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Day Trading Without Charts - Part 1
 
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Here's a recording of our 15th January Webinar "Day Trading Without Charts" - Part 2 will follow shortly. Before we get into this, I'd like to make it clear that Trading without charts is not supposed to be a challenge -- like riding a unicycle blindfolded or boxing with one arm tied behind your back. This is not some advanced "super trader" set of techniques we are talking about here. What we are doing is boiling trading down to a few fairly simple concepts. Who is long? Who is short? Where are traders trapped? Where can we get into the market with minimal risk and good potential reward? Rinse and repeat. You can combine the techniques we are talking about with chart trading. Many traders though are stuck in the loop of trying to find the perfect set of indicators or pattern of candlesticks to trade off and getting nowhere. For those people I'd say give these techniques a try on their own first. For those of you that already have an edge off the chart and are looking to improve upon it, I'd say "don't throw away anything that is working for you". The bottomline-- this method of determining where to get in and out of the market does require you to change the way you think about the markets a little. It is not particularly complex but it does require you to think a certain way. This is the way that most prop traders start out -- Prop Firms teach their interns to trade this way simply because it is the fastest way to get them profitable. I've met prop traders that have gone from never trading before to trading a live prop account, 1-2 lots in 12 weeks. Many prop firms won't let traders use charts at all until they are profitable without them. Some of the things we will discuss will be visible on both the charts and the profile. You will see that today but this is not always the case and the profile still has the edge.
Views: 44416 Jigsaw Trading
Trading the Nikkei 225 - Trading US Evenings!
 
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What I'd like to do today is take a look at an interesting market - the eMini Nikkei 225 trading on Osaka Securities Exchange. One of the things that makes this an interesting market is that there's a lot of US traders that have full time day jobs and want to trade after work. There's not really much available for them as the US markets are really quiet in the US evenings. There's also a lot of Australian and Asian traders that don't have access to a market with decent liquidity and volatility in their morning time. Many brokers don't cover the Asian markets well and a lot of the Asian markets are very thin and volatile. Many traders feel comfortable with thicker markets like the eMini S&P500. The eMini Nikkei opens at 9am Osaka time. 9 AM Osaka time is 8pm Eastern Time or 5PM pacific. That means for people in the US, the first session of the work is on Sunday evening. There's another benefit for aspiring traders with day jobs - you have a market with good volume and good liquidity you can trade on a Sunday. The market closes at 3:15pm Osaka time and opens again at 16:30 and stays open through to 3am Osaka time, presumably to take advantage of the US day session traders. In terms of liquidity and volatility it's very close to the eMini S&P500. Volume wise, we trade from 750,000 to over 1 million contracts per day. What you are seeing here is the MultiCharts.NET SE platform with a CQG Demo account. You are looking at the open of the market here. On this screen, we can see the MultiCharts Chart window, with the free ARPS Universal Swing tool and volume bars. We also have the Jigsaw Depth and Sales, Recon Tape, Power Meters and Auction Vista Chart. In terms of add-ons and indicators, there's nothing unique about the Mini Nikkei, so expect them all to work on the instrument. If you look at the size trading you can see there's plenty of trades over 100 contracts. We can see there's lots of liquidity there too with 100's of contracts a level I don't trade this market myself, but this market is now available to trade at US brokerages. In this example, I am using a demo account from AMP This market opens up little early for me - 7am my time but I have been asked about it by a number of traders and hence this video. If you do trade it, you will need to set up a custom session template. Here is mine. In this video we are about 5 minutes after the open. We can see the eMini S&P500 over on the left. If you compare the 2 the S&P looks very lethargic, there's hardly any trade going through but the Nikkei is extremely active. I have been watching the open on this market over the past few weeks and in that time, I've noticed a tendency to mark out a range early on then break that range and become more volatile. Whether this is normal of just the past few weeks, I don't know but I will continue to observe it. For more, go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Day Trading Without Charts - Part 2
 
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Here is part 2 of the "Day Trading Without Charts" Webinar..... I personally am not a huge fan of trading reversals. That's not just from a day trading without charts perspective, that's all trading. I like to trade "second entries" which for me is trying to get in on the first retracement. Let's talk in terms of a short to long reversal and presume that the same happens the other way around. One thing I do think charts are very useful for is for "measured moves". If on the way down we have been pushing down 10 ticks with average 7 tick retracements, then it is extremely common to do exactly the same on the way up. It's a measure of volatility "with trend" swings 10 of ticks, "countertend swings of 7 ticks". It varies day to day as does volatility. What will often happen is that the first push up off the low you will exceed the "with trend" swing size but the first retracement will honor the countertrend swing size. With that in mind, I give volume profile more weight when it comes to pullbacks. Reversals usually have an area of high volume. Sometimes this is excessive volume because bidders absorbed selling on the way down. They don't necessarily hold the market to the tick and so you often see a poke through the area of high volume @ the bottom like this. Thicker markets like US treasuries will very often hold to the tick because they are a lot thicker. Thinner markets like Crude and Gold will be less inclined to hold to the tick. Volume will usually be above average in a reversal even if it is not excessive simply for the reason that you went over the area twice. Excessive volume is a stronger sign of a reversal than just above average volume. In this case volume is excessive. What we can see in the first image is that we have an area of high volume and we are now at the low. As before, I always favor continuation so at this point, I would not be looking at this as a reversal. I would not go long at this point for a couple of reasons. 1 -- we could hold the high volume area low at this point but that would effectively be entering the market on a 2 tick pullback. To me that's not a good entry point. If we went down another 5 or 6 ticks and then came back to high volume, then sure it's worth a shot. 2 -- as we haven't pushed down much, I'd say that it's possible we'd might be starting to range and so a better short entry would be where the 20k contracts trade. When we get to the second picture, we can now see we made excessive volume at a low and it has held and we moved up. Right now buyers feel good and sellers feel bad. That's how you'd feel yourself in this situation. There's 50k contracts below us -- as we mentioned before, these won't all be short term trades but you can be sure that the short term traders exiting/defending WILL be the ones that dictate short term direction BARRING any news event. At this point my preference is for a few more ticks up and then to enter a tick above that high volume area. It may dip into the high volume area but it should not sell aggressively into it. You want the sellers to be feeling trapped, not aggressively trading it back down. So a long here has a fairly well defined and small risk. To the upside you potentially have the high of the day to hit. It's a good probability trade but it also has excellent R:R. That's what day trading without charts is all about Let's say that when you are waiting for the market to pullback, it keeps going up in an extended move and we put in another HVN. Well -- now you have to look at this as your pullback point as well as considering the R:R on the trade. Sometimes the reversal comes out of the blue with no excessive OR above average volume. In that case you do need to sit on your hands as you really do need to wait for an area where a lot of traders get positions because that is what you are trying to exploit.
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Introducing Order Flow to Your Trading
 
