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Beginner to Order Flow

Plovdiv/ Bulgaria
Posts: 10 since Mar 2015
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Beginner to Order Flow

Hello all,

For 5 years I trade on Forex market and I dont want to waste my time with it anymore, I got what I need from it, I traded with a couple of live accounts and now I want to move in next league with Futures trading and In particular with Order Flow trading analysis. As you know the Forex and OFA are very different fields, and moving from Technical analysis to Flow is liiiiiiiiitle bit confusing for me, lets say that way- I feel that Im starting to learn something completely NEW.
So for 3 weeks already, I found couple of webinars, blogs and other materials that introduce me what kind of animal is this. But I would ask you if you can direct me to some materials that you think that I must read and learn, and please, if it possible at this point lets they to be free of charge, at furst I will appreciate that very much.
For now I found ( I hope the administrator does not consider the next few words as an ad to the people) Jigsaw site and the video materials there, NoBS and mr. Grady, and mr. Valtos videos. All of them talk about momentum, iceberg and absorption orders, but even from this videos it is hard to turn your mind with these new models, are they all the with the original names, or everyone call them differently?
I have a tousend questions and I will be glad if you can answer even to few of them.

I hope someone to have patience and nerves to help me
(I apologies for my entry level English)


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Los Angeles, CA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: SC
Favorite Futures: TSY, Energy, Equity
Posts: 213 since May 2015
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You have been to a bunch of great sites already. Honestly, a lot of what they are talking about is spot on and you don't really start to appreciate it until you spend the time doing the grunt work.

If you're willing to do the work, this is a great syllabus to follow:

Also, highly recommend FuturesTrader71's webinars as he hits on order flow a little differently.

The quickest way to learn... screen time, moree screen time, and more screen time. However, method hunting is a real thing and try to keep your tools consistent. It's important to understand the concepts and the context for the order flow terms. The core of order flow is understanding what the market participants are doing and aligning yourself where you have a good sense of who's in control of trade and who's going to have to puke their positions.

For example, identifying an iceberg is one thing, but then you still have to determine if that even triggers a trade event for you (hello context). If there is an iceberg at a level, all that means is there is/are trader(s) stacking the offer/bid as passive orders. That also means aggressive orders are hitting into the bid/offer. Now, you're on to something because we know we have a location where either late entries get caught or the icebergs get ran over. This creates potential trade events. Now if the icebergs become aggressive and start to cross the trade (passive seller on the offer starts to sell on the bid, or passive buyer on the bid starts buying on the offer), we could see follow through.

When learning the order flow terms and techniques, really focus on the concepts because it is all based on market participants and probable reactionary points. One of the biggest misconceptions about order flow is that you are trading all the time.

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PriceSquawk too have a good orderflow course. This is a DOM course, like John Grady's teaching.

Prop Shop Trading Exercises - Learn to Trade for Free | PriceSquawk

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Thank you very much of both guys. Definitely I needed to see if Im on the wright path or not, I will see the rest of proposals which you gave me and continue to study.


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