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Summary of order options
This article is for clients using the Kraken Pro interface (
With a wide range of order options, Kraken Pro offers a high level of flexibility for spot exchanging currency (with or without the use of margin*). When creating a new order, after selecting the currency pair, you will see the different options available for your order. With many order types available you can customize your trades and attempt to mitigate risk.
To access the Order form, ensure you are on the Trade page of Kraken Pro. Then, you may use the Simple order form, or Order form widget. The Simple order form is limited to Market and Limit orders, whereas the Order form allows all order types. This article will reference the Order form.

Back to Basics:

The three most basic elements of any order is to specify what is to be bought or sold, the size or volume of the order and how the order will execute relative to price. Below is a summary of the options in the order form that specify these three elements. 
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    Options specifying what is bought or sold: Buy/sell, currency pair and leverage.
    When using the Order form, the currency pair must be selected on the top left of the page. This is the currency pairing you will be submitting the order on.
    Some currency pairings allow the use of margin, this can be selected by clicking Margin before filling out your order details.
  2. 2
    Options specifying size/volume of the order: Amount and amount currency.
  3. 3
    Options specifying execution relative to price: The various order types and associated fields.
Order types: