OrderFlowTrader & Multi-Timeframe Analysis

Our OrderFlowTrader (OFT) has proven to be extremely successful on this Multi-Timeframe basis. As the indicator combines order flow techniques with trend following techniques, signals generated on the higher timeframes can often lead to fantastic long term trades where trends develop.

Geneva Motor Show: Ones to Watch

Geneva International Motor Show runs from the 5th-15th March this year, bringing us 10 days of distraction from the trading charts in the form of brand new super cars, world debuts, exclusive photos of the hottest new wheels and more.

Morning Report: RBA On Hold Prompts AUD Bounce

RBA held the cash rate unchanged at 2.25% which helped AUDUSD recover to a high of 0.7842. The statement was as expected, however, it also noted in the statement that “further easing of policy may be appropriate over the period ahead”. And, “the board will assess the case at forthcoming meetings.” Thus, the RBA is keeping an easing bias and which likely translates into an eventual easing in April or May. Also released from Australia, building approvals rose 7.9% mom in January vs expectation of -1.8% mom fall. Current account deficit was narrower than expected AUD -9.6b in Q4

COT Weekly Analysis: USD Longs Pared, Lowest Levels Since 2014

CFTC data shows USD aggregated net long position decreased a further 3.3% to $41.1 Billion which represents the lowest levels since the end of 2014, last week’s testimony by FED Chair Yellen gave USD bulls little impetus to add to long positons as she gave no substantive clues as to the timing of the much anticipated policy move.

Morning Report: China Easing Fails To Support AUD Ahead of RBA

AUDUSD failed to gain any support from the news out of China. Having opened at 0.7840 it traded straight down from an early high of 0.7850 to 0.7762. Tomorrow brings the RBA where the market is pricing in 50% chance of a cut by 25bps to new historical low of 2.00%.

The Week Ahead: Trading Outlook

The greenback broke higher this week. Comments from the Fed’s Yellen suggest that the much disputed “patient” could be removed from the Fed’s statement in March and as such have fuelled some market expectation of a possible June lift off. Growth differentials are still supporting Dollar strength at these levels…

Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

This week we’re getting organized, clearing out our offices, drooling over our dream cars from the Geneva Motor Show, reading inspiring quotes from trading greats and keeping on top of the latest news and gadgets. Read on to get involved…

The Forex Week In Review

The Week That Was… A very interesting week in Forex markets as an agreement is put in place to extend funding to Greece for several months, bringing some temporary relief to that situation.  Elsewhere attention has been solely turned to the Fed and Yellen’s testimony. Anticipation of a lift off is polarized among market participants … Continue reading The Forex Week In Review

Viral Videos of the Week

Take a break from the charts and catch up on the week’s best viral videos, featuring sinkholes, wardrobe malfunctions and brand new Porsche technology…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

Congrats on making it to the end of another week! It’s time to take a look back at the most important lessons the week has taught us.

Morning Report: Month End Positioning & Profit Taking Kicks In

Despite Fed Chair Yellen’s best efforts this week to dampen down the markets enthusiasm around dropping “patience” and normalising rates policy, the market was having non of it. Most had in their minds a poor inflation print and wanted to resell rates and buy the USD at better levels. It was not to be as buyers stepped in and both moved sharply,with equities also benefiting, the month end position wash out that ensued saw an up tick in intraday volatility, USD held the 94 level and pushed on to test 95.38 overnight as US10y pulled back 2bps to 2.0139% from its overnight highs.

Littlefish Legends: #4 Warren Buffett

Welcome to the fourth instalment in our new series lauding the brightest minds, greatest achievers and biggest inspirations in the worlds of trading, finance and business. Each month we’ll bring you a true Littlefish hero – someone whose individual achievements and successes have inspired us here at LFX HQ to do what we do.

Morning Report: Yellen Fails To Break February Ranges

Tight G10 ranges pervade, but broad USD weakness which sees the DXY slipping down towards the weekly lows at 94.13. The current combination of a soft USD, low vol, and the Fed on hold (10yr unable to break back above 2%), should however be supportive of the wider risk environment with the Nikkei printing a fifteen year high overnight.

