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Initial Setup

Last Updated: May 21, 2013 04:05PM EDT
After the initial installation of Sterling is complete, its time to setup your default features in order to start trading.

Double click on freshly created Sterling icon on your desktop. The following login window will come up.
Just enter your login and password and press Login.



The following window will come up to provide you with a choice of servers for you to use.
On the left-hand side - exucution servers; on the right-hand side - quote servers.
The rule of thumb here is to select a server with the lowest ping available (must be above 0).



Now you are logged into tthe platform and its time to set the default settings.
From the main Sterling tool bar, please go to View > Settings. 



Here you can see your settings. Please refer to manual and read through sections of interest here:
http://sterlingtrader.com/User_Guides/RoboHelp/Sterling_Trader_Pro.htm



We need to set your default account. In order to do so, please go to Equities section. In the "Equity" line, click under Account column and set your default account.



Then go to Equities tab, and set your default destination there:



ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR LAYOUT! Otherwise, the changes you apply will disappear.
In order to save your layout, from the main bar, click Actions > Save layout.
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