New! MarketDelta integrated with CQG, TTnet and Rithmic

Stay on top of any market condition price and volume like never before.

MarketDelta® specializes in the Footprint chart, volume profile, order flow analysis, and Market Profile. The Footprint chart provides increased market transparency for active traders and delivers a discrete advantage over other charting methods.

The result is more precise trade execution and a better understanding of where you should be trading.

MarketDelta® also provides all the traditional charts, drawing tools, and technical indicators you might expect, with a special focus on price and volume related studies and indicators.

MarketDelta® is a leading provider of charting, trading, and financial data visualization software. Today the company has grown into a leader serving traders, proprietary trading groups, hedge funds, banks, and investors around the globe through our innovative suite of products.
new! MarketDelta® with CQG

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Just a Sampling of MarketDelta® Features:

Footprint chart

Footprint® Charts

A Footprint® is an individual price painted on the chart with a unique color that contains volume or some other market statistic. Stacking Footprints together creates bars, similar to what any candlestick or bar chart would present. The primary difference, and thus advantage of the Footprint®, is it shows each individual price within a bar AND displays value added information such as volume at price, order flow, buy/sell pressure, and other valuable statistics.

Charts, 140+ Technical Studies, & Drawing Tools

With close to 10 different chart types, 140+ technical indicators, and numerous drawing tools, MarketDelta® makes it easy to build the charts and layouts you need as a trader. Lots of options and unparalleled levels of customization help provide the necessary edge to compete in today's markets.

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Unique Price and Volume Studies

It is no secret that MarketDelta® is the leader in volume analysis, so it only makes sense that we would have some unique tools to help you become a better trader.

Playback or Market Replay

With chart replay you can reinforce patterns deep into your memory so next time they occur profits are maximized and your trading potential recognized. Identify, Practice, Learn, Succeed, Repeat.


Footprint with Profile and Value Area

Our Market Profile® charts offer many features you will not find with other profile vendors:

  • Add profiles directly to Footprint® charts
  • Use "Heat Map" settings to visualize the distributions more easily
  • Draw profiles directly on a chart for any set of bars you wish!
  • Dynamically update the start and end bars of a profile by dragging with the mouse
  • Know exactly when volume is increasing or decreasing.
  • Be in tune as the auction unfolds throughout the day.
  • Monitor volume at known reference points.

Market Profile® + Footprint® = Greater Awareness & Increased Transparency

Market Profile® offers traders a structure to organize price activity in a logical way and to help see where "value" is being estsablished. Traders typically use Market Profile® charts to determine price levels that are significant and often lead to reversals. When combined with the Footprint® charts, you have two excellent views of the market that complement each other very effectively.

Use the Footprint® charts to confirm if a particular Market Profile® level will hold. Verify your entries and exits by "zooming" in on how the auction is developing at key levels and to make more informed decisions. This increases your confidence as a traders, and also helps time your trades much better.

How Market Profile® Can Help


When a market is trading sideways or trending it is helpful to see price action displayed as a distribution so you can keep a firm perspective on the underlying tendencies present in the market.


Identify the structure of the current market. Is it likely to rotate (reverse) or breakthrough and trend in one direction? Where is the next most likely stopping point for price action? Know the answers to these questions early in the session; even many days in advance!


Gain a better understanding of market dynamics and the auction structures of a market. Trade with tools the pro's use. Combine the Market Profile® and the Footprint® chart for a particularly deep understanding of the forces at play in the market.

Market Profile

Value Area

Market Profile® is Market Structure

Market Profile® is statistically based and provides an intuitive way to organize market data into readable distributions. Market Profile® provides a logical structure to organize price activity and find where "value" is being created.

Traders typically look to sell above value and buy below value. You can more clearly define the current market conditions and adapt your methods to suite the behavior of the market on a given day. Most importantly, you can identify price levels that could be very significant, and know these levels hours or days in advance of prices actually reaching them.

CBOT Market Profile®

Our powerful Market Profile® offers many features and advanced functionality you won't find anywhere else. Splits, merges, composites, custom session times, day/night profiles, volume based value area (VA), TPO based value area, point of control (POC) for both volume and TPO, custom-defined initial balance (IB) ranges, initial balance extensions, single prints -- the list goes on and on. And, take these levels off the conventional Market Profile® charts and plot them directly on your other charts!