Looking At The Fed & The Yen

With the USD already much stronger on the markets anticipation of a Fed lift off this year and with speculation building around the likely extent of this lift off, it appears prudent to begin scouting medium-long term USD buying opportunities.

Morning Report: Central Bankers On Watch

GBPUSD remained bid above 1.5400 level and reached 1.5473 high as BOE sounds increasingly hawkish we are testing the 1.55 handle this morning. BOE policy maker Martin Weale said it may be appropriate to start raising interest rate rather earlier than financial markets currently anticipate. BOE Governor Mark Carney told lawmakers the BOE was aiming to bring inflation back to its 2 percent target within two years. Markets appear to be supporting GBP as a close contender to be next in line to the USD to commence normalising monetary policy.

Using The Pin Bar & Psych Indicators

Often times in trading the simplest tools are the most effective and the simplest strategies are the most profitable.

The LFX Guide to: Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion

Our LFX Guide to Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion will make sure you’re up to speed on all of this season’s trends without dragging you away from those charts for too long.

The Week Ahead: Trading Outlook

A more dovish than anticipated Fed minutes release has tempered traders’ expectations of rate hike towards the front of the June – September range. Dollar didn’t suffer much on the back of the doveish minutes release and medium-longer term USD bullishness remains intact…

New: Order Flow Volume & Delta Indicator Suite! Try it now

Here at Littlefish FX, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have launched a brand new indicator suite as part of our Forex Mastercourse. After months of hard work in the making, our techies have come up with the Order Flow Volume and Delta Suite…


Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

This week, we’re stocking up on trader tech, sorting out our spring/summer wardrobes, scoping out the latest gadgets and giving you the lowdown on our trading inspirations…

Learn The Value Of Our Order Flow Trader & COT Indicators

Whilst our Order Flow Trader and COT indicators consistently prove to be profitable when used in isolation, the most powerful way to use these indicators is to combine them…

The Forex Week In Review

The Week That Was… A relatively contained week with the majors confined to their month-long ranges. Uncertainty over Greek still hanging heavily over EUR with erratic headlines driving reactionary price action. A more hawkish than expected UK Inflation report spurred some strength in cable but not enough to make new monthly highs. The key focus … Continue reading The Forex Week In Review

Greece has the strongest hand

On Thursday, the Greek finance minister tweeted out an opinion piece. It’s quite a brave move from a political figure, and an interesting one. If this was a game of poker, I’d definitely want Greece’s hand right now as opposed to any other European Country or the ECB…


Viral Videos of the Week

The best videos that have gone viral on Youtube this week are amazing iPad tricks, a car park altercation, 5 years in space, a Japanese bike park and the most determined marathon runner ever…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

The most important lessons learnt this week include why you should never steal someone’s parking space (or bad things will happen), why you should really print off some of the 100,000 photos lurking in your computer’s hard drive, and what the F1 cars of the future will look like…

Morning Report: Greece Takes Centre Stage (…Again)

Eurozone finance ministers will hold a special meeting Friday to decide on a Greek request for a six-month loan extension. The meeting will take place at the usual time (14:00 London time/9:00 EST).

Order Flow Trader & COT Indicator +39,737 Pips in 2014 – Don’t Miss These 2015 Trades

James Harte calculates the impressive 2014 profit-taking of our Order Flow Trader & COT Indicator, and highlights key 2015 trades

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Free trials now offered on all our Forex Indicators

Interested in one of our market-leading Forex Indicators? You can now try any (or all!) of them for 14 days, completely free of charge!

Ten Commandments of an Organized Life

If you’re going to keep everything ticking along smoothly and chaos to a minimum, you’re going to have to learn to be organized and keep on top of things. So, here are our Ten Commandments of an Organized Life…

Morning Report: USD Advance Pauses As FOMC Remain ‘Patient’

The USD continues to trade with an offered tone on the back of surprisingly dovish FOMC policy meeting minutes. USD longs were pared promptly on the basis of headlines from the FOMC minutes, perhaps the most concerning USD longs was that ‘…many Fed officials were inclined to stay zero interest rates for longer.’

‘Patiently’ Waiting For The FOMC Minutes

January’s stronger than expected employment report, showing employers added 257,000 jobs has shown the US economy to finally be strengthening with hiring accelerating and wages rising. This increase in job and pay growth have fuelled market expectations that the Fed will begin hiking short-term rates by mid year.

