Jigsaw Order Flow Trading Manual

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Product Manual Reconstructed Tape Summary Tape Depth & Sales

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Table of Contents 1

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Release Notes....................................................................................................................... 4 st 1.1 V1.1 21 July, 2011. ....................................................................................................... 4 th 1.2 V1.2 28 August, 2011. .................................................................................................. 4 V1.3 21 September, 2011. ............................................................................................ 4 th V1.4 10 November, 2011 .............................................................................................. 4 th V2.3 6 December, 2011 ................................................................................................ 4

1.6 1.7 1.8

V2.4 12 December, 2011 .............................................................................................. 5 th V2.5 11 January, 2012.................................................................................................. 5 V3.0 5th June, 2012 ....................................................................................................... 5

1.9 1.10 1.11

V3.2 26 August 2012 .................................................................................................... 5 th V3.3 10 September 2012 .............................................................................................. 6 V3.4 8th October 2012 ................................................................................................... 6

1.12 1.13 1.14

V4.0 1 March, 2013 ...................................................................................................... 6 V4.1 .............................................................................................................................. 6 th V4.2 8 June, 2013 ........................................................................................................ 7

1.15 1.16 1.17

V5.0 9 August, 2013 ..................................................................................................... 7 th V5.1 5 September, 2013 ............................................................................................... 7 th V5.11 24 September, 2013 ........................................................................................... 7

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Installation Instructions .......................................................................................................... 8 2.1 Pre-requisites ................................................................................................................ 8 2.2 Font Support – Windows XP ........................................................................................... 9 2.3 Installation and Activation ............................................................................................. 11 Running the Tools ............................................................................................................... 15 Reconstructed Tape .................................................................................................... 19 4.1 4.2 4.3

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1.3 1.4 1.5

Display Settings ........................................................................................................... 23 Reconstructed Tape Alert Settings ................................................................................ 27 Fonts and Colors ......................................................................................................... 28

Summary Tape ......................................................................................................... 29 5.1 Summary Tape Alerts................................................................................................... 32 5.2 Price Delta Divergence Alert ......................................................................................... 33 5.3 5.4 5.5

Iceberg Order Alert....................................................................................................... 35 Large Quantity Alert ..................................................................................................... 38 Alert Recommendations ............................................................................................... 40

5.6 Fonts & Colors ............................................................................................................. 40 5.7 Summary Tape with Depth ........................................................................................... 42 6 Dept h & Sales ............................................................................................................ 43 6.1 6.2 6.3

Current Trades ............................................................................................................ 45 Snapshot ..................................................................................................................... 46 Volume Profile ............................................................................................................. 47

6.4 6.5 6.6

Split Volume Profile ...................................................................................................... 48 Alert, Price Columns, Cent re Line ................................................................................. 49 Dept h/Snaps hot Histograms ......................................................................................... 50

6.7 6.8 6.9

Trade Column.............................................................................................................. 52 Moving/Resizing Columns ............................................................................................ 53 Parameter Settings ...................................................................................................... 54

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6.10 6.11

Appearance ................................................................................................................. 57 Shortcut Keys .............................................................................................................. 57

6.12 6.13 6.14

Trading Options ........................................................................................................... 59 Strength Meter Options ................................................................................................ 60 Buttons........................................................................................................................ 61

Strength Meter .................................................................................................................... 62 Trading from Depth & Sales ...................................................................................... 63 8.1 Trade Window ............................................................................................................. 64 8.2

Trading Cheat Sheets .................................................................................................. 66

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1 Release Notes 1.1

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V1.1 21 July, 2011. -

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o If the Bid moves up to the Ask and a trade occurs, it will be printed “At Ask” o If the Ask moves down to the Bid and a trade occurs, it will be printed “At Bid” Alerts added to the Summary Tape

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V1.2 28 August, 2011. -

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Bug fix - Euro/Russian number formatting “,” for decimal separator instead of “.” was causing the Reconstructed Tape to Fail Modifications to alerts to allow tuning of the alerts with minimum quantities Added the ‘large qty traded alert’ Fixed issue with strange characters on the alert window on Windows XP Performance enhancements in Reconstructed Tape when prints occur with consecutive price (price formatting logic skipped) st

V1.3 21 September, 2011. -

Re-issue large quantity alert when leaving the level (excluding audio/chart marker).

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Added chart markup of alert points. Added ability to set 2 audios for each alert (bearish/bullish) Added new audio files with voice describing alert. th

V1.4 10 November, 2011 -

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Changes to handle the situation where the inside bid = inside ask and trades go off. By default NinjaTrader tape paints these trades the same color as the last trade. In this release, we handle the situation as follows:

Released Depth & Sales th

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Summary Tape Depth was showing newer bid/ask values as you moved up through a level. It should have shown the bid/ask values at the time the last trade was submitted, not the resulting bid/ask values. Reconstructed Tape - "Sweep Ask"/"Sweep Bid" colors.

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Reconstructed Tape - Added a switch called "Print Mode" - this can be "All Trades" "BuyOnly" or "SellOnly". This request came from a customer and to be honest. What it allows you to do is to setup 1 tape that shows buy market orders and another that shows sell market orders. I mentioned this to Joel at Price Action Room and he liked the idea too. If you have 2 tapes side by side - one with buys, one with sells, it becomes easier to see which are faster/more aggressive.

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Reconstructed Tape - We have added 2 new optional fields to the tape - the inside bid size & the inside ask size. These will not appear by default. Summary Tape - You can now set spacing between columns on the Summary Tape as you can with the Recon Tape.

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Depth & Sales – Added a ‘Center All’ button. Click this and it will center all Depth & Sales windows that are running. Added so that the center line can be reset for correlated (or inversely correlated) instruments, making it easier to see if one leads. Summary Tape – Added Depth Multiplier for eSignal data users. With the eSignal feed, it gives depth info in lots of 100 for stocks but reports trades in actual quantity. This messes with the calculations for the alerts. Do not change this unless you are an eS ignal user trading stocks. th

V2.4 12 December, 2011 -

Fixed licensing issue in the new release Fixed screen shot in manual

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Added ‘auto focus’ to depth and sales so that buttons don’t appear to be double click. th

V2.5 11 January, 2012 -

Fixed “At Bid Background” issue where the color was not being saved on exit of Ninja Implemented the “Matching Algorithm”. See manual section on page 18 for details.

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V3.0 5th June, 2012

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Added “Block Trade Size” feature to Reconstructed Tape Removed ‘Sensitivity’ setting from Reconstructed Tape.

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Made the “CMESplit” option default for Reconstructed Tape. This was based on discussion with people at other exchanges who follow the CME methods of trade reporting. Fixed Column Spacing issue with Delta Column on Summary Tape

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Used embedded audio for alerts on Summary Tape. Many people had problems installing the audio files. There is no longer any need to install the audio files separately. You can still use your own audio files.

