Trade 211: Trade Psychology

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(under construction)

Teaching Guide

Psychological Warfare (no, really)

Popular Methods

  • parallel order sniping
    • one small-volume market order to bait snipers
    • primary high-volume market order to blitz
  • mass volume orders
    • less work to unload volume
    • can discourage market entry until volume goes down
    • encourages sniping, though it really has little effect
    • you can drive the market to smaller margins
    • can be identified as a major marketer
  • small volume orders
    • less conspicuous, may discourage sniping
    • not identified as a major marketer
    • more work over time
  • coerced buyouts
    • works only when margin is very wide
    • cuts into your own profits, the bigger the bait the more it cuts out
    • may not bite
    • very fast sell if it works, SEP
  • market cornering
    • requires a HUGE amount of capital
    • very high risk
    • chance of very high profits if successful

Hints, tips, and best practices

  • it is difficult to single-handedly kill the market
    • but it can be done, if only temporarily
    • but there's not much point
  • +/- 0.01 will maximize your profits
    • +/- 0.02 or 0.03 can give you a bit of leeway for accidents
  • forced math farts
    • example: Sell Order for 10,000.01 may force someone to set for 10,000.02
  • attempts to force out of market usually fail