Morning Report: GBP Data On Watch, FOMC Eyed

A raft of M&A related headlines coupled with the bounce in yields and equities have helped push USDJPY back above the 119 handle. BOJ unchanged, and although it has caused a dip to a low of 118.88, it feels like market remains buyers on dips for now. Markets moving paradigm focus from hoping for further BOJ easing to concentrating on the dynamics in the US market as well as the persistent outflows experienced by the domestic sector (hence supportive USD- and cross-JPY). 118.10/20 is the key support level, move and close above 120.00 to act as a confirmation of a medium term uptrend worth participating in.

Littlefish Loves: AMPL SmartBag

The AMPL SmartBag is the World’s Smartest Backpack” – designed to power, protect and connect all of your gadgets while you’re on the move.

Top four must-have Forex indicators in 2015

A good indicator, used with well-refined rules and alongside other trading tools, can prove the difference when it comes to making consistent profit, by highlighting past and current trends to highlight potential trends of the future. So read on as we pick out our four must-have Forex indicators for 2015, and explain just why you should be using them every day of your trading life…

Best Brunch Spots

Get the weekend off to a good start by heading out for a Saturday morning brunch. Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict, anyone?

Morning Report: GBP Data On Watch As Greek Drama Drags On

Ekathimerini reported that Greece was told that it has until Friday (20 February) to request an extension to the current bailout or face the possibility of losing the pending funds after the second meeting of euro zone finance ministers in the last few days ended on Monday without an agreement

COT Weekly Analysis: USD Advances, EUR Shorts Scaled Back

CFTC data shows that Implied USD long positions remain at historical extremes and overall USD long positons continue to build, with USD bulls emboldened by strong payrolls data from the US which the market views as a further greenlight for FED to normalise monetary policy in the US later this year while most other central banks are either considering or implementing easing measures.

Try our new Forex course: with indicators, trading plans & strategies!

Our Forex course provides you with all the trading plans, indicators and strategies required to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Order Flow trading techniques successfully used by the traders here at Littlefish FX…


Morning Report: Greece Is The Word…

A fairly quiet start to the week with regards G10 FX and with US markets closed for President’s Day holiday it’s likely to remain so. Overall, the USD is lightly offered. Euro group meeting today will be the major focus for the start of the week…

The Week Ahead: Trading Outlook

February’s strong Payroll figures and growing political uncertainty in the Eurozone helped to support the Dollar early last week though worse-than-expected US retails sales saw price soften.

Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

This week, we’re revamping our fitness routines, indulging in a pancake or two (or ten) and getting organised… who’s with us?

The Forex Week In Review

The Week That Was… Volatility and headline driven trading flows persisted this week in global currency markets, with growing uncertainty around Greece’s position in the EU following the announcement that Greek debt will no longer be accepted as collateral. USD saw early strength in the week as US yields continued to push higher on the … Continue reading The Forex Week In Review

Pocketful of Miracles: discussing the Greek debt

As Latin poet Publilius Syrus once said ‘A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy’. We ponder where the negotiations on Greece will go within the next few days…


Five Lessons Learnt This Week

This week in weird and wonderful news from around the world, our five lessons learnt include why you need to watch what you say in front of your TV, why bus passes are important, why you should always check your email attachments and where Wikipedia is headed next…

Viral Videos of the Week

Time for another round up of our favourite viral videos of the week – this time featuring an owl dance-off, robots, snoring and a good dose of karma…

Morning Report: GBP Inflated By Carney Comments

GBPUSD also traded with a strong bid yesterday reversing sharply after the BOE’s inflation report demonstrated a strongly optimistic view towards perceived improvements in the UK economy. BOE’s Carney said the central bank would look past recent declines inflation and he believed they were still on course to achieve the 2% objective as such this prompted a market repricing in rate expectations and supported GBP

Trader Life Hacks #1: second trading screen

Trader Life Hacks is a new series of handy little tips and ingenious ideas to help you with your daily trading. First up – a portable second trading screen made from a plug and a smartphone…

Morning Report: UK Inflation Report, With One Eye On The Wires

Lots of noise and headlines over the last 24 hours driving short term flows in EUR, GBP and JPY. The EU failed to even agree a statement for today so more discussions are needed and we will have to wait till Monday for the next episode in the Greek saga so trading will continue to be dominated by headline driven short term reactionary trading.