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Moved parameter settings to new window in Depth & Sales Highlight the inside levels on all columns in Depth & Sales Allow to move/resize columns with the mouse in Depth & Sales

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Added separate highlighting for Last Traded Price in Depth & Sales Allow the user to enter text directly into the Alert Column (reminders) Allow the user to save schemes of settings/colors that can be loaded on other instances of Depth & Sales. Schemes are stored in a file in your PC. Added shortcut keys for the buttons on Depth & Sales. Keys are F1-F6 Added a filter on the Snapshot Column to only display depth changes above a certain size.

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Added an option for Snapshot Style. This will change the way the snapshot is displayed for the inside bid/offer. Delta – Show amount of contracts pulled/added at the inside bid/offer Original – Show amount of contracts at the inside bid when it became inside. Added “Block Trade Size” feature to Reconstructed Tape Renamed all indicators to be prefixed JT_v3 th

V3.2 26 August 2012

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Fixed TT Feed issue. For those with a TT Feed and no historical data, the tools were waiting for a certain number of bars to paint before displaying anything. Changed Depth & Sales to reset at the start of each new session.

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Changed Summary Tape to reset at the start of each new session.

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Fixed display issue with Japanese Yen Futures. th

1.10 V3.3 10 September 2012 Changed iceberg algorithm for Eurex/thin markets. Previously, we had too many icebergs being reported as we moved up through the levels. Fixed issue where high would print but price color would not be applied on Depth & Sales

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Switched to new licensing service st

1.12 V4.0 1 March, 2013 -

Switched to new licensing service

Added trading interface Shortcut Key editor Changed Depth & Sales toolstrip buttons so that right click on the buttons performs operation on all open windows Enhanced Color Handling Added new “Block Trade” Size to allow coloring of block trades Added new alerts to Recon Tape – Block Trade trade alert Added “Display Duration” to Recon Tape – will remove trades older than this duration from the screen -

Added volume histogram to Depth & Sales Various stability enhancements to Depth & Sales Allow use of “page up/page down” keys on Depth & Sales

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Allow user to set scroll wheel sensitivity on Depth & Sales Fixed issue with “center all” not always aligning in Depth & Sales Allow schemes to be deleted in Depth & Sales

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Fixed issue with prices not being set to ‘traded’ on a rapid move Fixed font defaulting on Recon Tape & Summary Tapes Added “Reset on New Session” for Depth & Sales

1.13 V4.1 Depth & Sales -

Synched inside depth & current trades to refresh @ the same interval Added NO BS color scheme Changed default position of trade window – multi screens

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Made SIM version always static - DOM Added depth/snapshot histograms Added depth highlighting for large volumes

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Some columns wouldn’t work if other columns weren’t switched on Added “Close outstanding orders when position is closed” Fixed issue with some orders on CL not being selectable

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Improved inside bid/offer handling on Summary Tape Depth Recon Tape -

Added support for tick up/tick down colors th

1.14 V4.2 8 June, 2013 Depth & Sales Changed auto-center ticks from 15 to 20 for those without static DOM license Fixed issue with buttons on shortcut window not being visible Fixed issue with trade window/general window positioning where some windows could be outside the visible range Added support for rapid clicking the DOM/buttons for multiple orders Added support for DEMO accounts (IB Demo/Topstep Trader)

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Released Jigsaw Tools for OEC Trader/S5 Trader

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Improved performance of UI and in particular the bid/offer histograms Created settings windows for Recon Tape/Summary Tape Allowed filtering on Recon Tape in “all trades” mode

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Fixed issue with block trade alerts occasionally printing the wrong color th

1.16 V5.1 5 September, 2013 V5.0 Moved to NinjaTrader to match OEC version Fixed “Software Error” message that waspopping up when a bracket closed as trade in OEC trader Implemented new Strength Meter in Depth &Sales Performance improvements related to a reduction in unnecessary screen refreshing. For both local and VPN users th

1.17 V5.11 24 September, 2013 -

Double click on DOM was not placing multiple orders on rapid clicks

S2P not functioning correctly Column selection on Recon Tape not working for one customer – we couldn’t reproduce this but redesigned it to make it more intuitive. S5Trader/OEC Trader – exception being thrown after a disconnect and a reconnect Recon Tape/Summary Tape – exception being thrown on changing number of rows. Causing empty window on Ninja and exceptions on S5 Trader/OEC Trader off -

Depth & Sales volume profile not populating on S5Trader if the underlying chart has the profile

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Additional Line spacing removed from Recon Tape NinjaTrader - Recon Tape not working in replay mode

NinjaTrader - Orders cannot be moved in NT Direct version

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2 Installation Instructions 2.1

Pre-requisites The Jigsaw Trading tools have been developed on NinjaTrader 7.0.1000.5 and OEC Trader/S5 Trader version 3.5.10.0. NinjaTrader is supported on Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows 7. Please ensure you upgrade to this version before continuing on NinjaTrader. The tools can be run in either 64 bit or 32 bit mode NinjaTrader. Note that this manual presumes you have already been through the site and have an idea why the products exist. To keep things simple, this information will not be repeated here. For support – send an email to [email protected]

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Font Support – Windows XP To take advantage of certain performance enhancing features, the Jigsaw Tools make use of Unicode Fonts. On Windows 7, Unicode fonts are standard. On Windows XP, many fonts will not have Unicode support. If you attempt to use a font that does not support Unicode on Windows XP, then the display will be incorrect. If you would like to enable a wider range of fonts to use on XP, do the following: Click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options. Click the “Languages” tab and ensure that “Install files for East Asian Languages” is checked. You may be asked to insert your Windows XP CD during this process.

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Note that our software will default to “Arial Unicode MS” font on Windows XP. If you do not install the language pack, we recommend you use this font or “Lucida Sans Unicode”. If you select an incompatible font, the display will appear as follows.

With Windows 7 or Windows XP with the language pack installed, most fonts will work fine. If you have any problems at all with this, then please contact us and we’ll walk you through the correct setup.

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Installation and Activation Download the latest install files from the Jigsaw Trading website. Use the login credentials you used when signing up for the software. http://members.jigsawtrading.com/

Once logged in, you will see a link for the software downloads here:

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Click on “Product Downloads” for your platform of choice to get to the download page:

Download both files and save to your hard drive. Before proceeding with the installation please close your trading platform. To install, find the install file on your hard drive: NinjaTrader - “JigsawTradingNTV5.0.exe” OEC Trader - “JigsawTradingOECV5. 0.exe” Double click the file to install. The software is now installed and ready to be registered.

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Next find your license key this will have been emailed to you, but you can always go back and retrieve them from http://members.jigsawtrading.com/member To get the key(s) click on the “License Keys” button:

Note that the licenses for Depth & Sales Live are separate from the rest of the product. If you subscribe to live trading, you will need to enter the “Live Trading Subscription” key when prompted.

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Start your platform and add one of the indicators to a chart. You will then see the following message: (although the product name may be different):

Enter the license key for the product and press “Activate”

The installation is now complete.

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3 Running the Tools The tools communicate with the NinjaTrader and OEC Trader platform via indicators. To open one of the Jigsaw Windows, simply follow the same process you would with a regular indicator. NinjaTrader Open an intraday chart with the symbol you are interested in. Right Click anywhere in the chart and then click on “Indicators”

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You will see a list of indicators beginning with “JT_V5”.

JT_V5_DepthSales JT_V5_DepthSales_Live

– Depth & Sales – Depth & Sales Live Trading version

JT_V5_RTape JT_V5_STape

– Reconstructed Tape – Summary Tape

Note that you can add as many of our windows to a chart as you need

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S5 Trader/OEC Trader Open an intraday chart with the symbol you are interested in. Right Click anywhere in the chart and then click on “Indicators->JigsawTrading”

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You will then see a window that looks similar to this.

Click OK and the Jigsaw window will now appear. Note that you can add as many Jigsaw Windows to a chart as you need.

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4 Reconstructed Tape To modify the settings for the Reconstructed Tape, click the “Tools” Reconstructed Tape menubar. The following pane will appear:

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Always on Top Set to True to ensure the windows stays on top of all other windows. Number of rows Sets the number of rows to output to the display. Size Filter The number of contracts or shares to filter by. For example, with a filter size of 100 and a consolidation mode of “Large Trades”, you will see all trades of 100 contracts/shares or above. With a consolidation mode of “Small Trades” and a filter size of 100, you will see all trades below 100 contracts/shares. Note that you can also filter with a Consolidation Mode of “All Trades” but this will not reconstruct split trades. Block Trade If a very large trade prints, you might want to highlight that with different colors. The Block Trade Size allows you to specify the size of a trade that should be colored differently because it is exceptionally large. A value of zero will turn block trade colors off. Display Duration Number of seconds a trade should appear on the screen. For example, if set to 60, any trade older than 60 seconds will be removed from the screen.

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Consolidation Mode For various reasons, large trades are generally split into multiple smaller prints on the time and sales. Reconstructed Tape uses a proprietary algorithm to piece together large trades and report them on Time and Sales as a single print. The modes let us select the type of consolidation that will be done. The term ‘reconstructed’ is used to refer to the process of analyzing prints on the time and sales and determining if they are actually a single trade. Large Trades - This will cause trades to be reconstructed. In addition, it will also switch on filtering. Filtering involves looking at the size of the reconstructed trades and comparing them with the “Filter Size” setting. This option will show trades equal to or above the filter size. Small Trades - This will cause trades to be reconstructed. In addition, it will also switch on filtering. Filtering involves looking at the size of the reconstructed trades and comparing them with the “Filter Size” setting. This option will show trades below the filter size. These smaller trades will be reconstructed (i.e. multiple trades combined into a single print). Small Trades - This will NOT cause trades to be reconstructed. In addition, it will also switch on filtering. Filtering involves looking at the size of the reconstructed trades and comparing them with the “Filter Size” setting. This option will show trades below the filter size. These smaller trades will not be reconstructed; you will see the individual prints. All Trades – If you select this option, you will see all trades with no consolidation or filtering. The sensitivity has no impact on this option. This would be the same as a regular Time & Sales. The following table illustrates how the different modes work. In this example, we are presuming a filter size of 50. All trades in the same cell represent a trade that has been split up by the exchange/robots and is a candidate for reconstruction. Time & Sales

Consolidate Large Trades

Consolidate Small Trades

All Small Trades

All Trades

1334.25 10

1334.25 50

Not included – filtered out by size filter

Not included – filtered out by size filter

1334.25 10

Not included – filtered out by size filter

1334.50 49

1334.50 10

1334.50 10

1334.50 20 1334.50 19

1334.50 20 1334.50 19

1334.75 50

1334.75 50

Not included – filtered out by size filter

Not included – filtered out by size filter

1334.75 50

1335.00 45

Not included – filtered out by size filter

1335.00 45

1335.00 45

1335.00 45

1334.25 20 1334.25 10 1334.25 10 1334.50 10 1334.50 20 1334.50 19

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Print Mode The Print mode allows you to decide which ‘side’ to show. The options are: All Trades – Show all trades. Those that hit the bid and those that hit the offer. Buy Only – Show only trades that go off at (or above) the inside offer. These would be market buy orders. Sell Only – Show only trades that go off at (or below) the inside bid. These would be market sell orders.

This picture shows a “Buy Only” Tape next to a “Sell Only” tape. Using this format, it is very easy to compare the pace of buying against the pace of selling.

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Algorithm With version 2.5, we introduced the ability to choose the matching algorithm used. The CME splits trades in a very specific way. Because of this splitting, there is no need for people to employ order splitting robots in those markets. The existing algorithm caters for both the CME trade reconstruction and the robot split trade reconstruction. The options are as follows: Fuzzy – The matching will be as per versions prior to 2.5. This matching will handle both CME trade reconstruction and robot trade reconstruction. This algorithm is the more ‘fuzzy’ of the two and therefore may collect a few additional trades from time to time. CME Split – This algorithm is for reconstructing the trades split by the CME and other US Markets. In these markets the splitting of immediate orders is redundant as trades are split based on the limit orders they are filled against. We have been in touch with other exchanges (e.g. ICE) and it seems that they follow the CME in terms of trade reporting.

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Display Settings

Reverse High & Low Setting this to True will cause prints at the high or low of the day to have their colors inverted. Note that the Reconstructed Tape is attached to a chart. The chart has a Session Template that defines the open and closing times of a session. The Reconstructed Tape will follow your Session Template on the chart to decide when the session opened and will set low and high of the day according to that. Note that both trades at bid and ask are reversed. There are some differences between how our software handles trades at the high/low and how Ninja does it.

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NinjaTrader – assigns one color for the high and one color for the low. All prints at the low and high will be colored regardless of whether they hit the bid or the ask. Jigsaw – reverses the colors at the high and the low. In the above example, we can see that we hit a new low of 1336.50 at 09:48:00. At this point, the inside bid was 1336.50 and the inside ask was 1336.75. At 9:48:03, the inside bid ticked down to 1336.25 and the inside ask was 1336.50. We can see a green print at 1336.50 which is still the low of the day and 1336.25 hadn’t been traded yet. This functionality is different from NinjaTrader and that difference is intentional. The occasional green prints at the low of the day highlight the fact that price has ticked down but nobody is hitting that lower bid. Least Significant Digits This feature allows you to truncate the most significant part of the price. This enables you to focus on the parts of the price that change. For example: If Least Significant Digits was set to 4 and had a price of 1348.70 on the e-mini S&P Futures, it would be displayed as 48.70. -

If Least Significant Digits was set to 3 and had a price of 1.4819 on the Eurodollar Futures, it would be displayed as 819. This saves space but more importantly saves you from having to mentally ignore the unchanging portion and focus on what matters. It makes the tape a lot easier to read. Note that a setting of zero will prevent any reformatting of price.

