The Trade Bar allows you to efficiently place discretionary trades as well as customize strategy-generated orders. You can place market, limit, stop market, and stop limit orders for listed securities directly into the market. The Trade Bar works in conjunction with the TradeManager window, where all of your trading activity is logged in real-time. For more information on the TradeManager window, see About TradeManager.
The Trade Bar
Although the specific inputs will vary based on the type of order and asset class you select, the upper area of the Trade Bar contains the fields where you enter information about your order, such as symbol, quantity, and duration.
The middle area of the Trade Bar contains the buttons that you use to actually place a buy or sell order. The buttons will vary based on your existing position for the symbol being traded.
The lower area of the Trade Bar also contains the Message box, where important information about your trading activity is displayed
Similar functionality is available in the Mobile and Web Trading versions of TradeStation.