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Micro E-Mini Futures – Everything You Need to Know

 

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Micro E-Mini Futures - Everything You Need to Know

When you want to build something, you need the right tools. But if you want to build something of quality, it’s how you use those tools that counts. In other words, tools matching their appropriate contexts is a no-brainer, but maximizing tools to draw out their real potential is what makes any use-case a bit more exceptional.

In this post, we’re going to talk about the newly launched Micro E-mini Stock Index Futures by the CME group. You may not think of these micro contracts as “tools” per se, but they can be–and quite useful ones at that–if you view them from the right perspective.

First,

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Trade Forex with IG | Optimus Futures Newest Clearing Partner

 
 

IG Forex

Optimus Futures LLC is pleased to announce our partnership with IG, a world renowned 44-year old online forex trading provider bringing their high-quality FX trading services to the US.

Why Trade Forex with IG?

Competitive pricing with Zero commission – The only charge is the bid-offer spread, starting from just 0.8 pips Over 80 currency pairs – Trade over 80 FX pairs including EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD and more. Get automatic volume-based rebates if you trade regularly. Effective risk management – Help protect your capital with stop-loss and take-profit orders and keep track of your funds easily with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss. Cutting-edge technology – Trade on intuitive web platform and customized apps for mobile and

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How to Become a Professional Futures Trader – Part III

 
 

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How to Become a Professional Futures Trader

This last installment concludes our three-part series on what it takes to become a professional-level futures trader. If you haven’t read the previous two posts, we suggest you do so in order to get the overall trajectory of the series and to learn or revisit some (often overlooked) information concerning each stage of the journey.

The Independent Pro – Trading as a Business

What is the one thing that separates an independent professional from a non-professional?

>> If you’re thinking knowledge, it’s not quite that. There are plenty of knowledgeable traders who either seem stifled by what they know or

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How to Become a Professional Futures Trader – Part II

 
 

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Serious Trader

From Dabbler to Independent Pro (a recap)

In the previous installment of How to Become a Professional Futures Trader, we covered the three developmental stages of a typical trader: the dabbler, the serious trader, and the independent professional.

We discussed how the “dabbling” stage in trading futures can actually be a very important step toward discovering not only the markets but also your own approach to understanding and trading the markets. In this stage, “discovery” is what’s important.

This may seem obvious, but if you dig a little deeper, discovery can take on a passive or active mode: in other words, there’s a difference

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How to Become a Professional Futures Trader – Part I

 
 

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Professional Futures Trader

Every person who has the gumption to enter the world of commodity futures trading does so with more than just an ounce of ambition. Sure, there are a handful of wealthy investors who can afford to apportion a very small percentage of their portfolio to futures and alternative investments, but this class of investor doesn’t represent the typical “retail” futures trader, the “smaller” speculator who often has much less starting capital, and potentially much more to lose.

This article is for the vast majority of retail futures traders who are just getting started, hoping to grow a relatively modest amount of capital into a

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