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Frequently Asked Questions

We have collected the most frequently asked questions about this service below. Please click on the table of contents to be taken to the correspondenting item.

Is it technical or fundamental analysis?

www.TradingPhysics.com takes technical analysis to the next level by looking beyond simple price and volume history, deeper into the underlying forces that drive them. Unlike traditional technical analysis limited to historical volume and price information, www.TradingPhysics.com helps you analyze the entire order book and order flow. Access to the entire array of orders for any traded stock provides the ability to obtain a much deeper insight into what actually drives equity prices.

What can I do with it?

You can discover specific patterns of market behavior by analyzing stock orders and their history of execution/cancellation over time. Our team has been researching such patterns since late 1990-s when the data feeds became available from the ECNs (Electronic Communications Network) in real time. We have developed a number numerical and visual indicators that capture traders’ current behavior as well as their expectations. You can create trading strategies using our indicators or build your own using our data feeds.

What is the cost of using the service?

Historical and delayed charts are free. Unfortunately, we cannot provide real-time and certain historical data feeds for free due to licensing restrictions from the exchanges. Please fill out the form for the data feeds indicating your needs and we will do our best to provide a reasonable quote for the data.

What are the internet bandwidth requirements?

You can use dial-up connection for charts and selected historical statistics. Real-time data feeds require a faster broadband connection, such as DSL or Cable. You might want to have a higher bandwidth to download larger historical files faster. For example, a full trading day will download in about an hour via a 10 megabit channel. You can check your bandwidth using the web site: http://www.speedtest.net/

What is a "Professional Subscriber"?

Nasdaq charges additional fees for the usage of their data by "Professional Subscribers". This is why we have to pass additional charges to Professional Subscribers. The phrase "Professional Subscriber" means any natural person, proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or other entity whatsoever who is:
(a) registered or qualified in any capacity with the SEC, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, any state securities agency, any securities exchange or association, or any commodities or futures contract market or association; OR
(b) engaged as an "investment advisor" as that term is defined in Section 201 (11) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 (whether or not registered or qualified under that Act); OR
(c) employed by a bank or other organization exempt from registration under federal or state securities laws to perform functions that would require registration or qualification if such functions were performed for an organization not so exempt.

If you are a natural person who does not meet any of the above conditions, you may qualify as a Non-Professional Subscriber. Please refer to the latest Nasdaq's Subscriber Agreement or your Broker for a more detailed explanation of this term.

How do I get the order flow on indexes?

The order flow is not available for indexes. However, you can use order flow data for ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) that correlate with the indexes of your choice, such as QQQ, SPY, etc.