Hi guys, New to ET, thought i'd start my posts with something i've noticed recently trading bobl outrights. Before the beginning of February the average bid/offer size in march bobl futures was i would say about 1500 - 2000 contracts. Recently i have noticed that this size has increased massively to more like 3000 - 4000 and sometimes even up to 5 figures. Thing is, none of it seems to be real! It just seems to get (to use the old cliche) "flipped" from offer to bid or vice versa when the bund or schatz moves up/down or trades significant size. I haven't been watching it so closely but the schatz seems to be suffering the same thing. My trading strategy involves being the aggressor in the market, lifting offers or hitting bids (mainly because getting filled on the bobl generally involves being last in the queue and only getting filled when the momentum is against you). My problem now is that i have no confidence in doing this because of the huge size that is always present on the bids and offers. I would normally only hit or lift if the bid/offer was less than 1000 except in busy times like econ releases etc. Now, say if i want to get long, i find myself waiting for the 4000 offer to get traded through or at least pulled a little but the 4000 never gets any less and then all of a sudden simply gets flipped onto the bid. I wouldn't mind but it seems to be happening at 90% of prices these days. Has anyone else noticed this recently. Can anyone shed anymore light on this? Cheers, Phil H.