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Is order flow hocus pocus?  

OrderFlowDashPro's AlphaReveal gives traders unprecedented insight into the order flow and order book. Tape readers, like myself, have claimed that reading the tape gives them an intimate feel of the market that we find extremely valuable for making... read more
 
Friday, November 06, 2015 8:16:00 AM

Synthesis Trading 

Many traders ask what is the most important factor for successful trading and my reply is generally, "know what you are trying to do". There are several ways to trade markets profitably. There are pros and cons with each methodology. We feel that the... read more
 
Monday, November 02, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Pulling Offers 

The market traded down to a bid-limit order book imbalance. Failing to take out the imbalance, orders above the market were pulled. Traders who sold at the low looking for a quick profit were trapped. The market rallied 5-6 points from this order book... read more
 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:39:00 AM

How to Sim Trade For Success 

Some traders think sim or simulated trading is good while others will tell you that sim trading is useless or even develops bad habits. Our feeling is that sim trading is great, fantastic-- awesome! Well, let us take that back: great sim trading is... read more
 
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 4:21:00 AM

Is the order book still relevant? 

If you had any questions whether the order book was relevant for the institutional algorithms that trade in the ES then the recent news that a UK based trader was charged for layering and spoofing should remove those doubts. This trader was charged... read more
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:38:00 AM

Why AlphaReveal 

Several of the popular, generalist, charting and trading software packages now support order flow to some degree. However, I've tried them all and never found a solution anywhere near as good as AlphaReveal for real-time tape reading and order flow.... read more
 
Monday, March 02, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Winning, CFDs, and AlphaReveal 

Trading and gambling share many aspects in common. Both activities involve taking risk and unknown outcome. However, there are distinct differences that differentiate trading from gambling. Understanding the differences is key for winning trading. With ... read more
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:35:00 PM

The Four Fundamental Trading Styles 

At OrderFlowDashPro, we've did some "deep thought" into how the mechanics and processes of trading actually work. What may surprise many novice traders is that trading is often a quite specialized process. The swing trader learns to master a different... read more
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 9:49:00 PM

AlphaReveal and Forex 

Some traders may wonder how AlphaReveal works on forex given that we developed our software for futures. We decided to test it and see how it worked. Have a look at the screenshot below: On the left, you see the EUR/USD forex data and on the... read more
 
Monday, February 03, 2014 12:42:00 AM

The Importance Of Context In Learning 

It is not uncommon that I come across a new trader who has settled himself to "stare at the DOM (or the time & sales) for 6 months". Obviously, the type of success in learning how to tape read with this approach is going to be very low. Why?... read more
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 3:07:00 PM

 

Risk Disclosure:

Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure:

Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.