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Trading Strategy Insights 4: Order Flow Analysis

Using order flow analysis to gain an extra edge trading futures

Gold Futures Order Flow Trade on September 13, 2019

Hello! Hope your trading went really well this week. Rogerio Amado here, strategy and performance coach at the Mind Muscles Academy.

The theme for my Trading Strategy Insights series this week is how to use order flow analysis, more specifically the Jigsaw daytradr platform, to gain an extra edge trading futures.

Every week I share one trading strategy insight, taking a real and recent market example and breaking it down into smaller chunks, so you can understand the logic behind my strategy and trade management.

This week’s strategy insight focuses on how to read a pull back and also a market fade using order flow.

For this example, I traded the Gold futures market because it’s a thin market, which is a little harder to read with order flow, and you can use the same ideas in other popular fast markets, such as Crude Oil and Nasdaq futures. So, let’s go to our trade explanation.

Strategy Insights video showing order flow analysis


This video was part of a recent live session on order flow analysis in the Strategy and Execution Workshop.

I invite you to check our Strategy and Execution Workshop, a unique hands-on live training program, done in small groups, in which participants learn the process of developing and testing trading strategies and then improving their trading execution through the use of exclusive tools that we provide at Mind Muscles for Traders.

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About the Author Rogerio Amado

With an Engineering background and a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (New Hampshire, USA), Rogerio has a deep understanding of financial markets from both an academic and a practical perspective. His knowledge and trading experience includes fundamental, technical, and order flow analysis. In addition to his signature Strategy Development courses, Rogerio also publishes his Trading Strategy Insights on the Mind Muscles for Traders blog.