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Identifying Trade Setups Using TPO Profile Charts: Value Area Setup

Posted by Tradovate on February 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM


As you analyze TPO Profile Charts there are some important things to note that you can use for trading throughout the day, but you need to ensure you understand the bigger picture first. You should have a view of what the market is trying to do. And is it doing a good job of it?  


 You want to understand how the value was today compared to yesterday.  So as the day is progressing, is the value higher or lower or is it overlapping?  
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Start Small: Active Traders Can Leverage Micro E-mini Options Webinar

Posted by Tradovate on February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Expand How You Trade Micro E-minis



This is a must-see webinar for futures traders.  Learn how you can leverage the liquidity of the futures market with 1/10th of the cost of standard contracts with Micro Mini Options.  They can help you add control over the risk/reward ratio of your investment, manage risk with a choice of option expirations and expand your trading strategies.  David Lerman, Director of Education at CME Group will walk you thought how active traders can use these instruments to round out their trading strategy.


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Discover What Volume Profile & Volume Point of Control is in TPO Profile Charts & How To Use It

Posted by Tradovate on February 2, 2021 at 10:15 AM


“Price advertises, Time regulates and Volume confirms or rejects opportunities”  Quote - Jim Dalton 


Next to the TPO Profile is a Volume Profile and that's something you may or may not be familiar with. Here we have it set side by side and we do that for contrast so we can see volume as well as TPO profile. The one with letters is the TPO Profile and that is time-based, whereas the other profile is the volume profile and that is built based on how much volume is trading at each price. 


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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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