KF- How to trade liquidation map

Welcome to our Liquidation Maps tutorial! We're here to help you understand and utilize this powerful tool, enabling you to make informed trading decisions just like many successful traders have done over the years. Our product has become a leader in the industry, and by following this tutorial, you'll be able to harness its full potential.

This tutorial come in 2 part, the theory of the market maker and the technical tips how to use it.

The Stoikov model

This is a mathematical framework developed by Alexander Stoikov that describes the behavior and decision-making process of market makers in financial markets. It focuses on optimal execution strategies, inventory management, and risk management for market makers.

In simple terms, market makers are participants who continuously quote buy and sell prices, facilitating liquidity and ensuring that markets function smoothly. They aim to profit from the bid-ask spread while managing their inventory risk.

The Stoikov model uses mathematical formulas to determine the best execution strategies for market makers, considering factors like order size, available liquidity, and market volatility. The model helps market makers understand how to optimally place limit and market orders to maximize their profit while managing risk.

Taking the point of view of the Stoikov model is important for a few reasons:

  1. Optimal Execution: By understanding the Stoikov model, traders can gain insights into how market makers operate and make decisions. This can help them optimize their own execution strategies, minimize slippage, and get better prices for their trades.

  2. Liquidity Insights: The model provides insights into how market makers manage liquidity and maintain orderly markets. Understanding this perspective can help traders identify potential liquidity clusters and magnetic zones, which can be useful for predicting price movements.

  3. Risk Management: The Stoikov model emphasizes the importance of risk management for market makers. By adopting this perspective, traders can learn how to manage risk more effectively and improve their overall trading performance.

  4. Informed Trading: Gaining insights into the decision-making process of market makers can help traders become more informed and strategic in their approach to trading. By understanding the underlying dynamics of market making, traders can develop a more comprehensive view of market behavior and devise more effective trading strategies.

Liquidation Map

These clusters are estimated price points where liquidation events may occur. To fully comprehend Liquidation Cluster, it's crucial to understand the concept of a liquidation event.

Leverage and Liquidation Events

Most cryptocurrency exchanges offer leverage, allowing traders to borrow funds to enter larger positions than their own funds permit. While this can lead to bigger gains, it also increases the risk of liquidation, which is when traders lose all or most of their initial margin.

Exchanges cannot permit traders to lose borrowed funds, so they close out positions when losses reach the initial margin. Knowing the locations of other traders' liquidation levels can provide an edge, similar to knowing the locations of other traders' stop losses.

Using Liquidation Levels in Your Trading Strategy

The Liquidation Levels tool displays three different charts:

  1. Price and Liquidation Levels: The main chart with liquidation levels overlaid across time.

  2. Liquidation Cluster: Displays all current open liquidation levels that haven't been "hit" or intersected with the price.

  3. Cumulative Liquidation Levels Delta: The cumulative sum of the difference between all long and short liquidation levels over time.

You can filter by multiple major exchanges, tickers, and levels of granularity to suit your needs.

How Traders Utilize Liquidation Map

Liquidation levels can be used in various ways, including:

  • Directional Trade: Prices often gravitate towards clusters of liquidity. Identifying these zones can help you gauge potential price movements, in conjunction with other indicators for confluence.

  • High Risk to Reward Reversal Trades: When liquidity levels are hit, prices often reverse, marking local tops or bottoms. By placing tight stop losses and further take profit targets, traders can capitalize on high-risk-to-reward ratio trades.

  • Managing Risk: Stop loss management or position sizing can be influenced by liquidation levels. Placing stops slightly above or below liquidity levels can help prevent stop hunting and invalidate your initial trade idea if necessary.

  • Establishing Bias: Some traders use the cumulative liquidation levels delta to determine a directional bias on higher timeframes.


By understanding and using Liquidation Map, you can gain an edge in the market and make more informed trading decisions. We are constantly working to be up to date for any derivatives and help you manage your risk and trading decisions the best we can.

Technical tips:

  1. Choose the right map type: Depending on your subscription, you have access to various map types such as single instrument or multi-exchange maps. Make sure to select the appropriate map type based on your trading needs and instrument of interest.

  2. Time your map pulls: With a subscription or trading session, you can access unlimited liquidation maps with cumulative liquidations. Time your map pulls according to your trading strategy and market conditions.

  3. Identify liquidation clusters: Analyzing liquidation clusters can help you pinpoint potential price levels where liquidations might occur, impacting the market.

  4. Anticipate price movements: By understanding where liquidation prices aggregate across the market, you can foresee potential price movements resulting from triggered liquidations. Use this knowledge to make informed decisions on when to enter or exit a trade.

  5. Choose the right timeframe: Adapt the Liquidation Maps to your specific trading needs by using configurations like 'all_leverage' for long-term trends or 'optical_opti' for short-term scalping, depending on your trading strategy.

  6. Be patient with multi-exchange maps: Multi-exchange maps may take a few minutes to load due to extensive data processing. If the map isn't available immediately, wait and try again.

  7. Align maps with pricing information: Ensure the map and charted instrument are the same for accurate analysis. The map will automatically align with the corresponding pricing information on the candle chart once generated.

  8. Multi-exchange analysis: With Standard and Premium subscriptions, gain a comprehensive view of the derivatives market by accessing multi-exchange data. This broader perspective helps you identify larger market trends and make informed trading decisions.

  9. Utilize Kingfisher Heatmap: Complementing the Liquidation Maps, the Kingfisher Heatmap offers a visual representation of liquidation clusters, simplifying trend spotting and potential price movement identification. Choose between 'all_leverage' for a long-term view or 'optical_opti' for a short-term perspective.

By incorporating the Kingfisher Liquidation Maps and Heatmap into your trading strategy, you'll gain valuable insights into hidden market liquidity and make more informed decisions about entering or exiting trades. This will help improve your overall trading performance and reduce risk.

In summary, understanding and utilizing liquidation clusters in your trading strategy will provide you with an edge in the market, allowing you to make informed decisions and enhance your trading success. Give it a try, and experience the difference our product can make in your trading journey!

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