Price Limits on Futures Trading | Everything You Need to Know


This article on Price Limits on Futures Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Price Limits on Futures Trading Everything You Need to Know

One of the most frightful scenarios for futures traders is getting caught in a position when markets move against them, limit up or limit down.

If this has never happened to you imagine the following scenario: You enter a short soybean futures position, shortly thereafter the market spikes limit up unexpectedly. Price limits are hit. The market stops trading.  There now is no way you can get out of your losing position and it is unknown when trading may resume and at what price.  When the market reopens, it immediately goes limit up again!

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5 Psychological Biases That Destroy Traders and How to Avoid Them 


This article on trading psychology tips is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

5 Trading Psychology Tips(3)

In 2020, with work moved to the home office, many folks decided to try their hand at trading for the first time.

Ironically, most entered the market right at or near the bottom.

Suddenly, a large group of relatively inexperienced traders were made to believe they were market mavens simply through buy and hold strategies.

This line of thinking lead to many trading haphazardly until eventually most if not all of the money they had made disappeared through bad trading decisions.

After suffering loses, for

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Why Do Beginners Trade More Frequently Early In Their Trading Career


This article on day trading frequency is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Why Do Beginners Trade More Frequently Early In Their Trading Career

How often should you day trade futures? That all depends.

Is once a day good enough?

Is two dozen times too many?

Most beginners don’t think about day trading frequency. But they should.

Trading too much puts you at risk of taking low-probability setups. It also can lead to higher transactional fees which can also reduce profits.

Trading too little can also leave money on the table if high-probability setups are missed.

Today, we’ll explore the two main

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Deciphering Order Flow – Understanding The Mechanism That Moves Price


This article on Order Flow is the opinion of Optimus Futures. 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 6th, 2016 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

To understand the mechanism that moves the price up or down we have to learn the interplay between the Depth of Market on one side and Market Orders on the other hand. This interplay is the Order Flow. We used Optimus Flow trading platform for the illustrations.

The Current Price is the last price in which a trade took place. This last trade could have taken place either at the Best Bid Price or at the Best Ask Price. Those two terms will make sense in a minute once we understand what the Depth of Market is.

The Depth of Market is the total

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Trading With TPO Charts: The Basics of Time-Based Charting


This article on TPO Charts is the opinion of Optimus Futures. 

TPO charts can be a way to try and understand the larger narrative of whichever market you are trading. They can be used with futures, commodities, forex, stocks, crypto, and others.

Analyzing TPO charts also referred to as the so-called market profile, illustrates the battle for price direction between buyers and sellers. In other words, TPO charts visualize the flow of orders coming into the market.

Please be advised that all illustrations below were created using Optimus Flow as offered through Optimus Futures.

TPO Chart Basics


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