logoDarwin Quick Start Guide


Darwin is Directa's real-time platform for "one click" trading. It provides high-performance trading, with real-time prices, news, charts, and portfolio's monitor.

You can launch Darwin immediately after logging in on Directa's secure website www.directatrading.com

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If you are not currently a customer, you can subscribe for a trial version of Darwin on www.directa.com

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Upon first login you will have access to a default workspace, which will show you the Darwin potential. You can modify the layout of this workspace or create new ones, as you prefer.

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When you quit the platform, Darwin will ask you to save your workspaces so you will find them “as they were” at your next login. You can export/import workspaces to/from other PCs.

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You can also access the Workspaces “online gallery” to try out a series of Workspaces shared by Directa customers.

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On the left side of Darwin workspace there are some drawers. From these you can select financial instruments from your lists, open new tiles using drag & drop or change the workspace in use.

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Through the Main Bar you can do everything you need in Darwin. Keep in mind that the Main Bar, as with every Darwin component (namely a tile) can be freely moved around your workspace.

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Accessing the Utilities submenu from the Main Menu allows you to set your personal preferences in Darwin.

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Darwin is also an open system as it allows connections with third parties software (such as Multicharts) and plugin via its API protocol.

How to use the Main Bar
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Starting from the Main Bar, you can fully-manage Darwin. The Main Bar can be located anywhere on your workspace.
You can minimize it just by clicking the Directa Logo on the left side

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and resume it by clicking it again.

The Main Menu will appear when you right-click either on the Main Bar or anywhere on the Darwin background.

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The Main Menu will let you manage the whole platform, its tools and all the customization. From the Main Menu you can:

· see your account balance, your daily performance and access to all trading information
· open new tiles on your workspace
· hide the background (in such way every single tile will become a single indipendent module on your desktop)
· access the Utilities submenu (to set your preferences in Darwin)
· switch workspaces
· access Help (where videos and “how to” are also available)
· quit the platform

How to Manage Workspaces

Upon first login you will have access to a default workspace, which will show you the Darwin potential. You can either use this Workspace or modify it to suit your needs or even create new ones, as you wish.

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You can close any Tile you don't need and/or open new ones.
To open a new Tile you can drag & drop the ticker code of the Security you need in an empty area of your workspace.

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Alternatively you can choose “Open Tile...” in the Main Menu, available when you right click on the Darwin background or on the Main Bar, in this case you will fill the ticker of the Security you are looking for in the appropriate field.

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You can also open a new tile starting from an existing one that refers to the same financial instrument by simply right clicking on it to select “open a new one near this".

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When you have opened all the tiles you need, you can move, reduce or enlarge them to fit the screen of your workspace. If you hover a tile close to another one they will snap together and become attached, so that you can move all of them as a single module. Remember that you can always save remotely your workspace to find it again “as it was” on your next login from any PC. If you forget to save your workspaces during your session, Darwin will ask you if you wish to do so before you close Darwin, i.e.when you quit the platform, Darwin will ask you to save your workspaces so you will find them again on your next trading session.

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You can export/import workspaces to/from other PCs.
You can also access the Workspaces “online gallery” to try out a series of Workspaces shared by Directa customers.

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How to Send an Order

Directa provides real-time connections to several markets and through Darwin you can either trade the securities available on major exchanges or the currencies through the LMAX Exchange to access Forex.
To send and manage your orders Directa provide you with several trading tools:

· Flashbook
· Flashboard
· Multibook
· Booklet
· Web Trading Interface

Using Flashbook (Directa Vertical Order Book) insert the exact quantity of the security you wish to trade in the appropriate field. Then click on the left column in order to buy (at the chosen price level) or on the central one in order to sell. The order will go immediately into the market and you will get the order execution in milliseconds (for “at the market” orders).

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You can cancel a pending order just by clicking on it in the right-hand column.

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You can also modify an order on the fly simply by dragging and dropping your order to the new desired price level on the right hand column.

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Using Flashboard insert the exact quantity of the security you wish to trade in the appropriate field. Then click on the “+” or “- ” button to orders to buy or sell.

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You can cancel a pending order just by clicking the corresponding trash icon.

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Using Multibook you can double click on it to make the order mask appear. Then fill the boxes with the exact quantity and limit-price you want to trade at, then just click the Buy or Sell button to send your order immediately to the market.

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Using Booklet, insert the exact quantity of the security you wish to trade in the appropriate field, then you can easily buy or sell just by clicking on the green or red buttons. The limit-price you buy or sell at will be the exact price you see in the button when you click on it.

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Using the Web Trading Interface, insert the exact quantity of the security you wish to trade and the limit-price of your order in the appropriate fields. Then click on the appropriate button to send your order to the market.

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