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Started:October 11th, 2016 (12:15 PM) by Grantx Views / Replies:352 / 22
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Old October 12th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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  • I buy a contract at the 1933.75 level. This is just a price level, the contract per tick is $10 (to keep it simple)
  • I am now behind by the initial $10 + $3 entry commission. Making a total of $13 that I need to now recover to get to breakeven.
  • Price advances one tick. I make $10. But I'm still down $3 because of initial entry commission.
    Probably a matter of terminology but 'making $10' after 1 tick equates to breaking even and down 3$ commission. Again, it's about terminology, as for me 'breaking even' means you don't lose anything, whereas with 0 ticks you're actually down because of commissions.
  • Price advances another tick. I'm now in profit by $7.
  • If I sell on that 2nd tick, I pay a $3 commission exit meaning I'll be up a total of $4.

Bear in mind that 6$ commissions round trip sounds high to me. By shopping around you can get that down. For certain products you can probably halve it.

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Problem for me right now is that I dont even know what that depth of market chart means. I don't want to annoy anyone on this forum with such newb questions. If you would kindly point me in the direction of a basic tutorial or something I would really appreciate it. I can then come back with something a bit more intelligent to ask.

By the way, how good are those videos in the elite section of this website? I obviously don't have access to them at the moment. Are there beginners to advanced topics covered?


One set of videos that goes from the start and I find excellent (and free) can be found here

Free Tape Reading and Order Flow Training Materials

It's actually a fairly comprehensive course made of videos and textual content.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 03:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thank you all so much xplorer for your help.
Im off to watch some videos and do some reading.
My next question will hopefully be from a more informed understanding.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Problem for me right now is that I dont even know what that depth of market chart means.

Have you ever seen Betfair, Grantx? It's exactly the same thing - just set out slightly differently. It effectively shows the "money waiting" to buy/sell at given prices.

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