Littlefish Loves: Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard – the nifty new creation making virtual reality accessible for everyone.

CPI and Inflation Expectations

I thought I’d return to the subject of CPI – Consumer Price Index – in the UK, seeing as we know that this is what the BoE is now using to track Inflation and therefore forecast Inflation Expectations…


Video: CPI and Inflation Expectations

CEO Sam Barry gives his thoughts on the key trends for 2015, what to look for in Inflation rates and the central bank decisions and how they are likely to impact the major trends in 2015 and 2016…

Video: Trading the NFP (Non-farm Payroll)

Preparing for the NFP number this week? Here’s a short video tutorial from Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry on how best to trade non-farm payrolls…

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An Intro to Quant Models: Part 5

In his final part from his series on building quant models, CEO Sam Barry discusses measuring performance…


Gold’s relationship with the Forex Market

In countries around the world, gold prices are dollar-denominated. This means that the fluctuations of the dollar greatly impact the prices of gold. When investors lose confidence in the U.S. dollar, gold prices shoot up…

Tailor your Fish Feed email subscription

If you’ve subscribed to our weekly Fish Feed emails, we want to make sure you’re only receiving the emails you want: so make sure you’ve tailored your subscription to whatever it is you’re after in Forex…

Introduction to Order Flow Trading (Course Preview)

This article is an introduction to applying an Order Flow approach using the Metastock platform. This is a very simple technique that can prove very powerful. The key to this approach is to follow the big players, choosing the right side of the market. This requires the use of professional trading platforms and a very good datafeed…

Order Flow Basics: Delta

In the latest educational article on order flow, Gabriele demonstrates a way to use order flow information to catch a possible market reversal…

POC: Powerful levels for intraday swings

Here we provide a glimpse of a very easy, but at the same time incredibly powerful trading tool: POC, Point of Control…


An Intro to Quant Models: Part 4

Following on from my last article on the types of trading strategies we can really use in quant systems, I want to talk to you about building them – and then managing risk…

Video: A Quick Intro to Order Flow Trading

Want to learn about the trading techniques used here at Littlefish FX? Then watch CEO Sam Barry take you through a brief intro to Order Flow Trading…

Basic Quantitative Systems – for Everyone. Littlefish FX & NinjaTrader Webinar

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry hosted a webinar over on NinjaTrader recently, discussing some of the most basic quantitative systems we use at Littlefish FX to trade millions every day, and how you can use some of these techniques yourself…


Forex Trading Course

Designed for FX traders of all experience, our Forex Trading Course covers everything from FX basics all the way through to Order Flow techniques and strategies used to trade millions. Alongside 24 chapters (+ bonus) of comprehensive educational material, we provide you with all the trading plans, indicators and strategies required to gain a comprehensive … Continue reading Forex Trading Course


An Intro to Quant Models: Part 1

Over the past few years Quants have had a lot of attention and primarily, in my opinion, bad press. I have no intention of setting the record straight (it’s honestly the only time in my life I could consider myself anything close to a bad boy so I’m taking it…). However, what I thought I would do is give you a bit of insight into what we do in the bowl to unlock a little bit of the mystery around Quants and these “evil” algorithms…

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An Intro to Quant Models: Part 3

In the third part of his series on quant models, CEO Sam Barry talks through the different types of quant trading strategies used here at Littlefish FX…

An Intro to Quant Models: Part 2

In the second article on his series on quant models, CEO Sam Barry talks through the different models used at Littlefish FX, including strategy (engine), risk and cost models…


Letter from the CEO: 2014 in review

As we wind down for Christmas I thought it would be nice once again to do an open letter to all of you, reviewing our year here at Littlefish as well as the trading year, and looking forward to next year…


Trader Lifestyle Affiliates Directory

This is your one-stop shop for all of our Trader Lifestyle affiliates and the great offers and deals we have available for Littlefish FX readers. Cornerstone Cornerstone are the shaving subscription service that deliver everything you need for a smooth, comfortable shave direct to your door whenever you need it. Find out why we love … Continue reading Trader Lifestyle Affiliates Directory


