Why choose Automated Trading Systems over Self Directed Trading?
To be a successful futures trader, you have to understand different market trends, know all the factors that affect the markets, and follow both long term and short term price shifts caused by technical factors and fundamental news. This is not an easy task. While some traders choose to dedicate their lives to studying these different approaches to market cycles and price movements, some choose to participate in the futures market by letting an automated futures trading strategy make the trading decisions for them. Automation enforces discipline, where every trade, regardless of consecutive losing and / or winning streaks, will continue to trade a pre-defined methodology, bypassing the emotional capital that accompanies self-directed accounts.
What are the benefits of systems trading?
SAVE TIME: When your trades are automatically executed, you don't have to spend any more time studying charts, formulating trading strategies, and placing orders. You should consider automation if you lack the time for discretionary trading but would like to take advantage of another traders proven methodology. You can still get the benefits of diversifying your portfolio with futures, and have more time attending to the other priorities in your life.
ELIMINATE STRESS: When you are making your own trading decisions, it is easy to be swayed by fear, greed and other emotional biases that may cloud your judgment. With an automated trading system, you will be taking a disciplined, unemotional and systematic approach to trading. A system trades only when its method tells it to and it does not change the number of contracts as it trades (beyond your set parameters). Therefore, the emotional side of trading does not affect your decision-making.
SAVE MONEY: When following a trading system, you don't have to subscribe to a costly market quote or data feed, or have a robust computer to handle trading software. In addition, our fees are very reasonable, and can be deducted from your account.
PERFORMANCE: Trading systems can help you meet your investment objectives since all of your decisions are based on formulas developed by an experienced trader. Automated trading systems are algorithmic, and behave according to the formulas and input programmed into them. They are developed by testing against historical data. Systems are designed to exploit price inefficiencies in the market and take advantage as soon as one has been detected. The “making money” part is a result of the system’s ability to predict the price action in the right direction.
Want to automate your own method?
We can help you design a system based on your methodology, risk parameters and risk capital. We work with a number of programmers with expertise in Genesis Trade Navigator, TradeStation, and Traders Studio. We can also design strategies in C++, C #, Multicharts and other programming languages. We have access to expert trading developers and programmers who can turn your ideas into automated trading methods. Or if you are system vendor looking for system execution for your clients, you can use us for proper execution and superior customer service. You can allow Optimus to execute all of the trades recommended to you by your trading system. All you have to do is sit back and watch your system work for you! This is an easy solution that takes the burden out of executing your own trades. If you need to speak with someone who can help you make this choice, call us toll-free at 1.800.771.6748.
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