Traders, it’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. So to help everyone catch up, we put together this list of the Top 10 Futures Trading Articles of 2019 from the Optimus Futures Blog.
1. When is the Best Time to Trade the E-Mini Futures?
If you’re a day trader, you probably trade E-mini Futures, as it’s one of the most liquid futures contracts on the market, and one of the most efficient markets in the global economy. This article explores whether there is an optimal time to trade the ES, and if so, when.
2. How to Identify Imbalance in the Markets with Order Flow Trading
The following article on How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
Support and Resistance levels are concepts that are so fundamental to technical analysis that any lack of understanding in their formations and indications may serve a major impediment to any trader’s technical progress. This article has two general goals: first, it aims to cover the basic concepts surrounding support and resistance; and second, it aims to provide a few tips on how to use support and resistance levels in your trading.
What Are Support and Resistance Levels?
Support and resistance points at which price trends reach a temporary limit, either to
The following article on Futures Trading ROI (return on investment) is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
There is a plethora of metrics you can use to measure almost every aspect of your futures trading. Too many, perhaps. You can measure volatility in a given market. You can even apply similar metrics to your trading performance and equity returns. You can measure risk-to-reward, profit factor, and even mathematical expectancy. You can use the sharpe ratio, sortino ratio, sterling ratio, and MAR ratio and more if you so choose. You can even find some way to assess your trading psychology for whatever that’s worth. Does any of it make a
The following article on Level II Market Data is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
Are you trying to switch to DOM trading? Do you wish to use the data on the DOM to complement your futures trading on the charts? This article will explain the hidden details behind the flashing numbers that you see on your DOM. Read on to get a better understanding of the Level II data and learn a simple strategy on how to read level II data in order to identify market direction.
What is Level II Market Data?
First, let’s go over what we call Level I. At its core, Level I
The following article on futures trading scalping strategies is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
Scalping is a trading strategy that involves capturing profits from small price movements–as small as one to a few ticks. In order to make a profit, you often have to execute a substantial amount of trades a day. It isn’t uncommon for scalpers to make anywhere from ten to a hundred trades a day as each individual scalp trade typically generates a minuscule profit.
While scalping sounds good in theory, it comes with some caveats:
Since you must carry out a large number of trades, the transaction costs from fees and commissions can eat up a lot of your