The Orders tool offers the following ways to find specific orders:
By default, orders are sorted by Order Time, so that the most recently submitted orders will display at the top of the list.
Note: orders may be printed by right clicking and selecting Print.
Within the Orders Tool, you can drag-and-drop columns in the order you would like them to be displayed. You can also add and remove columns from the Orders display by using either the Settings menu or right clicking on the column headers. Columns may also be resized if needed by clicking and dragging the column dividers.
Note: The symbol column is locked by default so you can easily scroll horizontally through the tool without losing sight of your symbols. To change the locked columns, hover on the right edge of the symbol column below the header until a double arrow appears, then click and drag to add or remove additional columns from the locked area. You can also drag and drop columns in and out of the locked group.
You can further customize your view using the Order Settings, accessible from the right-click menu when on the Orders tool :
If an order can be canceled, a Cancel button will display in the Action column. Clicking Cancel will bring you to a Preview Cancel screen, where you can verify the order being canceled. Clicking the Cancel Order button on the preview screen will process the order cancellation and display a confirmation screen. Visit Trade Settings to enable the Skip Preview and/or Skip Confirmation features. Your settings will apply to the placement of all orders (excluding mutual funds) and will apply to the cancellation and replacement of all orders. You can also multi-select orders from within the Orders Tool, and, if eligible, you can cancel them simultaneously. Use [Ctrl + click] or [Shift + click] to select multiple order rows and then right click to cancel.
If an order can be replaced, a Replace button will display in the Action column. For stock and options orders, clicking Replace will give you the ability to replace the order using the same functionality as the Trade tool. For all other orders, clicking Replace will bring you to the appropriate Replace screen on Fidelity.com. You can also multi-select orders from within the Orders tool, and, if eligible, you can replace them simultaneously. Use [Ctrl + click] or [Shift + click] to select multiple order rows and then right-click to replace.
QUICK TIPS: You can create a duplicate order from an existing order(s) by right-clicking and selecting Create Duplicate Order(s). The Orders tool updates automatically, but you many also use right-click to refresh order status if needed.
Order execution details can be viewed for each order displayed in the Orders tool. Simply click the arrow to the left of the symbol to expand or collapse the detailed order information. If applicable, any lots specified during the trade entry process will also display in order details.
Price Improvement: Fidelity prides itself on execution quality and is committed to sending eligible orders to the best performing market centers so that you have a consistent trading experience. As part of that commitment, you may see when an order has been price improved. This occurs when shares are executed at prices better than the prevailing National Best Bid or Offer (NBBO), i.e., either below the best offer for buys or above the best bid for sells. If your order has been price improved, you'll see a $ icon in the orders tool, hovering on the icon will provide the price improvement details. You'll also see any applicable price improvement information when expanding an order to view the execution details.
What is price improvement?
Price Improvement occurs when a market center is able to execute a trade at a price lower than the ask (for buy orders) or higher than the bid (for sell orders). It is associated with trades that are immediately marketable (limit orders that can immediately execute based on current market prices, as well as market orders). In addition to measuring execution speed and the likelihood of your order being filled in its entirety, we strive to send orders to venues that are most likely to be able to price improve orders.
What types of orders are eligible for price improvement?
Equity, single-leg option and multi-leg option trades can receive price improvement. Equity and single leg option orders which are executed while the market is open will display an estimate of the total dollar value of price improvement that you received, if any, based on the Bid-Ask at the time your order was submitted. If your order is not immediately marketable, for instance if you place a limit or stop order away from the current Bid-Ask; the price improvement indicator will not be displayed. This is because as seconds or minutes pass, market conditions change, and your execution price is more a reflection of those changing conditions than it is of true price improvement.
How is the price improvement indication or calculated?
For buy orders, the price improvement indicator is calculated as the difference between the best offer price at the time your order was placed and your execution price, multiplied by the number of shares executed. Due to the time difference between when your order is placed versus when it is executed, the best offer price may be different at each of these times. This price improvement calculation should be considered informational and it is not used for regulatory reporting purposes**.
For example, if the Bid-Ask was $49.95 - $50.00 at the time you place your order, and your trade to buy 300 shares executed at $49.99, you received a price improvement of $3.00, compared to the ask price of $50.00.
For sell orders, the price improvement indicator is calculated as the difference between the bid price at the time your order was placed and your execution price, multiplied by the number of shares executed. As noted above, the bid price at the time of order entry may be different from the bid price at the time of order execution; therefore the price improvement indication may differ from the actual price improvement that your order may receive.
For example, if the Bid-Ask is $49.95 - $50.00 at the time you place your order, and your trade to sell 300 shares executed at $49.97, you have received a price improvement of $6.00, compared to the Bid price of $49.95.
Depending on the price per share and the liquidity of the security, price improvements can be bigger or smaller than the examples provided.
NOTE: When placing orders with a custom TIF you can view the details of your order expiration in the Cancel Date column.
You can view the trigger price of your trailing stop order by hovering your cursor over the trade description. On hover, a pop-up will display with the updated trigger price.