In addition to common order options available on exchanges, Kraken offers additional order options for advanced traders. The other order options offer you more flexibility with your orders and allow you to be specific on how you would like spot positions on margin* to be closed if the open order is executed. Other order options include: Conditional Close, Order Start/Expiration Time, Trading Fee Currency Preference, and Post Limit orders.
All of the order options outlined below are only available on the Intermediate and Advanced tabs of the New Order page.
Conditional Close Orders
A Conditional Close Order is automatically placed when the order for opening the spot positions on margin is executed. It creates an opposing order intended to close the spot positions on margin.
- It is not possible to place "combined" or "one cancels the other" type orders using a conditional close.
- If you close the spot position on margin using another order, the conditional close order can end up creating a new spot position on margin in the opposite direction.
Order Start/Expiration Time
Order Start Time: The "Start" field allows you to customize the time at which the order is placed on the market.
Order Expiration Time: The "Expires" field allows you to customize the time at which the order is cancelled if it isn't filled.
Fee Currency Preference
This field sets your preference for the currency in which your non-margin fees are determined if the order is filled. But it won't necessarily give you your choice (for example, if you set it to a currency in which you have zero balance). Note that:
- The setting applies to the current order only (it isn't a global setting for future orders as well).
The setting does not apply to margin fees. Margin fees (if applicable) are charged in the currency that is provided by Kraken to you to facilitate your ability to open the spot position on margin (if available).
Post Limit Order
This prevents order taker fees and ensures the maker fee if it is executed. The order will get posted on the books (or be cancelled). This prevents placing a limit buy order that matches against the sell side of the order book (and vice versa for sell orders) which would result in taker fees.
In the example below you are opening a margin position to go long BTC at limit price of $7,826.70. The order won’t be able to execute until the “start” time which is the 12th of June 2021 at 13:00. If the order is not executed by the 30th of June 2021 at 13:00 it will automatically cancel based on the “expire” time.
You have chosen USD as your preferred “fee currency” for the order. The “post limit order” box has been checked which means the order will cancel if the price has already moved below $7,826.70 by the “start” time.
A conditional close limit order has been set at $10,000. This would result in a sell limit order of 1 BTC being created once the primary order has executed. The conditional close would close the spot position on margin once the price of BTC has reached $10,000.