How to read LEVEL II

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Old May 27, 2003, 10:26am   #1
 
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Question How to read LEVEL II

Hi people,

I am just wondering how level2 data can be used to make decisions to buy or sell a particluar stock. I have access to it, but have not really used it much. Are there any websites which could explain its usage and advantages?

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Old May 27, 2003, 11:24am   #2
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Hi Atf130,

UK level 2 is different to Nasdaq level 2 direct access.The UK being light years behind the Nasdaq.

Although i know traders who have done extremely well using UK level 2 to define turning points,their world really explodes when they see and understand how Nasdaq level 2 works.

Lets say we see a nice opening gap on a Nasdaq stock.You may very well like to close it but when do you take your position?and in a fast moving market how are you going to manage it correctly.Can you really feel comfortable when you are not 100% sure how you're trading platform will respond to all this movement and at what price you're system will give you when you want to enter or exit?

Step forward Nasdaq level 2.Traders here can see when the move will start before it appears on a chart and respond to that move quicker than any other trading platform with an array of different orders that will give them the best possible fills.

The direct access part is an art in its self,giving the trader even more control over his position.Lots of people in the UK dont understand its benefits and dismiss it.Because it is so good US day traders use it for scalping,however its benefits are so great that other styles of traders use it for all their entries and exits because it gives them such an edge.

When i demonstrate it to chart readers they stop looking at the chart and their eyes are fixed on the level 2 screen,then i say,hey i thought you were a chart reader? Their response is to smile,because for the first time they now know what real time trading really is.

The best UK site to get info on Nasdaq level 2 direct access trading is right here on trade 2 win,with a course on the subject being offered on the home page.
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Old May 27, 2003, 12:02pm   #3
 
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atf130 started this thread naz many thanks for the info, very interesting stuff.
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Old May 27, 2003, 12:14pm   #4
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afternoon naz

out of interest how many hours of coaching would it take to gain a reasonable income each week (say 3%).considering I only have very basic knowledge of level 2.
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Old May 27, 2003, 2:13pm   #5
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hello Naz etal,

very interesting post. What platform are you using for level 2?
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Old May 27, 2003, 5:33pm   #6
 
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The best bid and ask price from each registered NASDAQ® market participant.


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