Yes. I have understood you. I look great prints showing the location of large limit orders, then in the back test prices, which had large prints, I look at the reaction)))
If I see that it continues then I will wait, if I see that the response has changed, I'll go with large limit orders.
Guys, I'm glad that started this topic with you
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All trades executed are either at the current ask or bid price--basically, this is a data synchronization issue. By the time it is reported, either by the exchange or to your computer (I'm not sure which), the ask and bid have changed. So if I buy market and the best offer is 150, and after the trade is executed the best offer becomes 149, then the trade may be reported as "above the ask". Likewise, if I buy market and the best offer is 150 I am filled there, and then if the order book shows a best offer of 151, then my trade may be reported as "between the bid and ask." There is no particular extra level of "aggressiveness" that this would indicate.
The only way transactions take place is if a market order is placed. Limit orders must be matched with market orders. If 5 people will buy at no lower than 149, and 5 people are offering to sell at no less than 150, then no transaction happens. It takes one person to be willing to "pay up" to buy at 150, or one seller who's willing to sell for less than the offer, at 149, in order to do business. This is essentially how a market functions. Those willing to buy the offer or sell the bid are the only ones who can actually move price.
The exception here is if a buy limit is placed at or above the current best offer (say, a buyer places a limit buy at 151 when the best offer is 150), or a sell limit is placed at or below the current best bid (a seller places a limit sell at 148 when the best bid is 149). This limit order becomes a marketable limit order, which is essentially a market order in this context.
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