Market Makers secret Net positions graphs - futures io
futures io

Market Makers secret Net positions graphs

Discussion in Traders Hideout

      Top Posters
    1. looks_one VideoPac with 4 posts (1 thanks)
    2. looks_two xplorer with 1 posts (0 thanks)
    3. looks_3 bob666s with 1 posts (0 thanks)
    4. looks_4 Joe23 with 1 posts (0 thanks)
    1. trending_up 1,690 views
    2. thumb_up 1 thanks given
    3. group 6 followers
    1. forum 6 posts
    2. attach_file 0 attachments

Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 125,000 members
  • Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors
  • Quality education from leading professional traders
  • We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts
  • We are here to help, just let us know what you need
You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

Search this Thread

Market Makers secret Net positions graphs

(login for full post details)
  #1 (permalink)
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Posts: 4 since Jul 2019
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received


Several times I came across those Net Positions charts like here and here.

They represent "Net Positions (buy+sell) Market maker Order Book (Open orders, Open positions)"

Only market makers have access to this data about stop-losses, take profits, open positions...
I am struggling to understand them EXACTLY.

Does anybody who understand those graphs can provide a clear and detailed explanation of what is represented here?

Thanks !

Reply With Quote

Journal Challenge April 2021 results (now extended!):
Competing for $1800 in prizes from Jigsaw
looks_oneMaking a Living with the Microsby sstheo
(71 thanks from 10 posts)
looks_twoSalao's Journalby Salao
(22 thanks from 5 posts)
looks_3Deetee’s DAX Trading Journal (time based)by Deetee
(15 thanks from 7 posts)
looks_4Learning to Profit - A journey in algorithms and optionsby Syntax
(12 thanks from 7 posts)
looks_5Becoming a day trader (PA, volume profile, footprint etc.)by JirkaF
(0 thanks from 2 posts)
Best Threads (Most Thanked)
in the last 7 days on futures io
The Crude Dude Oil Trading System
72 thanks
futures io site changelog and issues/problem reporting
65 thanks
Would You Sell Your System?
59 thanks
FIO Journal Challenge - April 2021 w/Jigsaw Trading
27 thanks
Big Mike in Ecuador
25 thanks
(login for full post details)
  #2 (permalink)
Site Moderator
London UK
Experience: Beginner
Platform: CQG
Broker: S5
Trading: Futures
xplorer's Avatar
Posts: 5,346 since Sep 2015
Thanks: 13,467 given, 12,917 received

Hi @VideoPac

I'm not familiar with those charts. Are they for ForEx?

Reply With Quote
(login for full post details)
  #3 (permalink)
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Posts: 4 since Jul 2019
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Not particularly, they are for every future market where a market maker participate.
These informations are provided to market makers by the exchange.
I am currently reading a very interesting book about the market makers behavior on future markets and how to profit from it. The graphs I am talking about are shown in the book (page 11).
The eBook is free to download on the author website. I highly recommend to have a look, i'd love to talk about it.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to VideoPac for this post:
(login for full post details)
  #4 (permalink)
Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 5 since Jun 2020
Thanks: 2 given, 5 received

is it actually possible to map out the stops of People with just this data?

Reply With Quote
(login for full post details)
  #5 (permalink)
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Posts: 4 since Jul 2019
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

This date is supposed to represent the locations of the stops and take profits sent to the exchange, so yes I guess you can know how many stops and take profits are resting at each levels if you know how to read it.

Reply With Quote
(login for full post details)
  #6 (permalink)
Posts: 13 since Jun 2016
Thanks: 2 given, 12 received

these're from "Oanda", looked them up, it's a FX bucketshop. These charts are probably part of their marketing tool to lure guys into thinking they'll have an edge.

Reply With Quote
(login for full post details)
  #7 (permalink)
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Posts: 4 since Jul 2019
Thanks: 0 given, 1 received

Originally I didn't came across these charts on Oanda, as I said I saw them in a book. I just googled the name of the chart and found a copy on Oanda.
It's not a chart that is supposed to help you earn money. Just a representation of the market makers order book.

Reply With Quote

futures io Trading Community Traders Hideout > Market Makers secret Net positions graphs

Last Updated on July 6, 2020

Upcoming Webinars and Events

NinjaTrader Indicator Challenge!


Journal Challenge w/$1,800 in prizes!


Copyright © 2021 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432,
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts