This article on Order Flow Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures
Recently, “order flow” has become something of a buzzword, as if a newfound popularity has grown around one of the oldest of market functionalities, a common-sense mechanism that has suddenly become imbued with a secret that retail traders wish to unlock, thinking that perhaps this, among other things, will be the tactic to give them an edge over other traders who may not have the know-how to use it.
Yes and no.
What is Order Flow Trading?
Order flow trading is a method that attempts to anticipate price movement based on the current orders that are visible on both the buy and sell-side. How many bids are being placed versus asks? The unknown factor, of course, is the number