What is the need of showing market depth when people can hide actual number under disclosed qty?

Under the option of disclosed quantity one hide the actual number of share and show only 10 % of real value. Poor retail investor watches the market depth and takes decision believing his analysis and seeing the market depth. Little he know that people are hiding and manipulating the real sell/buy qty and fooling in him to get into the trap. Can’t u raise a voice against it @nithin so that people have the real information?

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Dnt waste ur time move on

Firstly looking at bid and ask total quantity and deciding to buy or sell a stock based on this is an extremely amateur way to trade. It is the easiest strategy to learn as it is intuitive to think more buys means price will go up and vice versa. But, I can guarantee that such a strategy doesn’t make money. Most professional traders are typically executing around the market price, so you would never see them on the bid/ask quantity. Also there are so many execution algorithms used by institutions to avoid showing up in the bid/ask fields to avoid people being able to figure that there is a big order being executed. So even if there was no concept of disclosed quantity, you will never be able to figure what is really the total bid/asks.

So as a trader, you have to do what is right. Trading based on what is total bid and ask isn’t.


Ok, Thanks for reply

I use it to find the liquidity of the stock , thats it.