I'm also taking the next step in my journey and transitioning from a price action purist to order flow scalper. Keep in mind that John teaches one very specific aspect of order flow. The DOM, the summary tape & footprint are all different ways of displaying the same order flow information. Be sure to investigate all to see what fits you best. For me, it's the Jigsaw DOM. I've been a price action scalper for years, but felt I was missing something. Seeing the order flow for the first time, I realized I had been trading the shadow of the market participants and only seeing the effect of their actions.
As for the DOM aspect of order flow, the teaching that John does is truly unique in this industry. Peter Davies does a great job laying out the basics (for free!). There are lots of sources with training on using volume footprint, but I've been unable to find anything on par with the material John provides regarding reading the DOM.
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Peter is very good at explaining things simply, and his webinars and videos are all very useful in my view.
I remember watching John's intermediate videos years ago, and back then, I didn't get much of it.
I then took a recorded course over 1 month or something, and it was clearer, but this is quality material indeed.
Year after it all seems very simple! A lot of it comes with experience and this is something you can't learn or buy, no shortcuts..!
Curious... Why Bookmap instead of Auction Vista? Once the standalone Jigsaw is released, using Vista would completely free you from any platform. Personally, I can't quite cut the cord to my one tick chart, so I'm still tethered to Ninjatrader.
As much as I value Jigsaw depth & Sales, Vista is not at par with Bookmap. And Bookmap can be used standalone too. The new version 5 is even more detailed when it comes to customisation. Can't do without, very valuable.
It's just visuals so I suppose it is easier for someone learning. Sometimes there are just a few ticks to take and sometimes more, it is not dependant on the tool we use to watch the market but on the flow of orders itself, or at least this is how I operate. Having said that whatever works for everyone is good !