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Tick Up/Down Coloring The normal mode of operation is to color trades that hit the offer one color and trades that hit the bid a different color. With “Tick Up/Tick Down” coloring, if the price traded is higher than the previous price then it will print with the “Tick Up” colors. All prints at the same price will also be green. If a print comes in at a lower price, then this will be colored red. High/Low from Session (NinjaTrader Only) The daily high and low is used to reverse the colors of the prints at the high and low of the day. This setting determines if the high and low of the day comes from the session template on the chart or from the daily highs and lows from your data provider. Set to true if you want the session template to determine the highs and lows or false if you want to use the daily high/low from your data provider. Your data provider will normally be giving you the day session high and lows. For highs and lows set based on the session templates. Consider the following session template:

Sunday 10pm → High and low would be set to value since Sunday 6pm Monday 8am → High and low would be set to value since Sunday 6pm Monday 10am → High and low would be set to value since Monday 9:30am Monday 6pm → High and low would be set to value since Monday 4:30pm Column Spacing The number of spaces to appear between columns Sweep Colors A ‘sweep’ or a ‘scoop’ occurs when a buyer buys up all the contracts offered on the inside offer. It also occurs when a seller sells all the contracts bid on the inside bid. This often ends up in moving Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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through that price, but not always. If you set “Use Sweep Colors” to true, then these sweep trades will be highlighted. In terms of things to look out for Consecutive price sweeps that do indeed move the price. For example, if someone sweeps the offer, price moves up, they sweep the next level and so on, this is strong buying pressure. Consecutive attempts to sweep price that do not move the price. For example, if someone hits the inside offer and price doesn’t move up, then they try again and price doesn’t move up, then someone is refreshing those offers (aka iceberg order). The odd sweep print here & there probably isn’t that significant. Sweep trades for 2 or 3 contracts aren’t significant. On the ES, seeing an offer of 300 get hit in one go is pretty aggressive, seeing 1000 get hit in one go is very aggressive. In those thicker markets where there is a lot of spoofing, it’s quite possible that one of these sweeps takes some contracts that were going to be pulled, leaving someone offside. -

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Here we can see a single (cyan) insignificant sweep on the buy side. On the sell side we can see 50.00 got hit with 55 contracts, 49.75 got hit with 42 and 49.50 got hit with 160. This is at 1:23 AM EST, good size for the time of day.

Column Positions The lower part of the Display Tab deals with adding/removing columns. To hide a column, drag the column name from the ‘Visible Columns” section to the “Hidden Columns” section and vice-versa to make a hidden column visible. The items in the “Visible Column” section can be moved up and down to change the order in which they appear. Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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Reconstructed Tape Alert Settings

Reconstructed Tape has alerts for block trades. There is one alert for block buy market orders and one for block sell market orders. Each alert has an audio alert, chart marker and can be shown as a market on the chart and in the respective alert window for the platform. NinjaTrader OEC Trader/S5 Trader

- NinjaTrader Control Centre -> File -> New -> Alerts - View -> Custom Indicators -> Log

Block Trade Alert Set to True to switch on block trade alerts. Note that Block Trade size is defined in the Block Trade Alert Marker Set to True if you would like a small square to appear on the chart when a block trade occurs. Block Buy Color Color of the block buy trade marker on the chart and the block trade alert text in the alert window. Block Sell Color Color of the block sell trade marker on the chart and the block trade alert text in the alert window. Block Alert Window Back Color (NinjaTrader only) Background color for block trade alerts in the NinjaTrader Alert window. Block Buy Alert Audio Audio file to play when a block buy market order is detected. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play. Block Sell Alert Audio Audio file to play when a block sell market order is detected. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play.

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Fonts and Colors

Allows you to set the colors used for the different elements on the Reconstructed Tape.

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5 Summary Tape The Summary Tape shows the current inside bid and inside ask at the top of the screen. It also shows the number of contracts/shares traded at those levels. On the right hand side is a running total of “Market Buy Orders minus Market Sell Orders”. This total is set to zero at: o Start of a new session o Opening a new Reconstructed Tape window o o

Re-starting Ninja Trader Clicking on the chart the Summary Tape is attached to and hitting F5.

This delta column should therefore be considered the “delta since I opened the window” and not “delta since the market opened”. The Summary Tape communicates with Ninja Trader via an Indicator. To open a new Summary Tape window, simply follow the same process you would with a regular indicator. When price moves out of an inside bid/ask area and into a new one, it will ‘print’ a new line. This line will by default be green if we ticked up out of the area and red if we ticked down out of the area.

The delta line will by default be green if delta has increased since the last summary tape line and red if it has decreased since the last summary tape line. The current inside bid/ask is always colored white as we are still in that area. The delta for the current inside bid/ask will be colored as we can identify that it is higher/lower than at the prior bid/ask level. The summary tape will scroll down when we move outside the current inside bid/ask. It does allow for the spread to widen without scrolling down. If the ask moves up or the bid moves down, we won’t create a new row. It is only if the bid moves up and a trade occurs or the ask moves down and a trade occurs that we will create a new row. This makes little difference on a liquid instrument but does prevent a lot of unnecessary rows being generated on less liquid instruments and stocks with large prices and spreads such as Apple. Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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To modify the settings for the Reconstructed Tape, click the “Tools” menubar. The following pane will appear:

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icon on the Summary Tape

Always on Top Set to True to ensure the windows stays on top of all other windows. Show Depth Set to True if you want to show the depth for the inside bid/offer on each line. Reset Delta Set to “True” to reset the Summary Tape, including the Cumulative Delta, at the start of each new session. Number of rows Sets the number of rows on the output display. Least Significant Digits This feature allows you to truncate the most significant part of the price. This enables you to focus on the parts of the price that change. For example: -

If Least Significant Digits was set to 4 and had a price of 1348.70 on the e-mini S&P Futures, it would be displayed as 48.70. If Least Significant Digits was set to 3 and had a price of 1.4819 on the Eurodollar Futures, it would be displayed as 819. This saves space but more importantly saves you from having to mentally ignore the unchanging portion and focus on what matters. It makes the tape a lot easier to read. Note that a setting of zero will prevent any reformatting of price. Column Spacing Sets the number of spaces between each column. Default is 1 space.

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Depth Multiplier (eSignal data users) The eSignal feed, it gives depth info in lots of 100 for stocks but reports trades in actual quantity. This messes with the calculations for the alerts. Do not change this unless you are an eSignal user trading stocks. If you use eSignal, set this to 100. Delta Type Sets the type of delta to be displayed. Setting the Delta Type to “Cumulative” will cause each summary tape row will show its own delta (market buys minus market sells) plus the delta of all other lines below it. If the Delta Type is set to “NonCumulative”, then each row will show its own delta only.

