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How to place orders with the Kraken Pro app
The Kraken Pro mobile app was built with the active trader in mind. This application can be easily accessed using your existing credentials.
Deposits and withdrawals are available on the Pro app if you are logged in via your username and password.
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    Once you’ve opened the app, you can tap the Action Icon to open the Order Form of your most recently viewed market.
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    If you’d like to change the trading pair, tap the current market in the top left.
    Leverage is automatically selected based on your trading pair.Leverage allows you to open and close spot positions on margin*.
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    Just to the left you can select your desired order type. In this guide we’re placing a buy limit order.
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    You can switch between placing buy or sell orders by tapping the respective buttons.
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    Within the Amount box, you can define the order for a specific volume of base currency.
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    Within Limit Price
    you can specify the price at which you want a limit order to be fulfilled
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    Within Total we can see the total cost of the order referencing the data points above. If this is filled in before Amount, the Amount box will be automatically filled with the appropriate amount of volume.
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    The Available Balance metric is based off of your current balance not currently held within Open Orders however please note this does not take into account funds held in currently open margin positions. When placing a buy order, the balance requested is the trading pair's quote currency.
    Vice versa, when placing a sell order the balance requested is the trading pairs base currency.
    Swiping up from here will reveal additional order options.
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    After you’ve finished filling in your ideal order settings, simply tap the green Buy or red Sell button.
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    You’ll be brought to an Order Review screen where you can double check the order details.
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    Swiping right to submit this order will send it off to our trade engine. Once successfully received, you’ll be presented with an Order Created notification.

Additional order options
Expiration time
The Time in force field allows you to customize the time at which the order is cancelled if it isn't filled.
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 immediately (and vice versa for sell orders) which would result in taker fees.
Fee Currency
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).
Conditional Close
A Conditional Close Order is automatically placed when the order for opening the spot position on margin is executed. It creates an opposing order intended to close the spot position on margin.
The conditional close feature is useful for automatically setting a stop loss OR profit target for a spot position on margin when the trade executes.
*Availability of margin trading services is subject to certain limitations and eligibility criteria.