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Today we are going to look at how to introduce order flow to your trading -- without taking on unnecessary risk and without negatively impacting your trading. Any change to your trading approach carries risk, so before you start to make changes, it's a makes sense manage and to mitigate those risks. Just "throwing in" order flow isn't going to work but the reality is that this is exactly what most traders do. So we'll look at the risks and how you can implement Order flow based on where you are with your trading, so you can make your own plan. We'll also look at the idea of having short term and longer term trading goals as an alternative to having "profitable" being a single destination in mind for order flow or indeed your entire trading career. Finally, we'll also look a little more at gameplay and the consideration of trading in crowded vs uncrowded areas when using Order Flow. Throughout our webinars, we've used the analogy of 'icing on the cake". For many, the cake would be the ability to define a location to enter a trade, through some means other than order flow. The icing would be using order flow to confirm or refine that entry point. On the other hand, order flow can be both the icing and the cake -- it can be trade location AND entry confirmation. We did a webinar recently "Day Trading Without Charts" showing one way to do that. Before you go adding Order Flow to your existing trading methods, you need to be very honest with yourself and take a long hard look at how well what you do now is actually working. If your current methods are not working for you at all, then order flow is not likely to fix them. If you are trading off moon phases and horoscopes and it's not working, then using Dom and Time & Sales is unlikely to remedy that. Now don't take this the wrong way, I'm not singling any method out here, I am not calling anyone a dummy. It's just a reality of the industry. There are a lot of bogus methods for sale out there. There's a lot of stuff on internet trading forums that is total nonsense. So with this being "the first day of the rest of your trading career" and a time when you are considering taking a look at using order flow, it's also a good time to have an honest review about the methods you currently use. http://www.jigsawtrading.com
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Getting Started in Scalping, Ultra Short-Term Trading
 
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Originally, scalping was a term used to define trading that captured the spread. Buying the bid and selling the offer. Over time the term has become more widely used and now people use it to describe many different styles of trading. I guess the reality is that the word scalping doesn’t mean much any more. It’s become overused and now it’s really a matter of opinion of what defines a scalp and what doesn’t. In this presentation, I’m going to stick to trading techniques that are closer to the original definition of scalping – starting out with techniques that focus on capturing the spread. We will of course talk about techniques that grab more than 1 tick because even a market maker looking to capture the spread will take more if it’s on the table. It’s not as if scalpers are intentionally leaving money on the table by taking just 1 tick from a trade. It’s just that scalpers are working from a completely different perspective. So todays webinar is more about the perspective, the decision making process than the amount of ticks profit or loss. And perspectives really are different. A longer term day trader might be looking at support and resistance, trying to figure out what sort of day type it is, what the MACD is doing, where the value area was yesterday and so on scalpers, certainly those in their purest spread capturing form simply DO NOT CARE about any of this stuff. With a different perspective, they make decisions based on different factors, factors that are often very short lived and that change minute to minute. Not only are perspectives different, so are the win rates. In fact the win rate of a scalper is often what many traders would consider ‘outrageously high’. I know a scalper whose stats are: 85% wins, 10% scratches, 5% losses. Of course, these stats don’t include bids or offers that get placed but never get filled and where the market leaves without you. Missed trades, which are a big part of scalping. Now – if you came across a web site promising you an 85% win rate, you’d most likely think it was a scam and in all probability you would be absolutely correct. But we aren’t talking about risking 5 ticks to make 20 ticks here. We are talking about very small targets and trades where there is a momentary high probability opportunity which is very short lived. If you considered typical retail commission on the S&P500 of $4.00 per turn, then a losing single tick trade will cost you $16.50 but a winning trade would get you $8.50. So of course, the win rate has to be higher. It wouldn’t work otherwise. It also makes sense that you use a deep discount broker, get onto some sort of program with the CME (such as the IIP program that knocks 66c off the CME Fees for the ES). The higher win rate does not make scalping better or scalpers smarter traders. It just means that scalping is different. For more info, see: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Learn to trade order flow with Jigsaw Tools
 
