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Understanding the History of TPO Profile Charts: Time Based Charting

Posted by Tradovate on January 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM


Let’s start with a little background on what TPO charts, and where the letters and numbers came from that make up the TPO Profile charts. On the trading floor, when the traders were in the pit and they had a trading card, each half-hour was called a bracket and when they traded, they would have to write down the letter of the bracket that the trade occurred in. So, each letter was very specific to a half-hour time frame and that's how the letters became the building blocks for the TPO charts.  

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Micro E-Mini Futures

Posted by Tradovate on May 2, 2019 at 9:04 AM



Finally,  a Micro E-mini product that is right-sized by the CME Group that will be 1/10th the size of the classic  E-mini futures contracts that are geared specifically for the retail trader. The new Micro E-mini will be for the four major indices, S&P 500, NASDAQ-100, Russel 200 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. There are so many reasons this makes sense and is long overdue; let's take a look at some of these reasons.


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Two Factor Authentication - Protect Your Trading Account

Posted by Tradovate on August 13, 2018 at 4:31 PM


Trading futures  involves  assessing and trying to eliminate unnecessary risks to give your trading the best opportunity to profit. Futures traders often spend hours on technical analysis, the best time of day to trade, volume analysis, money management and much more to try to and gain an edge. All of these are prudent as they potentially lower risk.

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Holiday Weekends - Time for Rest, Relaxation and Market Replay

Posted by Tradovate on March 29, 2018 at 10:19 AM


Tradovate’s Market Replay allows traders to play back a previous trading session to watch the market action using Tradovate’s charts and quotes. Plus, it can facilitate simulated trades using Tradovate’s DOM, chart trading, order ticket, and third-party add-on tools. The playback function uses unfiltered tick data and provides full market depth, so traders can see exactly what was happening with every tick in the limit order book when the market moved and trade it.

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Managing Volatility with Multiple Bracket Orders

Posted by Tradovate on June 23, 2017 at 8:57 AM




Tradovate's Multiple Brackets allow traders to manage orders with up to ten unique profit and stop levels.

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