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Summary Tape Alerts

Alerts can be displayed two ways. Each alert has an audio alert, chart marker and can be shown as a market on the chart and in the respective alert window for the platform. NinjaTrader OEC Trader/S5 Trader

- NinjaTrader Control Centre -> File -> New -> Alerts - View -> Custom Indicators -> Log

It is essential to understand that these alerts do not represent buy and sell signals. We do default to blue and red for the alert colors but this does not mean that blue = buy and red = sell. For example, we have an iceberg alert. If the iceberg is on the offer side, you will see a red triangle. Still, if you watch the icebergs on the offer, you will notice that most often this does NOT hold t he market. That is not to say you can fade all icebergs. Alerts must be taken in context. Where do they appear in the grand scheme of things? Are we seeing a group of alerts of the same type at this point? Are we seeing icebergs and divergences and large quantity traded alerts all at the same time? For icebergs, the remaining quantity is worth noting. If you see 750 contracts traded against a 500 contract bid and there are 500 contracts left, it is more significant that if there are only 50 contracts left. Effectively at this stage, the iceberg is usually done when there are so few contracts remaining.

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Price Delta Divergence Alert

Switch on this alert if you want to be alerted when Price ticks up and cumulative delta ticks down Price ticks down and cumulative delta ticks up The alerts will appear as follows:

The numeric fields in the Alert are: Inside Bid Price, Contracts Traded at Bid, Contracts Traded at Ask, Inside Ask Price Alert Check this box to switch the alert on. Minimum Quantity This is the minimum quantity divergence that will trigger the alert. This is the minimum ‘delta’ between market buys and sells and not the minimum quantity traded. Minimum Qty

Market Buy Orders

Market Sell Orders

Delta

Alert Triggered?

600

1000

2300

-1300

Yes

600

798

600

198

No

600

1483

500

983

Yes

600

600

200

400

No

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Plot Check this box to switch chart markers on. Bullish Color A bullish divergence occurs when there are more trades at the bid than the offer but price ticks up. The default color for this marker is Cyan. Bearish Color A bearish divergence occurs when there are more trades at the offer but price ticks down. The default color for this marker is red.

In this example, we actually had that 1641 contracts hit the offer price of 1162.75 and 145 contracts hit the bid price of 1162.50. Despite the larger number of buy market orders hitting the offer, price still ticked down. There is obviously supply at this level Price Delta Divergence Bullish Divergence Alert Audio Audio file to play when a bullish delta divergence alert is triggered. This will occur when price ticks up even though delta ticked down. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play.

Price Delta Divergence Bearish Divergence Alert Audio Audio file to play when a bearish delta divergence alert is triggered. This will occur when price ticks down even though delta ticked up. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play. Price Delta Divergence Marker Set this to “True” if you would like the price divergence alert market to appear on the chart. When a divergence alert is issued, you will see a small circle on the chart.

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Iceberg Order Alert

Set to “True” if you want to be alerted when there is an iceberg order being executed. Note that the Iceberg Order will appear as follows:

Initial Limit Traded Curr Lmt

Number of contracts when this level became the inside bid. Number of contracts traded at this level so far Number of contracts remaining on limit orders on the inside bid

Note that iceberg detection works for both inside bid and inside ask. This alert will be displayed as soon as the iceberg is detected. More orders may be executed at the level after the alert is issued. Expect the number of orders on the Summary Tape to be different from those on the alert because of this. Alert Check to switch the alert on. Minimum Quantity Minimum quantity traded to trigger an Iceberg. Minimum Qty

Initial Limit Order Qty

Qty Traded

Alert Triggered

200

200

400

Yes

200

30

199

No

200

5000

5100

No

200

780

1300

Yes

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Plot Check this box you would like the iceberg alert market to appear on the chart. When an iceberg alert is issued, you will see: NinjaTrader - a small triangle on the chart. OEC Trader/S5Trader – a small arrow on the chart The markers print as an upward pointing arrow/triangle for icebergs at the bid and a downward pointing triangle for icebergs at the Ask. Bid Iceberg Color This color is used for the chart markers for icebergs on the bid. Ask Iceberg Color This color is used for the chart markers for icebergs on the ask. Bid Audio Audio file to play when the iceberg order alert is triggered and the iceberg is on the bid side. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play. Ask Audio Audio file to play when the iceberg order alert is triggered and the iceberg is on the ask side. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play.

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are the cases where you will see the accumulation/distribution continue. If on the other hand, you see 500 initial limit, 800 traded and just 2 remaining on limit, the chances are it’s about to move through the level. You need to see continuation of the trading at the level to then decide if someone is truly building a position there. If someone is building a long position with an iceberg, they need sellers to come in. This gives them someone to buy from and also builds stops above they can exit against. Do not expect to be able to buy when you see an iceberg on the bid and use a 1 tick stop. Very often, the will let the market come down a 4 or 5 ticks (on the ES) before driving it up through the stops with buy market orders. This action gives them more sellers who see the 4 or 5 tick drop as weakness.

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Large Quantity Alert

Set to “True” if you want to be alerted when there is a large quantity of contracts/shares being traded on either side. This alert will be displayed as soon as the large quantity is detected. More orders may be executed at the level after the alert is issued. Expect the number of orders on the Summary Tape to be different from those on the alert because of this.

Note that this alert will be issued twice. The first time, we will issue the alert (white in NinjaTrader) showing the current volume traded at bid and ask. When we tick up or down from this level, we will redisplay the alert (without audio) showing the final volume at the bid and ask. In the example above, we can see that we had market sell orders totalling 1000 or more hitting the bid on 3 separate occasions. The white alerts show the situation as we got to 1000 and the red alerts show the final outcome at that level. Alert Check to set alert on. Minimum Quantity Minimum quantity of contracts/shares traded before the alert is triggered.

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Plot Check if you would like the large quantity alert marker to appear on the chart. When a large qty alert is issued, you will see: NinjaTrader - a small diamond on the chart. OEC Trader/S5Trader - a small square on the chart Bid Color This color is used for the chart markers for large quantity traded at the bid. Ask Color This color is used for the chart markers for large quantity traded at the ask. Bid Audio Audio file to play when a large volume of contracts hits the bid. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play. Ask Audio Audio file to play when a large volume of contracts hits the ask. Set to None, the default audio or click custom to select your own audio file to play.

Here we see large volumes hitting the bid. The bidders are not trying to hold the market here.