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In this video, I'd like to talk about getting started with Jigsaw Tools. Part of the focus will be on traders that do not currently use order flow at all. Those that need to learn the tools and learn to trader order flow. For traders moving from a product like XTrader, it will probably take just a few hours to get up and running with Jigsaw Depth & Sales. We will also discuss some of the tools uniqe to Jigsaw such as the reconstructed tape and power meters. For traders with no experience with order flow, there are 2 separate skills you need to acquire 1 -- Reading the order flow 2 -- Using order flow to make a trading decision It would be a mistake to attempt to try to do both at the same time. You need to first focus on reading the order flow. Being able to actually read and absorb the information that is being shown. You need to set aside specific time to doing this and we will explain how shortly. What you should not do is to run the tools and immediately use to compliment your trading. You should also not try to scalp the market on SIM. You need to be focused only on reading the DOM. If you have charts up, or other screens that you currently use, your focus will gravitate towards them. It's more comfortable to look at the things you currently use than this new set of tools. If you enter SIM trades, you will suddenly have a bias and you initially need to do this without bias. Later on, when you get past the "learning to read it" stage, it is a good idea to have a bias and a good idea to SIM trade.   Thick markets and thin markets do move differently. Thin markets are markets like Crude, DOW, Gold that usually have less than 100 contracts at each level on the market depth. Thicker markets are those like the E-mini S&P 500 futures, Eurostoxx 50, US Treasuries that have 100's or 1000's at each level on the DOM There is certainly an argument that says for trade confirmation, the Depth and Sales is more useful for thick markets than thin markets. Areas tend to hold to the tick and you aren't looking at action that occurs over so many prices. Similarly, you could argue that the Tape tools and power meters are more useful on thinner markets. They have less trades going through overall and the changes in pace and exceptional size is easier to see. With this in mind, we have Crude traders using just depth & sales and we have emini S&P500 traders using just the power meters and the reconstructed Tape. The fact is that some tools suit some people and that will be a major factor in which you get the most use from. So, for now, just keep an open mind.   First Steps... The first thing you need to do is relax. Look at this as something fun you are about to start. Do not put pressure on yourself by trying to SIM trade or live trade as you go through this process. That will make it a frustrating activity and not a fun activity. You are going to make progress that can be measured in hours -- following this plan you are going to start seeing things in the first few days. Allocate no more than 60-90 minutes per session to this. Any more and you will lose focus. One or 2 times per day only. Focus on one market or spend a few days at the start to select a market -- just go through a few, pull up Depth & Sales, see if one seems to make more sense. Do this at peak times, not when the market is dead but also not during crazy times like news announcements. Focus. • 2 Columns only -- current trades -- Size executing at each level -- Size executing at bid vs offer -- Changes in size -- Changes in the speed it ticks up/down -- How 'easy' it ticks up down -- Prices it seems to stick at -- Prices it seems to gravitate back to -- Prices no-one wants to trade • And that is all. -- Ignore the depth, it is secondary -- Right now, you may have a perception that people that read this are looking at all of the numbers all of the time and so the numbers concern you. -- This is not true -- we look at other information there sometimes but a lot of reading order flow is just the way price moves up and down and the numbers themselves are secondary. -- Don't try to do math in your head, trying to tally up total trades either side as it moves. The difference will be obvious or it wont be important. -- After about 5 or 6 of these 60-90 minute sessions, you will start to see things occurring More tutorials here: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/learn-to-trade/free-order-flow-analysis-lessons/
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Using momentum trading crude
 
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This video is for a couple of customers I've been chatting with in the past few days - you'll know who you are. 1 - Struggling a bit with the Cut & Reverse drill 2 - Questioning the concept of letting a market turn first and then entering (equating it to chasing the market). Sometimes it's easier to show & tell, so I put he screen recorder on. The first trade is a reversal trade entering AFTER the reversal has occured or rather when we've got additional confirmation. The second trade wasn't what I was looking for - but welcome anyway - a pre-breakout trade from the same area we took the reversal trade earlier. In both trades, momentum was the trigger. Seeing one side push a little and entering based on that. Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Views: 8281 Jigsaw Trading
Improve your Trading with the Follow the Depth Drill
 
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Follow the depth drill is best done on a lively market that is moving around a lot.... Not because it works on some markets better than others but because it's more interesting doing drills when there's an opportunity every few minutes as opposed to every 15 or 20. This drill helps you understand the relationship between price movement and market depth. Which 9 out of 10 trading educators have upside down! This won't give you a one rule trading system but it will give you something to incorporate int your trading. Do no more than an hour a day and track the progress over time. The goal is an improvement first in your understanding of the market and then in your ability to time the market. You can take this skill to help with your entries or to help you manage your trades. Layering in one skill at a time as you get to and past profitability. For more - go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Crude Oil Futures with Auction Vista
 
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In this video, I’m going to take a look at using the Jigsaw tools on thinner markets like Crude, Gold and DAX futures. As many of you know, I personally prefer to trade more liquid markets like the index futures, but the same concepts apply in all markets. What tends to happen in thinner markets like crude is that you see the same things but often occurring over a series of prices instead of one. In this video, we’ll take a look at some of the action from 27th January. There’s nothing special about this day, I just put the screen recorder on and then came back later to take a look at the action. As usual, we are going to pay most attention to where the most volume trades. In Jigsaw, the large trade circles show us where exceptional volume trades. The circles are sized relative to each other, so larger circles indicate more trade. The amount of red and blue in the circle shows the balance of trade. What we are going to look at first is where we get clusters of circles. As mentioned, we see things happen across a series of prices. Just like footprint charts, we are very interested in areas of high volume as we can see here. We print exceptional volume at this price and the sellers won out. We can see that bidders were spoofing the bids here because as soon as price approached that bid, they moved out of the way. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Jigsaw 5.3 - Auction Vista - Order Flow Heatmap
 
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We are happy to announce the release of Jigsaw 5.3 with "Auction Vista" Historical Order Flow Heatmap. This additional functionality is available completely free of charge to existing customers. As usual, the software can be downloaded from the product downloads page on our members site: https://members.jigsawtrading.com Note that all support for this version while it's still in Beta Mode will be via the Jigsaw Beta Forum. (http://forums.jigsawtrading.com/). If you are not registered, you will be asked for a code to register and that is: dqwerjhere82w34j2e13k123dsw9478*Tdsj1 Have a great New Year and I hope to see you on the Beta Forum. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Swing Charts, Cumulative Delta, Footprint charts on MultiCharts
 
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Here's a quick video showing how to set up swing charts, cumulative delta and footprint charts on MultiCharts.NET platform.
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Dr Brett Steenbarger - Three Powerful Techniques for Changing Your Trading Psychology
 
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In this webinar, Dr Brett Steenbarger discusses what it takes to become a profitable trader. For more information, click here: https://www.jigsawtrading.com/?p=27694&preview=true
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Iceberg Orders and Market Manipulation
 
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On a tight range day, a large player steps in to run over traders looking to play the range. We join that larger player and trade with him.
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Swing Charts - Trading On The Side of Strength
 
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Swing Charts are seldom discussed in trading but are a powerful tool in assessing both the state of the market (trending vs ranging), the strength of a trend and the likely turn around point in a pullback. Swing charts don’t necessarily represent a complete trading method, rather they are for keeping you on side and for understanding state of market. They can complement your existing trading methods. Whether swing trading or day trading. In this video, we take a look at the 12th February 2015 in real time as the swing charts progress and consider what they are telling us and what we want to see next. For day traders or swing traders that find themselves overtrading or getting chopped about in trading ranges, this tool will give you the understanding you need to resolve those issues. These charts are available in most mainstream trading platforms. For swing charts for Sierra Trader, take a look here: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/sierra-chart/ For swing charts for NijaTrader, take a look here: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/blog/swing-charts-cumulative-delta-ninjatrader/ For more information on Jigsaw Trading, the number 1 Trading Software according to Independent review site http://www.investimonials.com – take a look at our website today http://www.jigsawtrading.com
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Auction Vista - Beta 2 Release
 
