I can't disagree with what you set out here. Fact is, order flow is a challenging thing to get a hold of regardless of how it is portrayed. Whether in a compound DOM, probe and rotation auctions or the like, there is no substitute for putting in the time. Candidly, it took me quite a good while of doing it nearly every day before it made good sense to me. That said, it is worth it because being able to read it is a huge advantage in placing trades and/or taking trades off. It is very accurate. While I do not really know what you mean by a "pull back" candle nor even how I would use such a thing, I can say the tools available in OFA are very compact and concise. There isn't a lot of clutter to goo up your charts and the information comes in, again over time, in quite an actionable kind of way. I can only suggest that if reading order flow seems difficult, stick with it. You will be glad you did because it will come. It just won't come over night.
As far as pb bar... Not really seeing a need. Look for weak bid/ask prints - typically colored in Blue.
When there is a common area of those, that depicts nice SR areas.
I also like to be in sync with VCA's too...
All trade setups using order flow are based off nice decision/ SR areas.
Follow the flow!!!
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i have all there software and training..... orderflow is helpful if you can trade and are profitable.... if not it will be more problems than it is worth.... you will be looking at to small of timeframes... you have to know where to place the trades first and the wright direction... orderflow my improve your entry and winning % some what.... but it will not be the missing link.. they know what they are doing at ofa.... but it is not cheep or easy ... no short learning curve..... if you can not trade and are not profitable.... you will not be happy