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Gain Capital (Futures) Review 2019

Gain Capital (Futures)

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As part of our on-going series of FCM reviews, this blog post reviews Gain Capital, providing access to one of our most popular platforms, Gain Trader.

Quick Facts:

$52,959,200 in Net Capital as of 11/30/2018 $216,124,042 in segregated funds as of 11/30/18 19+ years of industry leadership

Gain Capital Background

GAIN Capital was founded in 1999 and provides a diverse mix of both retail and institutional investor’s access to thousands of OTC and exchange-traded markets with exceptional liquidity, technology, and service. GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, and has a global presence with 800 staff across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As a global, publicly traded company (NYSE:GCAP), GAIN Capital must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting, and

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The Pros and Cons of Technical Indicators


This article on The Pros and Cons of Technical Indicators is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Pros and Cons of Technical Indicators Hero

Traders are always debating the merits of following price action with clean charts versus charts loaded with seemingly useful technical indicators. Newer traders especially often find themselves juggling both scenarios as they struggle to find their comfort zone and a method that works for them in the long term. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of both trading styles and try to determine the best route forward for a trader mulling the possibility of adding indicators to the chart for assisted technical trading.

Benefits of Following Price Action

In this first section we look

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Beyond Candlestick Patterns: Price Action Insights


This article on Candlestick Patterns is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Candlestick Patterns

The basics of price action dynamics for the most part boil down to chart and candlestick patterns and their precise appearance and locations, making them high probability trade entry targets.

However, as you evolve as a trader and develop a deeper understanding of price action and order flow dynamics, it may be worthwhile to explore the world of price action beyond just the basics of candlestick patterns and chart patterns. Namely, going back into the actual information that most of these setups dispel and how the same information can be used in your analysis without having to rely on the printing of an obvious looking pin bar to enter a trade.

Let’s go over

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5 Tricks to Master Futures Day Trading


This article on 5 Tricks to Master Day Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Five Tricks to Master Day Trading

Unlike swing or long-term trading, day trading Futures as a style is very unique and requires a particular mindset and approach to be able to find success.

Taking a larger number of future trades relative to swing or longer term trading sounds like an exciting prospect for newer traders but it may also be the fastest way to lose your capital if you don’t know what you’re doing. Below we outline 5 key aspects you must consider if you wish to succeed and be potentially profitable as a day trader.

1: Sound Knowledge of Your Market

Our very first section here could

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How to Select the Right Technical Indicators for Futures Traders


This article on How to Select the Right Technical Indicators is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Most traders’ endeavors and their learning curves involve at least a few periods where they have been obsessed with technical indicators. It is a rather intuitive and natural progression, albeit a potentially costly one. As technical traders explore the realms of technical analysis, the fine line between having enough indicators that aid in decision making versus having far too many can often be unintentionally crossed.

While trading naked charts (i.e. without indicators) is not always advisable for newer traders who can benefit from following some of the useful technical indicators, it is perhaps just as ineffective by polluting your charts with multiple indicators that erode the

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