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This is a quick video to show you the differences in functionality in the new beta release of Auction Vista. The main change in functionality relates to the large trade circles. The circles are self tuning - which means they will automatically work on any market without you needing to set any size limits. Whilst this is fine, it does tend to produce more circles on thinner markets. To counter that, we have put in a "Circle Tuner". A value of 1 is the most sensitive (for thicker markets) and the higher values make it less sensitive. As you can see, when we move from 1 to 2, some of the less significant circles disappear. On markets like crude and dax, you will find a setting of 3 will work well. On thicker markets like the S&P5oo futures or treasuries, then 1 is suitable, unless of course that market has thinned out. As we know the ES goes through periods of higher and lower liquidity, so when liquidity reduces, you may want to put in a higher value. Note that the circles are not lost permanently when we move to a less sensitive setting and if we go back down to 1, the circles will re-appear. We have also made a change to prevent any circles from being generated in the first 3 minutes after the market opens. With markets that trade almost 24 hours like the ES, we tend to see a much higher volume of trade coming into the market at 9:30am. So if you have your session templates set up to have a new session at 9:30am, the circle tuner will recognize that this is a new session, liquidity will have changed and it will take that into account when creating new circles. To do that it needs a few minutes of data from the new session to evaluate what is exceptional trade size at a level. We have also made changes to the zooming when scrolled. So if you scroll back, it will now zoom in and out around the center of the chart. There are also a number of bugs fixed, please check the beta forum for a complete list. The next beta release will give us the ability to seperate the Auction Vista chart from the depth and sales. Following that, we will work on the settings. We expect the beta to continue for another 4 or 5 weeks. Thanks for participating! http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Using Order Flow to Trade Reversals and Breakouts
 
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In this video, we take a look at a reversal trade and a breakout trade. Not only that but the 2 setups are triggered at the same price - just at different times of the day. This is a dilemma for many traders when the market returns to a high/low, will it be a double top/bottom, or will the market break out and make new highs/lows? There's a trade on either way – but which will it be this time round? Reversal trades and breakout trades may be initiated from the same location but they are very different in terms of the way the trades set up. For a reversal trade, you can take advantage of the reversal without having to get in at the very point it reverses. There is a lot of manipulation at reversal areas, so it is often best to let the market reverse first and then get in when you have confirmed the reversal. It will cost you a few ticks on the entry price, but you will be right a lot more often. In the video, we take a look at how to use high volume nodes to determine at which point the market has officially reversed. We also look at how to use order flow to time the entry. Breakout trades on the other hand, are much faster. You are trading into the stops of people that think (in this case), the low will hold. The moment the low breaks, there is a good chance the market will break down hard. You can't really let the market break before getting in, you have to get in before it breaks – but how will you know that's about to happen? The signal from the order flow in this case is an increase in order momentum as you get to the level. It's not hard to spot, but you do have to be brutal with your trade management and exit if the momentum fades. In the video, we first go over the theory of using high volume nodes to play reversals, and we then look to see how it plays out in real time. Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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Improving your trade discipline with the Jigsaw Leaderboard
 
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Finding an edge in trading is just part of the journey to consistent profits. Executing this edge with discipline is another skill traders must develop. For more information, visit http://www.jigsawtrading.com/ In professional trading environments, traders are accountable to their management. Traders know they have to be disciplined or they'll be looking for a regular job. For the trader at home, they are rarely accountable to anyone other than perhaps their spouse. With no accountability, discipline tends to suffer. A trader can have huge losses on their SIM account one day, tell themselves they wont' do it again and then just reset the SIM account. This process tends to repeat itself as the trader becomes less disciplined and more frustrated. Most traders don't even log their results to see how they are improving over time. The Jigsaw Trade Statistics and leaderboard site talks directly to the daytradr trading platform. It is free to use and it is optional but we strongly recommend that you do use it. Each trade you make is sent to our secure servers. That automates the trade logging process and gives you statistics you can review to track changes in performance. This trade information cannot be changed or deleted. It'll be as good or as ugly as your actual trading. You can filter the trades in the view to do "what if" analysis. For example what if I only traded the ES - then see how that would have impacted your performance. That helps on the discipline/logging side but what about the accountability? The Jigsaw Leaderboard is another optional component we recommend you take advantage of. It ranks trader performance and lists them in a league table each week and month. The rankings were developed with a proprietary trading firm based on the way they rank their intern traders getting ready to switch to a live account. Profitability is a relatively minor part of the ranking, what is most important is consistency. So someone making consistent small wins with small drawdowns will score higher than someone whose account swings wildly up and down. To give you an incentive to join the leaderboard, there will be monthly prizes for the top traders. Prop firms will also be using the leaderboard as a recruitment tool. It takes a lot of effort to find and train prop traders and there is a lot of interest in picking up traders that can prove themselves on the leaderboard. Note that you can stay anonymous on the leaderboard by setting an anonymous display name but the key is that you can't hide from your own results, which is effectively what a lot of retail traders do resetting their SIM accounts and not having a trade journal. Finally, we have statistic sharing, which allows you to share your orders and positions with others. That might be your trading partner or it might be the manager of the prop firm you are working for or even the recruiter at the prop firm you are looking at. You can share your history with them and they can share with you just by making a request. Lack of Consistency and discipline equal lack of progress. Trading is NOT just about getting into and out of the market. At Jigsaw Trading, we understand this and give you the tools to succeed. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/ Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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Jigsaw RapidTrader - New appearance
 
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In this video, we take a look at the new color schemes of Depth & Sales as well as how templates are integrated into the tools. This template came from a customer and we encourage other customers to do the same thing - send us your templates and we'll integrate them to the tools. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Trading What You Can't See
 
