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Tape is my shape (tape reading, time and sales)

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This might be missing piece of our puzzle... Basically, it's a sideways tape that shows cancled orders! I think it will be very helpful. I dont how the indicator knows that the orders were canceled but Im not gonna ask questions and just try it and see if it helps.
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Now that I look at it compared to the Tape, I ask you guys a question. Are they really cancled orders if they shows up as a prints on the tape?

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All you see at the tape is absolutely true
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All you see at the tape is absolutely true
Look this
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Ah, I got you. Yes, this is actually really really big transactions and multiple and at the same time at same price. Has to be an exchange between 2 Pros. Did they call each other on the phone and say "hey, I got a lot of lots to buy at this price and you got a lot to sell. Lets do it at this price, ok? Ok." I dont know.

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after you figure out that a large player is actually buying, how do you know that he's buying to go long, buying to cover, or just hedging his stock portfolio?

see its not that hard figuring out when there is a large player either buying or selling, but the challenge there is whether he is enter the market or leaving the market.

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after you figure out that a large player is actually buying, how do you know that he's buying to go long, buying to cover, or just hedging his stock portfolio?

see its not that hard figuring out when there is a large player either buying or selling, but the challenge there is whether he is enter the market or leaving the market.

I must to say THIS IS VERY GOOD question. Are you have experience in tape reading?
This is extremly important are pros go in or go out. Before i answer a question i want to all of you say your opinions of how to figure out this.
Thank you for this question)))

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Ah, I got you. Yes, this is actually really really big transactions and multiple and at the same time at same price. Has to be an exchange between 2 Pros. Did they call each other on the phone and say "hey, I got a lot of lots to buy at this price and you got a lot to sell. Lets do it at this price, ok? Ok." I dont know.

You right but a little bit)))
In general traders of BIG organizations doing positions for them.
I will discribe.
City bank in Italia knows EURO is weak. City bank representator calling to different brokers to do BIG order for him. Short EURO to HEDGE higher prices.
Broker recived ORDER from CB representaor and call to operator or trader of GS and says "Hey, I need a BIG short position at the 1,3650"
Trader of GS does not know WHY this broker need short, all he know is how to do this order
He begin to accumulate short position at the 1,3640-1,3645. And covering this short with pair instrument. May be DX or 6A or something another.
Then he collect necessary size of position, broker put limit of CITY BANK to ASK 1,3650. Thader of GS HIT this ASK with Market order and you see BIG BLOCK at ASK
Trader of GS collecting SHORT in euro and long in DX or any other place. All he need is to 1) do order and comission from it 2) stay in balance of the money with pare trading or some other complex strategy
So this is explain reasons of appearing such BLOCKS of prints and do not think that this is someone stupid or very smart. THis is a part of Market life. If this exist than market need it)))

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Overview of Tape reading.

IMHO, tape reading should be split up into 3 broad categories in order to detect trading activities by the large institutions:

1. Conventional/traditional trading techniques- these refer to the tactics used by the big money since time unknown.They refer to the "trading of big blocks" in the age of Richard Wyckoff and Jesse Livermore. At that time, it was possible to know whether the institutions are accumulating or distributing just by looking at the huge blocks traded in single orders.

These methods are still active today.Bloom's thread is providing great insights to these methods.

2. Algorithms and DMA trading techniques- The process of order hiding and slicing, getting best prices and optimum execution conditions like effective Transaction cost analysis ; and trading against standard benchmarks like TWAP and VWAP. These include 3 generations of algorithms.

Fellow members, it looks like we need a separate thread for these things, in case you think that discussing them here will unnecessarily crowd up this thread.Your views please.

3. Miscellaneous trading techniques -
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Seniors and experienced members, is it necessary to have a good knowledge of these "Miscellaneous trading techniques" just as the first 2 groups?

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You right but a little bit)))
In general traders of BIG organizations doing positions for them.
I will discribe.
City bank in Italia knows EURO is weak. City bank representator calling to different brokers to do BIG order for him. Short EURO to HEDGE higher prices.
Broker recived ORDER from CB representaor and call to operator or trader of GS and says "Hey, I need a BIG short position at the 1,3650"
Trader of GS does not know WHY this broker need short, all he know is how to do this order
He begin to accumulate short position at the 1,3640-1,3645. And covering this short with pair instrument. May be DX or 6A or something another.
Then he collect necessary size of position, broker put limit of CITY BANK to ASK 1,3650. Thader of GS HIT this ASK with Market order and you see BIG BLOCK at ASK
Trader of GS collecting SHORT in euro and long in DX or any other place. All he need is to 1) do order and comission from it 2) stay in balance of the money with pare trading or some other complex strategy
So this is explain reasons of appearing such BLOCKS of prints and do not think that this is someone stupid or very smart. THis is a part of Market life. If this exist than market need it)))

I will have to buy a book on market micro-structure. I think its important to know the basics of how this works.

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I must to say THIS IS VERY GOOD question. Are you have experience in tape reading?
This is extremly important are pros go in or go out. Before i answer a question i want to all of you say your opinions of how to figure out this.
Thank you for this question)))

Its not much important weather BIG trade is a NEW trade or a Take Profit/Cover trade. I had a post about I went short during Interest Rate News. Ok, I was on right side of trade. Went 15~ tick down then reversed. There was no taking of profits on the way down or at the very bottom. So I actually got in when they took profit.

The million dollar question is, "if you see big prints on ASK is it a large speculator or a commercial hedger."

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Fellow members, it looks like we need a separate thread for these things, in case you think that discussing them here will unnecessarily crowd up this thread.Your views please.

You can discuss here I guess. Why not.

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I will have to buy a book on market micro-structure. I think its important to know the basics of how this works.

It is better find someone who work in this and he tells you.
I have many friends in Russia and few of them working in big brokers company. One of them tell me how traders working and doing orders of the cilents from all of the world.
Clients are British petrolium, British airways,Gazprom, Coca cola and others titans. So such titans are Hedge players and they are 60-70% of market. Traders of a big companys doing for them orders by taking and collect it from public and then by filling large order of a titan in a few steps. It could take a long time. In generall they filling such big orders in long as market going down in a short trend 2-8 days, and in short as market going up. Because there are very big- orders and positions.
And of course BP and BA and Pepsi and Coca buying and selling on the inside.
And till they get all position they want market would go down )))
For this large traders would hold all the resistance and push market down to low of the day, low of the week, low of the month to public filled longs that large traders need to be fill. They have time to do this untill inside that is not known by the public, becomes known by news)))
So titans would buy dropdown and sell retricements in a day charts
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They are shorting all the way up. Why? Default of Greece, Tech Default of USA or some other reasons we do not know

And if you want to know what doing Shark traders and you want to know it from a book )))) Hey man this is not a book you could find. All you can is too WATCH THINK LEARN)))

I will tell later 1 tactic of a shark scalper that i know from man who is from city bank group of traders.

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