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Interview with Sam Beckers: Full Time E-Mini S&P Trader and CTA

 

Matt Zimberg interviews Sam Beckers, a Full-Time E-Mini S&P Trader and Money Manager that has been with Optimus Futures for many years, both as a customer as well as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). We thought that Sam’s realistic approach to trading the E-mini S&P contract could provide some perspective on the challenges of day trading, constructing a method and execution.

If you have any questions/inquiries about Sam’s or Optimus Futures services, please submit the form below or call us at 1-800-771-6748 / Local at 561-367-8686. Email: support@optimusfutures.com.

Trading futures and options involve substantial risk of loss and are not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity interests can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for

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Should you Trade based on your Intuition? Objective vs Subjective Trading

 
 

This article on Objective vs Subjective Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Objective vs Subjective Trading

A common mistake many traders often make is trying to mimic the “intuitive” trading styles of professional traders in order to achieve similar levels of success. In this article, we explain why subjective trading can be a grave and costly mistake and why objective reasoning – at every stage of your early progress in this business – is an absolute must if you wish to succeed in the long term.

Professionals’ Intuition: Subjective Trading

In our quest to debunk the myth of intuition over reasoning in trading, it is fundamental for us to first address what intuitive trading is and why it is often touted as

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Why Trading Isn’t an Exact Science: 3 Tips to Trading Unpredictable Markets

 
 

This article on Trading Unpredictable Markets is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

trading unpredictable markets

Traders crave certain market conditions and chart setups that will yield good trade opportunities that they can string together in a neat upward trending equity curve. Instead they often get hammered with unexpected price movements and varying market conditions resulting in losses.

Below we analyze why markets exhibit a certain degree of unpredictability and what it means to you as a trader striving for consistent results.

Why Trading Isn’t an Exact Science

Mathematicians and expert quantitative traders have been trying to quantify the fickle nature of the markets in an attempt to produce the ‘holy grail’ of trading methodologies;

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How to Look Past Your Trading Biases to Uncover Potential Trading Opportunities

 
 

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

How to Look Past Your Trading Biases to Uncover Potential Trading Opportunities?

Trading long or short at the desired price level is often a matter of instant execution for the average retail trader who doesn’t have access to millions in trading volume. But did you ever stop to think that every time you want to go long because the points on the chart heavily favor a long bias, someone has to be selling to allow you to enter the market? The same would be true in the opposite scenario of a really obvious short opportunity. A short that you place in the market at current or pending price level will need

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