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Alert Recommendations

Here are some guidelines for the alert settings to start you off. Markets change and so these settings should change with them. Start off with smaller numbers, so that you have too many alerts generated. You can then look at these alerts and the actual summary tape to evaluate better values. So for instance if you put in a large traded quantity of 100 but you see 1 message a minute but only 3 messages in an hour were over 500, you might want to try a setting of 500. Of course, the other approach is just to increase the value until the quantity of alerts is something you are comfortable with. Alert Setting

ES

6E

CL

Price Divergence Alert Min Qty

600

30

30

Iceberg Alert Min Qty

300

40

40

Large Qty Alert Min Qty

1500

100

50

5.6

Fonts & Colors

Font Allows you to set font and font size for the display Colors Foreground and background colors can be chosen for the various print conditions. This affects different parts of the output in different ways. Time, Price, Volume columns – The top row will always be colored with the “Current” Foreground color (by default this is white text on black background). When price leaves the current bid/ask level, if it moves higher, we will color the Time, Price and Volume columns with the “Up Tick” Foreground color and move the line down one row. If it moves lower, we will color the Time, Price and Volume columns with the “Down Tick” Foreground color and move the line down one row. Delta Column – If delta is higher than the previous row (the one below it), it will take the foreground color from the “Up Tick” Foreground. If not, it will take its color from the “Down Tick” Foreground.

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Note that the Time, Price & Volume columns may be colored differently from the delta. If price ticks up but delta is lower, you will see green Time, Price & Volume columns but a red delta.

Columns Left to Right: Time, Inside Bid Price, Volume Traded at Inside Bid, Volume Traded at Inside Ask, Inside Ask Price, Delta.

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Summary Tape with Depth If you switch on the “Show Depth” setting for summary tape, the screen will appear as follows: As with most of our products, actually watching them makes a lot more sense than any wordy explanation we can put here.

. We can see the volumes at the inside bid & ask as well as the trades going off against them. This will of course help in spotting iceberg orders. Another way to use this is as follows:

In this case, we have a small window showing activity at the current level. This is achieved by setting the Number of Rows to 1 and increasing the font. A few of our users have mentioned that they miss the bid/ask qty at the top of the regular tape. Using the new version of Summary tape in this way, gives a much better view of the current level than the regular Time & Sales did. In this case, we recommend positioning it above your time & sales or regular Summary Tape. Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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Depth & Sales The Depth and Sales is a Depth of Market tool with a number of unique features. As the name implies it is a combination of Depth of Market (DOM) and Time & Sales. You can see actual trading alongside the depth so that you can get a good idea of the gameplay that is occurring with limit order placement vs actual trades hitting the orders. You can see orders being pulled/stacked at all levels of depth. In addition to this we show as many levels of depth as your data feed allows, not just the five displayed by Ninja. The Depth & Sales shows volume profile, order depth, order stacking/pulling all alongside actual trade execution. Depth The Depth itself is shown in a fairly standard format. It is highlighted in the following picture by the white arrows.

We have depth for bids & offers as well as a total field (yellow in this picture) to show total depth for the displayed levels. The amount of depth you display is optional and limited only by the amount of depth your data provider sends. For currency futures such as the 6E, this is normally 5 levels. For index futures such as the ES, NQ you should see 10 level s of Depth.

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By default, we highlight the inside bid and offer depth rows. As an alternative to this, you can highlight depth over a certain quantity. Here is higlihting of depth over 2000 contracts:

This highlighting can be set in the Bid Depth and Ask Depth appearance settings tabs.

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Current Trades The Centre columns shows the number of contracts traded against the inside bid and ask “This time around”. Note that these columns can be cleared in a number of different ways. We have 4 icons that handle clearing these columns:

Dustbin Icon (F3) – clears the Current Trades column for all prices (also clears the split volume profile). Left click performs the operation for this window, Right click performs it for all open Depth & Sales windows. Brush Icon (F4) – clears the Current Trades column for all prices (does not clears the split volume profile). Left click performs the operation for this window, Right click performs it for all open Depth & Sales windows. Up Arrow Icon (F5) – clears Current Trades colum for all prices above the inside ask. This is useful after a move down. As we move back up, we can clear the current trades columns to make the move up easier to read. Left click performs the operation for this window, Right click performs it for all open Depth & Sales windows. Down Arrow Icon (F6)– clears Current Trades colum for all prices below the inside bid. This is useful after a move up. As we move back down, we can clear the current trades columns to make the move down easier to read. Left click performs the operation for this window, Right click performs it for all open Depth & Sales windows.

In this example we can see 90 contracts have traded at 1317.75 and 0 contracts have traded at 1318.00. When this 1317.75/1318 became this inside bid/offer, we reset the number of trades here and started to accumulate them So, if we leave a price and come back to it, the qty of contracts in these columns is reset. There is an exception to this. If we leave a price for a short period of time and come back to it, then we do not clear the traded quantities. By default that ‘short period of time’ is set to 2500 milliseconds (2.5 seconds). The idea is that we show the number of contracts to push through the level but it often leaves a level for just a short amount of time and comes back to it. In that case, we don’t consider it to have really left. In the above example, we can see that we had 12 contracts hit the bid at 1318.25 before it ticked down, we then saw 62 contracts hit the bid at at 1318 before it ticked down once more and then 90 contracts at 1317.75 before it ticked down again. In this time Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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there was very little buying at market. This market is fairly weak, so it’s no surpise we carried on down. Here is the picture a few minutes later: The inside bid and inside offer are white background by default. The yellow background on the ‘90’ at 1317.75 indicates that this was the last traded price.

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Snapshot The snapshot column gives us more info on the pulling and stacking of limit orders. It shows the change in the qty of limit orders at that level since we inside bid/offer last moved up or down.

If we look at the bid side, we can see that: 48 contracts have been pulled from the insided bid (1317.25) 4 contracts have been added to the next bid (1317) 35 contracts have been pulled from the next bid (1316.75) and so on. On the offer side, we can see that 94 contracts have been added to the inside offer (1317.50) 38 contracts have been pulled from the next offer (1317.75) 20 contracts have been added to the next offer (1318) and so on. The above example is pretty insignificant, the amount of pulling/stacking(adding) is small. There are times when the stacking and pulling is significant and does tip you off to where the market is heading. Obviously, what is significant differs by market. For the inside bid, there are two ways you can have the snapshot appear: Delta – show the net changes to the limit orders, taking into account what has actually traded. Original – Simply show the qty of limit orders when this price became the inside bid or offer. The number of levels of snapshot can be set by the user or the snapshot can be removed. Copy right 2013, Jigsaw Trading, Bangkok, Thailand

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Volume Profile There volume profile shows the number of trades executed at each level. There are two types of profile available. Consolidated Profile

This profile shows total number of contracts traded at each level. If you choose to, you can have the Depth & Sales populate the Consolidated Volume Profile at startup. This will be done based on the Session Template on the chart that Depth & Sales is attached to.

In this case, the session template is “CME US Index Futures ETH” which is the extended session including the overnight Globex session. With this session template in use the volume profile will be populated based on the trades since 16:15 the previous evening.

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Split Volume Profile The Split profile shows the total number of trades at the bid and offer separately for each price. Unfortunately, with this type of profile it is not currently possible to populate t he profile with the sessions’ data when you open Depth & Sales.

The Split Volume Profile is cleared by left clicking pressing the button to clear for all open windows.

