How to Add a Standard Order Book to Bookmap™

By wtl
Order Book in Bookmap

Working with an Order Book is essential for a deep understanding of the market or markets we are trading. It supports our daytrading by providing essential information because it helps us to survive every day in trading your markets, either we trade Future, Stocks or Forex. DOM Bookmap Order Book

Information like:

  • Buying or Selling Pressure
  • Order Book Imbalances
  • Pulling or Stacking of traded orders
  • Refreshed trading volume
  • Traded Volume at levels of interest
  • Deep insight of the order flow
  • Seeing and adopting the information to the historical chart

Standard DOM

When I realised the advantages of a DOM  my education begun with Jigsaw Trader as an add on for Ninjatrader 7. Needless to say that at the beginning it wasn’t easy to understand and grasp what these numbers are all about. The real meaning of BID and ASK, etc. It was stress to follow the Order Book when I was trading Nasdaq, Oil or Forex pairs like EUR/USD futures because numbers are flickering and moving too fast to follow and it seems that an Order Book doesn’t make sense at all.

Jigsaw Daytradr

Jigsaw Daytradr

Hold on! Have a look at high liquidity instruments like ES, ZB, ZN, ZF, ZS etc. These instruments for example are providing vital information about the current and future state of the market. That is a valuable information you won’t miss the more you study it.

Advantages of DOM Usage

Most traders do not use the DOM for several reasons. The most mentioned reason is that the DOM is of no help when it comes to real trading. Additional arguments come in place like: difficult to read, demanding, too fast, DOM is anyway a “part of the price ladder” and so on.

An advantage of having and observing a DOM on Bookmaps workspace is evident:

Bookmap™ translates the Order Book information to it’s graphical workspace! 

This is much easier to read than staring at numbers and watching them flickering.

Let me help you to setup a standardized DOM in Bookmap™ in few fast steps:

  1. Download my Bookmap Workspace Definition File [email protected]
  2. Open a Chart in Bookmap™
  3. Leave everything as it is on your chart
  4. Click your right mouse button anywhere on the Bookmap™ chart
  5. A Menu opens
  6. Select and click on “Chart Settings”
  7. New submenu opens with options to “Load from File” and “Save to File”
  8. Select “Load from File”
  9. Given you have stored the downloaded file to your Windows Desktop
    1. Select the downloaded file from the Windows Desktop and confirm with “OK”
  10. As the file is loaded your workspace will adjust immediately to the predefined settings.
  11. If you have more then one chart open, you can use “Inherit Chart Settings from…” to easily adjust every chart with your origin one.
DOM Comparison Jigsaw with Bookmap

Standard DOM Comparison Jigsaw with Bookmap

Standard Limit Order Book in Bookmap™

That’s it! DOM Bookmap Order Book

Video

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Become a sustainably profitable trader

Join my seminar: “Contrary Trading with Bookmap™ – Basics and Execution”, or if you prefer to learn at your own pace, take my Online Course.   Together we will go in depth how to utilize the Order Book and it’s real time information for your trading decisions. We will elaborate on how to recognize when a move comes to an end and we’ll utilize this knowledge to our advantage – either to go against the crowd or exiting our positions in time. At the end of the seminar you will understand WHAT the market is doing and WHY! 

Leave your suggestions in the comments below! DOM Bookmap Order Book

Additional Informational and Supportive Bookmap™ Sources:
Bookmap Forum
Bookmap Wiki
Bookmap Forum at OptimusFutures

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