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In this video we are going to go into a bit more detail about using what we can't see as well as what we can. At this time, the markets have slowed down considerably, we can see we are 70,000 contracts below the average for the day. We aren't long after the open and we've tested the prior days Value Low once and now we are going down to it again. We can see the DOW is at it's lows and the NASDAQ going towards it's highs, the NYSE TICK hasn't put in any extremes, so we are definitely looking for a range trade. We can see the volume profile is "D" shaped and so we are looking at the extremes as potential entry points. So in terms of trade location, we have built the profile a little, we can see the lower extreme lines up with yesterdays value low. In more normal market conditions, we might expect to see momentum come in on our side after entry. The trouble is when a market has slowed down to this extent, we rarely see that. What we see is more of a lazy grind up to the opposite end of the range. So if you want to stick with the same market through this period, then you'll have to look for different things in the order flow. Or in some cases, for the lack of things. So we have a trade entry at 64.50, really for no other reason than we saw over 600 contracts trade there which isn't a great deal but it's more that we saw at other levels on the way down. It goes past our entry point a couple of ticks to retest the value low and then we start to move up I got in a bit early because I was afraid of not getting a fill any lower. We don't see a lot of contracts trade. There is no huge imbalance in the strenght meter. We don't see an imbalance on the reconstructed taoe. The Nasdaq is supporting our trade but the DOW isn't. Trade is balanced but the trade location is still on our side, so unless we see size coming in against us and price moving down, we'll stick with the trade but obviously not let it run too far offside. Now, as we finally see some upside momentum come in, we can see it's still balanced. The Point of control is 2165, which means that's where the most contracts traded and also where we are likely to trade each time we get to that price. The open price, a common reversal point is at 2165.75, so we have our first target just ahead of that. Again, that is just based purely on trade location and not order flow. As we get up to the top of the range, we get a fill then as we move down, we can see that over 1000 contracts trade into 2166. So it appears at that point that the offers are absorbing buying which would give us a signal to the short side. I tend not to reverse trades, I like to step back and have a think between trades. But this would have been a valid signal to trade to the other side of the range, knowing that if you get a couple of ticks through the price those 1000 contracts traded, you are wrong. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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daytradr V2 – Jigsaw Platform Bridge™ with NinjaTrader
 
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A quick look at the new daytradr V2 with the Jigsaw Platform Bridge™ between daytradr and NinjaTrader 8. For more on the benefits of using Jigsaw, visit our web site: Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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Professional Trader Q&A - Gary Norden (Recording)
 
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It's rare for retail traders to get access to a professional trader, let alone get the chance to ask them questions. On Wednesday, 24th May, we'll gave you the opportunity to do just that, with someone who was a professional trader at just 18 years old! Gary NordenGary Norden is owner of Organic Financial Group and a co-founder of onlinefinanceacademy.com. His nearly 30 year trading career started at the age of just 18 when he was given his first trading book by a major Japanese investment house. He later managed derivative trading desks for a number of the world’s largest investment banks as well as spending many years as an option market maker in the trading pits of LIFFE. Gary consults to and mentors both professional and selected retail traders and hedge funds. He has written two trading books and regularly writes for trading websites around the world. During the Q&A session we asked Gary a number of questions about trading and preparing for trading, win rates, market selection and much more. You can watch on YouTube or Listen to the podcast below.
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P&L Tracking - RapidTrader R17
 
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Here's a short video showing how P&L Tracking works on RapidTrader Release 17. It's the first of the P&L tracking features we are implementing and many more will follow. For more info, head over to www.jigsawtrading.com
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Reconstructed Tape
 
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Short Video Describing the benefits of Recon Tape
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Kill it or Keep it - 2014 Edition
 
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We did a -Kill it or Keep it- webinar back in 2013 and we decided to do a new and improved one on Topstep with more live market analysis. We take a look at how to use order flow and other elements to decide whether or not to stay in a trade. For most people that means in the early part of a trade before you have some breathing room in the trade. We look at inter-market analysis, market internals and of course the order flow. We throw in a little bit of market depth analysis for good measure. After the theory, we then put on some random (and intentionally dumb) trades and look at the various items and what they are telling us. This was all done live, so expect it to be interesting but not highly polished... http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Choppy Market Trade   High Volume Nodes
 
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This is a short video to highlight trading off volume nodes. This is from 7th June 2016 and the market seems to be really slowing down. We can see the Dow is up but the NASDAQ is down. We have an open as 09.50, and we can also see the bids and offers are very thick averaging 900 or more a level. So on a day like this, we have to consider that it's non directional and that fading the market is the strategy to apply. So look for longs at the bottom of the range and shorts at the top. You obviously need to do that with some sort of confirmation. I wouldn't consider this reversal trading, trying to catch the top and the bottom of the market on a more normal day on the ES. As the market slows down, attempts to follow the trend will catch you out. As we move into the summer time, the markets traditionally slow down and we get a smaller daily range. This catches a lot of people out, so lets' look at one of the ways these ranges often turn. We can see a lot of size hitting the bids on the way down. Typical of a slow, thick market. Watch as we get down to 10.25. This isn't the bottom of the range but we do it is a slow day and it is fairly early so we have to be flexible. As we get to 10.25, we can see an exceptional amount of volume trade. In the end we trade 2244 at the bid and 2678 at the offer. So we know now that there are a lot of positions there. We can see that both on the trades column and with the large circle on the depth & sales. We could take a trade on seeing that volume but in this case we waited for it to test the area again and then got in. No particular reason for that other than a little caution. If you think about it - with that many positions there, as we move away, we should get a little pop as they stop out. That makes these trades very good in terms of risk. your risk is really just a few ticks outside of the zone because once it starts to move away, one side will bail out. Now, I'm not saying you should take a shot at every area where excessive volume trades. But in this case we had the context of a rangebound day, and if the market had moved down a couple of ticks, we could have got out. The target was the top of the volume area at 12.25 so 7 ticks against 2 or 3 ticks risk. Just bear this in mind as the market slows down and bear in mind the key here is the cluster of short term positions that builds which gives you a pop when one side stops out. For more info on the tools used visit: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Summer Time Blues - Trade the Volume Profile (live trade video)
 
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In this video, we take a look at trading off the volume profile information. The format of the video, is to analyze a series of trades taken based upon the volume profile informaiton. For each trade, we look at the entry point and where we would exit and why. We show both the trade entry and the exit. As we move into the summer time, this is the sort of trade opportunities that are most common. So if you see the days slowing down and you think there's no day trading opportunities, then think again because there's lots of traders trading off information you might not even be looking at. For more, go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Jigsaw Smart Gauge - Pace of Tape
 
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Introducing the Pace of Tape Gauge from Jigsaw Trading. Available now in Jigsaw daytradr. for more - visit us on https://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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daytradr release 1..1.0.6
 