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Alert, Price Columns, Centre Line

The alert column is on the far left. It is optional and like all other columns can be moved. In this case we see 2 alerts. “Open” at 1490.75, “YC” at 1489.25. These are simply reminders we can put in at a price level of interest. If you normally draw levels on the chart but trade off the DOM, you may miss the chart levels if you are focused on the DOM action. I like to mark off Yesterdays High and Low (I use YH, YL) as well as the overnight High & Low (I use OH, OL). The system will automatically put in “Open” at the opening price too. To key in comments in this column, simply click on the column and enter the text. The price column is the fourth column from the left. Colours are user-definable but in this case we have: Last Traded Price – Black on yellow. Price Traded This Session – White on Dark Grey. Price Not Traded This Session – White on Black. At a glance we can see that we last traded 1490.50 and that 1491.50 is the high of the day. The centre line is the black line between 1490.25 and 1490.50. Again, this is optional. When you Left click the centre button this line will be painted in above the inside bid after centering. This is useful in correlated markets. If you are showing DOM for correlated markets, you can centre the DOMs and then you will be able to see at a glance if one market is moving ahead after you re-centred them. Right click on the centre button will center all windows.

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Depth/Snapshot Histograms Histograms are available which show both the depth and the pulling/stacking. This is for people that are more ‘visually’ inclined.

As you can see there is a “thicker” histogram which spans the full height of the cell. There is also a smaller histogram that covers roughly a third of the cell. The thicker histogram represents the size of the depth. In this example we have red for offers and blue for bids. The thinner histogram represents the amount added/pulled from the depth since we got to this level (same as the snapshot columns). In the above example it is blue for adding contracts and red for pulling contracts. So we can see that they are pulling contracts from the offer and adding contrats to the bid.

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These Colors can be set here:

Note that the histograms may be switched on/off independently and ths histogram can be right or left justified. As we put this in the same column as the alerts, the histogram bars are transparent. You can set the level of transparency with the sliders next to the color setting.

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Trade Column

The second column from left is the trade column that shows any outstanding orders.

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Moving/Resizing Columns

To move a column, place the cursor in the top row of that column and click the left mouse button. The cursor will change to the “hand” tool as below:

Keep your finger on the mouse button and move the column to the place you’d like it to be. To resize a column, put the cursor to the right side of the column you’d like to resize (again, in the top column), then left click until you see the resize cursor.

Then simply keep your finger on the mouse and drag to resize the column

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Parameter Settings

To get to the parameter settings window, click the toolkit icon window. The parameters window will then appear:

at the top of the Depth & Sales

Always On Top Sets the window to always be at the front, no other window can be placed in front of Depth & Sales if this is set. Reset on New Session Check if you want to reset the Depth & Sales (trades, current trades, volume profile) when a new sesson starts. eSignal Equity Mode eSignal sends through depth in lots (100’s) but trades come through in units. If you are using eSignal to trade equities, then set the Equity mode on and it will multiply the depth on the screen by 100 so that the trades and depth are on the same scale. Center Line Check if you want the center line displayed. Auto Center & Auto Center Ticks If auto centre is checked, then Depth & Sales will automatically re-centre if the price moves the defined number of ticks away from the current centre. My personal preference is for Auto Center set to 10 ticks. Note that Auto Center can not be unchecked unless you have a license to static DOM in Ninja. Market Depth

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The number of levels of depth to display. Note that the amount of depth depends on your data provider. With Kinetick, you get 10 levels of depth for the ES and 5 levels for the 6E. Snapshot Depth The number of levels of snapshot information to display. Again, the amount of levels you can display is down to your data provider. Snapshot Filter The minimum snapshot size to see. In the above example it is set to 100. Any changes to the depth less than that will not appear. If someone adds 100 contracts or more to that level, you will see the number in the snapshot column. If someone pulls 100 contracts or more from that level, you will see 100 in the snapshot column. Snapshot Style The type of snapshot to display for the inside bid & inside offer: Delta – show total changes, how much pulling or stacking. Original – show the original value when the level became the inside. Alert Colimn, Volume Profile Column, Bid Profile Column, etc… Allows you to switch columns on and off. Clear Trades Timer When we leave a price and return to it later, the Current Trades value is reset. If we just move out of the area for a very short period – for example we tick up and it immediately ticks down, we will not clear the Current Trades. This setting defines how much time we can spend outside an area before clearing it when we return. This is an advanced setting. Our recommendation is to leave this at 2500 milliseconds (2.5 seconds). Print Outliers Set to True if you want to process trades that are below the inside bid or above the inside offer. Scroll Wheel Sensitivity Defines how many rows the Depth & Sales windows moves up & down when the mouse scroll wheel is used. Use a higher number for thinner, more volatile markets.

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Update Interval & Update Interval Prints The data feed for market depth can be updated thousands of time a second. This is much more than a human can read. Most PCs have the capacity to process that many depth messages in memory but the graphics adapters become a bottleneck. If we pushed every change to the screen, this would cause a performance hit. What we do is to post the depth to the screen in the following circumstances: -

When the inside bid or ask moves up or down

-

If the inside bid or ask does not move, we post the depth at regular intervals.

The preset interval is 200 milliseconds. This means depth is updated 5 times a second AND whenever the inside bid/ask moves up or down. If you are having performance issues on an older PC, one solution is to set this to a higher interval. Update Interval Prints - This setting tells us how many prints to the current trades column we allow between intervals. Again, everything is processed in memory, so no trade data is lost. The default setting is 20. This means we will update the Current Trades columns 20 times per interval. If there are more than 20 trades, these will be pushed to the screen at the next interval. Again, you can set this to a higher number but there is no point in setting it too high because you will not be able to absorb the data and it could cause a potential bottleneck. Of course if the inside bid/ask moves, any remaining current trades will be pushed to the screen before we move to the new level. On my trading PC (an i7 with 8gb RAM), I set the Update Interval to 20 milliseconds without any performance impact. I do not change the Update Interval prints setting. If you put Ninja/IB (TWS) and Jigsaw DOMs next to each other it will be noticable that the Jigsaw DOM is updating ahead of the other two. There is no benefit in reducing the interval to 1. It is not necessary to see the changes each millisecond. When the changes are coming through that quickly, you will not be able to read them anyway. The Ninja DOM appears to be updated about every 500 milliseconds/half a second. If you put the Jigsaw/Ninja and IBs TWS DOMs next to each other, you will see that the Jigsaw DOM is noticably ahead of the others. If any of this is unclear, simply leave the settings at their defaults. All information will be displayed and you will not notice any delays when comparing with any other DOM on the market. Order Quantity Step You can use the up & down buttons on the trade column and the trading window to change qty. The Order Qty step defines how much the qty moves up & down when using the up & down buttons. For example, if you trade stocks, you probably want to set this to 100 or 1000.

