What is a TWAP Order?
A Time-weighted average price (TWAP) order is a type of algorithmic trading order that aims to execute a trade at the average price of an asset over a specified period of time. The TWAP order is designed to minimize the impact of sudden price movements on the execution of the trade. It does this by breaking the trade up into smaller orders and executing them gradually over the predetermined time period.
Each order placed as part of a TWAP order will be visible alongside your other orders. Adopting a TWAP strategy can minimize the impact of large transactions on the market and reduce the risk of slippage resulting from a single large order.
How to set a TWAP Order
1. Select ‘TWAP’ from the upper-right corner of the Buy/Sell dashboard.
2. Enter the USD amount or quantity of an asset that you would like to buy or sell, along with a time interval (period fields) for execution. This can be in hours, minutes, or both.
How many TWAP orders will be set up for my pending order?
This would depend on your order size / amount. If your order is large or the time interval set is long, the system will likely separate your order into multiple TWAP orders.