This article will explain what an OCO (One Cancels the Other) order is, and show you how to place an OCO order, or cancel an existing OCO order, should you need to.
- What is an OCO (One Cancels the Other) order?
- How to place an OCO Order on Binance.US Web
- Canceling existing OCO orders
What is an OCO (One Cancels the Other) Order?
A "One Cancels the Other" (OCO) order consists of a pair of orders that are created concurrently, but it is only possible for one of them to be executed. This means that as soon as one of the orders is fully or partially filled, the other is canceled automatically. Although less common, OCO orders may also be referred to as Order Cancels Order.
In essence, an OCO is a conditional order that combines a limit order with a stop-limit order, making it a basic form of trade automation. To simplify: an OCO order gives you the option to place two limit orders simultaneously. This makes the OCO function a great trading tool for improving success rates (profit taking) and minimizing potential losses (stop-loss).
OCO orders may also be useful when trying to enter positions. For example, if BNB is trading between $35 and $40, you may create an OCO order that either buys on a resistance breakout (above $40) or buys if the price drops to the $35 support level.
In summary, an OCO order allows you to trade more securely, either by locking potential profits or limiting risks. It also provides more versatility as you can enter or exit positions without choosing between a bullish or bearish bias.
When placing an OCO order, you may want to select a conditional order type to modify your OCO order's behavior. Learn more about Time in Force (TIF) order types.
Placing an OCO Order
*Please note: OCO orders are currently only available on the web (and not yet on the mobile app)
- Highlight the Trade button.
- Select Spot Trading.
Click Stop-Limit followed by OCO in the drop-down box.
Specify the limit price, the stop price, and the stop-limit price.
- Click 'Buy [...]' to submit the order:
Canceling Existing Orders
Once you place an order, you're welcome to cancel or view existing orders under the Open Orders page. To the far right, you will see that Cancel and Cancel All are both selectable options.
Note: If you select Cancel All, all of your open orders will be canceled.
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