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Advanced Trading: Bitcoin Fill or Kill Orders

Jan 08, 2020
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byNDAX Labs

Advanced Trading: Bitcoin Fill or Kill Orders


A Fill or Kill Order (FOK) is a trade that executes immediately and entirely at a certain price, but if it cannot fill the entire order immediately, then it will be canceled entirely.

This type of order is most often used by active traders, a FOK order is most often used when trading for a large quantity of cryptocurrency. The order must be entirely filled, or it will be killed.

A fill or kill order can help ensure that a trader’s position is entered at the trader’s desired price. Using a fill or kill designation, traders can reduce the risk of a large order taking a prolonged period of time to complete. Prolonged periods of execution can cause significant changes to a cryptocurrency’s price, which can lead to unpredicted losses or gains.

Example of Fill or Kill Order

• Assume an investor wants to purchase 20 Bitcoin at a selling price of $10,000. If the investor wants to buy exactly 20 Bitcoin, and no fewer, at $10,000 (or better), a fill or kill order should be placed. If an exchange only has 10 Bitcoin selling for $10,000, then the order would be killed. If the exchange is willing to sell 20 Bitcoin but only for a price of $10,001, then the order would be killed.

• However, if the seller is      willing to sell 20 Bitcoin at $10,000, the order would be filled      immediately and completely. If the seller is willing to sell 20 Bitcoin at      a better price, say $9,999, then the order would also be filled.

How to Place a Fill or Kill Order on NDAX

• Login to NDAX

• Once you log in you will be redirected to your dashboard

• Click TRADE on the left-hand side of the screen

• On the trade page, click BUY (Green button) or SELL (Red Button) on the right side of the screen

• Click the small GREY ARROW in the upper left corner of the screen to pick the CRYPTOCURRENCY/CAD pair.

• Click the small GREY ARROW on the pop-up to display the dropdown list of Advanced trade orders.

• Click on FILL or Kill

ENTER ORDER SIZE

ENTER LIMIT OFFSET

• Click PLACE BUY/SELL ORDER

Buy fill or kill order
Sell Fill or Kill order 


If you are based in Canada and looking for a Canadian Bitcoin exchange, then take a look at  NDAX. NDAX is an easy-to-use, beginner-friendly exchange that can give you easy access to trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Cardano, Dogecoin, EOS and Stellar.