Pit traders

Discussion in 'Trading' started by facultus, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. What do the pit traders know that we on the electronic screens don't? For pit traders, (e-mini's, etc.) about how many trades would they typically do in a day? For the successful ones, they obviously don't have tech indicators so their decisions must be based more on volume than anything else. Any ideas on how to use this approach for screen traders?
  2. ig0r


    Pit traders get to experience the 'flow' of orders and can tell where demand/supply is coming from. They make hundreds or thousands of trade, something like 75% are just scratches; they take full advantage of almost no coms. They make their trades based on how the others in the pit are acting, basic market principles. It's much easier to gauge the emotional/financial status of anywhere from a handfull to several hundred pit members compared to hundreds of thousands (or millions) of faceless market participants that you have no interaction with.
  3. They


  4. The floor noise?

  5. Really cool piece of software. Thanks for the link.
  6. pit traders get filled, I think.

    that is a cool link, btw.
  7. rcreal


    They know and can see who's on the other side of the trade ... a fellow local or broker.
  8. Thanks for the replies. I've downloaded the trial version of the software. Does anyone have experience using it?