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CIX Markets has pre-set layouts for users to choose from, however, users can still add, select, resize and position the panels in a way that is most suited for their own use. The layout can be set to save when exiting the platform or users can save the layout manually and load the layout the next time they log on to the CIX Markets system.


Upon successful login, users will see the CIX Markets system with the 5 default panels displayed in the 3×2 (top and bottom) layout:

On the top row (from left to right):

  1. Quote panel
  2. Chart panel
  3. Closed Position panel

On the bottom row (from left to right):

  1. Open Positions panel
  2. News panel

Also as part of the default layout of the CIX Markets system, there is a Menu Bar located at the top of the window, with the Toolbar (shortcuts) situated under, and there is a Status Bar situated across the bottom of the window.

The CIX Markets system is designed to be customisable for users, making it easy to use and fast to execute orders. Users can watch the real-time price, examine their portfolios and enter new orders almost simultaneously with a touch of a few buttons.


Figure 7 - Default layout of CIX Markets on first login


The toolbar allows users to access functions using a shortcut button.


Shows the current bid and ask prices of all the products.


Opens a new window with an advanced quote of a selected product.


Creates a chart that illustrates the trend of a product within a particular time period.


Shows all settled trades for the current trading day.


Shows any open positions yet to be settled on the clients account.


Brings   up   a   detailed  summary   of   the   account   balance, profit/loss, margin, etc. on a particular date.


Gives  users  a  choice  of  pre-set  layouts  of  a  default  set  of panels.



Will revert back to the most recent layout.



The real-time quote panel should be loaded by default, but can also be opened by:

1.   Clicking View > Quote from the menu bar.


Figure 8 - Selecting Quote from the view menu

  1. Clicking the Quote button on the Toolbar.

The  Real-time  Price  Viewer  provides  users  with  up-to-date  price  information  of different products. When there is a change in price of a product, the price of the product will momentarily flash either RED or GREEN to highlight a change in the price of a product. If the market price of a particular product/currency falls, the numbers will turn from white to red, but will turn from white to green if the price goes up. Other than the real-time price change, the Quote panel also shows Highest Bid and Lowest Bid for users‟ reference.

The product items that are displayed on the Quote panel are all tradable on the system, unless if they are greyed out, meaning that they are currently unavailable.


Figure 9- Quote Panel

By clicking either the Bid or Ask price of a product an “Order Entry  Panel”  is opened that allows users to create a Market Order. (This will be covered in more detail in section 5.)

The Quote Panel is split up into 4 tabs:

  1. Index: Stock products
  2. Commodity: CFD products
  3. Spot: Spot Forex and Bullion products iv.

Custom: User selected products

Each tab will display the selected products for the type of product named in the tab.




The Real-time Advanced Quote Panel can be opened by:

  1. Clicking View > Advanced Quote from the menu bar.

Figure 10- Selecting Advanced Quote from the View Menu

Clicking the Advanced Quote button from the Toolbar.


Figure 11 - Advanced Quote Panel

The Real-time Advanced Quote Viewer provides users with the same up-to-date information as the standard Quote Panel but for one product only. It operates in the same fashion as the standard Quote Viewer too, flashing green to indicate the price has gone up and red to indicate that it has gone down, but it also has a number in Orange set between the Bid and Ask price. The orange number represents the difference in pips between the Bid and Ask price.

Users can change the product that is being viewed by clicking the drop down list and selecting the code of the product to be viewed. Users can also add more Real-time Advanced Quote Viewers for other products into the Advanced Quote Panel by clicking on the “Add Viewer”  button next to the current viewer. The button will turn blue when the mouse cursor is over the button, indicating it can be clicked.

The product that is displayed on the Advanced Quote Viewer is tradable on the system. To make a market order, users needs to:

  1. Choose a product by clicking the drop down list and selecting a product.
  2. Enter a lot size for the order.
  3. Click on either the Bid or Ask button to make a Market Sell or Buy respectively.

The Advanced Quote Panel has one other function that the Standard Quote Panel does not have, which is a shortcut button that will bring up the chart panel with the chart of the current product.


