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  • Ratio of Market to Limit Orders: Determining Liquidity Instrument by Instrument

    Ratio of Market to Limit Orders: Determining Liquidity Instrument by Instrument

    This is a follow-up video based on questions received from this one: https://paracurve.com/2017/10/6834.html “Delta” varies instrument by instrument based on the ratio of market to limit orders. This is extremely important to note when flipping i…
    - 33 days ago 9 Nov 17, 7:18pm -
  • Order Book Weight & Determining Direction With Cumulative Delta

    Order Book Weight & Determining Direction With Cumulative Delta

    Does not matter whether you are trend trading or mean reverting, transactions on the bid / ask offer a world of useful information, if you know what to look for.The post Order Book Weight & Determining Direction With Cumulative Delta appeared first…
    - 63 days ago 10 Oct 17, 5:15pm -
  • My Notes, and Changing the Perceptions of Novice Traders

    My Notes, and Changing the Perceptions of Novice Traders

    As with anyone else, as I get older, I get tired of nonsense and slightly impatient when it comes to progress. Despite the occasional silence on this blog, I take a large amount of calls with newer/intermediate traders. I've been putting together an…
    - 68 days ago 5 Oct 17, 6:33pm -
  • The Crypto Backdoor to Freedom of Leverage, Hedging Other Instruments?

    The Crypto Backdoor to Freedom of Leverage, Hedging Other Instruments?

    Crypto currencies have been on my radar lately. Not because I like getting smoked in illiquid markets, but because creative, alternative uses for them have skyrocketed in the past 3 years, and I just really enjoy seeing what's possible. As time has p…
    - 25 May 17, 5:20pm -
  • Why a Swing Trading, “Hands-Behind-Your-Back Strategy” Never Worked for Me

    Why a Swing Trading, “Hands-Behind-Your-Back Strategy” Never Worked for Me

    Last night, I had a great conversation with a gentleman who has been following my work/this site for many years now and as a result, we have come to know each other casually via email, etc.  Because he has been following my blabbing for so long, som…
    - 23 May 17, 6:14pm -
  • Institutional Research Section Updated

    Institutional Research Section Updated

    Just a quick note to say that I went ahead and updated a number of links on the FX institutional research page, and added a format that was much easier to navigate / expand upon. My main motive for making a separate post about it is that I'm consta…
    - 19 May 17, 4:29pm -
  • Fundamentals of Market Structure: For Noobs (and Experienced Traders Without Proper Footing)

    Fundamentals of Market Structure: For Noobs (and Experienced Traders Without Proper Footing)

    One thing I can bet on 100% is that the majority of traders approach markets improperly because many times, they don't understand them at their root. There are a lot of online learning initiatives available, for free, these days. Many of the courses…
    - 12 May 17, 11:02am -
  • Should I Focus On One Instrument, or Monitor Several?

    Should I Focus On One Instrument, or Monitor Several?

    A question I have been asked many times over the years, and it just came up again today. The simple answer is that it depends on how you're trading. First, the cliff note answer: For daytraders, 1-3 instruments is typically more than enough if you a…
    - 10 May 17, 7:24pm -
  • Getting a Trading Job: Types of Firms, Positions Available and What It Really Takes

    Getting a Trading Job: Types of Firms, Positions Available and What It Really Takes

    When people think of trading firms, their mind tends to shoot in one direct: wall street mayhem, images of people sitting on a long desk, ticker symbols all over the room, etc. and people yelling left and right on the floor of an exchange. Every once…
    - 2 May 17, 4:42pm -
  • Update on Cable Following Yesterday’s Monster Drive

    Update on Cable Following Yesterday’s Monster Drive

    GBP/USD initiated a massive movement yesterday from appx. 1.2776, following the already massive one previous in the session. I believe its now going to be looking for its “priced-in” rate now that the liquidity gap caused by yesterday's drive ha…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:19pm -