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How To Avoid Bull Traps in Futures Trading

 

This article on How To Avoid A Bull Trap is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

How To Avoid A Bull Trap

Have you ever bought a futures contract in hopes of a breakout that never materialized? And instead, prices soon start to drop right in front of your face.

But it looked so good. Why did it just all of a sudden break down?

There are many possible reasons, which we’ll explore later on. But we just described something called a bull trap, which is the complete oppositive of the bear trap. 

Bull traps happen in bull and bear markets.

And understanding the psychology behind them can serve you well as a trader.

For example,

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How to Avoid Bear Traps When Day Trading Futures

 
 

This article on trading bear traps is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

How to Avoid Bear Traps When Trading Futures

There are several strategies that traders can apply to make money trading futures.

One of the most common is momentum trading.

These strategies rely on following a trend with the expectation it continues.

You’ll also hear these called ‘trend following strategies. However, breakout trading also relies on momentum as well.

The difficulty with any of these is knowing what’s a real continuation of a trend and what’s not.

Quite often, what you think will happen never materializes.

That

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How to Trade Futures with Fibonacci | A Complete Guide

 
 

This article on Fibonacci Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Fibonacci Trading Guide

What Is Fibonacci Trading?

If you’ve spent enough time in the active trading world, the name “Fibonacci” will likely have come up several times. There are quite a few trading indicators, techniques, and strategies named after this 13th-century Italian mathematician.

Although Fibonacci himself had nothing to do with these trading approaches, the approaches derive from a few of his concepts; most having to do with his unique form of measurement.

So, to answer the question posed in the title, Fibonacci trading is a trading strategy that employs the use of Fibonacci ratios. Overall, the application

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How To Manage A Small Futures Trading Account

 
 

This article on Managing a Small Futures Trading Account is the opinion of Optimus Futures. Trading Micro Futures or smaller contracts does not imply a higher level of trading success. 

How To Manage A Small Futures Trading Account(1)

Everyone has to start somewhere.

Whether it was Paul Tudor Jones, John Paulson, David Tepper, or Warren Buffett, every big money trader and investor started smaller than they are today.

Beginner Traders often fall victim to the idea that only sizeable amounts matter when you trade.

That’s only true when:

There exist cost advantages to trading in size You can’t trade for smaller

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Russell 2000 Futures | Your Guide to Trading Small Cap Futures

 
 

This article on Russell 2000 Futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Russell 2000 Futures

Traditional investors often assume small-capitalization companies outperform during growth periods and risk-on environments.

Yet, for most of the last decade, the Russell 2000, the broadest small-cap index, underperformed other major indexes such as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. In fact, Nasdaq technology stocks were some of the most popular and best performing over the last decade, and since markets bottomed in 2020.

That started to change in 2022.

Year-to-date, the Russell 2000 is down a bit more than 10% while the Nasdaq

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