Market Profile® is statistically based and provides an intuitive way to organize market data into readable distributions. Market Profile® provides a logical structure to organize price activity and find where "value" is being created and compare it very easily to previous days.

Market Profile® is also a very valuable tool for identifying the type of auction the market is experiencing. Knowing this alone helps keep traders from fading trends or buying breakouts that never have any follow through.

Market Profile® is a tool developed by Peter Steidlmeyer while he was trading at the Chicago Board of Trade in the 1980's.

Market Profile

Profile Indicator

Profile Indicator

One of our most popular indicators, you can accomplish just about anything with it.

  • Long term volume profiles
  • Automatic high/low volume levels
  • Daily and intraday profiles
  • Value Area & POC for current day and previous
  • Naked POC
  • Time or volume profiles
  • Compute last X Profiles - this allows for merged profiles.
  • Much more.

TPO Indicator

This simple yet powerful indicator will always plot the Value Area and POC for the current day (solid line) and previous day (dotted line) and match up with your Market Profile levels, no matter what time frame you are viewing!

This works very nice for those who like viewing small time frames but want to know exactly where the value area and POC levels are, as well as other profile-related levels.

You can also view developing profiles as price bands for any day in the past; very useful when studying your strategies triggers on other days.

TPO Indicator

Long Term Composite Profile

Composite and Long Term Volume Profiles

Never be left guessing what the larger term context looks like. Using data vendors like DTN, intraday historical data is available going back many years.

This chart shows us 250 days of trading, automatically labeling high and low volume levels using a feature called Auto Peak/Valley Lines. These may act as support and resistance.

Much of this analysis is accomplished using our very popular Profile Indicator.

MarketDelta® is routinely recognized as the leader in auction market theory and volume analysis. It's tools like this that you can see why.

Custom Signals & Studies

Based on our deep background in order flow analysis, we have created some custom studies that draw upon our expertise and the unique functionality MarketDelta® offers. Professional or Pro Complete edition are required to run them. These signals allow you to identify critical imbalances in the day's order flow that often lead to significant reversals in price action. Signals such as these are unique to the MarketDelta® platform and entirely unavailable with any other product on the market.

RTL Buy Signal

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Trading Systems

An entire trading system provides the complete set of rules for trade management. You can determine, using backtesting and optimization, which exit strategies are the most effective, and you can also build scale-in and scale-out rules, in addition to stop-loss parameters and more.

Emulate True Trading Results

By building a full, comprehensive trading system, you can accurately analyze how a particular strategy is best implemented. Should you usually hold on for 4 points, or wait for 10? Is it best to sell part of a position early, or is long-term profitability improved by holding until the end of the day? What are the most successful stop-loss settings that minimize losses but with minimal sensitivity to volatility? MarketDelta® Pro Complete lets you answer all of these questions and much more.

Backtest Market Profile®, Footprint or other Strategies

Do you trade Market Profile charts and want to know how your approach performs over many months - or years - of data? Building a trading system lets you define exactly how you enter and exit your trades using special RTL tokens we've custom-built to follow the Market Profile charting methods pioneered by the Chicago Board of Trade. Then, apply your system to many years of intraday data, or for any time frame that interests you. You can instantly identify which Market Profile levels tend to be the most successful, and which are more subjective.

Order Flow Testing

Use the Footprint charts for clarity into the market's order flow, then build trading systems from the patterns you see. Using RTL, you can directly quantify order flow imbalances and test them against recent tick data. We provide special programming tokens for analyzing volume-at-price statistics, as well as net buying or selling activity in a given bar, or for an entire day. Develop an edge using methods unavailable in any other trading package on the market.


If you find levels that perform well in your backtest, take it a step further with Optimization. This lets you clarify exactly how long you should hold onto trades, or how large of a stop-loss to carry, for the best long-term results. Or, the entries themselves may need tweaking. Does the market typically move a point or two against your normal entry? Optimize to test if your entry should be altered slightly so you take the least heat.

Improve Your System

A profitable system can be made even more profitable by letting the software test data and notify you of the best exact hold times, stop-loss levels, entry criteria and more. A creative trader can use Optimization to significantly test many aspects of the entry signal itself and generate entirely new signals you might have never considered.

And, a system that is not yet profitable can often turn profitable by tweaking a few simple parameters that MarketDelta® Pro Complete identifies for you automatically.

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