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Supply And Demand 

We've shared that price moves as a result of interactions between the market orders and the resting limit orders. We call this interaction the order flow and our flagship software, AlphaReveal, allows the trader to see this interaction, this dance, at... read more
 
Friday, March 01, 2013 12:15:00 AM Categories: education

Order Book Leads Flow 

AlphaReveal has several advanced features for tracking changes in liquidity across the order book. This includes an integrated visual depth histogram, real-time calculations for order book imbalances, and tracking both the pulls and net change field... read more
 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:57:00 AM Categories: education

Strong Bid 

Watching for relationships between price and order flow can be more useful then watching either price or order flow alone. We've shared the idea of context and how context will help to determine the meaning of the order flow. One trader recently wrote... read more
 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:16:00 AM Categories: education

Detecting Icebergs 

First, an iceberg order is an order that is set to constantly refill on a level in partial allotments. For example, a trader may have 5,000 contracts he wants to sell at at price level but he'll only allocate these in allotments of say 20 or 100. While ... read more
 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:47:00 AM Categories: education

Questions and Answers Process Based Trading 

A question and answer format on Process vs Systematic Trading and how to use AlphaReveal platform to do both better. Question: What is process based trading and what is systematic trading? Answer: Process based trading is trading oriented... read more
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Process Based Trading 

In a recent webinar, I shared that day trading is a very specialized form of trading. Many traders don't really understand how trading is specialized and how the skills required to excel in one form of specialization are different from other forms.... read more
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:40:00 PM Categories: education

Volatility And Trading 

Traders often have problems when the market's volatility changes. Traders who look for significant drives or trends will find their profits shrink as the markets become less volatile. These traders often use tighter stops which require larger wins to... read more
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:58:00 PM Categories: education

When Strong Selling Makes New Highs 

We've shared 2 order flow patterns that we find extremely valuable: order flow reversals and order flow drives. Order flow reversals are characterized by changes in the dominant flow: from selling to buying or buying to selling. Order flow drives are... read more
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:33:00 PM Categories: education

Order Flow Reversals At Extremes 

Order flow often becomes very valuable when it runs contrary to price action. One of the best trades to watch for is when traders herd together and get caught the wrong way. These events often occur at new highs and new lows. The market topping process ... read more
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Anatomy of A Market Drive 

AlphaReveal allows the trader to take a peak underneath the hood and get a look inside the market. There are two basic trades: reversions and price drives otherwise known as breakouts. Price charts can help determine the mode of the market. But,... read more
 
Monday, February 25, 2013 12:24:00 PM Categories: education

 

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.