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A summary of the new features in daytradr 1.1.0.6 - new look, Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Views: 1803 Jigsaw Trading
High Volume Areas - Crude Oil
 
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In this video, we’ll take a look at areas of high volume that develop during the day. First, let’s just define what we mean by an area of high volume. High Volume at price is something you see on many reversals in the market. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/ Not all reversals involve high volume but it’s really worth studying high volume areas because they provide clear opportunity when they do occur.
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Crude Order Flow - Delta Setting up a Stop Run
 
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When a market is moving sideways, it’s often better to just quit trading for the day. Markets will typically have high activity at their ‘open’ time where institutional traders are most active. After that, it’s a game of speculation, most markets will put in swings with decent momentum (for that market) one way and the other as speculators jump on moves, then take profits and then jump on the counter move. Days where we put in a one way move are the exception, not the rule. There’s times though where the market just settles into a range. Trading a range is mostly common sense. In the absence of any other information, the best approach is to fade the highs and lows of the range. Fake breakouts are quite normal where the range will break and then we’ll fall back into the range after both reversal and breakout traders have been stopped out. Trading ranges are easier to manipulate because there is no momentum and low volume. Predatory traders have lower risk in pushing the market around. Trading a range using just price information is problematic. For example, the high of a range will often be a prior high volume area for that day, which might not be visible on the chart. A headfake will usually be apparent when an iceberg order appears (for example) absorbing buying activity after the break of the range high. These things are not visible on a chart but are easy to read when you look at order flow. Often, the best ‘tell’ that a range extreme is holding is absorption of buying/selling at the extreme of a range followed by the market starting to move back into the range. You have traders trapped at the range extreme and as price moves against them, we’ll be moving to the point where they will exit their trades (stop loss) and that will help the move back into the range. Being patient and waiting for this to happen will get you into trades a little later but it’s worth ‘paying up’ a few ticks for that additional order flow confirmation. In addition to this, longer term order flow tools like the Cumulative Delta can help us identify if traders are taking a directional position within the range. By that, I mean that there are signs that traders are getting positioned for the range to break. The Delta shows us the number of buy market orders minus the number of sell market orders. In a trading range it’ll typically be flat. If there is a big imbalance, it means things could well get ‘very interesting’ when we test the range extreme. This is much easier to see than to describe, so here’s a short video showing: Volume nodes becoming resistance when a range later forms Absorption at the high and low of the range (giving you decent trade entry points) An imbalance in the delta leading to the buyers getting stopped out http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Practical Application of Order Flow 2014 - Part 1
 
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Some of what is in here is the result of observation and some is the result of discussions with other traders. Some will make more sense after your own observation. This is not going to be 2 sessions of things you MUST use in order to benefit from order flow. The idea is to give you a selection of ideas and for you to take what you need from it - Today we are going to look at the relationship between liquidity (floors and ceilings) and price action - Then we'll have a look at scalping. Why you might want to consider shorter term trading and then we'll look at the areas that prop traders commonly look at to take scalp trades. We will be discussing actual entry and exit points. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/blog/practical-application-order-flow-2014-edition-part-1/
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Jigsaw Auction Vista Beta 4
 
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This is the 4th beta of Jigsaw Trading Tools with Auction Vista, we've done the undocking, just a few more new features a bit of a clean up and we'll be finished.
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Day Trading the ES - When Markets Get Too Thick
 
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When using Order Flow to refine position day trade entries, you do need to see certain things to ensure your risk is lowest. In the first half of February, 2013 the ES has been in a very tight range with lots of contracts hitting each level. This activity is discussed in this presentation as well as why it is NOT what you want to see.
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Developing Your Own Trading Syle
 
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On the 19th June, 2015, TopstepTrader hosted a webinar, presented by Peter Davies entitled "Developing Your Own Trading Style". Eddie at TopstepTrader came up with the idea for the webinar after seeing an article Peter had written for Trading Pub and so Peter put together the webinar Most aspiring traders start out by wanting to know how somebody else trades. Their theory is that if someone else can show them exactly how to trade and they copy that, then they will be a success. As a new trader, it sounds beyond reach to even consider that you might trade your own unique style. New traders imagine that someone that developed their own style must be some sort of trading genius, yet that is what most successful traders end up doing. Peter Davies has had working relationships with many institutional and retail traders since 2011. As a trader and the owner of Jigsaw Trading. Peter feels that in order to maintain a competitive edge, it is necessary to speak to traders of all levels of experience from all walks of life. His goal is to understand their needs as well as where they struggle. Peter talks to several new traders each week. Peter is not a trading educator but he has found that both professional traders and successful retail traders have been very generous with both their time and information. In turn, Peter has spent time with hundreds of struggling traders and has helped many turn the corner and understand what they are missing in their approach to trading. This puts Peter in a unique position in terms of understanding the techniques and habits of a wide range of successful traders. When someone is struggling and they tell Peter how they are trading, he’s able to make suggestions based on the elements they may be missing. In this webinar, Peter will discuss what “having your own style” really means. How it’s not so much a goal you should have but more of an acceptance that this is where you’ll most likely end up anyway. At the end of the webinar, we hope that you’ll no longer fear of having your own style and that you understand the process of development that gets you to that point. We will also look at components that most successful traders incorporate into their trading. The main discussion points are Why you could be told exactly how to trade – and still not be profitable The role of education in your development The theoretical framework you choose to believe in and work within Speculation driven markets How your personality plays a part Working with uncertainty Common elements used by most successful traders For more from Jigsaw Trading go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/ TopstepTrader can be found at https://www.topsteptrader.com/
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Jigsaw Tools 5.3 Beta 5 release
 
