Almost everything I've heard so far says that Jigsaw is by far the best tool for orderflow scalping and that it does make a huge difference compared to a standard DOM without all the additional information.
That's why I'm not entirely sure if starting without Jigsaw does give me the correct picture of whether this is for me and how well it works (for me)...
I have however been in contact with the guys at Jigsaw and they told me there is now an early standalone platform called "RapidTraderPro" that comes with their Jigsaw package.
So from what I gather buying the Jigsaw license and a datafeed (might be possible with a free trial feed as well?!) should get me started to try things out for a while.
Because Futures are exchange traded with more regulations. Most people who trade Futures want to trade products that aren't broken down into super tiny lot sizes so you can't get started with say $5 to $100 like you can in Forex. So Forex will always have more uneducated new traders coming to it because of how cheap it is to access.
The following user says Thank You to MichaelFlowTrader for this post:
Yes, Jigsaw gives the most information but that doesn't mean you can't trade depth of market without. There are many pros who don't use Jigsaw who make money. My recommendation is based on you complaining about the cost of Futures because of your list of must haves. If you can get the standalone Jigsaw with free charting or cheap charting then you will save a ton of money.
I have a similar plan, want to learn Orderflow using Jigsaw and have the same setup as you, Tom.
The one thing I did not understand yet is what advantage a Kinetick datafeed has over the Ninjabrokerage Continuum (CQG) one. At the moment, I have both, but couldn't I get rid of one of them?
The following user says Thank You to peterb123 for this post:
Don't agree. I went from forex to futures and then went back ))) You don't like cats? You simply can not cook them Forex is way much more cost effective than futures and way less risky if You know what you are doing and trading with top tier respectable regulated brokerage.