Users can review the Open Positions Panel to keep track of any market orders that have been made and have yet to be settled.  The Open Positions Panel is one of the panels that is loaded by default, but can be also opened by:

  1. Clicking View > Open Positions from the menu bar.

Figure 12 - Selecting Open Positions from the View Menu

  1. Clicking the Open Positions button on the Toolbar.

In the Open Positions panel, details of all open positions, such as floating profit and loss, can be viewed. When first opened, the panel only displays the minimum amount of information about the open positions; however, if users need more information about the open positions, they can click on the   (To Detail Mode) button to show a few more columns of information.


Figure 13 - Open Positions Panel

Other than just being used for viewing details of open positions, users can also use the panel to settle open orders. Open orders can be settled individually in two ways:

  1. Market Settle

Click on the  “Settle”  button to settle  an open  position (refer  to section  6 for the

market settle details).

  1. Limit Settle

Click on the “Add” button to add  a limit settle order on a particular outstanding position (refer to section 8 for limit settle details).

OR, they can be settled in a batch by:

  1. Hedge Settle

Settle open positions of the same currency in pairs of buy and sell.

  1. Enable One Click Liquidation

Settle all open positions without any confirmation.


Amend – Click on this button to amend the existing limit open order.

Product – The product of the limit open order.

B/S – This shows whether the existing limit open order was a buy order or a sell order.

Size – The total number of lots in the limit open order.

Limit Price – The limit execution price

Stop Price – The stop execution price of the particular limit open order.

Stop Loss – The stop loss price of the particular limit open order

Take Profit – The take profit price of the particular limit open order.

Type – The duration type for the particular limit order (Daily, GTF, GTC).

Status – The status of the limit order.

Cancel – Click on this button to cancel the existing limit open order.


Users can review their current portfolios and  account information on  the  “Account Summary” panel.   The Account Summary Panel can be opened by:

  1. Clicking View > Account Summary from the menu bar.

Figure 14 – Selecting Account Summary from the View Menu

Clicking the Account Summary button on the toolbar.


Figure 15 - Account Summary Panel

On the Account Summary Panel, users can:

  1. Click the  “Trading Date”  box to activate a Calendar window, where users can choose to view the summary of a particular date.
  1. Click the Arrows Up  button for the simple mode, to hide some account information.
  2. Click the Magnifying Glass  button to show the printable account statement of the chosen days
  3. Click the Account Statement  button to show the account statement for a desired period.
  4. Click the Withdraw Margin button to withdraw margin from the account.

The status bar shows the following:

  1. Current time and date
  2. Login duration
  3. Effective margin
  4. Necessary margin
  5. Variation margin
  6. Floating profit/loss
  7. Balance
  8. Current margin percentage
  9. Connection indicator (green indicates a normal connection between the system and the server, yellow indicates an unstable connection between the system and the server, while red indicates a connection failure between the system and the server).


The real-time chart panel is loaded by default, but can also be opened by:

  1. Clicking View > Chart from the menu bar.

Figure 16 - Selecting Chart from the View Menu

  1. Clicking the Chart button on the toolbar.

The real-time chart shows the trend and movement of the price of the selected product. A light-blue vertical and horizontal line will be shown which will follow the position of the mouse cursor on the chart; the corresponding figures and price level represented by these lines are displayed in the top right hand corner of the chart and on the end of the horizontal  blue  line.  The  menu  at  the  top  of  the  chart  allows  users  to  choose  the product, the type of chart, scale and many other options. In addition to adjusting the chart, there are many types of studies and indicators that can be added to the chart.

The chart usage will be covered more in section 9.


Figure 17 - Chart Panel


Product – Select the desired product in the menu for the chart to show.

Settings – Choose how the Chart panel looks by selecting the colour scheme and what should be visible in the panel.

Chart Type – Select the type of line to be used on the chart.

Time Scale

  1. Min: The time selected is represented by each of the bars/candle sticks on the chart (e.g. if hourly is chosen, each bar represents an hour).
  1. Points: This selects the period of interest to be shown on the chart, each point represents one bar/candle stick (e.g. if 100 points is chosen, there will be 100 bars on the chart).

Studies – Select from a large range of technical analysis functions that can be applied on to the chart.

Draw/View – select the type of manipulative functions to be applied on the chart.