrow" = Price down"Shift + Down arrow" = Big price downHope this helps!
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