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This video is to show the features of the fifth beta release of Jigsaw Tools with auction vista. This version will be released on Monday, 11th April First let's look at the visual differences. We have changed the appearance of the circles, to make them easier on the eye. They are now more 3 dimensional. The meaning and content is the same though. The current trade market is now colored blue if the last trade was a buy and red if it was a sell. In addition, we can now see orders, positions and alerts on the vista chart. To see these click the triangle here to enable the trade information pane. This pane can be resized by just dragging on the separator line. We have enabled trading from the AV chart. Unlike D&S, where the bids are on one side and the offers on another, we have the offers above the bids. Because of this, we decided to use SHIFT plus left click to buy and shift plus right click to sell. The trade size and order type still follows the order window up here. You can click on an Order to change it. You can drag an order to move it and you can right click an order to cancel it. Positions appear as a + for longs and a - for shorts. We can also see the alerts, in this area alerts that are keyed in on Depth and Sales will be shown here on the left. We are now moving into the final phase with vista which includes adding settings screens and templates as well as adding the tool to the Jigsaw product manual. Please keep sending your issues to us as we plan to ensure they are all fixed in the final release.
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20/20 Market Vision – Staying on the right side of the market
 
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In this webinar, we take a look at how to stay on the right side of the market in day trading using the Jigsaw Order Flow Analysis Tools, including the new Auction Vista Order Flow Heatmap. We will consider using the tools to compliment an existing trading style and stand alone to identify trade day trading locations and manage positions. We'll look at the features of the tools in the context of different styles of day trading and consider the following: • Algorithmic & Predatory trading - The myths vs the realities • Market Making techniques (scalping) • Spoofing and iceberging • Hidden backstops created during the trading day, that can be used as entry points/stop out locations • Thin (illiquid) vs Thick (liquid) markets (e.g. Crude vs eMini S&P500) • The significance of Depth vs Trade Execution information. Putting them into perspective. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/ Note - seems like we can't hear the questions at the end, just the answers - but you should still be able to follow it!
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One-Click Trade Journaling Automation from Jigsaw Journalytix™
 
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All traders know that keeping a trade journal is essential for success. Yet so few do it. Why is that? Well, in the heat of the moment - when you are managing your trades, you don't have a lot of time to make your trade journal. Maintaining a trade journal after trading, like the end of the day isn't that useful as you lose a lot of that 'in the moment' information. Until now, that is. With Jigsaw Journalytix™, a browser pop up gives you the chance to get to journal a trade on entry or exit - with just one click. So you can get to your journal in the heat of the moment but without distracting you from the job at hand - your trade execution. For more information, go to: http://www.journalytix.me/
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Trading The Open
 
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In this video we discuss day trading the open. Not the opening range but the open itself. Not the first 90 minutes but the first few minutes. In some cases, taking trades within the first couple of minutes of the market opening. As with any trading opportunity, there’s more than one way to approach it in terms of trade management and we’ll discuss that too. But the opportunity itself is often available within seconds of the open. This day trading opportunity is one that you will be able to see quite clearly for yourself, if you take time over the coming weeks to watch for the things we will discuss. Now of course, this flies in the face of a lot of conventional trading wisdom that specifically tells us to avoid trading at this time. Many people wait for the first 15 minutes to pass to let the market “show its hand” before they consider placing a day trade. The reasons usually given for not trading the opening minutes are 1. It is too volatile, and it certainly is volatile, it’s going to swing one way and then the other very quickly. But that doesn’t mean it’s too volatile. It just means it is volatile. 2. That there is no high or low range for the day yet, and the previous days range extremes may be far off too, so there’s no ‘reference points’ to play off. 3. For index futures, institutional equity trading is just starting and the stocks and futures need to “realign”. That arbitrage trading needs to bring everything into balance. On days when the ES opens 50 points down that’s a valid point but most of the time it will not effect this setup. 4. In fact, one article out there says that trading in the first 5 minutes is nothing but gambling. There’s a lot of other reasons out there too. The advice to not trade those first minutes isn’t really terrible advice. It’s just really generic advice. Many traders wait for the opening range to form and play off that. The opening range is the first 30 minutes of trade and a lot of traders will use that as a reference point – playing breakouts or reversals. There’s nothing wrong with that at all but one thing is certain, you will be trading an area where a lot of other traders are looking to get positioned. It’s a common area to play off and that means there will be more predatory traders looking to get take advantage of the additional stops often built around that area. The big issue with the “don’t trade the open” though is that it’s a wide sweeping statement that appears to apply to all markets and every day. As if it’s written in law or something. Yet as we will see, opportunity is there. Not all futures market opens are equal. Why would they be? Not all markets open in the same way. Why would they? We show you something that occurs on more days than it doesn’t on the markets I trade. It’s something you can observe yourself and I would encourage you to do that over the coming weeks before deciding if and how you would like to trade it. This is a fairly simple setup but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to trade. It takes some experience of observing the opens to get to grips with the process of trading it. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Group Therapy -  Pushing  a Setup to the Max, High Volatility Order Flow (live demo)
 
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Thanks to all those that attended yesterdays Group Therapy Session. Due to the high volatility, we covered 2 topics yesterday. Part 1 - Pushing your edge In this section, we take a look at implementing a setup. It's not as straightforward as "give me the rules and I'll execute" and in fact, going that route almost guarantees failure. In this part, we explain why that is. We do a recap of the first 4 steps that we've discussed before and then we go onto Step 5 - the part where we really push the limits of what a setup can give us. As this is group therapy, it's an interactive session, so there's plenty of questions along the way Part 2 - Handling the volatility In this part, we take a look at the current high volatility in the markets and we take a look at how common this level of volatility is historically. We then look at strategies to handle this as an experienced and beginner trader. We then switch to the live market and discuss entry techniques you can use at this time and show the entries on a live market. For more information, go to https://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Anatomy Of A Reversal
 
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This is a recording of a webinar on the TopstepTrader Squawk radio show on 6th February. There’s a school of thought that says those that got into the market at the high or the low of the day are the best of professional traders that paid “wholesale prices”. That everyone else paid “retail prices” and are mere amateurs. Yet sometimes there’s just a handful of contracts traded at the extremes, so are we to believe that 20 contracts of professional trading turned the market around? If you day trade, it’s great to buy the low of the day unless it’s the fourth time you tried it and the market ran through you on the first three attempts. At Jigsaw Trading, we have a name for those that look for longs when the market moves down (and vice-versa for shorts), we call them “permafaders”. You can’t ignore major intraday reversals as a day trader but taking a shot at every support/resistance level doesn’t work. Trending markets tend to move, range, more, range and so on. Each time the market goes into a temporary range, there are traders jumping in thinking it’s reversed. In this webinar, we look at ways to avoid getting caught by these “fake reversals” and how to distinguish between them and an actual turn in the market. Once you understand the anatomy of a reversal, it becomes much easier to day trade on the right side of the market. For more information, take a look at http://www.jigsawtrading.com
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Order Flow - Keeping it  Simple, Practical & Effective
 
