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The present embodiments are provided to lacilitate the automatic trading ol spreads in a last and accurate manner. One or more market data leeds that contain market information for tradeable objects are received at an exchange. A spread data leed is generated in response to the market data leeds and Irom one or more spread setting parameters, which can be entered by a user. The spread data leed is prelerably displayed in a spread window as bid and ask quantities associated with an axis or scale ol prices. The user can enter orders in the spread window and the legs will be automatically worked to achieve, or attempt to achieve, the spread. In addition, other tools disclosed herein may be utilized to assist the user in making such trades.