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The Pros and Cons of Touch Trading


This article on The Pros and Cons of Touch Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

touch trading

In last week’s article we explained in detail what blind touch trading refers to and a few strategies to make the method potentially work for you as a technical trader. In this article, we take a look at the pros and cons of touch trading.

As a quick refresher, we begin by briefly explaining what touch trading is. More in-depth understanding of the concept and the trading method itself can be found in our earlier article HERE.

As the name suggests, touch trading refers to a method where the trade enters the market at the point of impact of live price with a location of interest – most

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Trading Key Support and Resistance Levels without Price Action Confirmation


This article on Trading Key Support and Resistance Levels is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Trading Key Support and Resistance Level Hero

Technical traders use horizontal support and resistance levels to identify areas of interest on the chart and potential trading opportunities. These side-to-side levels that mark out prior (and often repetitive) instances where price found notable support and / or resistance can be key pieces of information towards an effective analysis of the ongoing trading environment.

While trading price action signals in the form of candlestick patterns like pin bars and engulfing bars off horizontal support and resistance levels is a fairly common practice among popular trading styles, below we take an alternative approach to highlight the possibility of trading these levels

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What is Momentum Trading and Why You Need It


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

Momentum Trading

Momentum trading is a common terminology that circulates around the trading communities, sometimes as a trading system and other times as a trading concept that seasoned pros apparently use to extract their success in this business.

In this article, we take a deeper look at what momentum trading really is, debunk some myths relating to it, and discover why and how momentum trading could provide you with a potential edge in your trading endeavors.

What is Momentum Trading

Momentum trading is the art of using market momentum to one’s own advantage to yield maximum gains out of an open position or to weigh the probability of a potential trade setup. Market momentum here simply

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How to Identify Market Reversals in Advance


This article on Market Reversals is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Identify Market Reversals

How do I know when this market will turn on me? A fundamental question all traders ask themselves at some point in their career.

There is no concrete and objective way to predict a market turnaround every single time, and as such cannot be learned as part of a repetitive process that builds a special skill. Note the keywords in italics in the last statement. While it may be perfectly practical and achievable to develop a skill set that allows a trader to observe some repetitive market reversal phenomenon that may be fairly reliable in certain market conditions, doing so at all times is a near impossibility

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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

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