Beat the news junkies: use order flow

With the markets ever increasingly becoming news junkies it’s becoming more and more interesting to see that trend following seems to be back in fashion. The concept is almost counter intuitive, news junkie surely results in violent breakouts and reversals…

Book Club

Introducing our LFX Book Club, the essential reading list for all traders – whether you’re brand new to trading or a seasoned pro. From reference books and essential guides to memoirs and biographies of notorious traders, if there’s a trading lesson to be learnt, it’s here. Don’t have time to get through them all? Download … Continue reading Book Club

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Retail investors’ portal iNVEZZ launches crowd funding campaign

Our friends over at iNVEZZ – the comparison and review investment portal – have launched a campaign on crowd funding site Crowdcube. The innovative online company is raising investment capital for the development of unique new features, and you can meet and grill the co-founders at their live London pitch on July 30th…

The key remains to follow the flow

John Plender wrote an interesting and short piece in the FT last week, and I suggest you read it…

Buy: Indicators, Courses & Strategies

Our Littlefish FX Trading tools – available to download instantly – include Add-ons, Indicators, Strategies and Courses.


RTAS System Insight Part 4: Rebaselining & Conclusion

The fourth and concluding part in our series of articles by CEO Sam Barry talking about the RTAS System and addressing some of the most common questions and feedback from inquisitive Littlefish FX readers…


Bespoke Forex Trading Systems, Indicators & Hosting

Bespoke Forex Trading Systems – jump to Bespoke Forex Indicators – jump to NinjaTrader/MT4 Signal Hosting Attention all prop, managed account, hedge fund and fund businesses – here at Littlefish FX we are offering bespoke black box development based on our patented in-house order book systems. A full trading system – unique to you Based … Continue reading Bespoke Forex Trading Systems, Indicators & Hosting


RTAS System Insight Part 3: Creating our Portfolio

Now lets consider where the difference lie between systems. A good example may be that a fund or Hedgefund is looking for 25% to 30% returns per annum, 1:5 leverage with ultra low drawdowns, but is not concerned with number of open trades and allows hedging structures…

RTAS System Insight Part 2: Strategy building

Once we have the idea, the concept then turned to how do we build component based systems so that we can either produce long dated consistent systems or manipulate components for certain conditions or system specifications…

RTAS System Insight Part 1: Order Flow

To start with, I’d like give you all a bit of insight into how we build systems and therefore a little insight into the RTAS system as it finalises its rebaselining…

March Review

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry shares his month-end thoughts on trading in March…

Littlefish Shark School

Want a trading job at Littlefish FX? Do you have what it takes to become a trading shark? We are looking for our next generation of traders. Familiar with the “turtle trading” concept of several years ago? Well let us introduce to you the Littlefish FX trading concept. We are looking for people to outperform … Continue reading Littlefish Shark School


Alternative Investments

We have teamed up with a number of partners to offer alternative options to investing in our FX systems, providing several options and price points depending on what you’re looking for from your investment. As opposed to our signals service, this means that we only earn when we make you money, (although we will earn … Continue reading Alternative Investments

Buffett on Investing

“If you can enjoy Saturdays and Sundays without looking at stock prices, give it a try on weekdays.” Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway holders is definitely worth a read. Short on time? Fear not, we’ve pulled out the best lines here…


The 7 big questions about Alternative Investments

In the current market, the search for a decent return is driving more people to consider alternative investments. One attractive option is the Foreign Exchange managed account. To help you understand why, here we explore some of the key considerations with our 7 big questions about Alternative Investments…

Systems Performance

Here at Littlefish FX, we spend a lot of time designing systems for others to use. See below for links to the current systems we are operating, designed and/or built for ourselves and for others. All of these systems are based on the same underlying order book components with various limitations or structures as per … Continue reading Systems Performance


Forex Trading Courses

Attention class! Launching very soon are our full selection of Forex courses, including: Getting Started with Forex, Order Book Systems, COT Report, Intraday Breakout Strategy and plenty more. All courses are free to all members (of course!) and we’ll send you an email when they become available. Click for more info…