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6.10 Appearance

This section lets you set the font and color scheme for the various parts of the screen. Note that you can click “Save As” and enter the name of a “Display Scheme”, This will save your colour settings in a file and then you will be able to select that scheme from any Depth & Sales window to rec all your favorite setting. You can also delete schemes.

6.11 Shortcut Keys

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This allows you to set shortcut keys for all major buttons & operations on the Depth & Sales.

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6.12 Trading Options Trading options are here. Currently there is only one option

Close Outstanding Orders When Position is Closed This is for people that like to bracket their orders but either don’t have access to OCOs or find them cumbersome to use. With this checked, when a position is closed, all outstanding orders on that instrument will also be closed. This is especially useful on thin instruments like CL where the order might be above/below what you see on the screen and where there is a chance of forgetting they are there.

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6.13 Strength Meter Options The strength meter has the following options:

Reset On New Position – If checked, this will cause the strength meter to reset when a new position is opened. This does not cause a reset when you add to a position, just when you go from flat to long/short a position. Reset On Close Position – If checked, this will cause the strength meter to reset when a position is closed. Active Only When Position is On – If checked, will cause strength meter to go inactive when you are Flat and become active when you are filled on a new position. Reset On New Session- If checked, will reset at the start of a new session.

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6.14 Buttons The following buttons are available on the Depth & Sales window.

Centre Icon – Re-centres the Depth & Sales around the current inside bid/ask. Dustbin Icon – clears the Current Trades columns and Volume Profile for all prices. Brush Icon – clears the Current Trades column for all prices. Up Arrow Icon – clears Current Trades colum for all prices above the inside ask. This is useful after a move down. As we move back up, we can clear the current trades columns to make the move up easier to read. Down Arrow Icon – clears Current Trades colum for all prices below the inside bid. This is useful after a move up. As we move back down, we can clear the current trades columns t o make the move down easier to read. Exclamation Icon – Clears all alerts from the alert column Arm Icon – Opens the Strength Meter Toolkit Icon – Opens the parameter settings window. Dollar Icon – Opens the trading window Note that the first 6 buttons can be clicked or the F1->F6 keys used to initiate them from the keyboard. Note that the first 6 buttons can be left clicked (perform for this window), or right clicked (perform for all windows).

On the right of the Depth & Sales there is also a lock/unlock icon operations from the main Depth & Sales window.

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7 Strength Meter The Strength Meter is a visual tool to show the proportion of sell market to buy market orders.

The strength meter can be displayed horizontally or vertically. The colors on the strength meter match the colors set for the bids and offers on the Depth & Sales. In the above example, we see white text on red background representing Sell Market orders that have hit into the Bid. We see white text on blue background representing Buy Market orders that have hit into the offer. The Strength Meter can either reset manually by clicking the “R” button as well as through reset options available in the Depth & Sales setting screens. The Strengh Meter can be flipped from vertical to horizontal and back by clicking the “T” button.

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8 Trading from Depth & Sales Trades can be placed from the Depth & Sales. There are two versions of Depth & Sales: NinjaTrader JT_v5_DepthS ales

– Allows SIM trading only

JT_V5_DepthSales_Live

– Allows Live trading - Licensed separately

OEC Trader/S5 Trader DepthSales V5 Depth Sales Live V5

– Allows SIM trading only – Allows Live trading - Licensed separately

For regular versions of NinjaTrader, it will be necessary to enable the AT Interface before it will allow you to place trades. Go to NinjaTrader Control Center, File Menu

Ensure that “AT Interface” is checked and that “Global Simulation Mode” is not checked. Note that if you do not see the “AT Interface” option, you are using the NTDirect edition of NinjaTrader and you do not need to enable the AT Interface. Note that depending on your account with Ninja, some features may not be enabled. OCO – is only enabled on full versions ATM Strategies - are only supported on full versions To open the trade window, click the “$” icon on the main Depth & Sales window.

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Note that the last 2 pages of this manual contain “Cheat Sheets” for the Trade Window and Depth & Sales main window.

8.1

Trade Window

Note that the cheat sheet describes what each of the buttons do but here is a brief explanation. On the left we have the instrument, account number and current position. +5 above indicates we are long 5 contracts. To the right, we have 5 quantity buttons and the order quantity. If you left click a quantity button, it will put that quantity in the order quantity field. If you right click a quantity, you can edit the quantity for the button itself. Also, if you click the current position, it will put that quantity in the order quantity field. The order type is to the right. For Auto, it will decide if you want a stop or limit order depending on the price you click on the depth columns ladder. The next set of buttons allow you to execute orders (orders can also be entered by clicking the depth columns)/ The buttons are buy market, sell market, buy at the inside ask price, sell at the inside bid price, buy (join) the inside bid price, sell (join) the inside ask price. S2P – This buttons switches S2P on/off. If S2P is on, when you click a price in the price column, all stop orders will move to that price. L2P – This buttons switches L2P on/off. If L2P is on, when you click a price in the price column, all limit orders will move to that price. OCO – This button switches OCO on/off. IF OCO is on, when you enter 2 orders, one will be cancelled when the other one is filled. This cancel feature might be done by your broker or by Ninja, depending on whether your broker supports OCOs or not. ATM Strategy. If ATM Strategy is enabled, the strategy will be attached to your orders. Note there are some limitations on ATM Strategies through the AT Interface. We will only allow an ATM Strategy to be attached to an order if it creates a position. Once you have a position on, you cannot send an ATM Strategy with the order. FLAT – This will close any open position for the current instrument/account and cancel any outstanding orders. CANC – This will cancel any outstanding orders for the current instrument/account but note close any open position.

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Trading from the Depth & Sales Window

Note that the cheat sheet describes what each of the columns do but here is a brief description. We have 4 columns that are used to manage orders: Trade Column – used to edit/cancel orders Price Column – used to move orders Depth Columns – used to place orders Trade Column – you can right click an order in the trade column to cancel an order. If you left click, then you can edit the quantity by either typing in a new number or clicking the up/down icons. Once you finish editing you can click Enter to confirm or Esc to cancel the edit OR you can use the icons next to the up/down icons to OK or cancel the edit. Note that by default sell orders are red, buy orders are blue. “L” is used for Limit orders “S” for a Stop order and “SL” for a Stop Limit order. Price Column – This shows the current position (blue or red). It is also the column used to move orders. To move an order just left click in the price column where an existing order is and click on the new price. Depth Columns – Click in the depth columns to place an order. Use the Bid column for buy orders and the Ask column for sell orders. Note that if you use order Type “Auto” it will submit a limit order to buy if the price you click is above the inside ask. In the above example, it will automatically create a limit order if you click the bid at 1491 or below and a stop order if you click above 1491.

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Trading Cheat Sheets

The following 2 pages contain the trading cheat sheets. These are also available on: http://www.jigsawtrading.com/wp-cont ent/uploads/2013/02/CheatSheet1.png (Trading Window) http://www.jigsawtrading.com/wp-cont ent/uploads/2013/02/CheatSheet2.png (Main Window)

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