The ‘force open’ function on the trading platform allows you to enter a new trade in the opposite direction to an existing trade on the same market.
This will ensure that you have two distinct positions open. If you do not check ‘force open’ in this situation, all or some of your existing position may be closed.
If the ‘force open’ box is checked, our platform will not do this and the position will be opened as a standalone, new trade. Also by attaching a stop or a limit, this will keep your position open because it will automatically greyed out or checked the “force open” box. In this respect, a forced open is a different matter to a forced close, which occurs when a position is closed automatically without any action by a trader.