Correctly Identify Hidden Selling and Hidden Buying Using VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) and SMART VSA

Many people in the live chat and pm’s ask how to correctly identify hidden selling and hidden buying and how to distinguish these patterns from similar patterns such as market top (which looks like hidden selling if not using SMART).  The following screenshot is from the H1 Globex GBP and is illustrated in Real Time perfectly using SMART.


Correctly Identify Hidden Selling and Hidden Buying Using VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) and SMART VSA


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Identifying Hidden Selling/Buying Using Volume Spread Analysis with SMART VSA


1. Valid Reverse Upthrust or Blue SMART Bar (strength)
2. Valid Upthrust or SMART VSA Spinning Rowboat SMART Firebrick Bar (Weakness)
3. Hidden Buying*
4. Looks like hidden buying but is actually a Market Top Indication or SMART Crimson Bar. (easy to see the differences using SMART just roll over it with your mouse)
5. Hidden Selling (Weakness)*
6. Hidden Buying (Strength)*
7. Hidden Selling (Weakness)*


Hidden Selling or Buying is seen as a Pseudo Upthrust after a widespread Downbar bar (Strength) or a Pseudo Reverse Upthrust following a widespread UP bar.


For the purposes of this example only the modules needed to illustrate hidden selling and hidden buying and the difference between those signals and other similar looking signals are shown.


*A Hidden Buying and Hidden Selling Module will be included in a future update so the colors identifying them using SMART will change. 

Please keep in mind SMART Trader itself is painting these bars which makes these patterns and setups much easier to spot and act on. 

These patterns repeat themselves day in and day out and using SMART you can clearly see not only standard VSA signals but our advanced multibar SMART VSA patterns as well. 

Trade setups are verified using our proprietary background scanners (included with the system). 

For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Trader Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Software please visit
SMART Trader at or visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat and Trading Room at 

Good luck trading and see you in the chat.


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