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A method and system for reducing the time it takes for a trader to place a trade when electronically trading on an exchange, thus increasing the likelihood that the trader will have orders filled at desirable prices and quantities. The “Mercury” display and trading method of the present invention ensure fast and accurate execution of trades by displaying market depth on a vertical or horizontal plane, which fluctuates logically up or down, left or right across the plane as the market prices fluctuate. This allows the trader to trade quickly and efficiently. The price consolidation feature of the present invention, as described herein, enables a trader to consolidate a number of prices in order to condense the display. Such action allows a trader to view a greater range of prices and a greater number of orders in the market at any given time. By consolidating prices, and therefore orders, a trader reduces the risk of a favorable order scrolling from the screen prior to filling a bid or ask on that order at a favorable price.

Title
Click based trading with intuitive grid display of market depth and price consolidation
Application Number
9/971087
Publication Number
7127424 (B2)
Application Date
October 5, 2001
Publication Date
October 24, 2006
Inventor
Harris Brumfield
Chicago
IL, US
Gary Allan Kemp II
Winnetka
IL, US
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
Trading Technologies International
IL, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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