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In this video, we discuss some of the benefits of using order flow in trading and what I look for personally when trading with the Jigsaw tools. I’ll try to keep this light on trading jargon and terminology. For those that don’t understand some of the terminology I do use today and want to learn more, then the please take a look at the free “Order Flow Foundation” course on the Jigsaw Trading web site. I’d prefer to hold questions till the end as things should clear up as we move along. for more - go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Order Flow on a Thinner ES - review of a reversal
 
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This video was sent to me by a customer that is new to the tools. It shows some of the action from the 25th September. At this point the eMini S&P500 Futures has been extremely thin and volatile and that does somewhat change the way you read the order flow. Primarily, you are looking for Order Flow events over a series of prices but also - with the larger range, you can wait for more confirmation as the swings are so large, it doesn't matter of you get in 5 or 6 ticks later IF you can get on the side of momentum. For more information, go to http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Introduction to Order Flow Analysis for Day Trading - 2014
 
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Those that know Jigsaw or took a look at our website know that we sell a set of tools for reading order flow. Those tools look at order flow in the very short term. This is NOT what we will be discussing today. We are going to keep this with the sphere of applying order flow to daytrading but be looking a little longer term. We are going to look at the Theme or Theory or the concept or the principles behind all order flow tools. Remove any remaining confusion about the theory behind order flow. Why are we doing this? I have come across many people that use one order flow tool but have no clue how to use others. A good example would be someone that trades CD divergences mechanically but is lost when it comes to footprint charts. They don't fully understand the underlying theory behind these tools. The tools are simply a different view of the same information FOR THE SAME REASON. It is my belief that understanding the theory behind such tools will make the use of the tools more productive. After this session, you should understand the mechanics of price change and be able to understand ANY order flow tool. Now -- that doesn't mean you'll be able to use any order flow tool immediately. These tools are a bit like reading a book or riding a bike. It takes practice. Just one thing -- we are going to discuss the merits of a number of order flow tools -- that does not mean I use them all and it does not mean you should do to. You'll end up with analysis paralysis if you try to use all of them to trade off. Finally, this session will give you actionable information that you can take away and start using in your trading. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/blog/1699/
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Group Therapy April 2018 - Part  II
 
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Following on from the Group Therapy earlier in April, we take a look at the progress of the trader we gave advice to earlier in the Month. We take a look at the process of getting to understand a market enough to trade it. Something that makes a lot of sense before throwing money at a market. We also look at the emotional rollercoaster you can end up on if you don't follow this advice.
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Day Trading for Dummies? Suggestions for aspiring day traders
 
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This video is for people new to trading and those that just aren't getting anywhere. So what IS trading? Is day trading for dummies at all? What is it you have committed to learning and hope to make money from? Have you stopped to consider the nature of trading? Is trading a skill, like playing an instrument, driving a car, riding a bike? Or is trading a problem with a solution, like a maths or physics test? What would you like trading to be? Most people would love trading to be a problem with a solution. You'd spend time figuring out what the solution is and then you just apply the solution over and over again without any real thought because all the thought went into figuring out the solution. Some people will be fine with trading being a skill. We've all learnt to do new things before and why should trading be any different? You'd learn what to do, spend time practicing and once you are skilled, you can apply those skills to live markets and reap the rewards. The thought of trading being a competition, a duel, a battle -- well that's probably the least savory option for most people. After all, who wants to battle the markets day in day out? Regardless of what you'd like trading to be. It is what it is. The markets won't adapt to you, you need to adapt to the markets. If you find yourself wanting the markets to be something they are not, then this will stand in the way of your success. So, is day trading for dummies? Certainly not, but you don't have to be Einstein either. Focus on becoming a good trader. http://www.jigsawtrading.com
Views: 18240 Jigsaw Trading
Trading with MT5 through Jigsaw daytradr!
 
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We are happy to announce the release of Jigsaw version 2.0.0.0G - with support for trading with the MT5 platform. https://www.jigsawtrading.com/
Views: 1736 Jigsaw Trading
RapidTrader Beta 1 0 Release
 
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This video highlights the new features in the beta 1.0 Release of RapidTraderPro from Jigsaw Trading. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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Great news for US/Asia Traders - HKEX now supported on Jigsaw daytradr
 
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At Jigsaw, we are always looking for ways that beginner traders can help develop their edge. One of the biggest issues for those in the US, is that there's not much to trade in the US evenings when many people are home from work. A while back, we introduced the Mini Nikkei trading on Osaka Exchange which opens in the US evening. That's a great market to trade but it's on the lower end of the volatility scale. We are happy to announce support for another Asian market - this time Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX). For those that have watched US Financial channels, you'll have no doubt heard them talk about the Hang Seng Index and this is where the Hang Seng Index Futures trade. There's 3 very actively traded markets on this exchange with volume well over 100k contracts per day. The difference between HKEX and Osaka is the HKEX is much more volatile. The daily range is in the 100's of ticks. The tick value is also attractive for a beginner - $6.39 or $1.28 a tick. Very low, so you can trade live markets without taking on a huge amount of risk. For more, see: https://www.jigsawtrading.com
Views: 986 Jigsaw Trading
Absorption & the reduced liquidity ES
 
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This is a look at absorption and also a look at the reduced liquidity on the eMini S&P500 market that currently has very low liquidity compared to historical levels. Whether this is due to the new CME regulations, the end of Quantitative Easing or just a regular shift in liquidity remains to be seen. What is clear is that your game plan needs to be adjusted when these changes come in. http://www.jigsawtrading.com/blog/spotting-absorption-reduced-liquidity-market/
Views: 7386 Jigsaw Trading
Pre breakout trade & Pullback trade video
 
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In this video we go over 2 trades: Trade 1 - Pre Breakout Trade - trying to get into the market before it breaks down on the expectation of a decent run on the break Then about 6 minutes at 20 seconds in: Trade 2 - The classic Pullback Trade - This is one that a lot of people have requested, what to look for when the market pulls back. This is one type of pullback entry - where the market pulls back weakly and just runs out of momentum For more, visit http://www.jigsawtrading.com/
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