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Order Flow Trading

Order Flow Trading is a type of market analysis that focuses on the way buy and sell orders are distributed across different price levels. This approach helps traders understand the market’s depth and liquidity, and predict future price movements based on current order flows.

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How It Works

  • Traders analyze real-time data about order volumes at different price levels.
  • The analysis includes looking at the size and direction of orders, which can indicate potential price movements.


  • Commonly used in day trading and futures markets.
  • Utilized for identifying potential support and resistance levels based on order concentrations.


  • Requires access to detailed market data, often available through specialized trading platforms.
  • Effective interpretation of order flow data demands experience and market knowledge.

Related Concepts

Market Depth Analysis
Examines the quantity of buy and sell orders at different price levels, providing insight into potential support and resistance levels.

Liquidity Assessment
Evaluates the ability of the market to absorb large orders without significant price impact.

Order Book Dynamics
Studies the real-time list of buy and sell orders waiting to be executed, offering clues about market sentiment and potential price direction.

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