The validity of trading orders relating to the automated computer trading system shall be limited to the day on which the order is placed.
Unless otherwise provided, trading orders for the automated computer trading system may be keyed-in 30 minutes prior to the opening of the market trading by the participating securities brokers or dealers. Such orders shall include the code of the securities firm, serial number of the brokerage order ticket (or serial number of the proprietary trading order), type of order ticket (margin purchase, short sale, securities lending, central depositary, self-custody), account number of the principal (or of the dealer), code of the securities, type of trade (normal, block, odd-lot), price (limit order or market order), volume, sale/purchase, and period of validity (valid on the current day, canceled if not immediately satisfied, or canceled if not all order is immediately satisfied). Upon acceptance by the computer of the TWSE, a trade confirmation slip shall be printed. When a matching trade is made, an execution report will be printed on the printer of the participating securities firms. The items printed on the trading order confirmation slip or the execution report may be adjusted by the TWSE depending on actual need.
The serial number of the brokerage order ticket to be keyed-in by the participating securities brokers as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be sequentially assigned in the order that the orders were received. The serial number of proprietary trading orders by securities dealers shall be sequentially numbered in the order that the orders were placed.
The price of the trading orders shall be within the daily price fluctuation limit placed in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 63.
Thirty minutes before market opening (i.e. the commencement of trading hours) and a certain period of time before market closing (i.e. the close of trading hours), the TWSE shall disclose on a real-time basis the computed execution prices and volumes, and the computed prices and volumes of the five highest unexecuted buy orders and five lowest unexecuted sell orders. In addition, the TWSE shall disclose, on a real-time basis during trading hours, the executed trade prices and volumes, and the prices and volumes of the five highest unexecuted buy orders and five lowest unexecuted sell orders. As to the prices and volumes of other trading orders, however, the TWSE may make appropriate disclosures based on market needs.
Application of securities firms for changes to the trading orders that are valid on the current day, except in the following circumstances, shall be accomplished by first canceling the original trading order, and then placing new trading orders.
- Reduction of the volume in the order; or
- Change of the price of a limit order, in which case the time of the order shall be the time of entry of the updated order, unless otherwise provided by the TWSE.