Comparison Table

Bookmap Other heatmaps Traditional charts Remarks
Watch depth of market activity Price and volume traded represents only 5% of the activity in the order book. The other 95% activity is taking place in the order book. Bookmap shows the all 100% of the events.
As one of the veteran traders said: “It’s the closest thing to the pits I have seen, Incredible!”
See the history of all market events
Partial
Most of the charts and indicators are accumulating X seconds/minute/hours of activity and therefore are lagging. In Bookmap you see all events right when they happen and they are represented on the graph exactly when they happend
Record, replay & run simulations
Possible on some platforms
Multiple platforms
Partial
Possible on some platforms
Bookmap support 10 platforms for market data and execution
Multiple brokers support
Most futures brokers
Partial
Possible on some platforms
See the real market spread With Bookmap you can see the real spread (best bid and best offer), it shows you from the micro to the macro. With most other platforms you can’t see the spread.
Play the market like HD video
(up to 125 updates/sec)
Bookmap captures each and every event and use GPU Graphics for low CPU usage
Zooming to highest resolution (nano seconds) Bookmap lets you view an entire session with the most granular resolution. It is used by quant teams to look into the microstructure.
Traditional “charts” are very inefficient, and are all based on some form of time or buckets of activity.
Smart volume Dots clustering & configuration Easily zoom in , zoom out and get accurately aggressor classified information at a glance. Confusing Footprints are a thing of the past. Get delta info at a glance. In Bookmap you see the volume traded on the chart (and columns), other platforms show it on the DOM or via a tape reading window (lines)
Heatmap configuration
Limited
Bookmap enable full manipulation to the heatmap including filtering small size orders
Extended order book Bookmap displays an extended view of the order book and show price levels that are out of the exchange transmitted range. This is important for best estimation to the size at that price level.
Trading directly from the chart, inc. cross instrument trading
Possible on some platforms
Watch your orders on the chart Possible on some platforms
Locate large players that place high size orders (Large Lot Tracker)
Sync several charts
Possible on some platforms
Connect your own data and display your proprietary indicators, including order queue estimation Born in the HFT world, not the indicator world when speed and accuracy are important. It is used by Quant teams with their own data
Indicator pane synced to the chart
To be launched soon
API & Automated strategies
Possible on some platforms
To be launched soon
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