Been trading both demo and live for 1 year with several brokers, now with Oanda. Just started studying order flow and how it controls price action. My question is this...from my understanding, small retail traders such as myself ($5,000 and under accounts) make up the majority of small brokers customers, so how can we trade with the big (smart) money. I assume the big players are not using Oanda or others, just guys like me. So if that is the case, am I just playing in an artificial market that somewhat mirrors the big market that a bunch of small players are trading against each other. If so, do I need to study market data and order flow differently than someone who is trading big money on open market. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.