Re-bids and re-offers

Taking re-bids and re-offers are trading strategies that involve monitoring price movements within previous areas of trading activity whilst looking out for high buying (bids) or selling (offers) volumes. These strategies are crucial for traders looking to join a trend or find ideal entry points during intraday sessions or on larger time frames.


Re-bids and re-offers are identifiable through carefully observing price action and auction activity on the Time and Sales (T&S). Traders can follow these patterns to gauge market sentiment and decide whether to join the re-bid or re-offer wave. Monitoring rotation, bottoming, or topping activities provides clues for entry points. The concept of re-bids and re-offers revolves around price returning to areas of past activity, offering opportunities to enter the market.


Establishing areas of re-bid and re-offer helps join the primary direction of market movements. The aim of using areas of re-bid and re-offer is to identify zones of low risk when entering trades per the main market direction. We recommend using areas of re-bid and re-offer to enter the market in the direction of the parent trend or the momentum as per the market structure of a higher time frame. Please avoid consolidation periods. You may use this technique to determine potential entry points after the market turns in a specific direction.

Rotation type

One can use different rotation-type charts, such as 1000 volume or trade charts for NQ, to visualise the market bottoming or topping activities. Entering positions in re-bid and re-offer areas is an effective method across multiple time frames, especially beneficial for more extended periods like 30 minutes for intraday trading.


Re-bidding may occur when the price returns to a prior bid activity area and finds buyers again. Seeing activity in a zone of re-bid implies a return to an area of buying interest, indicating potential for continued upward movement.


Re-offering may occur when the price moves to a previous high sell activity area, encountering more sellers. Seeing more activity in a zone of re-offering activity suggests that the price is pushing into areas of past selling, hinting at possible downward trends.

Risk management

Managing the stop-loss orders is crucial in deciding when and how to trade using areas of re-bid and re-offer. One school of thought involves placing the stop loss behind the area of re-bid or that of re-offer.


The role of the automation tools is to simplify the detection of areas of re-bids and re-offers, enabling traders to focus on other aspects of trading.